We were doing our Bluesmiths thing the other day when we got some great news. The guys over at Men’s Journal had taken our Spartan shorts for a test ride and, once out of the water, had declared them the “freshest boardshorts we’ve ever tested.” And there was more. They were also “amazed by their functionality – stretchy enough for uninhibited paddling and soft enough to eliminate the chaffing that can occur while wearing normal shorts when you’re in and out of the water.” This was great because a) creating amazingly functional boardshorts was the whole reason we decided to make the Spartan in the first place and b) it’s cool that the magazine spotted all the details – special materials, rust-free zippers, etc. – that went into making the Spartan as fine a boardshort as you’re likely to meet. Plus it means we can now say that The Spartan is MJ Approved!

Read the full story at Men`s Journal.


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.