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doubles as compression top...if there were a smaller size than 2
on November 25, 2014
I love this rash guard, I use it in the water and out - it's perfect for hiking and rock climbing as it is snug the way I like. It keeps me warm when it's windy and dries quickly when wet and sweaty.
I don't know what other reviewers are talking about when they say this product runs small...
to get a better idea of the fit i am:
90 lbs. athletic build
so a size 2 doesn't quite fit me perfectly as the area around the shoulders and underarms bunch up since I am small breasted.
The torso area poofs up a bit too from the extra fabric but not noticeably - I can also tuck about 4" of the bottom hem into my shorts or pants. It is a true size 2 if you are lean muscled with a height of 5' to 5'3" - so it's not the brand's fault, some people are just...too big for this sizing and style of clothing.
I think people who buy the Roxy brand should remember that it's a surf company for active people (people with lean muscle mass from pushing through the weight of water) - and a rash guard is meant to be snug against your body, like a wet suit or compression clothing to protect your body against UV rays, other minor abrasions and even relieve some muscle pain that comes with working out for prolonged hours.
Also, the design is rad and I don't have to change shirts after enjoying mother nature! I can just dry off with it on.