The Spartan Short Review: 10 Downwinders - Seattle, Washington


A while back we noticed a bunch of orders from the Pacific Northwest. They came from stand-up paddler, cross-fit investor and general outdoors enthusiast Matt Parker and a group of his friends who share all the same passions for the ocean and the outdoors. Matt and the Seattle crew wanted to get hold of some of the Bluesmiths gear and put it to work. We were keen to hear what they thought, especially as they`re also a demanding bunch who are well used to high-performing gear from the snow-sports, mountain-sports and cross-fit worlds.

This is what they concluded about our Spartan Shorts: 10 Downwinders - The Spartan Review

At the moment, they`re in the middle of a project they call the "10 Downwinders". Inspired by the perfection of the legendary Maliko downwind paddle run here in Maui, they`re traveling the globe to find the 10 best, unexplored downwind runs. The 10 Downwinders project will conclude in Maui, Hawaii in Maui in May 2013 - just in time for the Paddle Imua benefit race, presented by Bluesmiths. 

You can follow them here: 10 Downwinders

You can see The Spartan shorts here: The Spartan Shorts

Thanks to Matt Parker, Remick Merry, Art Aquino, Dustin Sousley, Justin Robison and the crew for the review, feedback and support. We wish you all the best and we`ll see you in Maui soon.




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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.