The innovations at Xcel keep coming, and their new line of sport tops will literally save your hide. Every outdoorsman knows somebody who has suffered from melanoma or a similar cancerous affliction caused by sun exposure, that is why Xcel developed UV-defending alternative to the tight fitting rashguard.
Hawaiian waterman extraordinaire and Xcel ambassador Kaipo Guererro breaks down this core performance attire:
Xcel is based in Haleiwa on the North shore of Oahu, commonly refereed to as “The Proving Grounds” demanding the highest standards in product performance. Since many watermen loath the tight fit of spandex rashguards, an alternative shield from the elements was needed. The quick drying fabric and relaxed fit of surf-shirts has become an essential for surfer looking to travel light and extend their session without worrying about re-applying sun-block.
See the entire selection of Mens Xcel surf tops here
The sport of Stand Up Paddling created a demand for hybrid gear that protects from UV rays and reflections, but won’t overheat. There’s much less bodily contact with the water while SUPing than you’d think, and there’s no place to stash that hoody when that crisp morning gives way to relentless heat. The Hybrid tops have Eco Ventix fabric in high-heat areas like the sleeves and back, while the chest panel is made of high performance rashgruard Lycra. This balance of sun-protection, breath-ability, flex, fit, and quick drying features makes this the best sport top in the world. To top it off, its made from recycled fibers and benefits the Xcel Cancer Foundation!
See the entire selection of Womens surf tops here
4 funny reasons to rock the Eco-Ventix Hybrid Tops
1) Your buddy won’t have to awkwardly rub lotion on your back in public
2) Quick dry fabric hide pit-stains
3) Avoid “lobsteritis” aka being sunburned where you look boiled and squeal when people touch you
4) Avoid the “Brazilian surfboard wax-job” aka when surfing your wax unevenly rips off stomach and chest hairThank you for visiting the Swell blog. Visit us on www.facebook.com/swell for more exclusive fan offers, giveaways and more.