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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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 provides security and will prevent ride-down in the back when you're sitting. ThermalPlush(TM) 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.
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!