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Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

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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
XS 5'0"-5'4" 100-125 32"-34" 26"-28" 34"-36" 26"-28" 30"
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 36"-38" 30"-32" 36"-38" 28"-30" 32"
M 5'6"-6'0" 140-175 40"-42" 32"-34" 40"-42" 30"-32" 34"
L 5'10"-6'2" 175-200 44"-46" 36"-38" 42"-44" 32"-34" 35"
XL 6'0"-6'4" 200-240 48"-50" 40"-42" 46"-48" 34"-35" 36"
XXL 6'0"-6'6" 220-260 52"-54" 42"-44" 48"-50" 34"-36" 37"

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

    Q:

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

    3 answers

    • 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
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

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

      Answered on 4/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • 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
  • 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

    • 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
    • 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:

      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
    • 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
  • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

    Q:

    What size are the socks that come with the XXL Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with socks? Also, is this product too warm for Florida weather??
    Asked on 12/29/2013 by newcomer from Florida

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The size of the soks is very comfortable. It fits up to 11,5. I do not know
      Florida weather at all, but I think it is too warm for it. I would try a
      Dry skin. Regards. Hugo>

      Answered on 2/11/2014 by Huguito from Sierra de la Ventana, Argentina
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'll do what I can to help. You'll have to extrapolate from my answers. I
      ordered this in a Size L. I returned them because the legs were just a
      little too short and the feet too long. I am female, 5'10" and I wear
      Women's size 9.5 shoes. My best guess is that the feet/socks on the Size L
      Kokatat Drypants are about a Men's 10 or 11. I bought them to wear on the
      Colorado River in the Fall. The water temperature is always cold there and
      the air temp in Fall is way cooler than summer. I think they would have
      been great for that with layers underneath. Maybe they'd work in Florida
      with only a light layer underneath?
      Hope this helps.

      Answered on 12/31/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't wear an xxxL. But in the size that properly fits my waist, the socks were plenty big for me to put several pairs of socks on underneath. They're pretty big. Don't know if that helps.
      They would probably be fine in Florida if you're in the water the majority of the time, they don't insulate all that much. If you're spending much time out of the water while it's hot, you will sweat. They don't breath very much.
      You'll want to wear a closed shoe over the socks because they will quickly get holes if left unprotected.
      James Ryan

      Answered on 12/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The socks are more like waterproof extensions of the pants , they will not come off . I were size 13 and there is plenty of room for more socks in them. i live in florida and if it is too cold to fish in wet pants then there just fine.  

      Answered on 12/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      We got size large so can't comment on sock size but good for Florida winter sports on the water.
      Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile

      Answered on 12/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought these pants last summer for ocean kyaking in the Pacific Northwest and have used them as well for paddling in Arizona lakes. They are quite durable.
      Mine are size medium. I am 5' 10, 150#, size 10 1/2 shoe, and they fit perfectly. A little loose so I can wear long underwear and wool socks if needed. That combo works great with wading boots in cold water for fishing too.
      I have used them in water temps from 45-70 degrees and air temps 60-85. They were always comfortable except when paddling steadily on a warm day with a neoprene spray deck on they became uncomfortably warm.
      So, to answer your question, probably good for Florida in winter, or in warmer weather if you are spending time in the surf, or not using an enclosed cockpit. Need water or air flow to stay cool. For simple touring on a warm day when you are not getting in the water, they will likely be too warm. That said, I don't know if there is a "lighter weight" dry pants out there. They all have neoprene closures, and most have no thermal lining so it's just the nylon and breathable layers.
      These have served their purpose for me, but my next purchase will actually be a dry suit for being in colder water. No matter what, water finds a way in when you are wearing a dry pant and dry top combo. Hope this helps your decision making.

      Answered on 12/29/2013 by RJ from AZ
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The socks on the pants fit shoe size 12-15. The thickness of the fabric socks you wear under the dry pant socks can have a factor. The pants should be fine for conditions where you are needing to stay dry.

      Answered on 12/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

    Q:

    Hi, I was thinking on buying a pair of these for fishing and kayaking in cold water. Would these keep the bottom dry if I use these with a Hydro Skin jacket like a wet top - dry bottom combination?
    Asked on 5/30/2013 by Andreas from Norway

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think these pants are great. They wear up high on your stomach so as long
      as you keep the pants your base layer for your core you should stay pretty
      dry with your wet top. If you tuck a shirt into the pants and get wet you
      will end up getting your bottoms wet too so I would wear the wet top OVER
      the pants. If you have a dry top you will stay completely dry.

      Answered on 5/30/2013 by Raftchicka from North Bend, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Andreas, they will keep you dry, up to the waist opening. Over that, water will enter. If you're looking for full-body dry protection you need to look at a dry suit - http://www.nrsweb.com/shop/product_list.asp?deptid=1174

      Answered on 5/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The pants will keep you dry but don't confuse the dry pant dry top combo as a "dry suit". You will get water in there if you swim. I use this combo instead of a dry suit when I swim water gets in, it doesn't pour in but it does get wet.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/30/2013 by Anonymous
  • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

    Q:

    hi
    i have a TROPOS TecTour Anorak which is double skirted. When you say these pants can be mated how is that accomplished?
    thx
    Asked on 1/23/2013 by paul from lancaster pa

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You'll get the best seal by tucking the anorak's inner skirt inside the pant's waistband. Tighten the pant's hook-and-loop tabs, then pull the sprayskirt tunnel up under the outer skirt and tighten it. A two-piece system is never as dry as a one-piece drysuit. I was just reading a thread on a boater forum this morning. One poster wrote something I think is spot on: "A 2 piece dry suit is not dry in my experiences, just manageably wet in the right uses."

      Answered on 1/24/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Durable (6)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          86% 

          (6 reviews)

          Feels too large

           
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

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      5.0

      Love these pants with socks

      By Faye to kayaker

      from NC

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Soft
      • Warm

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Athletics

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

        My son found this product and told me that if I wanted to go fishing during the winter on my kayak that this was a must get. I did get a pair and went fishing last weekend for the first time in them. I stayed dry when I pushed off from shore on the beach , stayed dry when I had to get out of the kayak and sunk a foot down in mud to get out, stayed dry from any water and was warm the whole time. Awesome pants and socks.

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

        Great dry pants

        By Salty dog

        from Maryland

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • perfect fit

        Cons

        • Needs Neoprene Foot

        Best Uses

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

          Definitely dry, perfect fit. Kokatat needs to make these with neoprene liner for cold water yaking

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Good product, but watch footwear

          By Nathan

          from Fortuna, CA

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Wide Velcro Waist Band

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Pontoon Boat

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

            1. Have used pants several times. Works well. Like the fit, easy release Velcro waist band. Reluctant to walk any distance because of sock & potential heel wear.
            2. Can definitely be improved by:
            a) reinforcing stocking.
            b) pockets.
            c) material, why not gortex?

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

            Keeping it DRY with improved technology

            By Big Water Bobbi

            from Salida, CO

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

                My boyfriend and I went boating and he wore my new drypants while I wore my old drysuit. He was bone dry on the shuttle back and all my layers were soaked. It is about time I upgraded to better materials and technology. I wonder why I waited so many years. My boyfriend will be ordering himself a pair this week.

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

                Dry and comfortable

                By Steve

                from Boston, MA

                Pros

                • Comfortable
                • Durable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Cold Water Immersion
                  • Cold Water Paddling And F

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

                  I bought these for cold water ww kayaking and also to serve as a pair of fishing waders. I am impressed with the quality of the product, and I especially like the integrated socks versus latex gaskets.

                  Just a heads up for readers - these socks need a wetshoe bootie or some other boot (I suppose a sneaker in a pinch) to protect them from rocks, etc. The socks offer nothing more than a normal sock would, except they keep your foot dry.

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

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