Sun - Style and Protection

What are two surefire ways to take the fun out of summertime outings? Sunburn and clingy, sweaty clothes. You can keep both at bay with this protective shirt from RailRiders. The Adventure top for women and men is made of a soft, quick drying nylon with built-in UPF 30+ sun protection (UPF, or ultraviolet protection factor, measures how much of the sun’s UV radiation is absorbed). Ventilation is a big part of the shirt’s design. It has a cooling back vent and side mesh panels to keep air moving. Plus the fabric is treated with a special finish to increase evaporation, so you’ll stay drier and the shirt will, too. RailRiders founder John d’Arbeloff came up with the idea for lightweight, quick drying clothing while “riding the rails” aboard a 60-foot yacht in a race off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. After 24 hours in soaking wet canvas pants, he started sketching ideas for a line of clothing that could perform better in high seas – or during a mountain climb, round of golf, or trek around town. We featured his men’s skin-shielding, bug-repellent shirt last year, and it was a big hit. Now the UPF Adventure shirt is available, just in time for your next outdoor adventure.

RailRiders Adventure Shirt

High Performance with UPF30+

Sun - Style and Protection

What are two surefire ways to take the fun out of summertime outings? Sunburn and clingy, sweaty clothes. You can keep both at bay with this protective shirt from RailRiders. The Adventure top for women and men is made of a soft, quick drying nylon with built-in UPF 30+ sun protection (UPF, or ultraviolet protection factor, measures how much of the sun’s UV radiation is absorbed). Ventilation is a big part of the shirt’s design. It has a cooling back vent and side mesh panels to keep air moving. Plus the fabric is treated with a special finish to increase evaporation, so you’ll stay drier and the shirt will, too. RailRiders founder John d’Arbeloff came up with the idea for lightweight, quick drying clothing while “riding the rails” aboard a 60-foot yacht in a race off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. After 24 hours in soaking wet canvas pants, he started sketching ideas for a line of clothing that could perform better in high seas – or during a mountain climb, round of golf, or trek around town. We featured his men’s skin-shielding, bug-repellent shirt last year, and it was a big hit. Now the UPF Adventure shirt is available, just in time for your next outdoor adventure.

Grommet Launch Conversation

Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    Thanks for having me back! When I started RailRiders in the early '90s, the product line was understandably limited. To attract new business, I placed small classified ads in outdoor magazines. Much to my surprise, something amazing started to happen. Accomplished explorers and adventurers began phoning me. These brazen men and women, heading off to conquer the adventure of their dreams, were indeed curious about the technical aspects of RailRiders apparel which offered superior performance over that of natural fibers such as cotton or wool.

    With my yacht-racing days behind me, I began to live vicariously through the exploits of these modern-day adventurers: Worldly adventure travelers, Himalayan climbers, Micronesian eco-travelers, Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, Yukon River kayakers, and world-champion adventure racers. Our Women’s sun protective AdventureTops, featured today, continue to be one of our best selling shirts due to their technical features and attributes, and stylish looks for pre and post adventure pursuits.

    These adventurers – and their stories – embody the RailRiders spirit. I am proud to be their outfitter – and to be yours. Whether you're trekking in the farthest reaches of Nepal or caught in a squall on an afternoon sail, you should expect your clothing to not only survive, but to thrive. These are clothes that go places. They are made to last. They were born at sea, but they're ready for everything.

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 12:01 PM

    Here are the measuring instructions and a size chart for the shirts:

    Measuring Instructions:



    • CHEST: With arms relaxed at your sides, measure the fullest part of the bust, keeping the tape parallel to the ground.


    • WAIST: Measure around your natural waist, at the point where you would normally wear a belt.


    • SLEEVE LENGTH: With arm slightly bent measure from center back across shoulder point to elbow and down to wrist.


    • NECK: Measure around the middle of your neck (at the Adam's apple), keeping one finger between your neck and the tape measure for a comfortable fit.






































































































    Women's Sizing X-Small

    2-4
    Small

    4-6
    Medium

    8-10
    Large

    12-14
    X-Large

    16-18
    Chest 23-34 34-36 37-39 40-42 43-45
    Waist 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34
    Hip 35-37 37-39 40-42 42-44 44-46
    Sleeve 29.5 30 30.5 31 31.5
    Inseam 30 30.5 31 31.5 31.5






















































































    Men's Sizing Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
    Chest 33-35 36-38 40-42 43-45 46-48
    Waist 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-41 40-44
    Sleeve 32 33 34 35 35.5
    Inseam 32 32.5 33 33.5 33.5

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 1:27 PM

    We all at RailRiders love daily grommet and really appreciate the opportunity to work with you great folks. I should add that the Men's AdventureTop which you can also buy today on Daily Grommet is by far my favorite shirt, as Jen said I can dress it up or down and it will never let me down when it comes to cool ventilation and sun protection.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 1:41 PM

    Hi John, what are the washing instructions for your shirts?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 1:52 PM

    Sara, no real instructions, being a guy I simply dump everything I have (white or black) into the washing machine and then into the dryer with no regard for temperature, been doing this with RailRiders clothes for years. Warning however, they do not like a hot iron, warm is fine, but hot will allow you to see right through the clothes from melt holes.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 1:57 PM

    I was surprised by how light weight the shirt was when I tested it. It really is comfortable to wear when you are out having fun in the sun.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 2:05 PM

    It is remarkably light, the entire shirt weighs just 5 ounces.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.

 

RailRiders Adventure Shirt

High Performance with UPF30+

Sun - Style and Protection

What are two surefire ways to take the fun out of summertime outings? Sunburn and clingy, sweaty clothes. You can keep both at bay with this protective shirt from RailRiders.

The Adventure top for women and men is made of a soft, quick drying nylon with built-in UPF 30+ sun protection (UPF, or ultraviolet protection factor, measures how much of the sun’s UV radiation is absorbed). Ventilation is a big part of the shirt’s design. It has a cooling back vent and side mesh panels to keep air moving. Plus the fabric is
treated with a special finish to increase evaporation, so you’ll stay drier and the shirt will, too.

RailRiders founder John d’Arbeloff came up with the idea for lightweight, quick drying clothing while “riding the rails” aboard a 60-foot yacht in a race off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. After 24 hours in soaking wet canvas pants, he started sketching ideas for a line of clothing that could perform better in high seas – or during a mountain climb, round of golf, or trek around town. We featured his men’s skin-shielding, bug-repellent shirt last year, and it was a big hit. Now the UPF Adventure shirt is available, just in time for your next outdoor adventure.
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Grommet Launch Conversation

  • John
    John

    Thanks for having me back! When I started RailRiders in the early '90s, the product line was understandably limited. To attract new business, I placed small classified ads in outdoor magazines. Much to my surprise, something amazing started to happen. Accomplished explorers and adventurers began phoning me. These brazen men and women, heading off to conquer the adventure of their dreams, were indeed curious about the technical aspects of RailRiders apparel which offered superior performance over that of natural fibers such as cotton or wool.

    With my yacht-racing days behind me, I began to live vicariously through the exploits of these modern-day adventurers: Worldly adventure travelers, Himalayan climbers, Micronesian eco-travelers, Appalachian Trail thru-hikers, Yukon River kayakers, and world-champion adventure racers. Our Women’s sun protective AdventureTops, featured today, continue to be one of our best selling shirts due to their technical features and attributes, and stylish looks for pre and post adventure pursuits.

    These adventurers – and their stories – embody the RailRiders spirit. I am proud to be their outfitter – and to be yours. Whether you're trekking in the farthest reaches of Nepal or caught in a squall on an afternoon sail, you should expect your clothing to not only survive, but to thrive. These are clothes that go places. They are made to last. They were born at sea, but they're ready for everything.

  • June
    June – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 12:01 PM

    Here are the measuring instructions and a size chart for the shirts:

    Measuring Instructions:



    • CHEST: With arms relaxed at your sides, measure the fullest part of the bust, keeping the tape parallel to the ground.


    • WAIST: Measure around your natural waist, at the point where you would normally wear a belt.


    • SLEEVE LENGTH: With arm slightly bent measure from center back across shoulder point to elbow and down to wrist.


    • NECK: Measure around the middle of your neck (at the Adam's apple), keeping one finger between your neck and the tape measure for a comfortable fit.






































































































    Women's Sizing X-Small

    2-4
    Small

    4-6
    Medium

    8-10
    Large

    12-14
    X-Large

    16-18
    Chest 23-34 34-36 37-39 40-42 43-45
    Waist 24-26 26-28 28-30 30-32 32-34
    Hip 35-37 37-39 40-42 42-44 44-46
    Sleeve 29.5 30 30.5 31 31.5
    Inseam 30 30.5 31 31.5 31.5






















































































    Men's Sizing Small Medium Large X-Large XX-Large
    Chest 33-35 36-38 40-42 43-45 46-48
    Waist 30-32 33-35 36-38 39-41 40-44
    Sleeve 32 33 34 35 35.5
    Inseam 32 32.5 33 33.5 33.5

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 1:27 PM

    We all at RailRiders love daily grommet and really appreciate the opportunity to work with you great folks. I should add that the Men's AdventureTop which you can also buy today on Daily Grommet is by far my favorite shirt, as Jen said I can dress it up or down and it will never let me down when it comes to cool ventilation and sun protection.

  • Sara
    Sara – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 1:41 PM

    Hi John, what are the washing instructions for your shirts?

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 1:52 PM

    Sara, no real instructions, being a guy I simply dump everything I have (white or black) into the washing machine and then into the dryer with no regard for temperature, been doing this with RailRiders clothes for years. Warning however, they do not like a hot iron, warm is fine, but hot will allow you to see right through the clothes from melt holes.

  • Wendy
    Wendy – Grommet Team
    4/6/2010 1:57 PM

    I was surprised by how light weight the shirt was when I tested it. It really is comfortable to wear when you are out having fun in the sun.

  • John
    John – Special Guest
    4/6/2010 2:05 PM

    It is remarkably light, the entire shirt weighs just 5 ounces.

The launch day conversation has ended. Please direct further questions about this Grommet to our Community Experience Team.