The Kanaha: Stay Drier. Perform Better.
Built to solve the problems of cold, wet rash guards and sun protection shirts, our exclusive hydrophobic (water repellent) shirts stay drier for longer, meaning you’re more comfortable and you perform better - both on and off the water.
We pioneered for ocean sports the use of NanoSphere®, a high-performance fabric technology that repels water, whilst retaining fabric breathability. It’s the best we have tested by far.
Impeccable construction and a tailored fit combine to make The Kanaha Hydrophobic Shirt one of the most versatile garments available.
Perfect for: Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP), sailing, boating, kite surfing, wind surfing, canoeing, kayaking. Great for: Mountain biking, as a base layer for snowboarding and skiing, hiking and use in any variable weather conditions.
“I'm more excited about it than my first wetsuit I got in the 70s.”
Reinhard Elischka, Professional Kite Instructor, Maui
Designed & Tested on Maui
Hydrophobic long sleeve water shirt
Ultra-fast drying, lightweight & highly breathable
Water repellent - NanoSphere® Technology from Schoeller of Switzerland
UV Sun protection - UPF 35 (Wet or Dry)
Tailored fit with flat lock seaming in areas of motion to reduce abrasion
Pocket with KeyLeash & cable management
Built to last with recycled, non-corrosive zipper
Designed & Tested on Maui
Learn more about the fabric and technologies here: Fabric & Technologies
100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)
DO NOT USE FABRIC SOFTENER
Machine wash, cold
Do not bleach
Wash with like colors
Do not iron
Do not dry clean
To reactivate NanoSphere® water repellency, tumble dry, normal, low or medium 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.
Do they work for other sports?
Absolutely. They're great for sailing, windsurfing, kite-surfing, cycling or working out.
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
"It's how you manage wetness that separates the contenders from the pretenders in the backcountry."
"I'm relying on ....a hydrophobic but breathable Bluesmiths Kanaha shirt.... Spray beads right off the shirt." Wired Magazine
“not your average tech T” Editor, Sailing World Magazine
“a hydrophobic must-have for stand-up paddlers and other watersports enthusiasts” Blue Ridge Outdoors Magazine
“You need a shirt that will dry out fast, protect you from the sun, and that breathes. That takes technology and ingenuity. The Kanaha shirt is all that. ”
"In a nutshell: It's awesome! Verdict: Buy this Shirt” The Distressed Mullet SUP Website
“ideal for any watersports activities including sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kite surfing or kayaking… and most of all it looks good” Forbes
“Schoeller NanoSphere hydrophobic coating also means this shirt repels dirt, dust, and rain. What could possibly be more useful than that for multi-day desert or early season Pacific Northwest riding?” The Gear Caster - "Mountain Bike Essentials"