surfing and bodyboarding in warm water (>22°C). Intensive practice. Session length up to 3 hours (Warmth). UV-resistant neoprene top for protection from the sun, even in the water, and to limit irritation when in contact with the board. Neoprene provides extra heat even in windy conditions.
Reduced chafingTight-fitting cut and seamless panels under the arms. 3-hour sessions.
Thermal insulation2 mm neoprene. Long-sleeved. Warmth even in the wind.
StabilityDrawstring and loop at the bottom of the top to help keep it firmly in place.
Sun protectionUPF 50+ textile. UV protection even when wet. Blocks more than 95% of UV rays.
Freedom of movementUltra-flexible neoprene. Stretch seams. Ergonomic cut to make paddling easier.
FlexibilityCan be worn alone or with a wetsuit for added warmth.
How to choose your UV protection T-shirt (Part 1)
All of our UV-resistant T-shirts are UPF50+, i.e. they have the maximum level of sun protection. The choice between them will therefore be made based on the length of the sleeves and will depend on what it will be used for. The constraints are greatest for surfing so we decided to build our range primarily for surfing. For surfing, the choice will be made according to the duration of your sessions: 1 hour, 2 hours or 3 hours.
How to choose your UV protection T-shirt (Part 2: According to the duration of the session)
1 hour: Occasional practice. You can choose between a loose fit (priority to ease of dressing and comfort when dry) or a fitted cut (priority to comfort when wet). A loop system to connect it to the shorts ensures the stability of the product. 2 hours: Regular practice. Comfort when wet is enhanced by the seamless panels under the arms and the drawstring which further increases stability. 3 hours: Intensive practice. Additional warmth to help you stay in the water for longer.
Warmth and wind
The minimum water temperature recommended for the use of this UV-protection T-shirt is 22°C if it is worn on its own. Max. session length: 3 hours. This top is entirely made of neoprene to provide warmth even in windy conditions. This top can also be worn under a wetsuit.
Neoprene: how does it work?
By trapping a thin layer of water around the body, a wetsuit works in two ways: 1- The trapped water gradually warms up 2- The transfer of heat is reduced The wetsuit and the film of water thus form an insulating layer.
This Tribord 900 neoprene top is made of 100% neoprene to ensure even better thermal insulation. The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 2 mm. Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties. We test and guarantee the thermal quality of our neoprene materials.
This neoprene top helps limit rubbing and chafing due to contact with the surfboard or bodyboard. It can also be used under a wetsuit to limit chafing, particularly around the neck and armpits. We have added seamless panels under the arms to limit irritation due to paddling movements. Our test protocols confirmed that irritation was indeed limited during three-hour sessions.
The Tribord top has a drawstring at the hips. This lets you tighten the top so that it stays firmly in place. It has also been designed so that the drawstring of your boardshorts can be attached to it to stop the top from riding up while you surf.
Choose the right size
A neoprene top must be well fitted to guarantee the best thermal effectiveness. It is perfectly normal to have the impression it is too tight when trying it on in a fitting room or at home. This discomfort quickly disappears once the top gets wet.
UV protection even when wet
The fabric of this TRIBORD UV-resistant product blocks at least 98% of UVB radiation and 95% of UVA (UPF 50+). In compliance with the EN-13758-2 standard, it guarantees effective protection against the sun. It can be used both in and out of the water, for water or nautical sports.
What does UPF 50+ mean?
UPF is a sun protection factor (Ultra Violet Protection Factor) and is standardised worldwide. It defines the protection level of a fabric and more precisely the proportion of UV rays it lets through. To meet the standards, it must block at least 95% of UV rays. UPF 50+ means that the fabric blocks at least 95% of UVB and 98% of UVA rays.
Multi watersports neoprene top
Our tops are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers. Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).
Behaviour when in the sun
Although this top gives protection from the sun, phenomena such as reflections (from water, sand, etc.), heat, time of day, etc. must be taken into account. Wearing this top does not exempt the wearer from following the relevant advice: wear sunglasses, wear a hat or cap, regularly apply an appropriate sun cream, drink regularly, etc.
Main fabric : 90.0% Rubber - Chloropren (CR) - Neopren, Main fabric : 10.0% Polyester (PES)
All of our sun protection components are laboratory-tested by our engineers. They meet the current standard: EN 13758-2. We conduct tests on all of the materials used before starting production. We also have our own measuring equipment in our laboratories to supplement the tests conducted in external laboratories. The products are laboratory-tested when wet and dry as well as in use whilst worn.
Developed and tested by our design teams in Hendaye, France. The components used for this product are laboratory tested to ensure the best possible quality and durability.
In a dry, ventilated place. Avoid heat sources. To extend the life of your top, do not leave it out to dry in direct sunlight. Machine washing is not recommended.