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A waterproof pant with waterproof socks! Use them for wading while fishing or getting in and out of your boat without getting wet. You can feel secure in the Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Pant even if you take a swim.
  • A waterproof pant with socks! Are they safe? You bet. After extensive testing, Kokatat's test paddlers give them a big thumbs-up.
  • A wide, secure neoprene waistband with hook-and-loop tabs keeps water out, or you can mate these pants with a double-skirted top. You can feel secure even if you take a swim.
  • Hydrus material has a tough nylon outer layer with a durable water repellent (DWR) coating to shed water.
  • A proprietary polyurethane micro-porous inner coating quickly transfers water vapor away from your body.
  • The soft knit polyester inner layer feels good against the skin and is engineered to help with moisture transfer.
  • Gravel guards at the ankles help keep sand and debris out of your shoes or booties.
  • Lifetime warranty on materials and workmanship.

Product Reviews

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Material: 3 layer Hydrus 3L
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Waist System: Neoprene waist with double-pull hook-and-loop closure
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Pockets: No
Latex Ankle Gaskets: No
Socks: Fabric
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Gravel guards over socks
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist Hips Inseam Sleeve Drysock Size
XS 5'0"-5'4" 100-125 32"-35" 25"-28" 34"-36" 26"-28" 30" Youth 3-5
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 35"-38" 28"-31" 36"-38" 29"-30" 30:-32" M6-8 / W8-10
M 5'6"-6'0" 140-175 38"-41" 31"-34" 39"-41" 30"-31" 32"-34" M9-11 / W11-12
L 5'10"-6'2" 175-200 41"-44" 34"-37" 41"-44" 31"-32" 34"-35" M9-11 / W11-12
XL 6'0"-6'4" 200-240 44"-48" 37"-41" 44"-47" 32"-33" 35"-36" M9-11 / W11-12
XXL 6'0"-6'6" 220-260 48"-52" 41"-45" 47"-50" 32"-33" 36"-37" M12-15 / W13-14
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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Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks
 
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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (12)
  • Durable (9)
  • Warm (5)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

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  • Sports (3)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      69% 

      (9 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
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Most Liked Positive Review

 

New Hydrus is great!

This pant is an essential part of my kit for rec kayaking and guiding. They DO make a GTX version to the reviewer above (who lives less than 30 miles from where they are...Read complete review

This pant is an essential part of my kit for rec kayaking and guiding. They DO make a GTX version to the reviewer above (who lives less than 30 miles from where they are made) and to the other reviewer complaining about needing a neoprene liner, that is a terrible idea IMO. Neoprene does not breathe and these pants always need to be worn with varying levels of syn/wool insulation to match the water conditions and wick moisture, avoiding neoprene intentionally. Make sure the waist band is snug and these do fit long to layer with semi-dry/dry tops. One of my favorite pieces of gear. There can also be a relief zipper or pocket added from the factory.

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Would not buy again.

Took a swim wearing these pants with a Kokatat semi-dry top. Stayed dry from the waist up, but was wet from the waist down. Not completely soaked except for my socks.

Took a swim wearing these pants with a Kokatat semi-dry top. Stayed dry from the waist up, but was wet from the waist down. Not completely soaked except for my socks.

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5.0

Size matters

By None

from Fern Pa

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks:

      The NRS size chart almost prevented me from purchasing these dry pants. At 6 ft 1 in, 170 and a good 505 Levi fit of 33 - 34, it appeared that these would not work. However in another review, they were described as fitting a taller guy. They fit great, are comfortable and easy to fit to tall boots. Overall, just perfect for the way I use them.

      Service and delivery comments:

      As expected

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

      Very Happy with Kokatat Dry Pants

      By Arrow

      from Virginia Beach

      About Me Athletic

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Athletics

        Comments about Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks:

        I am 6' 200 lbs with a 34 in waist 10.5 shoe size and the size Large pants fit great. They are roomy enough for warm layers underneath but are not baggy or over-sized, including the footies. They do not bind up or get tight in any areas and I could move around, stand up and down, sit sideways, etc and they are never in the way. I like the way the top fastens high on your waste but not too high. Material seems sturdy enough and all areas appear well made. I use them for kayak fishing (water temp 40 deg now) and need to keep dry getting in and out and have some protection should I fall in.

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

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        3.0

        Would not buy again.

        By OpenBoater

        from Fort Smith, Arkasas

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks:

        Took a swim wearing these pants with a Kokatat semi-dry top. Stayed dry from the waist up, but was wet from the waist down. Not completely soaked except for my socks.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivered early.

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Awesome dry pants

        By Cz-5

        from Illinoid

        About Me High End

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design
        • Durable
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks:

            Works as advertised. Comfortable waist band. Feet are a bit large causing excess fabric in the shoes. I got a boot two sizes larger to accommodate. Better too large than too small. Been up to the knees in cold water and no leaks. I wish the boot cuff were larger and taller.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels too large
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Dry Pants yeah

            By Madpaddler

            from State College, PA

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks:

                Bought these to keep dry whilst kayaking, and for the most part they work, when paired with a dry top they do keep you dry. Great feeling getting of the river and not having to change out of wet clothes, especially in winter. The dry top, dry pants combination do not work 100% if you are fully immersed in the water (swimming) there is some leakage. I would say if you need that 100% all the time protection then a full one piece dry suit is the answer. But if you have a reasonable kayak roll then the dry top, pants combination is a cheaper fix to the same problem.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

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                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  I am 6ft 3in, wear a 36 waist and 34 inseam with jeans, and size 11 shoe. It appears I fall into a large and extra large size. What should I order: large or extra large? And, do people wear shoes inside or outside the socks on these?
                  Asked on 4/6/2016 by Bill from Batavia, NY

                  8 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Sounds like my same issue. I haven't tried on the large size, and I first thought the x-large would be too big. They worked out great. With your length you may want to go XL as well. Shoes are worn over the socks.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 4/8/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    1. I'm 165-170 lbs, 5'11", 32 waist, 32 inseam. Medium fits great.
                    2. Although I'm not ur dimensions, & so cannot definitively state, my guess is that u'd be happier w extra large. Particularly if u r wearing fleece pants & wools socks (which I generally do). Better a little on the loose side so u can move, rather than too tight.
                    3. Wool socks r inside, booties r always outside the dry pants socks. Although I have never worn my booties inside the dry pant socks, doubt that the dry pant socks would hold up if worn outside the booties.
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 4/8/2016 by Nathan from Fortuna, CA
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I am 5"11', 165lbs, 34" waist, 30inch inseam, and bought large. They fit perfectly. You probably need XL. The pants are great. I use them for paddling my surfski, and they allow me to dress for exercise on top, but keep my lower half dry. You won't be sorry if you buy them.

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Plan A: Call Kokatat and ask.
                    Plan B: Order both sizes and return the one that doesn't suit.
                    After you've purchased:
                    Buy ultra thin poly-pro liner sox and wear them inside the "Pant socks"
                    Buy zip boots to wear over the pant socks to protect them.
                    Buy the zip boots, not pull on boots!

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Louisville kayaker from Louisville, KY
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I would go with a large I'm 5'11 34x30 jeans and I went with the mediums and they are a little big on me but I'm not a fan of baggy clothing especially technical wear. And you wear your neoprene socks or water shoes on the outside I wear a pair of Merrell barefoot shoes got them cheap and they fit nicely in the bow of my boat
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Bill, I would go with the large and boots are worn outside the sock. Edgar

                    Answered on 4/7/2016 by Waterman from newfoundland
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I think you are at the top end of the large. I am 6 " I wear a large.
                    My shoe size is 10 and there is plenty of room in the booty left for size 11. Wear the socks inside booty and shoes outside the booty
                    Ron Smith
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 4/6/2016 by Big Water Bobbi from Salida, CO
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I wear socks inside the dry pants and water booties outside.

                    Answered on 4/6/2016 by Anonymous
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Are the dry socks detachable?
                  Asked on 2/19/2016 by Ed from Appleton, WI

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                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Nope, not detachable
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 2/29/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    No, they are integrated.

                    Answered on 2/22/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Hi Ed,
                    1. No. Dry socks are not detachable (if they were detachable, ur feet wouldn't stay dry).
                    2. Have bought 2 pair w dry socks & 1 pair w/o socks. The one w/o socks had a Velcro strap around the ankle. All 3 pairs from Kokatat. Like the dry socks pants better. Hold up well. All 3 still functional.
                    Nathan
                    Sent from my iPad

                    Answered on 2/20/2016 by Nathan from Fortuna, CA
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Nope. The socks are sewn onto the pant legs.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Aaron from Orleans, CA
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    No they are not. They do work very well... I'm very pleased with mine.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    No they aren’t, they can get a little damp. But over all the pants work great!

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    The dry socks are not detachable but these pants are great I love them they are just a tad long in the leg for me.
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I can assist - they are attached. Ain't no water gittin in these units!
                    DebbieLeavitt.com

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    No they are not, Ed. I don't know of a manufacturer that does that. You'd have to have waterproof zippers, which would add a lot of expense and probably be uncomfortable.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    No, socks are not detachable. Depending on your tolerance for cold, plan
                    to wear at least some v-thin poly socks and buy some NRS wet shoes
                    w/zippers to protect the socks and your feet. I prefer the NRS cross-4 wet
                    shoe.

                    Answered on 2/19/2016 by Louisville kayaker from Louisville, KY
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  I have a size 13 foot. Will a large size fit my feet?
                  Asked on 12/4/2015 by Wwyacker from Utah

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    No. The socks fit up to men's size 11. You'd have to go up to an XXL to accommodate a size 13. You can get custom sock sizing in their Gore-Tex garments. Give us a call to explore that, 800.635.5202.

                    Answered on 12/4/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  What is the size around the Calf area. I tried the Kokatat Nomad boots and found the Calf area was so small I could not even get it on, let alone wear a layer.
                  Asked on 10/27/2015 by Harry from United States

                  5 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Looks like ~15" diameter for XL

                    Answered on 10/29/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Make that 7 ½ “ diameter for a 15” circumference

                    Answered on 10/29/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I had know problem around the calf. Often wear layers underneath.

                    Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I had no issues around the calf area. I was even wearing layered clothing. The feet were a little big, but I shoved the extra material into my boots.

                    Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    These pants have plenty of room in them. I would call them baggy.

                    Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  After you put these on how do you get the air out? Look like a blimp ready for take off. Opened up the top and tried to work it out and the re sealed but feel like there is probably a trick I don't know.
                  Asked on 4/19/2015 by Nanc from Sacramento, ca

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Nanc, you can pull open the waist and walk into the water, or squat to force out more of the air. Then release the waist and you've "burped" out the air.

                    Answered on 4/19/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Fit is always a concern with clothing.

                  I stand 6'4" with a 32" waist and a 35" inseam. I wear size 12" NRS booties when I kayak.

                  My wife and I both need dry pants and the integrated sock is a must as we both use foot warmers for cold temperature activities.

                  What size dry pants should I select?

                  I suspect that the baggy nature of these pants would enhance the actual inseam length.

                  Thoughts?

                  Many Thanks!
                  Matt
                  Asked on 2/7/2015 by MC

                  3 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I'm 6' 225, the L will be too small for you try the Xl. Nrs has free
                    return shipping so no risk.

                    Answered on 2/7/2015 by theOutfitter from Arkansas
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Hi Matt, I have the kokatat tempest dry pants with dry socks. Not sure this
                    will help you or not but I am 5'1, 125 pounds. The small fits me great with
                    enough room for plenty of layering. The inseam/length is definitely a bit
                    long but with layering works perfectly. However if you are fully submerged
                    in water you will get wet, as the pants don't have a tunnel layer to dock
                    together with your dry top. Hope this helps a bit!
                    Rebecca

                    Answered on 2/7/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I’m 6’, 180 lbs. and wear size 32 waist 34 length Levi’s 505 jeans.
                    The medium dry pants fit just right.. Not baggy but plenty of room for layers and they come up to my ribs.
                    I wear size 10 shoes and the socks would easily accommodate a size 12 foot.
                    I actually wear warm socks inside and size 12 NRS boots.
                    I love them and have two pair. One dedicated to surf fishing with bait.
                    Hope this helps. Steve

                    Answered on 2/7/2015 by Anonymous
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  What type of marterial are the socks made out of
                  Asked on 1/22/2015 by Rich from Fresno,ca

                  3 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Rich, the socks are made of the same stuff as the rest of the garment, Kokatat's Hydrus 3-Layer waterproof/breathable material.

                    Answered on 1/22/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    the socks on the "Hydrus 3L Tempest Pants with socks" are made out of
                    the same material as the pant legs, the socks are not made of neoprene
                    (as many "fishing wader" socks are)

                    Answered on 1/22/2015 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    Rich, the socks have the same material as the pants, a waterproof nylon
                    outer layer and a soft polyester inner layer with a protective guard that
                    closes over your boot top. Makes for a nice wading pants on the river and
                    you can layer underneath for warmth, very tough and durable love them. Edgar

                    Answered on 1/22/2015 by Waterman from newfoundland
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Is this a reasonable product for women or is there a similar women-specific product?
                  Asked on 12/16/2014 by Mary

                  2 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I bought a pair for my wife and she was fine with fit and performance.

                    Answered on 12/16/2014 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Mary, this is in men's sizing. Check the sizing tab to see if it looks like there's a good fit for you. Kokatat does make the pants in a women's cut. Check out the sizing to see if it looks better. We can order it for you, same price - http://kokatat.com/products/bibs-and-pants/hydrus-3l-tempest-pants-with-socks-women.html

                    Answered on 12/16/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  What size shoe will an XL fit?
                  Asked on 4/2/2014 by Paddlechick

                  3 answers

                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I bought this dry pant in size medium. I have a size 10 foot and they fit just perfect with room for a heavy sock inside. I paired them with a size 11 water shoe which also works well. Hope you can figure out your size from this.

                    Answered on 4/2/2014 by RJ from AZ
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I wear size 13 with no problem, room to spare.

                    Answered on 4/2/2014 by Anonymous
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    According to Kokatat, the XL uses their Medium sock, which fits a men's size 9-11 foot. Different size socks can be added on a custom order.

                    Answered on 4/3/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Do these pants have material to mate with a drytop?
                  Asked on 2/10/2014 by Michael from United States

                  4 answers

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Michael, you can tuck the dry top inner tunnel inside the waist of the pants. Then the wide waist band gets clamped by the waist closure on the dry top for a pretty dry seal. However, it doesn't physically entwine with the inner tunnel like the Whirlpool Bibs do, Item # 23007.02.

                    Answered on 2/10/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    No, there is no way to mate with a drytop. However, depending on how you layer up and your drytop you can get a pretty good dry fit. I stay pretty dry by placing the inner skirt of my drytop under the pants. I have not had to swim with this assemble but I have stayed dry after doing combat roles.

                    Answered on 2/10/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I recently purchased the NRS Stampede Paddling Jacket and the Kokatat hydrus
                    3l Tempest Dry Pants With Socks. I have not had the opportunity to test them
                    in real life conditions yet as we are in a freeze up. I live on the
                    Northeast Coast of Canada. I did test them in the bathtub full of water for
                    ten minutes or so, rolled over and over, and had no water enter the suit.
                    Make sure you put the Jacket Skirt over the Pants and not inside the pants.
                    Anxiously awaiting the Spring thaw. Edgar

                    Answered on 2/10/2014 by Anonymous
                  • VERIFIED BUYER

                    A:

                    I bought the Hydrus dry pants and mated them with a Kokotat Tropos Helix dry top, but they will mate with any dry top. The pants have a neoprene elastic closure at the waist. The Tropos helix top has the same, plus a nylon inner sleeve with draw string to complete the 3-layer barrier. This is as good as it gets with any brand, ie: there are not latex gaskets at the waist with any brand I know of. So, the result is that it's "pretty good", meaning you do get a little water inside when you are submerged, but not much. The only way to avoid this is to go with a one piece dry suit which solves the waist issue.

                    Answered on 2/10/2014 by RJ from AZ
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