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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




Sizing Guide
XS S M L XL XXL
Chest (Centimeters)   70cm -80cm  80cm-90cm 90cm-105cm 105cm-115cm 115cm-130cm 130+ 
Chest (Inches)    27.55" - 31.5"  31.5" - 35.4" 35.4" - 41.3" 41.3" - 45.2"  45.2" - 51.1" 51.1" +  
Weight (Kilograms)  40 - 60kg 40 - 60kg  60 - 75kg 75 - 90kg  90 - 100kg  100kg+ 
Weight (Pounds)  88lbs - 132lbs  88lbs - 132lbs  132lbs - 165lbs  175lbs -198lbs  198lbs - 220lbs  220lbs+

Note: We recommend you select your Vaikobi PFD based on your chest measurement rather than your weight.

Vaikobi PFDs have buoyancy above the minimum floatation required for under our ISO 12402-5 certification.

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