NRS HydroSkin Pant

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Very comfortable paddling pants, silky-smooth, with…

Rating: rated 5 of 5 stars
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!

Manufacturer's Description

Visit NRS's HydroSkin Pant page.

Retailers' Descriptions

Here's what other sites are saying:

Cut for a woman's body, the NRS Women's HydroSkin Pant is one of those items you'll always want in your gear bag. Worn alone or in a layering system, you've got warmth and freedom of movement. HydroSkin stretches and moves with your body. It's the most comfortable wetsuit going. High-cut waist with draw cord provides security and will prevent ride-down in the back when you're sitting. ThermalPlush inner lining increases insulation, repels moisture and dries quickly. The 0.5 mm of closed cell neoprene, with its titanium adhesive gives great body heat retention. DWR coating causes water to bead and roll off.

- Altrec Outdoors

For exceptional warmth while paddling or during other active sports. Exclusive HydroSkin fabric provides superior water-shedding, insulating, next-to-the-skin layering technology. Four-way-stretch PowerSpan outer layer with a durable water-resistant coating enhances mobility and provides excellent durability. Superthin 0.5 mm neoprene layer adds insulation. Special fabric coating contains millions of titanium particles that reflect body heat back to you for even more warmth. Soft, ThermalPlush polyester cropped-fleece inner layer keeps you comfortable and retains less water, so it dries quickly. Flatlock stitching adds durability and prevents chafing. High-cut waist with drawcord prevents ride-down while sitting. Imported. Hand wash, line dry.

- L.L.Bean

NRS Women's HydroSkin Kayak Pants - The perfect addition to your gear bag, the NRS womenâ??s HydroSkin pants are warm by themselves on cool days, and make an ideal mid-weight addition between a thermal inner layer and a windproof outer shell. Terraprene is warmer, lighter, and more comfortable than traditional oil-based neoprenes. PowerSpan adds 4-way stretch for greater comfort and support. A titanium laminate adhesive aids in body heat retention, adding to HydroSkinâ??s superior versatility as either an outer or a base layer. The ThermalPlush inner lining increases insulation, repels moisture and dries quickly, while the DWR coating forces water to "bead" and roll off the material. A higher waist line gives you a more secure fit in the water and helps prevent ride-up when sitting. Wear them alone in the warmer months or as part of a layering system once the temperature drops. Cut specifically for women, NRS womenâ??s HydroSkin pants are a fashion statement on the water, and will become the most versatile piece of kayak clothing you own!

- Outdoorplay

NRS Women's HydroSkin Pant


The NRS Women's HydroSkin Pant is not available from the stores we monitor. It was last seen April 3, 2014 at NRS.

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