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NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Sport Shorts

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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 5" inseam and extended back gives you extra coverage and protection from the elements while sitting.
  • A zippered stash pocket in the waistband lets you keep small essentials handy.
  • 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: Women
Size Height Weight (lbs) Bust Waist Hips
XS 4'8"-5'2" 90-115 30"-33" 24"-27" 34"-37"
S 5'1"-5'6" 110-135 32"-34" 26"-30" 36"-39"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-155 33"-37" 29"-33" 38"-42"
L 5'7"-5'10" 150-180 35"-39" 32"-36" 40"-44"
XL 5'9"-6'0" 175-210 38"-42" 35"-39" 42"-46"
XXL 5'11"-6'2" 200-220 41"-43" 38"-41" 44"-48"

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 at the natural waist; above the hip bones, across the navel.
  3. Hips: With feet together, measure around the widest part of the hips, across the fullest point of the buttocks.
  4. 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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    Can I wear these shorts for swimming? I lap swim in a chlorine pool but get cold easily. Will these keep me warm but not restrict my movement or chafe? Are they difficult to get on?
    Asked on 1/20/2015 by Joy from Honolulu, Hawaii

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      Answered on 1/21/2015 by Anonymous


      You can easily wear these for swimming. They are form fit shorts so there is no bulk or drag to worry about when in the water. I've swam in both the shorts and the pants with no issue.
      I didn't have any issue getting them on, just have to wiggle a little to get over my bubble butt. Be careful taking them off though. Because they are designed to fit snug you may accidentally pull off your bathing suit bottom with the shorts if you aren't careful. While they are snug they are actually really comfortable once on. I couldn't decide between a small and a medium at first. I am normally a small but wanted to try the medium to see if it wasn't as snug. I definitely prefer the small to the medium. I think going bigger rather than snug would cause chaffing.
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      Answered on 1/20/2015 by KC from Michigan


      They are warm and allow free movement. They are worn quite snug and are
      tight to pull on like a griddle. Cheers. Jill

      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Whetstone Imagery from Boise, Idaho


      I wore them for swimming for a while but ultimately went with dedicated swim shorts. The reason being is the back is cut high (for comfort while paddling in a seated position) and the waistband is not super elastic (again, for freedom of movement during paddling) so swimming through water tends to pull the back of the shorts down and/or fill your butt area with water. They are great shorts though for everything else.

      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Anonymous


      Hi, Joy ~
      I wear them paddleboarding ... they are like a second skin. They are not restrictive in anyway and in a sense will keep you warm (although not like full wetsuit).
      Thrilled with them!

      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Anonymous


      Love nrs easy to return things. Not hard to get on and off should keep you warmer love mine ordered the Capri and jacket also little added warmth for rafting. Very movable material. Hope this helps.
      Sent from my less 4G LTE smartphone

      Answered on 1/20/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer


      Joy, many folks wear HydroSkin 0.5 for swimming and water aerobics. It's very stretchy so it doesn't restrict mobility. One thing to be aware of, the high chlorine content in pools is harmful to neoprene. Be sure to rinse thoroughly in fresh water after each pool session, then air dry.

      Answered on 1/21/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Sport Shorts


    What is the inseam measurement of the Women's hydroskin shorts
    Asked on 3/13/2014 by Sheryl from FL

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer


      Sheryl, the inseam measurement is 5".

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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Seams Chafe

By Jo

from Minneapolis, MN

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  • Allows Free Movement
  • Comfortable
  • Durable


  • Chafing At Seams
  • Slow To Dry

Best Uses

  • Warm Weather
  • Whitewater

Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Sport Shorts:

I use these shorts whitewater kayaking in the summer. Ultimately they served their purpose, but I did get a very nasty chafe from the plastic/durable thread used to stitch together the shorts. I wore these shorts over five days at a kayaking school. I noticed the chafing on day 1 and by the end of day 2 I put athletic tape over the chafed area on my side to protect it. I'm going to have to figure out something to use to permanently cover that seam before wearing them again in the future. I was doing a lot of rolling so the chafing may have been caused by lots of repeated movement, but still, not fun.

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  • Feels true to size

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