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How we choose: The best dry suits highlighted here were selected based on 6 reviews of 4 products. Our top picks are those that are readily-available in the United States and have received the highest overall ratings from reviewers.

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NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

user rating: 5 of 5 (3 reviews)

It is what it says it is — an EXTREME search and rescue drysuit!

Reasons to Buy

  • Durability
  • Visibility
  • Warmth

Reasons to Avoid

  • Difficult to get feet into neoprene overboots

I work on a Fire Department Swift Water Rescue Team. Because of my familiarity with drysuits from my Dive Rescue experience the chief asked me to choose a drysuit for the team. I chose this one for a number of reasons foremost amongst those was the welded seams. Most kayaking drysuit come with taped seams and I just didn't feel that would stand up to the demanding use of our rescue team.   Other features are the glow-in-the-dark sleeve patches, the durable cordura construction, and the team size concept.

Read more: NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit reviews (3)

Stohlquist Amp

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1 review)

Best drysuit I've ever owned.

Reasons to Buy

  • Price
  • Works to keep you dry!
  • Made in USA
  • Pretty darn comfortable for a drysuit
  • Adjustable waist
  • Relief zipper
  • Pretty darn easy to put on and take off for a drysuit

Reasons to Avoid

  • Only comes in red
  • Longevity?

This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Multi-Sport that I got on sale nearly 10 years ago. The Multi-Sport was imported from China, was very difficult to put on or take off, and ultimately leaked like a sieve through the fabric when I used it on a Memorial Day Middle Fork Salmon trip (i.e.; when I really needed it) in 2013, about 7 years into my ownership. It supposedly was under a lifetime warranty, but to Stohlquist that meant lifetime of the product, which, coincidentally, was deemed to be 7 years.

Read more: Stohlquist Amp review (1)

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