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NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill

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Keep your head warm while keeping the sun and elements out of your eyes with the NRS Sea Hood with Bill. Compact and easy to stow, don't go on the water without it.
  • Mystery material has a Glideskin™ exterior that sheds water and 2.5 mm neoprene for outstanding insulation and warmth.
  • Titanium laminate adhesive increases heat retention.
  • Soft ThermalPlush™ lining is comfortable to wear all day long.
  • The integrated bill will keep the sun and rain out of your eyes and is crushable for easy packing.
  • Full-cut style includes ear vents keep your hearing unobstructed and a chin strap to hold the hood securely in place.
If you plan to wear the Sea Hood under a helmet, the thicker neoprene may require you to go to a larger size helmet.
Neoprene: 2.5 mm neoprene
Material:
  • GlideSkin™ outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Gender Sizing: Unisex
Includes:
  • Ear vents
  • Chin strap
  • Flexible brim
Size Head Circ. (cm) Head Circ. (in)
S/M 53-58 20 7/8-23
L/XL 59-63 23 1/4-24 3/4

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NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill
 
4.7

(based on 29 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Warm (28)
  • Good size/fit (23)
  • Durable (18)
  • Prevents water movement (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Cold water (25)
  • Recreation (11)
  • Professional (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      93% 

      (27 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (8), Advanced (4)
    • Diving Type:
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Just what the doctor ordered!

The NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill performs as advertised. My ears' sensitivity to wind and cold had sometimes limited my paddling to warm weather, or required bulkier, cumbersome balaclavas or hats. ...Read complete review

The NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill performs as advertised. My ears' sensitivity to wind and cold had sometimes limited my paddling to warm weather, or required bulkier, cumbersome balaclavas or hats. But the lightweight, comfortable Sea Hood takes care of the problem with ease. It has enough flexibility that my shoulder-length hair will fit easily underneath it, yet snug enough to keep out even a steady wind on the water. As a recreational kayaker I have not yet learned to roll, so I haven't tested the Sea Hood for warmth in the water. I have paddled in rain and wind-driven spray, and the hood kept my head (and especially my ears!) warm, dry, and comfortable so that I can now pursue the sport I love longer, and in more inclement weather than before. Kudos to NRS for this fine product!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

very cheap feeling and don't like it at all

I will never use this once in the water. I put it on for the first time and it is very uncomfortable and cheap feeling for the price. It will be on the way...Read complete review

I will never use this once in the water. I put it on for the first time and it is very uncomfortable and cheap feeling for the price. It will be on the way back to NRS so I can get the full hood.

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5.0

Head Warm and dry

By Capt. Gizmo

from Cape Cod, MA

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Durable
  • Good Fit
  • Keeps head dry
  • Warm

Cons

  • a little snug but not uncomfortable

Best Uses

  • Cold Water
  • Professional
  • Recreation

Comments about NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill:

I also use it while riding my bicycle to keep my head warm and dry.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Diving Type:
  • winter kayaking
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Nice warm cap

By WoodDoc

from Indiana

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Fit
  • Limits Water Movement
  • Warm

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Cold Water
  • Cold Weather

Comments about NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill:

Have now used this cap a few times in cold (low 30s) weather and really like it. With air temps in the mid 30s, been almost too warm to wear when paddling hard, but perhaps as the water gets wilder I'll change my mind about that. It's stretchy enough that I can also wear a polypropylene skull cap under it, but I'm afraid that if it's cold enough for that, the freshwater in my area may be frozen over and I won't need it. I like the little bill in the front as it gives a modicum of shading my eyes from the sun. It flips up out of the way for gray days. Nice design and very comfortable. Don't yet know about durability...too early to say.

Service and delivery comments:

Prompt as always...thanks NRS

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Diving Type:
  • Kayaking
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
5.0

Kept me warm and dry on a cold and rainy paddle

By Bob

from Western Oregon

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Fit
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill:

    Used the hood recently on a cold, windy and rainy day paddle in western Oregon. This plus my drysuit kept me warm and comfortable, hardly noticed the bad weather.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Always quick shipping from NRS, got it in 2 days with standard shipping

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Nice additon for winter paddling

    By Bob

    from NW Oregon

    Pros

    • Good Fit
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Kayaking

      Comments about NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill:

      Keeps my head warm and dry on a cold and rainy day paddling. Nice addition to a drysuit for staying comfortable in the winter.

      Service and delivery comments:

      Shipped the same day I ordered and received 2 days later.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      very cheap feeling and don't like it at all

      By Anthony

      from Buffalo ny

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Warm

      Cons

      • bill is terrible
      • cheap buckle
      • looks stupid
      • Poor Craftsmanship
      • Uncomfortable

      Best Uses

      • maybe a party.

      Comments about NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill:

      I will never use this once in the water. I put it on for the first time and it is very uncomfortable and cheap feeling for the price. It will be on the way back to NRS so I can get the full hood.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      • NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill

        Q:

        Anyone use this hood while wearing glasses? I've had issues with other products that come in close around the temples and squeeze the arms of the glasses.
        Asked on 11/6/2013 by Jmarden from Voorheesville, NY

        5 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I use this hood routinely in winter with sports glasses and a neckstrap. I don't find this to be uncomfortable, but the hood is not stretched tight around my face and head. I find the hood to be warmer than I usually need without it having to be tight like a wetsuit hood. I don't wear it unless the air temperatures are below 55°F and even then, I sometimes remove it if I'm training hard and get overheated.
          This type of sports glasses <http://www.sporteyes.com/hilco-front-runner-helmet-sports-goggles.html>
          This type of neckstrap <http://www.amazon.com/NexStraps-eyewear-retainer-Teal-Small/dp/B00770U574>.

          Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I wear this hood with my wireframe glasses. It keeps my head and ears warm.. It is comfortable and hasn't damaged my glasses. I am a sea kayaker. I don't roll wearing the hood, so can't give you feedback on that.
          NRS is good about returns. Try it and if it doesn't work out, return it.
          Marla

          Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, Jmarden, this is my preferred neoprene cap when I kayak and surf-kayak.. I wear glasses with a strap, and I wear a helmet over the cap. I do not have any difficulties with comfort.
          Sometimes when the arms of glasses are squeezed, I go to my eye glass store, and they mold them closer to my head..
          Good luck,
           
          Diana Sorus
           
          She who laughs, lasts.

          Answered on 11/6/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I had no problems with my sunglasses with this hat.
          Sent from Windows Mail

          Answered on 11/7/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          No problems with wearing sunglasses with it, the hood isn't tight around the ears.  It fits more like a snug cap, than a tight hood.

          Answered on 11/8/2013 by Anonymous
      • NRS Mystery Sea Hood with Bill

        Q:

        I measure my head at 25". If I tighten a cloth measuring tape I can get it close to 24 3/4. I am wondering if this article will be too small?
        Asked on 3/5/2013 by Terry from Tabernash, CO

        4 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I found my hood to be very pliable and its easy to adjust the chin strap as well. I'm sure it will fit your head just fine , & it's a very effective hood to be frank.
          Sent from Marc's iPhone

          Answered on 3/5/2013 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The Sea Hood is quite stretchy, so it will probably fit. Our Hassle-Free Returns process - http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/returns.asp - makes it a no-risk proposition to give it a try.

          Answered on 3/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Terry,
          I measured my head. I'm 23.5 inches. I never released or thought about a
          head's circumference.
          I just tried my hood on again. The hood's not tight, but slight pressure
          on the ears. No big red marks on my forehead nor hat head because I'm bald.
          J
          Hope the info helps.
          Rich

          Answered on 3/5/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have a smaller head at 22 1/2 , the s/m fit me just fine. I think the L/XL will fit you.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 3/6/2013 by Anonymous
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