NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

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It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new

Summary

It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit!

Pros

  • Durability
  • Visibility
  • Warmth

Cons

  • Difficult to get feet into neoprene overboots

I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity with drysuits from my Dive Rescue experience the chief asked me to choose a drysuit for the team.

I chose this one for a number of reasons foremost amongst those was the welded seams. Most kayaking drysuit come with taped seams and I just didn't feel that would stand up to the demanding use of our rescue team.  

Other features are the glow-in-the-dark sleeve patches, the durable cordura construction, and the team size concept. There are 21 personnel on the team and each has his own suit.

These suits are subjected to a lot of abuse as we search the banks of our river on shore as much as we search in the water. There have been very few leaks due to thorn punctures and what have you and those have been easily repaired. There has been only one gasket seal and that was because the idiot trimming the seal was not familiar with how to cut a neck seal. There has been one boot failure and again the guy was in a hurry to get his foot out and tore the boot.  

Other than that these suits have seen a lot of hard use and we expect a lot more use before they need to be replaced. We do treat the seals regularly with 303 and replenish the DWR from time to time but this is a great suit. I own my own private one for my recreational kayaking and can't think of a better suit.  

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Manufacturer's Description

Visit NRS's Extreme SAR Drysuit page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Now there is a drysuit that works as hard as you do. Get the job done with the NRS Extreme SAR.Designed specifically for our hardworking rescue customers, the breathable, waterproof, 320-denier TriTon(TM) fabric will hold up to years of abuse.Super tough Cordura(R) exterior material reinforces seat, elbows and knees for rugged protection in high-wear areas.Neoprene padding in the elbows and knees provide extra protection while working in the field.The attached latex socks keep the water out and your feet much warmer.With the help of the internal suspenders, you can comfortably wear the top of the suit down around your waist while away from the water. A self-draining thigh pocket and a splash proof arm pocket keep all the essentials close at hand. Heavy-duty YKK(R) waterproof men's relief zipper lets you answer nature's call without having to take the whole suit off.Heavy-duty YKK waterproof entry zipper seals out water.Seams are sealed with tough liquid rubber RSeal(TM) so they cannot leak, ever.Liquid neoprene coated latex gaskets are more durable than standard gaskets providing a long lasting, waterproof seal.Neoprene outer cuffs with adjustable hook-and-loop closures on the neck, wrist and ankles protect the latex gaskets.Reflective material on the wrists and piping help visibility in low-light and foggy conditions.Pull cord waist adjustment allows for a more custom fit.

- NRS

NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit - Get the job done with the Extreme SAR drysuit from NRS. Designed specifically for the hardworking rescue professional, the breathable, waterproof, TriTon fabric of the SAR will hold up to years of abuse. Liquid neoprene coated latex gaskets at the neck and wrists are more durable than standard gaskets providing a long lasting, waterproof seal. Attached latex socks provide an extremely dry suit to help keep you more comfortable in the water. Neoprene outer cuffs with adjustable hook-and-loop closures on the neck, wrist and ankles protect the latex gaskets. Super tough Cordura exterior material reinforces the seat, elbows and knees of the SAR drysuit for rugged protection in high-wear areas. Neoprene padding in the elbows and knees provide extra protection while working in the field. With the help of the internal suspenders, you can comfortably wear the top of the suit down around your waist while away from the water. A heavy-duty YKK waterproof men's relief zipper lets you answer nature's call without having to take the whole suit off. A self-draining thigh pocket and a splash proof arm pocket keep all the essentials close at hand. Reflective material on the wrists and piping help visibility in low-light and foggy conditions. Now there is a drysuit that works as hard as you do, the NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit!

- Outdoorplay