The Kanaha Hydrophobic (Water Repellent) Shirt for Men

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White Rock (Black)
Rich Navy (Storm Blue)
Black (White Rock)
True Red (White Rock)
Sunrise Orange (Rich Navy)
Lime Yellow (Carbon Green)
Storm Blue (Deepsea Blue)
Reef Blue (Deepsea Blue)
Deepsea Blue (Storm Blue)
Reef Blue (Storm Blue)
Sunset Orange (Deepsea Blue)

    • Stand-up paddlers, sailors, windsurfers and kite-surfers like us know that what we wear has to satisfy two seemingly conflicting needs: keeping us cool if we're working really hard, and keeping us warm by drying quickly.

      Faced with that sea-based challenge we scoured the world and discovered the answer in a fabric laboratory in Switzerland: NanoSphere ®, a high-performance technology that repels water, whilst retaining fabric breathability.

      So pull on The Kanaha and hit the water; you'll discover that, while it may have been difficult to create, it simply works. Really well.

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    • Hydrophobic long sleeve water shirt
      Ultra-fast drying, lightweight & highly breathable
      Water repellent - NanoSphere® Technology
      Sun protective - UPF 35 (Wet or Dry)
      Tailored fit
      Pocket with KeyLeash & cable management
      Built to last with recycled, non-corrosive zipper


      Learn more about the fabric and technologies here: Fabric & Technologies
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    • Content:

      100% Polyester (Exclusive of trim)

      Do not use fabric softener
      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 heat at least every three washes.

      Nanosphere® is a registered trademark of Schoeller Technologies AG, Switzerland (patent protected technology).

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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.

      Does they work for other sports?
      Absolutely. They're great for sailing, 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
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      "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"

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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.