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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.
  • Pull cord waist adjustment allows for a more custom fit.

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    NRS Extreme SAR Rescue Drysuit Video
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  • video: Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit
    Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit
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  • video: How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance
    How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance
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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: Drawcord with barrel lock adjustment
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.

video: NRS Extreme SAR Rescue Drysuit Video

NRS Extreme SAR Rescue Drysuit Video (4:03)

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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  • 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:

      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
    • 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
    • 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

    • 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
    • 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
    • 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
  • 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

    • 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
    • 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
  • 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
  • NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit

    Q:

    Can you stencil words on the suit? If so, what can you use to do this? I would like to put " Fire Dept". Our department uses the Triton Drysuits. Thanks
    Asked on 11/17/2012 by Ryan from Rye, NY

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, you can apply lettering to the suit. Check with a local screen-printing company for the best ink to use.

      Answered on 11/19/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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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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            4.0

            Built like a Tank

            By Tim

            from Illinois

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Heavy Duty Construction
            • High visibility
            • Suspenders are Great

            Cons

            • No 'Energlow' sleeves
            • Spray skirt cover
            • Waist Adjustment
            • Zipper covers

            Best Uses

            • Day Trips
            • Flat Waters
            • Kayak Camping
            • Ocean Swells
            • Rivers

            Comments about NRS Extreme SAR Drysuit:

            While I'm not in the Search and Rescue (SAR) profession, I wanted a suit that could handle walking through occasional brush and the wear and tear associated with kayaking. I also wanted a high visibility dry suit because I do a lot of solo paddling.

            This suit really is built like a tank. The heavy duty fabric, liquid neoprene seam sealant and solid latex gaskets do a great job keeping you dry. The suspenders are great for keeping the suit up and you really don't have to tie the arms across your chest if you walking around with it only partially on. The padded elbows and knees are nice, which are also reinforced, along with the seat.

            In order to add some extra protection to the laytex booties, I wear a pair of NRS Hydroskin wetsock over them. That works out really well. I've worn both the NRS Boundry and Sasquatch shoes with this suit. I just bought them one size larger.

            I have last years model with the 'energlow' arm panels. The red and white contrast is great and the panels glow nicely at night. I'm not sure why NRS doesn't have them on this years model.

            The only item that I think needs fixing is the adjustable shock cord waistband. I would recommend that NRS pull that and replace it with an adjustable web belt with a quick detachable nylon snap buckle.

            I would also like to see covers for the zippers and a spray skirt cover would be nice, but may not be appropriate for this suits main purpose.

            Despite the couple of very minor things that I'd like to see changed, this is an outstanding dry suit and I would not hesitate to buy it again.

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