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NRS HydroSkin® pants are unmatched in fit and range of motion. They're warm when worn alone, and they stretch to fit comfortably over another thermal layer when it's really cold.
  • High-cut waist with draw cord will prevent ride-down in the back when you are sitting.
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining increases insulation, repels moisture and dries quickly.
  • Titanium adhesive aids in body heat retention.
  • DWR coating causes water to bead and roll off.

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    Length:2:10
Neoprene: 0.5 mm HydroSkin™
Material:
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Gender Sizing: Men
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.

video: NRS HydroSkin Video

NRS HydroSkin Video (2:10)

HydroSkin is warm by itself on moderately cool days, and makes an ideal mid-weight addition between a thermal inner layer and a windproof outer shell. The perfect addition to your gear bag.

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  • NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the difference between Rodeo pants and HydroSkin Pants. Thanks
    Asked on 9/19/2013 by VickBe from Cleveland, OH

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I paddle surfskis in cold water and use the hydroskin pants far more often. I paddle hard and fight the overheating/cold water balance when using neoprene clothes. The hydroskin pant is thinner and more conforming and has no additional neoprene in the knee area. For cold, exposed paddling the padded knee on the Rodeo is very nice for warmth as that is the cold spot on the hydroskins. The zippered ankle on the rodeo is quite nice and really a necessity on the thicker material. The rodeo is also sealed on the seams which is very nice for winter paddling. Hope that helps.

      Answered on 9/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The main difference is the thickness of the neoprene. HydroSkin has 0.5 mm neoprene and the Rodeo Pants have 2 mm. Both have a body-heat-reflective titanium adhesive holding on the fabric face materials, for increased warmth. And the Rodeo Pants have padded knees.

      Answered on 9/19/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    What is the inseam length on the XL and XXL sizes?
    Asked on 3/22/2013 by Duker from Georgia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The XL is 28" and the XXL is 30".

      Answered on 3/25/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    Can you tell me how best to cut the legs to length on these? Must they be hemmed, or can they be left raw?
    Asked on 3/12/2013 by JP from Michigan

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      JP, you could try them raw, but I think it would be best to hem them. Since the material is so stretchy, you'd need to use a stretchy stitch, like a zigzag stitch, to keep the thread from breaking. If you do go raw be sure to secure the seam ends so they don't unravel.

      Answered on 3/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout

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    How do these compare with NRS Rodeo Pants? Spec's say they are thinner (0.5 mm versus 2 mm), but people appear to be using them alone in cold weather? Plus, there are more expensive yet use flatlock stitching instead of blind-stitched and glued. One of my problems with my current NRS Rodeo Shorts is scraped knees on composite thigh braces during a few unfortunate wet exits, so I'd like something to cover knees and be abrasian proof but I don't want a lot of thickness since I'm already good and tight.
    Asked on 2/28/2013 by Brian from San Diego, CA

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Brian, main reason for the higher price is the fabrics covering the neoprene in HydroSkin is more expensive than the simple nylon covering the Rodeo Pants. And a glued/blind-stitched seam is comfortable against the skin, but with only 2 mm to glue to it isn't totally waterproof. You've got to get up to about 5 mm of neoprene before you get a superior glue bond. That seam isn't possible with HydroSkin and a flat-stitched seam is comfortable and very strong. Obviously the Rodeo Pants will be warmer. You say you've gotten scraped knees during wet exits - the thicker neoprene in the Rodeo Pants would seem to me to give you more cushioning for that. Unless I'm missing something, it's unclear to me how the HS Pants would improve that situation.

      Answered on 2/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've never worn rodeo pants but these were one of my first purchases when I started kayaking 5 years ago. They are suprisingly warm given their weight.. I'd recommend them.
       
      Happy paddling  

      Answered on 2/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I cannot completely answer that as i dont have the Rodeo pants... I have the HydroSkin though.  the Rodeo pants have neoprene and are likely warmer.  the HydroSkin is good thru the fall for me...when I will be splashed but I suppose it all depends on what you mean by cold weather/water...?  I boat all year and would not be wearing either of them now unless the chances of me coming out of my kayak were infinitesimal....  I am wearing a drysuit and though i could wear the Hydroskin under that, long johns are cheaper, more comfy and stink less....  Also I am not a fan of really tight clothes....buy these puppies at least one size more than you would ever wear on anything else and you will still be tight.  hope that helps

      Answered on 2/28/2013 by juan from paradise, ca
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    Do you recommend HydroSkin pants and top for winter standup paddle boarding?
    Asked on 12/16/2012 by KM from Park City, UT

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That would depend on the water/air temperature and your cold tolerance. I wear mine when running cold water rapids in a raft. Once I'm through the rapids they come off. Hope this helps!

      Answered on 12/16/2012 by Okie Paddler from OKC OK
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      what state?  they are warm but winter is cold here in northern CA.  I wear a drysuit and then it doesnt really matter what i have on under it....I wear the hydroskin stuff in spring and fall when it is warm/cool out...they are pretty light really...they keep the breeze off and so forth but you are better in a wetsuit if you are going to get wet.   Maybe if you are just on a lake?  I dunno.  dress for the water temps/conditions always.  Hydroskin is LIGHT neoprene (terraprene whatever).  Water is about 34 degrees here right now...I would NOT want to be in there in just HydroSkin..

      Answered on 12/16/2012 by juan from paradise, ca
    • VERIFIED BUYER

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      What's the water temp? I use these during the spring/summer/fall in Michigan when the water temperatures are above 60F. I would not use these in the winter if the water temperature is below 60F.

      Answered on 12/16/2012 by Kayak boy from Midland, MI
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      HydroSkin is very stretchy and offers excellent mobility, which is great for stand up paddle boarding. However, you need to take water temperature into account. HydroSkin has a 0.5-mm neoprene layer and is best for cool, not frigid water conditions.

      Answered on 12/17/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    Would you recommend wearing these while mountain biking in the cold wet Oregon winter? Will they keep me dry underneath?
    Asked on 11/18/2012 by Rob

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not sure.  They are pretty waterproof and might work quite well.  i am sorry that i cannot say that i have tried them for that.  They are not huge insulators, but better than most tights I think...

      Answered on 11/19/2012 by juan from paradise, ca
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They will make you sweat a lot while mtb. They are meant for water
      activities.

      Answered on 11/21/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Rob,
      These are neoprene and will trap body heat and perspiration underneath them. I would think they would be excessively hot and clammy once your legs get warm. I would not recommend them for mountain biking.
      Mark

      Answered on 11/19/2012 by Okie Paddler from OKC OK
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The seams aren't waterproof, but are splash resistant. One thing to consider is that they're not breathable. But they should keep you warm!

      Answered on 11/19/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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    Q:

    How much do these weigh in size medium or small?

    I think it would be awesome if you included weights in the descriptions. Pack rafting is getting really popular and packers are generally interested in weight.
    Asked on 11/8/2012 by Justin Baker from Santa Rosa, CA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Small is 0.85 pounds, the medium is 0.95 pounds.

      Answered on 11/8/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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4.5

(based on 33 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Warm (13)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Soft (6)
  • High quality (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (12)
    • Kayak / canoe / rafting (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Waist:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        77% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (26)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (8), Enthusiast (8), Competitive athlete (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    An exceptional product

    Th product is simply great. I have had several neoprenes but they were too thick and rubbery feeling. They allow easy movement to remount the surfski. This is an essential quality when paddling...Read complete review

    Th product is simply great. I have had several neoprenes but they were too thick and rubbery feeling. They allow easy movement to remount the surfski. This is an essential quality when paddling alone in cold water. I have had friends that needed rescue because they could not remount their Surfskis. This is what I had been looking for for over three years.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    comments about hydroskin pants

    These pants were desinged witout any ergonomic experiences.
    I am 5.10, 175 lbs. waist 34/35.
    I ordered per sizing chart, large. I could not get them over my buttock.Read complete review

    These pants were desinged witout any ergonomic experiences.
    I am 5.10, 175 lbs. waist 34/35.
    I ordered per sizing chart, large. I could not get them over my buttock.
    Exchanged them for XL.I just about got them passed my thigh's and buttocks with a couple seems craking.
    If you are average to athletic built you need, two sizes larger, then the leg length will be several inches to long.

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    5.0

    Works & Fits Great

    By Paddling Ty

    from Bellingham, WA

    About Me Competitive Athlete

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Paddling

      Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout:

      They fit almost like wetsuit bottoms with a bit of extra room in the lower legs. My typical pants measurements are 34x32 and the size Large works well and I would expect that it'll work for up to a 34x34.
      Extremely warm and highly recommended!

      • Fit:
      • Feels true to size
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      4.0

      HydroSkin Pants - Great Performance

      By wprender

      from Reno, NV

      About Me Avid Athlete

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout:

        Used Hydroskin Pants in 40-50 degree air temperature kayaking with great success. My feet were a bit numb, so I have since bought the Hydroskin Socks as well. Looking forward to using the set this weekend, as it just snowed, and the air temperature may be a bit colder. At least my feet and legs will do fine.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        perfect for cold day of paddling

        By Johnny G

        from Westport CT

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Moisture Wicking
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Weather

          Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout:

          HydroSkin products are form fitting if you want a looser fit order one size up.

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

          Cold Weather paddling

          By Paddler

          from Williamsport, PA

          About Me Competitive Athlete

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Lightweight
          • Soft
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Weather

            Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout:

            I love the hydroskin line, I already own the farmer john hydroskin, but on long distance trips I find them too warm, and often would prefer a lighter top, hence buying the pants only version, this way I can wear a lighter cooler top but still keep my legs and seat warm. I have had great wear out of the farmer johns and love the warmth that it offers even on the coldest of days. Short of buying a drysuit I think this combination works well for me. After 5-6 hours paddling in cold water even with a swim or too thrown in I have still managed to finish the day without getting too cold.

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

            Great product , size is correct

            By Rich

            from Fresno,ca

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Lightweight
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • kayaking

              Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin Pants - Closeout:

              Shipping was fast, this is a great product keeps me just warm enough

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

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