NRS Latex Drysock

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We stock only the highest quality latex drysuit gaskets. Install with Aquaseal®.

Drysocks are sold individually.

The glue-in diameter for all sizes is 14" in circumference.

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  • video: Gasket Repair Video
    Gasket Repair Video
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  • Replace/Repair Your Ankle Gasket or Dry Sock on a Drysuit
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Size
Neck Gasket Wrist Gasket Ankle Gasket
S S S One Size
M M S
L M M
XL L L
XX XL L
Latex Sock
Sizing
Ankle Sizing Neck Sizing Wrist Sizing
Size Men's Sizing Circ. Circ. Circ.
S 5-7 One Size 11.75"-12.5" 6"
M 7-10 12.5"-15" 6"-7"
L 10-13 15"-18" 6.5"-8"
XL NA 18" + NA

video: Gasket Repair Video

Gasket Repair Video (6:26)

In-depth instructional video on how to repair dry wear gaskets.

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    Q:

    not sure how to replace the old torn latex socks in my NRS drysuit. the video was for a neck gasket. are there more detailed instructions for the sock somewhere/
    Asked on 8/11/2013 by charlie

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Attaching new boot to drysuit:
      The hardest part is getting a mandrel to fit the leg of the wetsuit.
      Maybe a 2-quart clorox bottle, a roll of paper towel, or whatever else
      that works. Maybe the mandel needs newspaper wrapped around it to get a
      better fit, covered with wax paper so the adhesive will not stick. It
      sould fit tight enough and be firm enough so there are no folds, and it
      can take the pressure of the next few steps.
      Second, does the sock fit over it reasonably easy without too much
      stretching? If it fits sloppy, you need a smaller sock (can't expect the
      adhesive to do miracles). If it won't fit without causing folds, you need
      a bigger sock.
      Next, maybe some masking tape judiciously around the leg or the sock will
      help to eliminate adhesive disfigure whan the job is done (the masking
      tape can be removed with some careful scapel work where the adhesive
      tries to bind).
      Then, put the sock into position and roll the top of the sock back into a
      cuff (the cuff is where you put the adhesive).
      Apply adhesive in the cuff area of the sock.
      Roll the cuff back up.
      Wrap the whole thing with wax paper and then bind firmly with masking
      tape (or whatever) so as to have a pressure bond (this might not be
      necessary if everything else fits exactly right). The object is not to
      compress the whole assembly, but rather to compress and spread the
      adhesive between the sock and leg.
      Best to practice this whole procedure without the application of adhesive
      until comfortable.
      Same procedure can be used to attach cuffs.

      Answered on 8/14/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have replaced latex socks by:
      a.. cutting off the old sock, leaving about 1" of old sock attached to the drysuit
      b.. building a jig using an appropriate sized food can built up with newspaper and inserting down the leg of the drysuit. The goal is to fully expand the remaining ring of old sock. This is unlikely to be perfect, but "good enough" should work
      c.. clean the surfaces to be glued with alcohol
      d.. apply Aquaseal to the remaining ring of old sock. Place the new sock over the jig, carefully orienting the toe in the correct direction. Turn up about 1" of new sock, apply Aquaseal to turned-up surface.
      e.. roll down turned-up new sock to join to old sock ring
      f.. squeeze out air/wrinkles with a spoon
      g.. bind with duct tape
      h.. let cure for 24 hours
      i.. remove jig from leg

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Peter K. from Ottawa, ON
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Charlie, the procedure is the same as in the video. Here's a tip our repair people have for you - you'll notice there's a crease that runs down the top of sock and around under the foot and up the back of the sock. Make marks on your drysuit where that crease meets the suit fabric. Doing that will let you make sure the new sock is oriented properly. And be sure to get the right size sock by consulting this Sizing Guide - http://www.nrs.com/repair/gasket_sizing.asp

      Answered on 8/12/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Pros

  • Easy to use (5)
  • Easy to install (4)
  • Protects well (3)
  • Weather proof (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Outdoors (3)
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great Upgrade

    I bought a drysuit with ankle gaskets, and tore one of them on the river. I decided to go ahead and cut the other one out and replace both with the dry socks. ...Read complete review

    I bought a drysuit with ankle gaskets, and tore one of them on the river. I decided to go ahead and cut the other one out and replace both with the dry socks. Great decision. I installed them myself by following the video on the website, and it was very simple. Now it doesn't take me 30 min to get out of my drysuit at the end of the run.

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    Tore after 2 years

    I bought these to add to my NRS dry pants that came with ankle gaskets. I use them for paddling surfski type boats where my legs and feet are in water. I loved them...Read complete review

    I bought these to add to my NRS dry pants that came with ankle gaskets. I use them for paddling surfski type boats where my legs and feet are in water. I loved them for as long as they lasted but after a couple years one just tore with very little tension on it while putting on the pants. It seemed as though the material had rotted and weakened with age. I may have used them 30 or 40 times in a couple years.

    They were not impossible to install but not easy either. I will go back to using fabric booties from now on.

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    5.0

    easy to install

    By nicenurse

    from concord, NH

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Protects Well
    • Weather Proof

    Cons

    • Messy

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Latex Drysock:

      Combined with the online video on the website, removing torn ankle gaskets and replacing them with rubber booties was easy even though my first try. I did make a little mess on the workbench and some adhesive got on the booties but no big deal. It is nice to have feel completely dry.

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      2.0

      Tore after 2 years

      By Seagull

      from Pacific Northwest

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Dry
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

      • Not Durable

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Latex Drysock:

        I bought these to add to my NRS dry pants that came with ankle gaskets. I use them for paddling surfski type boats where my legs and feet are in water. I loved them for as long as they lasted but after a couple years one just tore with very little tension on it while putting on the pants. It seemed as though the material had rotted and weakened with age. I may have used them 30 or 40 times in a couple years.

        They were not impossible to install but not easy either. I will go back to using fabric booties from now on.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        latex drysuit soxk

        By jackson

        from Olympia, Wa

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Protects Well
        • Visually Pleasing
        • Weather Proof

        Cons

        • None To Say

        Best Uses

        • Outdoor

        Comments about NRS Latex Drysock:

        This product was exactly what the website described and what I expected
        The best part was the video on how to install it I learned a few pointers from it.

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        5.0

        exactly what you order

        By luke

        from Fort Collins CO

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about NRS Latex Drysock:

              you get exactly what you need when you order these socks. The NRS socks last as long as every other brand i have tried and are a little bit cheaper too.

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              3.0

              Never buy a drysuit with Latex booties!!

              By Bryan the Boater

              from Wet Virginia

              About Me Advanced

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Install

              Cons

              • Ineffective
              • Not Durable
              • Plan On Replacing It

              Best Uses

              • Outdoor

              Comments about NRS Latex Drysock:

              As far as latex drysocks go this product is completely satisfactory and lives up to any and all claims that NRS makes. However, the bottom line is that latex drysocks just suck in general. They rip very easy and need constant upkeep. NEVER BUY A DRYSUIT WITH LATEX BOOTIES!!! spend the extra for GORE-TEX booties!!!!!

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