The Lane Hydrophobic Shirt

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  • 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 Lane and hit the water; you'll discover that, while it may have been difficult to create, it simply works. Really well.
  • Hydrophobic Short Sleeve Shirt
    Ultra-fast drying, lightweight & highly breathable
    Water repellent - NanoSphere® Technology
    Sun protective - UPF 35 (Wet or Dry)
    Tailored fit
    Pocket with KeyLeash & cable management
    Built to last with recycled, non-corrosive zipper


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

    100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)


    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

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Sizing Guide


Condition: Measure ones body without the weight or bulk of clothes that may affect dimensions.

Height Target: Physical height.

Weight Target: Physical weight.

Chest Target (Men): Chest dimension at widest point, measured over peak of pectoral and lat muscles.

Chest Target (Women): Chest dimension at widest point, on Women usually measured at peak of bust.

Waist Target: Actual true waist dimension (the narrowest part of the torso, above the high hip bone, above where one normally

wears the waist of one's pants).

Full Hip Target: At the widest point of the low hips, at the fullest point of the seat or buttocks.

Inseam Target: With the pant snugged firmly into the crotch, from the center seam of the crotch, measure down along the leg,

past the ankle bone, to the floor, standing with feet at shoulder width.