This smooth and versatile long-sleeve rash guard will protect you while you have fun doing sports. Whether it is spearfishing, snorkeling, surfing, working out in the gym, or biking, this quick-drying long sleeve will keep you safe from the harsh elements. It features custom, original Native Hawaiian artwork by Maoli designers and is slim-fitted with flat ergonomic seams, and a bit longer than your casual tee for extra comfort and protection.
- Performance fit women's rash guard
- 40 UPF* (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) - 97.5% of all UV rays blocked
- Very soft four-way stretch fabric that stretches and recovers on the cross and lengthwise grains
- Quick drying material
- Rash protection
- Comfortable longer body and sleeves
- Flat seam and coverstitch
- 82% polyester, 18% spandex
*Both SPF (Sun Protection Factor) and UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) are standards used to measure sunburn protection. SPF, the standard used to measure the effectiveness of sunscreens, has been around for many years. The UPF system is relatively new and was created specially for sun protective fabrics.
NATIVE HAWAIIAN DESIGN
The Maka Ihe (Eye of the Spear) design features several different traditional kākau (Hawaiian tattoo) patterns. A majority of the patterns are variants of the ihe or spear, representing strength and the ability to protect. Complementing the ihe patterns are several other traditional Hawaiian designs including the kuamoʻo (backbone)—representing genealogy and Hawaiian heritage, pewa (wedge patch)—representing the ability to mend and come together, and pō (night)—representing the duality and balance of the world. These patterns are in a traditional Hawaiian layout on the right half of the body.
Note: These patterns are Native Hawaiian ancestral designs. If there is an interest to leverage these patterns for personal tattooing, we strongly advise learning more about the pā uhi (Hawaiian tattooing) process, and seeking guidance from an expert practitioner. A kākau is much more than just a permanent design on the body—it is also about learning ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language), understanding familial genealogy, and forming a spiritual connection with kūpuna (ancestors) of the past. Mahalo.