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.