After a test run off the Maui coast gives Bluesmiths gear a thumbs up


We recently had the pleasure of spending some quality time with longtime adventurer, journalist and paddler Eugene Buchanan. (A Bluesmiths kind of guy if ever there was one!) Along with German SUP and surf champion Sonni Hönscheid and waterman and filmmaker Mike Waltze, we set off for our favorite coast run off Maui’s North Shore. After 10 miles of downwind paddling and some solid waves caught off Spartan’s Reef, I was keen to see what Eugene thought of our Bluesmiths gear. He seemed convinced: “The shorts have pockets in all the right places (including a nifty toggle for your keys), fit where they’re supposed to, and most importantly, absorb less water than a napkin coaster soaking up condensation after a day’s paddle. You can’t wring them out because there’s nothing to wring.” So thanks to Eugene for his interest in Bluesmiths! 

You can read his full account of the day here and follow his Facebook page here.

by John


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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.

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

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