Combat Skin Samurai in Combat Rashguard (Product Review)
The first thing to note about the Combat Skin rash guard is its name. You see, it’s not just any rash guard; it’s a “Rash Guard” or “Shirt.” And while there are many types of rash guards out there, they’re all different from each other and they have their own unique advantages and disadvantages.
So what exactly does the word “Rash Guard” mean?
Well, it means it protects your skin from scratches and scrapes. But if you want to be really technical about it, the term “Rash Guard” refers to a type of clothing made up of several layers of material with a special fabric used to protect against cuts and abrasions. A rash guard is simply one such piece of clothing that uses this protective fabric.
So why would anyone wear something like this?
There are two main reasons: First, you might think that wearing a rash guard would make you look cooler than you actually do. Second, you may feel safer because of the protection provided by the rash guard. Either way, it’s good to know that this rash guard will definitely keep your skin protected from scratches and scrapes.
Now let’s take a closer look at how these rash guards work…
How Does A RASH GUARD WORK?
Usually, a rash guard is made up of four pieces of fabric. The first layer is designed to absorb moisture, while the second layer acts as an inner lining that protects the first layer from rubbing against your skin. The third layer is another piece of protective fabric that’s fused to the second layer, and it protects you from abrasions. The final layer is a fashionable outer shell that can be printed with your favorite artwork or feature attractive colors and patterns.
These four layers of fabric are stitched together at specific intervals with tight zigzag stitches to ensure that the layers don’t separate. The neckline and armholes are also reinforced with extra stitching to further protect these areas from excessive wear and tear.
And while most rash guards use stitching to hold the fabric layers together, some manufacturers have recently begun using new technology to hold these layers together with adhesive.
Regardless of the method used, the layers are designed to remain firmly attached to each other. And while some of these layers are quite thick, the way they’re engineered allows the fabric to remain soft and pliable.
The innermost and outermost layers (the ones that touch your skin) are usually made from 100% cotton. These cotton fabrics allow the rash guard to move with your body and also absorb moisture. The protective layers in the middle are usually made from polyester and foam.
So when you put on your rash guard, you’re actually putting on a specialized form of clothing that’s designed to keep your skin safe from abrasions. Since this type of clothing is available for all different types of outdoor sports, it’s a good idea to have at least one or two in your possession if you ever plan on going outdoors.
WHY IS IT CALLED A RASH GUARD?
Now that we’ve taken a closer look at how a rash guard works, let’s talk about the name. Seeing as how these types of shirts are designed to keep you from getting a rash, many people might naturally assume that rash guard is just another word for a rash, but that’s not exactly the case. Even though this type of clothing is designed to protect you from getting a rash, it’s actually called a rash guard because it provides protection from something else: the sun.
Specifically, a rash guard provides an extra layer of protection from harmful ultraviolet rays that can cause serious sunburns. Even if you don’t normally burn easily, the sun’s ultra violet rays can still cause changes on your skin.
These changes take place over many years and are referred to as photo aging.
While you might not notice the difference from one day to the next, these photo aged changes can cause your skin to wrinkle, sag and look generally older than it should for your age. And while you might think that you’re protecting your skin with sunscreen when you go outside, the harsh reality is that most sunscreens aren’t very effective due to how little is actually applied to the skin.
Sources & references used in this article:
Giants Like Us by C Westaway – 2009 – search.proquest.com
My Ethical Story by RFB Castro – 2013 – rosellecastro.pbworks.com