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THE KANAHA

HYDROPHOBIC SHIRT


    • Stand-up paddlers, sailors, windsurfers and kite-surfers like us know that what we wear has to satisfy two seemingly conflicting needs: keeping us cool if we're working really hard, and keeping us warm by drying quickly.

      Faced with that sea-based challenge we scoured the world and discovered the answer in a fabric laboratory in Switzerland: NanoSphere ®, a high-performance technology that repels water, whilst retaining fabric breathability.

      So pull on The Kanaha and hit the water; you'll discover that, while it may have been difficult to create, it simply works. Really well.

      WHAT THE PRESS SAYS:

       “not your average tech T”  Editor, Sailing World Magazine

      “a hydrophobic must-have for stand-up paddlers and other watersports enthusiasts” Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine



      “You need a shirt that will dry out fast, protect you from the sun, and that breathes. That takes technology and ingenuity. The Kanaha shirt is all that.  ”

      "In a nutshell: It's awesome!  Verdict: Buy this Shirt”  The Distressed Mullet SUP Website

      “ideal for any watersports activities including sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kite surfing or kayaking…  and most of all it looks good”  Forbes

      “Schoeller NanoSphere hydrophobic coating also means this shirt repels dirt, dust, and rain. What could possibly be more useful than that for multi-day desert or early season Pacific Northwest riding?”  The Gear Caster - "Mountain Bike Essentials"



    • Hydrophobic long sleeve water shirt
      Ultra-fast drying, lightweight & highly breathable
      Water repellent - NanoSphere® Technology
      Sun protective - UPF 40 (Wet or Dry)
      Tailored fit
      Pocket with KeyLeash & cable management
      Built to last with recycled, non-corrosive zipper

      MADE IN CANADA

      Learn more about the fabric and technologies here: Fabric & Technologies
    • Content:

      100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)

      Care:
      Do not use fabric softener
      Machine wash, cold
      Line dry
      Do not bleach
      Wash with like colors
      Do not iron
      Do not dry clean

      To reactivate NanoSphere® water repellency, tumble dry, normal, low heat at least every three washes.

      Nanosphere® is a registered trademark of Schoeller Technologies AG, Switzerland (patent protected technology).

    • What`s the difference between most water shirts and the Bluesmiths shirts?
      Most surf shirts absorb water. The Lane and Kanaha repel water and, when they do wet out, they dry incredibly fast.

      What is the most common feedback from riders?
      Many riders tell us that they`re impressed with how the shirts keep them warm when they need to (wind chill is reduced), yet they breathe incredibly well, making them more comfortable when they`re working hard.

      Does they work for other sports?
      Absolutely. They`re great for sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, cycling or working out.

      What`s NanoSphere?
      NanoSphere is the best and most durable Durable Water Repellency (DWR) we have found to date. It`s also a BlueSign® approved application.

      You can learn more about NanoSphere here: Fabric & Technologies

    •  “not your average tech T”  Editor, Sailing World Magazine

      “a hydrophobic must-have for stand-up paddlers and other watersports enthusiasts” Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine



      “You need a shirt that will dry out fast, protect you from the sun, and that breathes. That takes technology and ingenuity. The Kanaha shirt is all that.  ”

      "In a nutshell: It's awesome!  Verdict: Buy this Shirt”  The Distressed Mullet SUP Website

      “ideal for any watersports activities including sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kite surfing or kayaking…  and most of all it looks good”  Forbes

      “Schoeller NanoSphere hydrophobic coating also means this shirt repels dirt, dust, and rain. What could possibly be more useful than that for multi-day desert or early season Pacific Northwest riding?”  The Gear Caster - "Mountain Bike Essentials"