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NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Pants

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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.
  • A durable water repellent (DWR) exterior coating sheds water to help reduce evaporative cooling.

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Neoprene: 0.5 mm HydroSkin®
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Gender Sizing: Men
  • 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.

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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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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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    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?

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

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      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


      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!

      Answered on 11/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      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


      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
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    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



      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
    • Staff Reviewer


      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
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These are great!

By Bo

from Wendell, MA

Verified Buyer


  • Comfortable
  • Quality Material


    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

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)


    NRS 0.5 Hydroskin review

    By waterdogmm

    from Salt Lake City, UT

    Verified Reviewer


    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Warm


    • 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.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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