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The best men’s swim shirts for hitting up the pool or beach

You love outdoor water sports but often leave the lake with painful sunburns or scratched up skin. With the right men’s swim shirt, the sun will no longer keep you from being out all day. We’ve discovered some of the best swimwear brands on the market and reviewed them here to help you choose.

Also called a rash guard, a long sleeve swim shirt is a staple for surfers, water sports enthusiasts, and really, anybody who spends time outdoors under the sun. If you’re not feeling confident about rocking your bod at the beach, browsing through this collection of swimming T-shirts can help you find a solution.

Deservedly, polyester is the No. 1 fabric for its quick dry time and breathability when worn out of water. Additionally, short-sleeved styles are best for non-surfers and can be worn beyond swimming. Let’s dive right in and see which shirt works for you.

Amazon Essentials Men's Short-Sleeve Tee

Best Lightweight

Amazon Essentials’ swim shirt is the most lightweight choice on our list, thanks to a pure polyester and UPF fabric assembly. Fitting more loosely than the typical rash guard, it’s a comfortable alternative you can wear all day long. Exposed white stitching and raglan seams give this plain black shirt more personality so you can wear it as a casual shirt on any given day.

Speedo Men's UV Swim Tee

Best Quick-Dry

Speedo’s short-sleeved swim tee is best worn when you need a shirt that lets you move around freely. This loose-fitting shirt dries quickly and protects you from sun rays up to 50+ UPF, making it the best choice for activities like beach volleyball or water skiing.

Kanu Surf Men's Swim Shirt

Best Breathability

The Kanu Surf rash guard is a short-sleeved style shirt that doubles as an everyday casual top. A two-tone design features one main color with black side panels for a flattering effect. Wear the shirt to the beach or for walks and garden work during warm days, thanks to a breathable material that’s UPF 50+.

Swimming shirts are a practical coverup at the beach. They keep sunburns away and let you walk around the pool confidently. Beyond sports and enjoying the water, these swimming T-shirts also work as casual wear when you need a breathable top. Choose any of the men’s swim shirts on our list for a versatile shirt you can use throughout summer.

Burton just gave you the perfect reason to go snowboarding this weekend
We don't ever need an excuse to go snowboarding, but this one from Burton is a good one
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Fun fact: the original moniker for snowboarding is “snurfing.” It’s a mash-up of “surfing” and “snow,” which was how the forefathers of snowboarding viewed the sport. (And honestly, snurfing is a bit more fun to say, we should have kept that name.) Jake Burton Carpenter, the founder of Burton snowboards, is considered by most the inventor of modern snowboarding, along with Tom Sims. Every year, Burton celebrates Jake with “A day for Jake,” a loosely organized worldwide day of riding. This year, A day for Jake will be this Saturday, March 11.

In 1977, in a barn in Vermont, Jake founded Burton snowboards. The original board had no bindings; it was basically a toboggan you stood up on. A rope tied to the nose of the board was all you had, and hey – best of luck in staying on top of a board without bindings. Here's why Burton snowboards was started, in Jake’s words:
I was working 12-14 hours a day and not loving it. I also (in the back of my mind) knew that surfing on snow could become a sport. So I bailed on my New York job, moved to Londonderry, Vermont and started ‘Burton Boards’ out of a barn in a house where I was the live-in caretaker and tending the two horses. By night, I bartended at the Birkenhaus Inn. By day, I built makeshift snowboard prototypes and tested them in the back hills of southern Vermont.

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Improve your snowboarding edge transition with this easy-to-follow rule
Linking turns is a fundamental of learning to snowboard. This advice will help
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The key fundamental of snowboarding and the aim for all beginners is the hallowed ground of linked turns. Most likely, you'll start by side slipping, with a little falling leaf to move across the hill — using your edge to zig-zag down the hill without turning. Then you'll want to start working toward S turns, and this means transitioning from heel to toe edge or vice versa.

Every snowboarder you see has been in this position — yes, even that guy carving a snowboard and sending huge spins off jumps. Linking your turns together isn't easy, but without it, you'll find yourself stuck in a thigh-burning position all day. Perhaps the biggest challenge associated with linked turns is edge transition. This is the moment when you shift your weight from one edge (the uphill edge) to the other (the downhill edge) in order to initiate your snowboard turn. Doing this at the right moment, without tripping over that edge, requires practice, but we've got a gem that can help you out next time you're hitting the slopes.

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Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero snowboard review: Powder lovers apply within
Snowboard review: What do we really think about the powder-plowing Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero?
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Saying “fresh pow” to a snowboarder is like saying “walkies” to a dog. Ears perk up, heads tilt, eyes widen, and the mind spins into overdrive about how much fun can be had outside. For many, the lack of a proper snowboard equipped to handle deep powder detracts from heading into the snow altogether. Some take their main all-mountain ride into deep powder and hope for the best. For us, Burton snowboards rule the mountain, on and off-piste, so we were excited to give the Hometown Hero a shot at proving itself in powder. The Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero snowboard wants to help powder hounds achieve more – but is it worth the spend? Moreover, is it great in all conditions, or should you leave it on display until powder days arrive?

I recently tested the Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero in various conditions and on various terrain. Here’s my unbiased take.
The type of snowboarder I am
I am highly technical. If you want to nerd out on down-unweighted turns, I’m your guy. I plan my lines and execute them. I don’t crave speed, and I’m not reckless. I’m not always a park rider, but I’m not afraid of features. For me, side hits are far more fun to me than a terraformed park. I ride in the Pacific Northwest most days but often travel to go snowboarding.
The conditions for my Burton Family Tree Hometown Hero review
This board was tested on Mount Hood in Oregon and at Vail Resort in Colorado.

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