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NRS HydroSkin® is the ultimate immersible base layer. Stretchy, comfortable HydroSkin 0.5 neoprene material gives you just the right amount of warmth for cool days and cool water without feeling bulky or restrictive.
  • 0.5 mm Terraprene™ neoprene with heat-reflecting titanium cuts the chill on cool days.
  • Four-way-stretch PowerSpan™ exterior allows unrestricted movement, and the soft ThermalPlush™ lining feels great against your skin.
  • Paddler-specific design allows unrestricted freedom of movement and puts seams where they won't cause irritation.
  • A zippered stash pocket in the waistband lets you keep small essentials handy.
  • A drawcord in the waist cinches with a barrel lock for a secure fit.
  • HydroSkin is lightweight wetsuit apparel; it's designed for a snug form fit that restricts water entry and locks in your body's warmth.
  • A durable water repellent (DWR) exterior coating sheds water to help reduce evaporative cooling.

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    NRS HydroSkin Apparel
    Length:1:49
Neoprene: 0.5 mm HydroSkin®
Material:
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Fit: Form fit
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Zippered pocket at waistband
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist
XXS 4'9"-5-1" 80-100 24"-28" 23"-26"
XS 4'11"-5'3" 90-125 28"-32" 26"-29"
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 32"-36" 28"-31"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-165 36"-40" 30"-33"
L 5'7"-6'0" 150-195 39"-43" 32"-35"
XL 5'10"-6'2" 185-225 42"-46" 34"-37"
XXL 6'1"-6'4" 215-245 46"-50" 36"-42"
3XL 6'3"-6'5" 230-255 49"-52" 36"-44"
4XL 6'4"-6'6" 245+ 51"-53" 43"-46"
How to measure

How to measure:

  1. Chest/Bust: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.
  2. Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
  3. Head: Measure above brow, around the fullest part of the head.

Measurement Tips

Form Fit
Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.

Semi-Form Fit
Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.

Relaxed Fit
Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.

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NRS HydroSkin Apparel (1:49)

When your clothing's adaptable, you're adaptable—to conditions, situations, opportunities. NRS HydroSkin apparel gives you a range of options between wearing no immersion protection and wiggling into a wetsuit. Three neoprene thicknesses and a variety of tops and bottoms let you layer to match the weather and water, while paddler-specific designs ensure friction-free freedom of movement.

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NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants
 
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  • Comfortable (3)

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    • Inseam:
    • Feels too short

       

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4.0

Excellent. Soft and felt thick and stretchy.

By Dan

from Philly

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Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable
  • Flattering
  • Great Color
  • Great Fit
  • Quality Material

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants:

      Wore to tough muddier. Worked fine.

      • Waist:
      • Feels true to size
      • Inseam:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Who are the models for these?

      By Jim P

      from PA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants:

            Per the sizing guidelines I'm right in between sizes. Based on waist size alone the XL would be the best fit. I ordered XL and XXL since NRS has such a great return policy. Even XXL is a bit tight in the waist and the remaining fit is snug as it should be. I kept the XXL.

            • Waist:
            • Feels too small
            • Inseam:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            These are great!

            By Bo

            from Wendell, MA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Quality Material

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sup Board

              Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants:

              It's October in the Northeast, temps are dropping and I'm still out on my SUP board. These .5 mil neoprene pants have been good for September alone, now will need another layer below it to protect from wind. Quality of construction is excellent, triple seams. I have bought all of my SUP gear from NRS and couldn't be more pleased. The gear is sea-worthy top notch and the people are great to deal with. Out of many I try from the web, this is one of the few that has earned my trust. I'll continue to go there first for water gear.

              • Waist:
              • Feels true to size
              • Inseam:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              NRS 0.5 Hydroskin review

              By waterdogmm

              from Salt Lake City, UT

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Warm

              Cons

              • Baggy When Wet

              Best Uses

              • Kayaking
              • Rafting
              • SUP
              • Surfing

              Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants:

              The NRS Hydroskins ARE THE BEST!!! I have worn, drysuits, wetsuits, wool, fleece, etc. etc. for > 30 years and for intermediate conditions where you don't need a full drysuit or wetsuit, these pants are awesome. They provide just the right amount of warmth and coolness on days when the water is between 50 and 80 and air temp is 40 to 85. I have worn them on early summer trips on the Salt River in AZ when you have thought they would be too warm, but they were perfect. I also use them on rivers in ID, UT, CO, NM, AZ, and WY when it is raining or cool and I might be in the water. Just get them wet every now and then and they were great. I have warn them for SUP and surf sessions in Mexico and Hawaii. If you are submersed in cold water (<55 deg) you will want a warmer drysuit or wetsuit, but for mid-range conditions these are the BEST. The only problem I have seen with them is that they can get kind of "baggy" when you are in the water and they fill up. The reason is that they are pretty soft and "springy" so when you get water in them they expand a little. But to fix that they would have to be heavier neoprene. I will take the baggyness when wet over the weight and constriction.

              I recommended these to many friends after they saw how nice they were and all of them love them for the same reason. One of them is a gal that really likes to be comfortable all the time and she has said they are the best water-wear clothes she owns--no small compliment coming from her.

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              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                What is NRS definition of cool days and cool water as it applies to hydroskin apparel ? Specifically what temperatures?
                Asked on 1/17/2016 by Bob from Liberty, NC

                5 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Bob, we hesitate to give exact air and water temperatures for apparel. Look at the bulleted list in this article - http://www.nrs.com/safety_tips/coldwatergear.asp - HydroSkin are wetsuit garments and 0.5 mm of neoprene makes these pants a lightweight wetsuit piece. Remember, water draws heat away from your body some 25 times more efficiently than does air. Prolonged immersion even in 70 degree water will result in significant cooling. I wish I could offer you a better definition. For more help give us a call, 800.635.5202, or email service@nrs.com, with more information about how you plan to use protective apparel. We want you to stay safe, so dialogue is the best way to outfit you with gear that can be life saving.

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Worn alone, I'd say air temps in 50s if you are staying active, water temps in 50s and 60s if you're getting wet but not in the water. It's going to depend on the person of course (I run cold), level of activity, other items worn, amount of sun and wind. Too many factors to offer a definitive answer. The Hydroskin stuff is part of my SUP paddling wardrobe, and falls in between compression type wear and light neoprene wetsuit pieces, all of which often get mixed and matched depending on conditions. I keep a log book of past paddles to help me decide what to wear on any given day. Unfortunately these pants fit me terribly and I wasn't able to add them. Haven't been able to find a pant that fits well. Seems only my surf brand wetsuits fit well, and I haven't had much luck with paddling oriented labels for most stuff I've tried. My surf wetsuits don't suit flatwater paddling as well though. Not so bad for whitewater when you're in the water more. I might start cutting up my older surf suits into separate pieces to fit my flatwater needs as they wear out from surfing.

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Stroud from Charlottesville, VA
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I wore these on the middle fork of the salmon when it was rainy and 55 degrees
                  also wear them on the gauley in October and in the spring
                  too warm for a drysuit and fleece? too cold for bathing suit and shorts?
                  wear these!
                  also got shirts to wear in summer❤️
                  jane

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I wear it on June middle fork

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

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                  You will have to ask NRS for their definition.  Mine is flexible, and I always dress for the water temp first.  I wear the long hydroskins when I need more than short ones, but before going to the dry suit.
                  Bill Johnston***.****

                  Answered on 1/17/2016 by Anonymous
              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                Would these be good to wear under breathable fishing waders for winter fishing? Temps about air 30-40, water about 36-40.
                Asked on 11/23/2015 by Chick from Asotin, WA

                7 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yes they make a great insulating layer...especially if water leaks in your
                  boots.

                  Answered on 11/29/2015 by NM Roadking from Albuquerque, NM
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Yep, nice and warm. They are sort of like wet suit pants. I like mine.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I think so- they are not that thick and move well with your body
                  Anne Cooper

                  Answered on 11/23/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Hydroskins do not breathe, so I would not use them as a base layer.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Chick, they will provide you with some good thermal protection. The HydroSkin material doesn't breathe but you don't need breathable layers on your lower body like you do in your torso. I think it would be a good choice for what you're doing.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I think they would be good for that purpose. I use them for hunting in really cold weather. I wear a pair of thin long johns and the hydroskins under my bib to block out any wind and losing heat through conduction sitting in a cold tree stand. They work really well for me, so I think wearing them under your waders would have the same effect. It would prevent you from feeling the chill of the cold water nearly as much as you would without them. I bought mine a size larger than normal so they were easier to move around in, get a layer under them, and didn't bind as much while walking.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I think they would work fine in this application. They are designed to get wet and still keep you warm, like a wetsuit, but they will still be warm if dry inside waders. My top keeps me quite warm even on days when I have not gone in the water. If you fell in and got wet, it would be better than some other options.

                  Answered on 11/24/2015 by Matt from Houston
              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                What is the UPF rating of these pants? (Sun protection properties)
                Asked on 2/24/2015 by Chaz from Arlington, VA

                7 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Total sun protection. It is like wetsuit material and your legs are
                  completely covered. No sun can reach them.

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  They are black and not see through at all so like 99.9..

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  100% sun protection. No light gets through.

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  You can not see through the pants.
                  Ron
                  WirelessEngineeringSystemsTechnology ****@***.*****.****

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Chas, they're totally opaque to light, so UPF 50+.

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  SPF?
                  They are opaque.
                  If it's really hot out and you've got these on in the sun, you're going to
                  want to take them off or get them wet. Think a thin wetsuit.
                  Never gotten a burn through mine.
                  Cheers

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I would imagine the UPF protection is pretty good seeing how it is a rubber type of material. Also, the combination of thinner neoprene and four-way stretch PowerSpan outer fabric in the NRS HydroSkin makes it very non-restrictive to body movement. This is a question for the manufacture, me or anyone else.

                  Answered on 2/24/2015 by Vern from East central Idaho
              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                I'm 6'4" but 34" waist, would XL be the correct size for me?
                Asked on 12/29/2014 by Eric

                2 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  Probably not. It would fit your waist (I'm also a 34), but I'm 5"11 and the length just fits me. I have a feeling it would be well above your ankles.

                  Answered on 12/29/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  My husband is 6 feet 36 waist and they fit him snugly, I think they would be the best size for your height
                  Anne Cooper
                  Superintendent (ret)
                  Revelstoke Board of Education

                  Answered on 12/29/2014 by Anonymous
              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                is this something you could wear under a 3/2 wet suit on a colder paddle.

                i'm thinking water temps in the mid forties and air temp about 40?

                thanks
                Asked on 11/8/2014 by george from United States

                5 answers

                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I would thing it would work just fine. As for me, these fit snugly and that
                  would allow me to throw a wetsuit on.

                  Answered on 11/9/2014 by Phil from Saint Cloud, MN
                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  George, you can certainly layer with 0.5 mm HydroSkin. It's thin so it layers well, but still adds good warmth.

                  Answered on 11/8/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I don't think it would work under another wetsuit. It works as a base layer under a shirt or light jacket. But not with another suit over it. The Hydrskin is designed to worn by itself in cool water ( maybe no less than 60 degrees), and on cool days. I would not recommend Hydroskin for COLD WATER OR COLD WEATHER. I used it Kayaking in Texas rivers. Water temp around 65 in Oct. Go with a real wetsuit with plenty of mm's for that weather you're describing.
                  Sent from my iPhone

                  Answered on 11/8/2014 by Anonymous
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I don't know what a 3/2 wetsuit is, but here are some thoughts:
                  I am planning to wear these either solo (which has been great so far) or under my dry suit (have not tried that yet). Since these are essentially like thin neoprene, I think it would be pretty hard to get another layer of neoprene over them. But you'd be pretty darn warm if you could get the layers on!
                  Megan

                  Answered on 11/8/2014 by Anonymous
                • A:

                  I have worn my old Hydroskin G3's under a farmerjohn suit and it worked awesome and kept me warm in 50 degree water. Little tight with bending the knees but otherwise it was fine.

                  Answered on 5/18/2015 by l3ulldozer from Ohiopyle, PA
              • NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

                Q:

                What is the inseam length of the small and medium Men's HydroSkin 0.5 pants?
                Asked on 6/12/2014 by Tim

                2 answers

                • Staff Reviewer

                  A:

                  Tim, the Small is 27" and the Medium is 28.5". This is the unstretched measurement. When on, they will be a bit longer.

                  Answered on 6/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • VERIFIED BUYER

                  A:

                  I measured an inseam of approximately 29 inches. I just tried these on for
                  the first time; they are stretchy and should fit a few different inseam
                  lengths. Usually, my jean inseam is 31-32 inches. These bottoms fit well.

                  Answered on 6/14/2014 by Phil from Saint Cloud, MN
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