NRS HydroSkin Pant
Source: bought it new
Price Paid: $83
Very comfortable paddling pants, silky-smooth, with no annoying seams.
- Stretchy but retain their shape
- Nice looking
- Good in both warm and cool conditions
- Doesn't ride up
- The bottom (ankle) hem is a little loose on me; I would prefer it to be fitted all the way
I love my Hydroskin pants! They wick moisture from the body and dry quickly. I have worn them both in early spring (when the ocean is VERY cold) and throughout the summer, and have noticed that they adapt quite adeptly to a variety of conditions.
I also really like the wide waistband and that they ride a little higher (but not TOO high—not "mom-jeans" high) so they don't ride up when I'm sitting or climbing around on island rocks.
I LOVE these pants and will probably even wear them as a base layer for skiing in the winter!
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Here's what other sites are saying:
NRS HydroSkin(R) pants are unmatched in fit and range of motion. They're warm when worn alone, and they stretch to fit comfortably over another thermal layer when it's really cold. High-cut waist with draw cord will prevent ride-down in the back when you are sitting. ThermalPlush(TM) inner lining increases insulation, repels moisture and dries quickly. Titanium adhesive aids in body heat retention. DWR coating causes water to bead and roll off.
- NRS refers to the men's version
Designed for action, this lightweight wet pant offers paddlers superb range of motion. Wear it by itself or as part of a layering system for warmth and comfort in any conditions.
- EMS refers to the men's version
Whether you're slipping through the waters in search of Nessie or cruising the caves along Lake Superior before spring gets its footing, you want the NRS Men's Hydroskin Pant loving on your lower body. The four-way stretch fabric gives you unrestricted range of motion for unexpected portaging or high-stepping ashore for a bio break. Soft ThermalPlush lining feels good against your gams and helps keep you warm by making moisture a memory and drying quickly for long-wearing warmth. Neoprene retains heat, and the thin titanium laminate boosts warmth even more without adding bulk.
- Backcountry.com refers to the men's version
NRS Men's HydroSkin Kayak Pants - Laugh off the cold with HydroSkin pants. These pants will keep you on the water in almost any weather. They're warm when worn alone, and they stretch to fit comfortably over another thermal layer when it's really cold. Paddlers will appreciate how this lightweight, comfortable material performs. This second generation of HydroSkin increases multi-directional stretch over the entire body for greater comfort and support. The PowerSpan outer face eliminates binding, adding to these pant's superior function either as a single outer layer or as a base layer. The ThermalPlush(tm) fleece inner layer makes for great comfort and minimizes water absorption. A TiCoat(tm) middle membrane contains millions of titanium particles, reflecting your body heat back to you. A high-cut waist with drawcord prevents ride-down in the back when you sit.
- Outdoorplay refers to the men's version