Lavacore Long Sleeve Top

When the weather is cold and the winter has set in there are some days still perfect for paddling and other watersports - you want good a thermal base layer though!

Lavacore tops have a three layer Polytherm construction to maximise warmth and protection from the sun and wind:

  • Outer Layer: Flexible, durable and water repellant outer layer (DWF) that facilitates fast water run-off and quick drying. UPF 50+ for sun protection.
  • Middle Layer: Windproof and breathable middle membrane provides anti-wind chill properties, that draws moisture away from the body on the surface and ensures warmth in cold conditions.
  • Inner Layer: Warm, moisture wicking and anti-bacterial inner fleece layer minimizes odor and keeps you warm above and below the surface.

As well as being super-warm, the Lavacore tops are very comfortable. They have 4-way stretch, are extended at the back and have thumb loops to prevent ride-up.

The Lavacore range only comes in black (though the women's top has light grey side panels) - not really an issue in sea kayaking that it isn't in a safety colour as it will be under your paddling jacket / cag anyway.

Lavacore Men's Long Sleeve Top

Lavacore Men's Long Sleeve Top

Lavacore Women's Long Sleeve Top

Lavacore Women's Long Sleeve Top

Lavacore tops are great for any watersport where wind chill and splashing are a factor - they will keep you warm when wet and dry quickly - Kayaking, SUP, windsurfing, boating, kayak fishing. They are also neutrally buoyant and so are suitable as a thermal in ocean swimming. 

To keep you warm top to toe, Lavacore also have long pants and socks (you can also get tops with a hood - useful for swimming or diving.