Carve DesignsCruz Rashguard - Women's

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Say goodbye to those glaringly sunny days and hello to the Carve Designs Women's Cruz Rashguard. Fashioned with UPF 50+ technology, this half-zip, long-sleeve rashguard protects you from the sun. The fabric is incredibly stretchy to allow full mobility whether you're surfing, SUPing, or stretching after a bayside nap.

  • A half-zip rashguard for surfing, bodyboarding, and SUPing
  • UPF sun protection shields against UV rays
  • Adjustable ruching at sides
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  • Q & A

Great sun protection

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size

Bought this for my mother-in-law who is petite and she really appreciated the side ruching so she could adjust the length.

Great, but....

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

Fit is great and flattering- love the 3/4 zip and side ties. Fantastic for keeping my super fair skin out of the sun for a long day at the beach that included a morning of SUP. But, boy howdy did this fabric get stinky! Gave it a rinse after day one of a beach vacation expecting to get a second paddle out of it, but felt seriously bad for anyone downwind on day 2. Super cute, but probably better for lower key activities :)

Athletic 5’8, 140 lbs, with broader shoulders- medium was super comfortable, plenty of room without being baggy or binding while hauling gear and playing.

Great for the Beach or Pool

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: Runs large
  • Size Bought: Medium

Got this for my daughter to keep her pure white skin out of the sun...It has worked great. It ran a little big for a rashguard got a medium and could have done a small or xs.

Perfect for SUP!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: X-Small

I LOVE this rash guard! I bought it to use when I am out on my SUP to protect me from the sun and keep me a little bit warmer in the wind. It is perfect for the job! I wore it this weekend out on the lake, it was a pretty windy day and the rash guard was perfect.

The material of it is super soft! And it is flattering, I love the ruching at the sides. I got the sparrow color and it is very pretty in person. It fit me true to size and wasn't too baggy. It has a flattering fit and is perfect for days on the water.

YES!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Small

This is my favorite rashguard I've ever had, and I've been through a lot of them. I'm not much of a surfer, but I do spend a lot of time on rivers whitewater rafting and SUPing during the summer, so sun protection is a must. The Cruz is super soft to the touch, and the ruching at the sides adds for a flattering (and functional) detail. The half-length zipper is amazing too; you can zip it all the way up for full coverage, or leave it unzipped to show off your cute bikini top underneath. This is particularly helpful for ladies with bigger chests, too. Overall, this is the best rashguard I've found yet, and I'd highly recommend it.

If you have any questions on Carve Designs gear, feel free to shoot me an email at zbougri@backcountry.com! I'm one of the Carve ambassadors here, and I'm always happy to talk about anything from their line (as well as listen and pass along any feedback you may have!).

Soft!

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: S

Loose fitting and super soft. Perfect for SUP and rafting!

Perfect for any beach activity!

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times
  • Fit: True to size
  • Size Bought: Medium

I loved this shirt for surfing and spending long days out in the water or on the beach! I really like the looser fit

Is the zipper dark brown or black??

It is actually a dark navy