NRS HydroSilk Shirt L/S

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Form and function combine to make a great rash guard/paddling…

Rating: rated 4 of 5 stars
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $39

Summary

Form and function combine to make a great rash guard/paddling top—plus it looks cute! Silky-soft material with no bothersome seams.

Pros

  • Flattering fit
  • SPF protection
  • Keeps you warm (until it's soaked)

Cons

  • 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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Manufacturer's Description

Visit NRS's HydroSilk Shirt L/S page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Never trade comfort for function. With NRS HydroSilk, you can have both. Soft on the inside and silky smooth on the outside, this nylon/spandex blend wicks and dries quickly for all day comfort.Light-weight nylon/spandex blend wicks moisture away from the body and dries quickly, keeping you dry and cool.A great rash guard! 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

NRS Women's Long Sleeve HydroSilk Kayak Shirt - Never trade comfort for function. With NRS HydroSilk, you can have both. Perfect for layering and sun protection, this ocean-surf inspired rashguard is patterned to conform and stretch for paddling movements. 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. The athletic, feminine styling is form-fitting for easy layering. It also features the added benefit of a UPF protectant, providing a sun protection factor of 50. Great by itself in hot weather or as a base layer in your cold weather layering system. The NRS Women's Long Sleeve HydroSilk Kayak Shirt belongs in every gear bag!

- Outdoorplay

The 8-oz. Nylon-spandex fabric that makes up this Women's HydroSilk shirt will increase moisture wicking! HydroSilk shirts are great layering pieces or perfect by themselves for sun protection. 8-oz. nylon/spandex blend wicks moisture away so you stay dry and comfortable. SPF 50 UV protection guards your skin from the sun's harmful rays. Form-fitting design allows for unrestricted layering. A silky outside and inside feels great against the skin. Designed specifically for a woman's body, this top will become your most versatile layer.

- Altrec Outdoors

The NRS Women's Hydrosilk Long-Sleeve Rash Guard protects you from cold water, the sun, and abrasion. The mid-weight insulation helps to keep you warm even in cool water, while the UPF 50-rated fabric blocks the sun. A soft interior and a strong but gentle exterior keep your skin feeling good even after hours of paddling, and it wicks moisture so you dry quickly and won't feel sweaty when exertion starts to heat things up.

- Backcountry.com