When the heat comes on, Vaikobi has you covered. Check out our UV Gear Guide.

July 24, 2020

When the heat comes on, Vaikobi has you covered. Check out our UV Gear Guide.

The Sun is the enemy in Summer, so the Team here at Vaikobi have a few weapons in our armoury to keep you firing as it heats up!

Vaikobi's UV Range has been designed to both protect you from the sun and keep your body temperature at the optimum level in warm to hot conditions.

Check out our gear guide below to see which gear suits you best.

Relaxed Fit Long Sleeve UV Top

Featuring UV 50+ Sun protection, this relaxed fit Long Sleeve Sun top is perfect for any activity around the water in warm to hot conditions to keep you feeling great. Lightweight and Breathable, this top feels awesome when wet, but also dry's super fast. Paddle, Surf, Sail in comfort with this versatile top. Available in Silver or Dark Grey. Great option for Teams and Clubs!

Relaxed Fit Short Sleeve Top

The Short Sleeve Relaxed Fit UV Top has all the great features of the Long Sleeve Top, just in short sleeve version. Another great option for any activity around the water and for clubs and teams! Available in Silver, Dark Grey and Fluro Orange

Long Sleeve Race Top

Designed for high energy on the water activities, the Long Sleeve Race Top provides UV50+ protection and keeps your body temperature cool. This lightweight top feels really nice when wet and the fitted sleeves make you feel nice and sleek with no disruption from baggy sleeves. Importantly, as this top gets wet, the water absorption is minimal. Available in Silver, Silver/Cyan, Silver/Fluro Orange

Paddle Boardies

The Vaikobi Paddle Boardies are our most special product for paddlers who don't like to wear the tighter version of our Paddle Shorts. Essentially, you get the tech and comfort of our standard UV Paddle Shorts (with seat pad) inside a super lightweight and breathable Board Short on the outside which has been designed to provide minimal restriction. These Shorts have also been proven to be great options for surfing, windsurfing, sailing and kite/wing foiling due to the extra protection the shorts provide for your prized assets!! Available in Black/Grey, Black/Cyan, Black/ Orange

UV Paddle Shorts- Unisex

The Vaikobi UV Paddle Shorts are our signature performance short for warm to hot conditions, designed to keep you cool and protected. Our seamless airprene seat pad protects your rear whilst keeping you cool and great when wet.

Importantly the waistband has been designed to provide a super soft and comfortable finish for extra comfort when rotating. A waist tie will help keep them up in surf conditions. Available in Black or Dark Grey

UV Paddle Shorts-Women

The Women's UV Paddle Shorts have been designed specifically for female body shapes and features a super soft waist band for increased comfort. With a seamless airprene seat pad, you will not find a more comfortable paddle short anywhere! Available in Black/ Teal





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UNISEX / MENS - METRIC SIZES

Size HEIGHT (CM) WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM) HIPS (CM)
XXS   161 167  54 58 76 81 62 66 78 82
XS   165 172  56 63 82 87 66 70 82 89
S   169  176  61 68 88 96 71 76 90 96
M   174 181  66 73 97 104 77 85 97 102
L   178  185  76 85 106 114 86 95 103 108
XL   183  190  86 95 116 122 96 105 109 115
XXL   187  194  96 105 124 132 106 114 116 122

UNISEX / MENS - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size HEIGHT (Feet + Inches) WEIGHT (Pounds) CHEST (Inches) WAIST (Inches) HIPS (Inches)
XXS   5'3"  5'6"  119 128 30 32 24.5 26 30.5 32.5
XS   5'5"  5'8"  123 139 32 34.5 26 27.5 32.5 35
S   5'7"  5'9"  135 150 34.5 38 28 30 35.5 38
M   5'9"  5'11"  146 161 38 41 30 33.5 38 40
L 5'10"  6'8"  168 187 41.5 45 34 37.5 40.5 42.5
XL 6'  6'3"  190 209 45.5 48 38 41.5 43 45.5
XXL 6'2"  6'4"  121 232 49 52 41.5 55 45.5 48

YOUTH - METRIC SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (CM)

WEIGHT (KG) CHEST (CM) WAIST (CM)     HIPS     (CM)
Y-S 132 139 30 34 60 65 56 61 68 72
Y-M 140 148  33 39 65 71 61 68 72 78
Y-L 147 155  40 47 70 76 67 73 77 84
Y-XL 152 162 47 54 75 82 72 79 83 89

 

YOUTH - IMPERIAL SIZES

Size

HEIGHT (IN)

WEIGHT (LB) CHEST (IN)

WAIST (IN)

    HIPS     (IN)
Y-S 4'3" 4'8" 66 75 24 26 24 26 27 28
Y-M

4'5"

4'8"  73 86 26 28 26 28 28 31
Y-L

4'8"

5'  88 104 28 30 28 30 30 33
Y-XL 5' 5'4" 104 119 30 32 30 32 33 35

Fit Tips

If one of your body measurements is in between two sizes, order the smaller size for a tighter fit or the larger size for a looser fit. If your body measurements for hips and waist correspond to two different suggested sizes, order the one indicated by your hip measurement.

How To Measure

WAIST: Measure around the narrowest part (typically where your body bends side to side), keeping the tape horizontal.
HIPS: Measure around the widest part of your hips, keeping the tape horizontal.
CHEST: Measure the fullest area of your chest. Stand up straight and breath normally.

 

 

Vaikobi size guide