NRS HydroSilk Shirt L/S
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39
Form and function combine to make a great rash guard/paddling top—plus it looks cute! Silky-soft material with no bothersome seams.
- Flattering fit
- SPF protection
- Keeps you warm (until it's soaked)
- Doesn't dry quickly—once you're wet, you're wet
The Hydrosilk shirt is very fitted, but not in an unflattering way. It is longish in the torso, which is nice. I wear mine on many of my paddling outings and have never been bothered by seams chafing, despite hours of repetitive movement!
I have noticed that it is great at wicking sweat away from the skin, but it doesn't dry very quickly when it's wet from elsewear (ocean, lake, river, etc), and being surrounded in that wetness can make you feel cold quick! If you are able to lay it out in the sun for a little while it dries reasonably fast, but doesn't seem to do so when you're wearing it (in my experience).
It's quite well made and has stood up to a lot of frequent use! I've had it for about 4 months and have worn it consistently a couple of times a week. Overall I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this top!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
NRS HydroSilk belongs in every gear bag. The awesomest, wicking, quick-drying, keeping-you-cool rash guard on the water. You're looking good while it's protecting you from the sun's harmful rays.Light-weight nylon/spandex blend wicks moisture away from the body and dries quickly, keeping you dry and cool.The silky outside and soft inside feel great against the skin and protect against abrasion when you're paddling, rowing or just being active.Athletic styling is form-fitting for easy layering. UV protection-factor of 50 guards your skin from the sun's harmful rays.Great by itself in hot weather or as a base layer in your cold weather layering system.
- NRS refers to the men's version
Wear the NRS Men's HydroSilk Rash Guard when you're pushing hard down the Salmon River in the afternoon sun. This lightweight top offers a bit of sun protection and moisture management so you stay comfortable all day long.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
Whether used solo in warm weather, or under a dry top on cool days, the NRS HydroSilk long-sleeve rashguard will become the most versatile layer in your gear closet. Quick-drying nylon and spandex fabric provides UPF 50+ sun protection. Brushed interior is cozy against your skin and wicks moisture. Flat-stitched seams minimize chafing. The NRS HydroSilk long-sleeve rashguard is formfitting.
- REI refers to the men's version
The NRS Mens HydroSilk Long Sleeve Shirt is the perfect solo layer when the weather gets warm or makes a great base layer when it's cold. The new 8 oz HydroSilk material increases wicking to keep you dryer and more comfortable and offers a sun protection factor (SPF) of 50. A snug fit makes for easy layering while a silky outside and soft-brushed inner texture feels great against the skin. Whether your kayaking, rafting or paddle boarding, youll be looking as good as you feel when youre wearing the NRS HydroSilk Long Sleeve Shirt for men.
- Altrec Outdoors refers to the men's version