The Lane Hydrophobic (Water Repellent) Shirt for Men

$85.00 USD

Size Guide
Rich Navy
Sunrise Orange
Aqua Blue (Deepsea Blue)
Lime Yellow
Blue Atoll
  • The Lane: Stay Drier. Stay Protected. 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 Lane Hydrophobic Shirt one of the most versatile garments available. 

    **We are expecting a restock of The Men’s Lane in mid-November. If there is a particular size/color you are looking for, we encourage you to sign up for the waitlist.**

    Perfect for: Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP),  hydro-foiling, wing-surfing, 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. Works great for surfing as a loose-fit shirt.

    “I'm more excited about it than my first wetsuit I got in the 70s.”

    Reinhard Elischka, Professional Kite Instructor, Maui

  • Hydrophobic short 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

  • Content:
    100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)

    Machine wash, cold
    Line dry
    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. 

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  • 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, foiling, windsurfing, kite-surfing, cycling or working out.

    What's NanoSphere?
    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

    Fit Advice: 
    Fits true to size. Follow size guide.  If you intend to use in the water, we recommend a closer to body fit, like below (i.e. do not size up).

    Men's Lane Fit Bluesmiths

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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.