The Kanaha: Stay Drier, Perform Better.
Built to solve the problem of cold, wet rash guards & sun shirts, The Kanaha is engineered to perform both in and out of the water, excelling in alternating wet + dry activities.
Impeccable construction, a tailored fit and great UPF protection combine to make The Kanaha Hydrophobic Shirt one of the most versatile garments available.
- Hydrophobic (Water Repellent) long sleeve water shirt
- Ultra-fast drying, lightweight & highly breathable
- Water repellent - NanoSphere® Fabric Technology from Schoeller of Switzerland (bluesign® certified technology)
- Sun protection - UPF 35 (Wet or Dry)
- Tailored fit with flatlock seaming in areas of motion to reduce abrasion
- Designed & Tested on Maui, Hawaii
Perfect for: Stand-up Paddleboarding (SUP), sailing, boating, foiling, wing-foiling, kite surfing, windsurfing, canoeing, kayaking.
Great for: Mountain biking, as a base layer for snowboarding and skiing, hiking and use in any variable weather conditions.
100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)
Do Not Use Fabric Softener (this will damage the NanoSphere)
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.
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).
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 - on or off the water.
Do they work for other sports and activities?
Absolutely. They're great for any activity with changeable conditions such as sailing, hydrofoiling, windsurfing, kite-surfing, cycling, boating or working out to name a few.
This Schoeller® fabric technology is incredible. It’s the best performing, most durable water repellent treatment we could find. And we tried a lot
NanoSphere uses nanotechnology to allow the fabric to repel water. When the fabric does finally wet out, it dries extremely fast. We think it’s revolutionary in application for sports where we face alternating wet-and-dry conditions.
NanoSphere is naturally self-cleaning, even repelling wine and oil, plus it increases fabric durability.
For Bluesmiths, this all means better on-water performance, increased versatility and longer lasting clothing. Further, you can wash at lower temperatures, making it more environmentally friendly.
Bluesmiths is the first and only brand to apply NanoSphere® to an ocean shirt, so we’re pretty excited. It’s also included on our Spartan shorts.
The Bluesmiths Difference
Bluesmiths Hydrophobic Shirts repel water, meaning they stay drier for longer.
As a result, you're more comfortable, you perform better and you get more water time.
Nanosphere® technology is the best performing water repellent fabric technology we have ever tested - and we tested a lot.
Sun Protection: UPF 35 Sun protection (wet or dry).
Our shirts reduce abrasion thanks to a combination of movement-enhancing flatlock needlework, excellent fit control and Bluesmiths' signature double-needle stitching.
Whilst optimized for activities with alternating wet & dry conditions, Bluesmiths' timeless designs work perfectly both on and off the water.
Ideal for: sailing, stand-up paddling (SUP), foiling, wing-surfing, kiting, windsurfing, outrigger canoe paddling (OC), hiking, backcountry adventures, skiing & snowboarding (base layer), cycling and mountain biking, fitness training etc.
“ideal for any watersports activities including sailing, stand up paddleboarding, kite surfing or kayaking… and most of all it looks good”
"We’ve tested shirts from five companies over five years, and nothing comes close to the quality, construction, or material design offered by Bluesmiths."
"the best hydrophobic gear on the market"
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"Hawaiian for 'genius'"
"We’ve tested shirts from five companies over five years, and nothing comes close to the quality, construction, or material design offered by Bluesmiths. The hydrophobic material repels water, which means the shirts dry out incredibly quickly, even when you’re sitting on a surfboard or stand-up paddle board. The dryer you are, the more comfortable you’ll be in the elements."