In a nutshell: It's awesome! – The Distressed Mullet on Bluesmiths’ Kanaha Paddle Shirts


Have a read of the Distressed Mullet’s review of The Kanaha, our hydrophobic water shirt, which is available at in Men’s and Women’s versions.

It’s great to hear Katie’s thoughts on the water repellent aspect in particular. We tested dozens of fabrics and technologies to find exactly what we wanted – that versatile garment that not only keeps us cool in the sun or when we`re paddling hard, but which also which also keeps us warm by drying as quick as possible.

We’re a big fan of Schoeller of Switzerland’s NanoSphere® fabric technology. When combined with our ultra-fast drying performance fabric, it creates a unique water shirt. We’re still excited to be only brand ever to apply NanoSphere® to a knit garment. We’re even more excited to have others in our world discover the benefits.

Thanks to Katie and John and the crew at the Distressed Mullet for reviewing our gear! 

Read the review here

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The Women's Kanaha - 

(Color shown: Storm Blue)


The Men's Kanaha - 

 (Color shown: Deepsea Blue)


We also offer the same fabric in a short sleeved version for Men called The Lane, shown below in Reef Blue. 




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.