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UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest

UPF 50+ Rash Vest

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
54 Reviews
Stick our Sun Stick in your back pocket for extra face and lip protection.
A multi-purpose rash vest top that works both in and out of the water.

Stylish and lightweight, this isn't your standard, thick, skin-tight surf vest. It's been designed to be worn on long days in and out of the water. Whether that's a day SUPing, kayaking or playing with the kids on the beach.
Close-fitting yet flattering design so can equally be worn out and about, without having to change, thanks to the comfortable, quick-drying and breathable fabric.
Convenient cycle-jersey style pockets when out of the water for phone, wallet and keys
Feel safe knowing you're protected by the UPF 50+ fabric technology

A standard white cotton tee is the sunscreen equivalent of SPF 5. UV rays can still pass through cotton causing skin damage - for fabrics, the SPF equivalent is known as Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF)


Take your regular size or size up for a looser fit. Designed to be quite close-fitting to avoid the top getting heavy and loose while swimming.
Quarter zip collar for added back-of-neck sun protection
Front loop for attaching to board shorts
Elastic waist cord with side-adjuster/toggle
Embroidered LIFEJACKET logo on the chest and printed graphic on the back
Completely hassle-free alternative to sunscreen
Unlike some other UPF products, our fabrics aren't chemically impregnated so you can be sure the protection lasts over and over, without washing out
Our bespoke and high-tech fabrics have been carefully selected, woven and UPF tested in every colour and model, meeting strict EU standards, and hitting the highest possible UPF 50+ rating


86% polyester 14% elastane

Machine washable (cold 30 degree cycle), do not tumble dry, hang to dry

Clothing only protects the areas it covers



Chest circumferenceMeasure around chest (frontand back) at armpit level 

HeightFrom top of shoulderto bottom seam





UPF 50+ Rash Vest
UPF 50+ Rash Vest S


Some of the reasons people love LifeJacket and keep buying this product.


Comfortable enough to wear all day as you jump in and out of the water. And when you're out, it will dry quickly, breathe and keep your upper body fully protected.


Applying creams, gels and lotions to the skin isn't for everyone. And it comes off eventually, sometimes when you least want it to. This UPF 50+ rash vest blocks damaging rays as long as you're wearing it for the ultimate in UV-blocking skin protection.


Our UPF 50+ fabrics are not chemically impregnated because this deteriorates over time through washing. We select very specific fibres and weaves that prevent, absorb and block 98% of the sun's rays from passing through the fabric so UV can't reach and damage your skin.


Learn how people use the product and why they love it.

Rated 4.8 out of 5 stars
Based on 54 reviews
Total 5 star reviews: 44 Total 4 star reviews: 9 Total 3 star reviews: 1 Total 2 star reviews: 0 Total 1 star reviews: 0
54 reviews
  • James Robson M.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    1 month ago
    Great investment.

    I bought this a few years ago, it feels great on -light and stretchy - and ideal for me on holidays. Lounging at the beach or pool. Brilliant for swimming as well. Great investment.

  • Lucy F.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 months ago
    Love it!!

    Love it!!

  • Gavin C.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    5 months ago

    Good shape and feel. Needed to exchange for next size up, no issue.

  • Sarah W.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    6 months ago

    Looks and feels great. Have yet to find out if my son enjoys wearing it.

  • Rainbow B.
    Flag of United Kingdom
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Great product

    Well made, fitted nicely, enjoyed the back pockets.

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Throw on at the start of the day, splash in and out of water, wear it to lunch, repeat in the afternoon and know your skin is protected all day long. The ultimate in physical protection.


Developed with industry experts, our products are used by everyday folk (like us), professional athletes, Olympians and our team of epic brand ambassadors. Make LifeJacket an everyday essential for your long-term skin health.


Our story began with personal setback. We were three healthy young men, who thought we were indestructible. But then, several of our friends – all healthy and in their thirties, like us – were hit by cancer. One of them was Jono, our co-founder.

This inspired us to set-up LifeJacket with the single vision of halting the increase in skin cancer - THE world’s most common cancer and, unlike other cancers, one that’s 90% preventable. In the UK, rates have doubled since the 90s and they’re forecast to double again over the next 20 years.

LifeJacket is a positive brand inspiring people who love to be outdoors to use our kit, protect their skin and keep doing what they love. We believe in everyday protection as the best means of achieving long-term skin health and well-being.

Developed and made in the UK with industry experts, our high performance skincare and UPF 50+ apparel is stress-tested by everyday folk (like us), professional athletes, Olympians, military personnel and our team of brand ambassadors.


Where do you ship to?

We ship to the UK and Channel Islands using a Royal Mail tracked service and internationally using a selection of couriers (DPD, UPS, Fedex).

When will I get my order?

We try to get every order out the same day up until 4pm during the week. From then, please allow 2-3 business days for your order to arrive (UK) or up to 14 working days for international orders.

Who will be delivering my order and is there tracking?

We use a tracked service for nearly all of our deliveries. You will get an email from us when your order has been despatched which will include the tracking details.

What if I'm not in when my order is delivered?

The majority of our products fit through the average letter box. In the event your order doesn't, Royal Mail will leave a card letting you know they tried to deliver and what the next step is (either your order was left in a safe place or it has been returned to your local sorting office where it can either be collected, or a redelivery booked).

I haven't received my order yet, what should I do?

If 3 business days have passed since you placed your order and you still haven't received it, give us a shout and we will get it resolved.

How will my order be packed?

We will combine all items of your order to be packed as efficiently as possible. All the cardboard we use is FSC certified and all of our packaging is fully recyclable and/or compostable.

Is this clothing chemically treated to offer UPF protection?

Nope. All of our clothing offers the UPF50+ protection it does due to the natural properties of the fabrics we use. This means you can wear and wash it over and over again, safe in the knowledge it will continue to keep your skin protected and you comfortable.

Is this product cruelty free and vegan friendly?

Yes, it sure is.

How do your sizes compare to other brands?

We would say our sizing comes up true. Not tight/tapered and not oversized/baggy. If in any doubt check out the size guide towards the top of the page or give us a shout.

Can I return the product if I don't like it?

The last thing we want is for you to be unhappy with your order and any hard feelings. So providing it is returned to us in good/as new condition, we are happy to issue a full refund.

What is the LifeJacket mission?

Our mission is to halt the increase in skin cancer, which has doubled in the past 20 years and is forecast to double again over the next 20. We want everyone to be outside, doing what they love while makingg sure your skin's short and long term health is protected every single day.

Why is LifeJacket different?

We really are a mission-led brand trying to do something positive and challenging the conversation around good skin health.

No gimmicks, no misleading jargon or advertising, just honest and upfront facts based on science so you can protect your short, medium and long term skin health.

Oh, and some great products we are pretty proud of.

Who is LifeJacket for?

We're for anyone who wants to look after their skin and perhaps learn a little more about how to best achieve that. Whether you're a professional athlete, weekend warrior, dog walker, gardener or commuter, the science remains the same. Our products cater for every personal preference and environment, so it's just about finding what works for you.

Can I speak to someone?

We love nothing more than speaking to people and understanding the various preferences and motivations when it comes to skin health and UV protection. We also love to listen and learn, so if you had any questions, any feedback or any ideas, we would love to hear from you. Just give us a shout via social, our website or email and we'll take it from there.