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With its innovative 4-layer Eclipse™ waterproof-breathable fabric and performance-cut design, the NRS Men's Crux Drysuit gives kayakers a new standard of unmatched freedom of movement and dry comfort.
  • 4-layer Eclipse fabric, with its proprietary waterproof-breathable barrier and Nanosphere® DWR finish lock water out while letting moisture escape.
  • The supple polyester microfiber shell allows frictionless paddling with superior resistance to puncture and abrasion.
  • The overskirt, with its 5" wide neoprene band and double-pull hook-and-loop closure fits over your sprayskirt tunnel to complete a watertight seal.
  • Attached drysocks are made from the same 125 denier Eclipse fabric. The seams are taped inside and out for extra durability.
  • We've included a wide heavy-duty YKK® waterproof relief zipper so you can answer nature's call without having to strip out of the suit.
  • Top quality latex wrist and neck gaskets seal water out.
  • The heavy-duty YKK waterproof entry zipper allows easy entrance and is covered with a hook-and-loop sealed flap for extra protection.
  • Volcano-style self-draining punch-through neoprene neck overcuff protects the tough latex neck gasket.
  • Stretchy polyurethane overcuffs with adjustable hook-and-loop closures on the wrists and ankles protect the latex wrist gaskets and Eclipse socks.
  • Single-seam legs eliminate wear points and improve mobility.
  • Cordura® fabric reinforces the seat while the knees are protected with an additional layer of Eclipse fabric for rugged protection in high-wear areas.

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Material: 4-layer Eclipse™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Latex gasket with neoprene volcano-style overcuff
Wrist Closure: Latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Waist System: Overskirt with double-pull hook-and-loop adjustment
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Pockets: No
Latex Neck Gasket: Yes
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Socks: Fabric
Relief Zipper: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced seat
  • Eclipse reinforced knees
  • Heavy-duty YKK® zippers
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: 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 Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    Hi. I'm a 5'9" fellow that only weighs 130 lbs., so my neck and wrists are really small. Being as I'm a medium height-wise, could I get a small drysuit so the neck and wrist gaskets don't leak, or will I have leg-length problems? What would you recommend?
    Asked on 4/15/2015 by Zoopster from Pacific Northwest

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi, I bought a large. I’m 5’11’’ 160lbs and it fits well. My friend 5’6’’ 150 lbs bought a M and it is a little too big for him. Gaskets are not too tight.
      Hope it helps

      Answered on 4/17/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It looks like the Small suit would be too short for you. There on the product page, in the More information section, click on the "NRS Gasket Sizing" link. Check the sizing info to determine if the Medium suit's neck gasket will work. If you need to switch to a smaller gasket, give us a call for options, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Go with the medium. I really don't think the gaskets will leak. However,
      if you were to get the small there's a high chance that the suit will be
      too short, too small, and generally unpleasant for any sort of active wear
      (especially with proper layering underneath).

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I feel that the more overriding aspect of your proper fit would be your height.
      Not sure if you have had problems in the past with neck and wrist gaskets leaking, but those gaskets are pretty darn tight.
      I look at it this way: the difference in wrist and neck size between you and I is most like very small, comparatively between the difference in height and the fit of a large vs small suit (or medium).
      I am 6 foot on the dot and 184 lbs, and the large fits like a glove; in fact a bit tight across the midsection- I have the large.
      I say go with the size as predicated on your height. Think about it, have you ever heard anyone on the river say "Gee, my gaskets feel really loose today"?
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Christopher from Atlanta, GA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hey there. I wouldn't go smaller. I fit the large size profile crux and was
      able to try a friends before buying. I personally thought it was a bit
      snug, almost to the point where is started making me claustrophobic. So I
      ended up going a size larger (xL) and have not had not had an issue with
      the gaskets breaching. My wrist are about 6.5" around and I'd have to think
      the gaskets are 4-5" around - definetly a good seal.
      The medium sounds like a good size for you, in that it will provide you
      with adequate range of motion, inspiring confidence; which is part of the
      reason for buying a drysuit.
      Hope this helps.
      Mike

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      i have the medium and the neck gasket is super tight. too tight
      really. it may be why it is a closeout item. i am 5'7' and a medium
      build of 170. you can always get the small and try it on. if it does
      not fit send it back.

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      A small won't due. It'll be too short. I'd suggest you try the medium. If the gaskets leak get a custom suit made or get gaskets replaced w smaller ones. NRS will work w you.
      When I first saw my medium Crux I thought it was way too long. You'll need what, at first, looks like too much length to get in & out.
      I'm 5'8" w medium build, about 15" neck & 160 lbs. My gaskets are really rather tight. Gaskets are made small so they can be trimmed to fit. They're smaller at the top than bottom. I suspect the gaskets will work just fine.
      Steven T Padgitt
      American Clay Earth Plasters
      Snowed Inn
      Dragonfly Designs

      Answered on 4/16/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The seals on the crux suit fit pretty tight. A medium would probably work just fine for you. A small might not fit you height wise
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 4/15/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    Hello I've got a quick question about the men's crux drysuit. I'm in between sizes medium and large. I'm 5'8 175 pounds with a 41 chest and a 30-31 waist. I purchased a large recently and it came in today and it seems to fit well from the waist up but seems to be too long in the legs and pretty big in the waist. Just wondering if because of my shape I'll have to deal with the long length and extra room in the waist in order to have the upper body mobility. This is my first drysuit so I just want to be sure to get the right fit. After all this I guess my question should really be is it better to favor the next size up when between sizes? Thanks for your help!
    Asked on 12/8/2014 by speedy from north Smithfield, RI

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 6'0, and most days 185lbs with a 42 inch chest and 34 inch waist. I bought the large and the fit is great. This is my first dry suit as well, but I am really happy with the large. Absolutely no problem with upper body mobility. Sounds like the medium may be you calling?
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 12/10/2014 by Christopher from Atlanta, GA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6’0 190 with wide shoulders and a 34 inch waist and the Large drysuit fits me pretty well. You can layer heavy and still have plenty of room to move. My buddy who is 5’10 wide shoulders, probably 32-33 waist, got the Medium and it fits him really well. He has plenty of room to layer and move around. I would recommend trying out the medium. Having all that extra room in the large traps a lot of air which will really make the suit balloon up on you.

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6' and weigh about 180. I tried the XL but found it too long in the legs so went with the large. It is snug around the spray skirt cover but the length is just right. I'd guess the medium would be too tight on your torso even though the leg length would probably be more comfortable. One of the challenges of ordering stuff on line is you can't try it on in the store. Enjoy your kayaking. You made a good choice in getting a dry suit. Having a dry suit is an important way to help you stay safe in colder water.

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hmmm, I'm about your same size & just a bit lighter. I bought the medium & it fits perfectly, under garnets & all. U certainly don't want it too small but my guess is the medium might do u better, given the length problem.
      Steven T Padgitt
      American Clay Earth Plasters
      Snowed Inn
      Dragonfly Designs

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just purchased the Large Crux and have not used it in the water. I am 5'
      8" at 155lbs. The Large seems slightly roomy although the shoulders seem
      just right, I think the Med would be too confining for my desired
      mobility. It is very tight on the neck. NRS has a great return policy if
      you don't like the fit just send it back.

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by steamboatrick from Steamboat Springs
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Speedy,
      I'm also 5'9" 175 lbs with a 42 inch chest. But, also super broad
      shoulders. I'm guessing we'd be similar in size. I've worn a medium suit
      before and quite honestly don't know how I got in the suit. I had to have a
      friend help to get out without hulking out of it. So I know mobility in a
      medium suit wouldn't be the only problem. Have you burped the suit while
      wearing it? After you have it on, paddle shoes, and all zipped up hold the
      neck open with both hands with your arms flat to your chest and crouch down
      to deflate the suit. Getting rid of that Michelin Man look not only makes
      it fit better... But, will also allow you to actually get into your yak. I
      think there's a video on this in the video section on the product page. If
      this still doesn't help you may need to go to a two piece suit for Large
      top and Medium bottom. Not the same kind of protection though.
      --Gavin W.

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have this drysuit and it is my second. If you feel like the legs are too long, I wonder if you still feel that way if kneeling, crouching, or sitting? There may be some paddling positions where you would want a little extra length. As to the waist, when you put on your suit, leave the zipper an inch or two open and squeeze the air out by hugging yourself and getting into a ball. Then finish zipping. Once you throw on your life jacket, again I am thinking the extra room won't bother you. All that to say that your suit is probably better a bit big than a bit small. Good luck.

      Answered on 12/8/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the weight?
    Asked on 11/28/2014 by slickrock from santa fe, nm

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Lightweight, thin strong fabric.

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Dr Mac, the Shrink from Western NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I just went downstairs after reading this e-mail to feel how heavy...I'm guessing 5 lbs.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Medium weighs 3.4 pounds.

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The crux dry suit probably weights about 3lbs. Really light weight compared to other dry suits but very durable
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know precisely, but it is light weight, not bulky, much like a dry top. I found this suit to be very comfortable with good freedom of movement and room for a fleece union suit to be worn underneath.

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know the exact weight but it is light..Haven't used my yet still got tags on it..had to return my first one(large) for a medium.large was to long ...the return process is real easy and free return shipping ..

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      2.75 lbs & worth every oz.
      late season paddling on main Salmon - toasty as I needed to be. Friend paddling in Calgary in sub freezing weather & swears by it. Buy it!
      Steven T Padgitt
      American Clay Earth Plasters
      Snowed Inn
      Dragonfly Designs

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    What type of warranty does it have?
    Asked on 2/24/2014 by Tom M

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Tom, our Rock Solid Guarantee will give you confidence in NRS products. Take a look - http://www.nrs.com/guarantee.asp

      Answered on 2/25/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    Are the socks built into the suit, or are there ankle gaskets?
    Asked on 2/19/2014 by cold feet

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It has fabric socks of the same 4-layer Eclipse material that's in the body of the suit.

      Answered on 2/19/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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      4.0

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      By Nick

      from Westminster, MD

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits true to size

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Whitewater kayaking

        Comments about NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout:

        Overall I am pleased with the dry suit. Only problem so far is that the Velcro separated from the ankle adjustments. I repaired with a little glue. Other than that, the suit has held up well.

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        5.0

        NIce Drysuit

        By Vince

        from Tennesssee

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        Pros

        • Cumfortable
        • Easy to put on

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Used Down To 35 Degrees

          Comments about NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout:

          This has been a really good purchase so far. It is my first Complete "Suit". Previously I've have 2 piece. Pricing was great! Booties dont leak I'm a 13 and plenty of room for thick socks, underneath. Ankle and neck gaskets seem pretty water tight, but I've yet to have any major swims.

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          5.0

          Best NRS drysuit yet!

          By Stephen

          from Rock Island, TN

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Dry
          • Fabric Booties
          • Stylish

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Kayaking
            • Rafting

            Comments about NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout:

            I have a little over 20 uses on this suit and it's still bone-dry. My fleece and socks are still totally dry after a long day of creeking, river running, or playboating. This is the first NRS drysuit that has performed this well for me and I LOVE IT!!! Nice lightweight material and a great cut make this an easy choice for winter boating. Stoked to use the fabric material booties as well...the latex was never quite as warm and it was too bulky.

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            4.0

            paddling in winter

            By nemo

            from western PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfort
            • Safety

            Cons

            • Tricky sizing

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water Activities
            • Kayaking

            Comments about NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout:

            I got into whitewater kayaking this year and wasn't ready to stop for the winter. Originally I purchased a dry top dry pant combo but after a test swim I had a wet seat. Concerned about safety if I took a long cold water swim I ordered the crux and returned the combo. After taking a couple of swims and a few outings I have remained dry and happy. Also it is much easier on and off as well as the most comfortable option I have found for on the river when it is cold. The only quibble I have with it and the reason I gave it 4 instead of 5 stars is the velcro lash tab on the spray skirt tunnel separated from the rubbery pull tab. It doesn't appear to be structural but it seams that fabric glues are still not as reliable as stitched seams. All sealing seams appear to be stitched and holding up well however time will tell when it comes to durability. One final note is I am 5'11'' #155 and am between sizes. I ordered a large originally because of height but when it arrived it was way too big and I felt I was swimming in the suit. I exchanged it for the medium and have a much better fit, although another inch in the legs would make it perfect. I experienced excellent customer support and returns were all hassle free as promised.

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            5.0

            crux drysuit

            By brett

            from mammoth lakes,ca

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                  Comments about NRS Men's Crux Drysuit - Closeout:

                  This is an upgrade from the extreme relief drysuit!!
                  The booties"dry socks " are much better, seem like they are more durable than latex style booties, definitely more comfy, you can fit socks under and they easly slip on latex are grabby and too snug.
                  I own an extreme relief suit also but realized when kayaking the water just comes over the skirt and into the boat, the crux has a little skirt that overlaps your sprayskirt to eliminate this prob..
                  Both are awesome this has better booties"dry socks" rather than latex and has the overskirt for kayak. If you kayak some get this, for rafting, sailing etc the extreme is great just wish they had dry sock type booties.

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