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Now there is a drysuit that works as hard as you do. Get the job done with the NRS Extreme SAR.
  • Designed specifically for our hardworking rescue customers, the breathable, waterproof, 320-denier TriTon™ fabric will hold up to years of abuse.
  • Super tough Cordura® exterior material reinforces seat, elbows and knees for rugged protection in high-wear areas.
  • Neoprene padding in the elbows and knees provide extra protection while working in the field.
  • The attached latex socks keep the water out and your feet much warmer.
  • With the help of the internal suspenders, you can comfortably wear the top of the suit down around your waist while away from the water.
  • A self-draining thigh pocket and a splash proof arm pocket keep all the essentials close at hand.
  • Heavy-duty YKK® waterproof men's relief zipper lets you answer nature's call without having to take the whole suit off.
  • Heavy-duty YKK waterproof entry zipper seals out water.
  • Seams are sealed with tough liquid rubber RSeal™ so they cannot leak, ever.
  • Liquid neoprene coated latex gaskets are more durable than standard gaskets providing a long lasting, waterproof seal.
  • Neoprene outer cuffs with adjustable hook-and-loop closures on the neck, wrist and ankles protect the latex gaskets.
  • Reflective material on the wrists and piping help visibility in low-light and foggy conditions.
  • Webbing buckle-closure waist belt allows for a more custom fit.

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Material: 320-denier, 3 layer TriTon™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Liquid neoprene coated latex gasket with adjustable hook-and-loop
Wrist Closure: Liquid neoprene coated latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Waist System: Buckle-closure waist belt
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Pockets:
  • 1 - Front
  • 1 - Sleeve
Latex Neck Gasket: Yes
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Latex Ankle Gaskets: No
Socks: Latex
Relief Zipper: Yes
Reflective Detailing: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Liquid RSeal on the interior seams
  • Cordura® reinforced seat, elbows and knees
  • Padded knees and elbows
  • Adjustable internal suspenders
  • Heavy-duty YKK® waterproof zippers
Size Height Weight (lbs)
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140
M/L 5'5"-6'0" 130-195
XL/XXL 5'10"-6'4" 185-245
G-XXL 5'11"-6'4" 260-305
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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Now there is a drysuit that works as hard as you do. Get the job done with the NRS Extreme SAR. Designed specifically for our hardworking rescue customers, the 400-denier TriTon fabric will hold up to years of abuse.

video: Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit

Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit (2:21)

This video explains how to properly put on an NRS drysuit.

video: How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance (3:30)

Replacing a drysuit zipper is not DIY, and it's a very expensive repair. Preventative care, such as like regularly cleaning and lubricating drysuit zipper teeth, will help preserve zipper health. Also, using good techniques to roll and fold the drysuit for transportation to and from the water will help prevent fatal damage.In this instructional video, NRS Repairs guru Josh Gile goes over all the tips for ensuring that the zipper will last the life of your drysuit.

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4.1

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4.0

Used for Swift Water Rescue

By Dean

from Pittsburgh

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Reliable
  • Rugged
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Adjusting Gaskets

Best Uses

  • Staying Dry

Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

I have used this dry suit for several swift water rescue classes and an ice rescue class. I performed lots of direct contact rescues and spent lots of time in the water. In every case I stayed nice and dry in this suit. There in reinforcement on the suit for high wear areas and this is a great feature. This suit doesnt have some of the higher end features you would find in a Mustang Dry suit such as a corded neck grommet, but I had very little issue keeping a water tight seal with the neck gasket, even when having lots of water run over my shoulders etc. I was concerned when taking the ice class about staying dry. I layered properly, was warm and dry for the entire time, and the water temp for that was about 38F. All and all not, the most expensive or the most feature filled, but if this is your budget, then I think this is a good solution.

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4.0

Sizing and booties only negatives

By FFGomer

from Maryland

About Me Professional

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Reflective Stripes
  • Reliable
  • Rugged Fabric
  • Suspenders
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Bulky
  • Rubber Booties
  • Sizing

Best Uses

  • SAR

Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

Use it for fire department's Advanced Tactical Rescue Team. Suit stands up to a lot of abuse and have never had a problem with it. Only complaints are the sizing and the booties. As mentioned previously, dedicated XL and XXL sizes would be great. I'm 6'2" 180lbs. and I am swimming in a XL/XXL. The rubber booties can also be problematic. They do a great job keeping my feet dry and warm but trying to get neoprene-lined boots on/off is a chore. Best solution found is to put plastic baggies over them before putting on boots. Maybe put some kind of material on outside of them or sell an over bootie for them?

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4.0

Good, robust drysuit

By Fish Guy.

from New Brunswick, Canada

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Reliable
  • Waterproof

Cons

  • Lack Of Sizes

Best Uses

  • Canoeing
  • River Surveys
  • Sea Kayaking

Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

This drysuit seems really well made and robust. I did manage to puncture it on my first outing, but I cannot blame that on the suit as I was handling sharp equipment. Using it for snorkel surveys of cold, fast, and shallow salmon rivers so bumping and grinding on the rocks is the norm.
Found myself, 6'1" and 185lbs to be right in between the M/L and XL/XXL (which is HUGE). Dedicated M and L sizes would be nice.
The zipper sticks out a bit, but not a big deal.
Comfortable and easy to get on. The suspenders are fantastic when hiking in and out of locations. Pockets useful and well-located. Good suit.

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4.0

COULD MAKE SMALLER SIZE

By SWTECH4

from CharlesTown/Ranson, WV

Pros

  • Gret VISIBILTY

Cons

  • Suspenders arnt great
  • Waist strap no good

Best Uses

  • Rivers
  • Swiftwater rescues

Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

I Used this product for my Fire Department team; I choose this suit cause of it bright Red color and the reflective strips and the Indy-glow was veary smart play for any rescue team especialy at night opps.The pockets are cool and the padding well You could defiently could not ask for much more.I used mine few times. Butt i whish i could say that i kept it for longer use though NRS need to think about this style for smaller people... (women): Are smaller statured so, I have to sell mine knowly that they do not have one out in the same style for me. So maybe in the near furture I could be the first 5"2-128lbs to try one out size. Thank You NRS for designing a grest suit in a long while out of all companys dsigns for rescue. If You like to E-mail me at FFHolmesIFC4[@] I would love feed back too.

Service and delivery comments:

YES.

Correct'

Yes they help me out tremendiously on your other products, I love NRS I will continue to shop for your products.

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4.0

Good For Rescue

By Ben

from Grand Junction, CO

Verified Reviewer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Rescue

      Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

      I've had this product for approximately 1 year and it has performed well in numerous swiftwater rescue situations (extreme cold and heat). It is very durable with extra-thick fabric in high wear areas of the seat and knees. I have a 2nd new one in hand (no charge) after customer service was unable to repair a severely torn rubber foot. Although I've been extremely satisfied -- the sleeve and ankle fabric cuffs are a bit cumbersome and tend not to stay velcroed when in the water. It's minor but something NRS could improve upon in future versions. Overall, it has just enough pockets for very small items but not so many to become annoying. Thanks NRS for a great suit and exceptional customer service. I give it 4.5 stars and 5 with a cuff tweak.

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      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        Do you have a boot that you recommend to use with the NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit? I have tried a few but the booties are so thick that we have a hard time fitting into boots. Is there a type of boot that you can show me or a guide to increase the boot size by 1, 2, or 3 sizes from normal?
        Asked on 6/14/2015 by Tucker from Dover, DE

        2 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Sir,
          I use the NRS work boot
          http://www.nrs.com/product/2338/nrs-workboot-wetshoe
          Order 1 size larger than you normally wear. There is a removable insole to help with sizing.
          If you are working in extreme weather and wearing heavy wool socks under the suit, go 2 sizes up.

          Answered on 6/16/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Tucker, the ATB Wetshoe, Item # 30029.01, with its side zip entry works well with drysuit socks. Usually going up one size provides adequate room.

          Answered on 6/15/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        Greetings:

        My fire department owns 8 of these suits. They work great for surface swiftwater as well as surface still water search, rescue and training in the cold waters of Colorado.

        One of our suits developed a pinhole leak on the bottom of one of the "boots." If am reading the specs correctly, the "boots" are latex. What is the best repair/patch technique/process for small holes?

        Thanks in advance for you help.

        Eric
        Asked on 5/30/2015 by ee-zz-ee from Lakewood, CO

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Greetings, friend
          For small pin holes, I use bicycle inner tube patches with cement. For larger boot wear, I use the repair material for our inflatable boot, cut a heel or toe section out and glue it with boat cement. I have found it is better to put small patches on the inside of the boot and large patches on the outside.
          It helps of you can clamp the patch firmly for a couple of hours to let the cement set. I also abrade the area with sand paper to get the glue to bond.

          Answered on 6/1/2015 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Eric, a good fix for this pinhole and for larger tears in socks and in other waterproof items is Aquaseal Adhesive, Item # 35001.01. Mixing it with Cotol, # 33502.01, significantly shortens the cure time. There are instructions and videos on both product pates.

          Answered on 5/31/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I used a contact cement for a small tear. Basically the same as a bike tire repair but without the vulcanizing cement. Find the hole and then insert something into the inside of the suit give a surface area that is flat but don't stretch. Gently rough it up with a bit of 220 paper and clean with pure isopropyl alcohol. Cut your round patch and clean it - 3/4" is suitable for a pinhole. Make sure your glue is fairy runny and not paste like. You can add rubber cement thinner to cut it down if required. Use a small brush apply to both surfaces and let dry. A couple of coats is required. Apply patch when glue is almost dry.
          Although this is not a solvent bond with the materials melting together it is very tough. Always a good idea to test your method on scrap material first.
          Sent from my iPad

          Answered on 5/31/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        I would like to use this drysuit for shallow water (< 6 ft ) search and recovery with snorkel gear. Is it likely to leak at those depths?
        Asked on 5/14/2015 by Matt

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          It should work fine at that depth, Matt.

          Answered on 5/14/2015 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        What temperature is this rated for? Can this be used for cold water/ice rescue?
        Asked on 4/15/2015 by Jeff from St. Cloud,MN

        5 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Jeff, you can certainly use it for those purposes. A number of fire departments and rescue agencies are going this way. By varying the layering inside the suit you can cover more conditions. It's more versatile than a dedicated ice rescue suit.

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          We use these suits to about -10 while repairing our dam at a power plant. The secret is the amount of under layers . In ultra cold temps, double fleece long johns are worn underneath. You need really good gloves and a wet suit hood to maintain body heat. Go larger on the suits if you are wearing heavy clothes underneath .
          Sent from my iPhone

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I am a trainer for Elkford Search and Rescue. Our team wears that
          Dry suit for Swiftwater and Ice Rescue in glacier water and they tell
          me that they are very warm.
          Have a great day.
          Kelli McNair

          Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi Jeff,
          The NRS Extreme Dry Suit is not rated to a specific temperature. It is a shell type garment that keeps water out, but does not provide any warmth on its own. How warm you are when you're wearing it depends on what you are wearing underneath. Typically, long underwear and layers of fleece are worn, or specific outfits made to be worn under a drysuit. It keeps you dry, what you wear underneath keeps you warm.
          It can be used for cold water/ice rescue. Somoe people/departments prefer to wear neoprene drysuits which keep you dry and insulate you, but others prefer the mobility offered by shell type drysuits like this one. I wear one doing snorkel surveys of rivers in October in Canada when the water temp is just above freezing. We are out and in and out of the river all day and this is my preferred garment.
          Hope this helps.

          Answered on 4/16/2015 by Fish Guy. from New Brunswick, Canada
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I have worn mine in 42 degree water when it was in the 30's outside. What you wear under it makes the difference.  I usually wear some under armor insulated and a micro fleece top and bottom. Works great.
          Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

          Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        Was wondering if this could be used as a dry suit for rafting please? if not what would you recommend and why....
        Asked on 11/15/2013 by Ripple from Vancouver, Canada

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Yes, this is an excellent drysuit for rafting or other whitewater sports.

          Answered on 11/17/2013 by Fish Guy. from New Brunswick, Canada
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          It can definitely be used as a dry suit for rafting. I use mine for
          kayaking all the time and it works really well.

          Answered on 11/18/2013 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Yes, you certainly can use it for rafting. Designed for swiftwater rescue professionals, it's one tough drysuit.

          Answered on 11/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        I'm trying to size a Firefighter for a drysuit. He is 5'10", 48"waist, Chest 52", Shoulders 27". Will he fit in a XL/XXL?
        Asked on 7/23/2013 by Automattick from Boerne, Texas

        3 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'm 6'3" and about 220 pounds. I've got the both an XXL and an XL NRS
          Extreme. The XXL just hangs off of me. I think I could almost fit two of me
          in there so I'm sure it would fit someone the size you describe. It might be
          too long, however.
          The XL fits me pretty well but there's not a lot of extra shoulder room when
          you are donning the suit. I don't know my shoulder measurements but I wear a
          size 44L suit jacket. The person you describe might have some difficulty
          getting an XL it on and off but I think he could probably fit inside it. It
          might be easier getting on and off for someone with a shorter torso than me.
          Hope that helps some.
          Martin B.

          Answered on 7/23/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I am 6'4" 253 with 52" chest and 42" waist. I have plenty of room in the waist and ample room in the chest. XL would fit him just fine.
          Barton 'Bo' Cooke
          Managing Partner
          Gamma Knife of Spokane

          Answered on 7/23/2013 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Our Rescue Rep, Cody, recommends the G2XL size in this suit for this firefighter. If you have questions about it, give him a call, 877.677.7370.

          Answered on 7/23/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        Where can I find instructions on adjusting the sizing of the latex neck?
        Asked on 5/24/2013 by Aaron

        2 answers

        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          They best way to adjust the neck of dry suits is to stretch it. My personal technique is to insert a large juice container into the neck and let it sit for a while.
          If you want to keep the seal from cracking and drying out it is a good idea to regularly coat it with 303 protectant. It also helps it slide over your head easier.
          http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product.asp?pfid=1909&pdeptid=1176

          Answered on 5/24/2013 by Anonymous
        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          Aaron, here's a video that covers this - http://www.nrsweb.com/boating_tips/how_to_stretch_latex_neck_gasket.asp

          Answered on 5/24/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        Is it ok to hang this suit on small metal hangers? ( Extreme SAR dry suit )
        What is the proper way to store the suit for quick deployment ?
        Thank you
        Asked on 3/15/2013 by John from Rochester, NY

        1 answer

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          John, I recommend a sturdier hanger, something with a wider surface that's touching the suit. I use wooden hangers on my drysuits. Coat the zipper teeth with Zip Tech, Item # 2288, so they work easily, leave the zippers open to help preserve the sealing surface and store in a cool, dry space, out of sunlight. Periodically inspect the latex gaskets and socks and treat them with Seal Saver, Item # 2295, to make sure they're ready to go when you are. Be safe!

          Answered on 3/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        It seems this product has been made for SAR activity so I would like to know if this would be a good choice for sea kayaking and white water DR.
        If you are wearing this product for sea kayaking and/or white water kayaking, let me know about your feeling. If you specify the pros and cons of this product for those activities, I appreciate it very much.
        Also I would like to know how much this Drysuit weighs so if you have this one, put it onto a scale for me, please.

        Thank you!
        Asked on 2/1/2013 by Gen from Kanagawa, Japan

        3 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The SAR Drysuit is very tough, made durable for the hard wear that rescue professionals put on a suit. For kayaking the Inversion Drysuit, with the overskirt that goes over your sprayskirt tunnel, is a much better choice.

          Answered on 2/1/2013 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I use the NRS extreme drysuit (circa 2007) for sea kayaking.  In general I have been happy with it.  It is made of a heavier fabric than most of the other dry suits which will make it more durable, the main downside of this is that it is quite warm and doesn't seem to breath as well as a thinner fabric might.  In general I have been happy with this product for cold weather kayaking but would not recommend it, if you want something that you can wear when it is above 60F or so.  For cold weather it works great.  

          Answered on 2/1/2013 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi.
          This drysuit is made for SAR activity. It is very robust and comfortable for all day wear. I have worn this product mostly for snorkel surveys of salmon in cold rivers with both rapids and pools. It is not designed for sea or white water kayaking. Suits for those activities, which I also do and have a drysuit for, all have a skirt tube. This feature is a layer that goes over the kayak skirt, effectively sealing out water from entering the cockpit.. Without it, even tight skirts will allow water in the boat. This suit was not designed for those activities and as such, does not have a skirt tube.
          Having said that, in waters that are cold, but not overly rough or wavy, it will suit the purpose but not as well as a specifically designed kayaking drysuit. I don't have a scale to weigh it, but it is easily heavier than my gore-tex kayaking drysuit, though more robust for heavier use so it is justified.
          Hope this helps.

          Answered on 2/11/2013 by Fish Guy. from New Brunswick, Canada
      • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

        Q:

        is it possible to dive with ? and what is the max depth ?
        Asked on 12/7/2012 by xavier the frenchfrog from la valette du var , france

        3 answers

        • Staff Reviewer

          A:

          The zippers are dive-type, but this is designed for surface use. Sorry, can't give you any advice on dive applications.

          Answered on 12/7/2012 by Clyde from NRS
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          I'm sure that you could dive with this product, however you will need
          additional ballast to maintain neutral buoyancy and you will need to put a
          finger under the collar or sleeve to get as much air out as possible prior
          to your descent.
          As for max depth... you may be the one to discover it! (I'd guess that it
          would probably make it to 80-90 feet.
          One word of warning: it may be uncomfortable given the additional pressure
          present underwater. Be sure your layers are well aligned!

          Answered on 12/7/2012 by Anonymous
        • VERIFIED BUYER

          A:

          Hi,
          No, the NRS SAR Extreme Drysuit is not a SCUBA diving drysuit. Drysuits for that sport have an air relief valve and a valve to connect to the air supply for buoyancy control purposes. This suit is meant for work in and around cold water but not for SCUBA diving. I've used it snorkeling very cold rivers during surveys for certain fish species and it is great, rugged and comfortable.
          Hope this helps.

          Answered on 12/10/2012 by Fish Guy. from New Brunswick, Canada
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