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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.

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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
 
4.8

(based on 18 reviews)

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94%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (15)
  • Durable (12)
  • Warm (7)
  • Attractive (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      75% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
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    • Athletic (4)
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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

Superb dry pants

By Kayaker

from USA

About Me Athletic

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

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

      These pants will allow you to extend your paddling season from early spring to late fall. They keep you dry. You can wear layers of clothing and socks inside to reach the level of warmth you are seeking. They are fabulous dry pants. I bought the large size to accommodate my 11.5 shoe size and a 35" inseam. I have a 32' waist. The pants have a wrap around, velcro waist line which will probably handle a 30" to a 36" waist line. I think they could handle a size 12 shoe size. Beyond that, it might be too tight. I also wear a size 13 NRS water shoe to make it easy to get the water shoes on and off. The pant material bunches up in the foot area. Therefore, I recommend a water shoe that is one size larger than your normal shoe size. Overall, a true 5-Star product!!!

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

      Dependable quality

      By Jkkay

      from Snohomish

      About Me Career

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • River wear

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

        Great for river rafting and fly fishing

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt and well packaged

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

        These fit the job, warm and dry

        By LK

        from Saratoga Springs, NY

        About Me Athletic

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Athletics

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

          I have had these for four years, and they are still exceptional

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

          (1 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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

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                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Tell me a little more about the "socks" attached to the pants. Are they waterproof? Is the attachment to the pants seamless?
                  Asked on 12/15/2016 by Mike from Bellevue, WA USA

                  10 answers

                  • A:

                    The socks are made of the same material as the pants. They have seams, but are sealed and waterproof. In other words, these dry pants are like waders--they are waterproof all the way to the waist. I plan to wear boots over these, and warm socks underneath. Allows me to get in and out of my kayak, canoe, and raft in the winter without leakage. Previously used waterproof knee-high boots, but really restricts the depth of water where you can get out and anchor the craft on a submerged rock or sand bar.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by ehrpower from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    The socks are waterproof indeed. There are seams but no different than the
                    seams on the rest of the pants: all are fully waterproof.
                    *Dean Bosche*
                    Schedule a call <https://calendly.com/dean-bosche>

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by dean from undisclosed
                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    Mike, the socks are of the same material as the rest of the pants. They are waterproof and attached.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                  • A:

                    Mike -- I just bought these pants from NRS and I haven't paddled in them
                    yet. But I have tried them on. Yes, the socks are waterproof and the
                    attachment to the pants is seamless. I've never paddled with socks, only
                    boots, so I thought the socks might require a bigger boot, but I don't
                    think that's the case -- they're thin and my feet still fit.
                    I have a buddy who raves about the pants, so I got them. I have the
                    Kokatat dry top and it's phenomenal (although expensive), so I expect the
                    pants will be great.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by robfriedman1 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Just received these the other day so I have not had the opportunity to use
                    them. But, in answer to your questions, the "socks" are attached about mid-
                    to upper-calf (depending on height) and all the seems appear to be
                    waterproof. There is an outer layer of material covering the seem to the
                    ankle that would go over mid-calf height boots. You would tighten
                    everything up around the ankle with the Velcro strap. They appear well
                    made; looking forward to using them for cold-weather kayak fishing with
                    sandals. They do balloon (trap air) when you put them on, so you will need
                    to work some of the air out before tightening the belt. Hope this helps.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by mypivot429 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Mike, I bought these pants for a recent trip to Antarctica. They were
                    wonderful. The socks are attached to the pants and they are seamless. You
                    cannot take them off. I stuck my foot with sock attached into my Arctic
                    Muck Boots and every day had to get in and out of the cold Southern Ocean
                    water and walk on snow and ice and was never wet or disappointed. I did
                    put little foot warmers in the bottom of my boots to keep my feet warm.
                    Hope this helps.
                    Kitty

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by kittykono from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Yes, the socks are waterproof. They are not removable, it is all one piece.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by austinmcd from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Haven't worn them yet. Yes socks attached waterproof with high seem and one on heal

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by peterdoyle95 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    I have only been able to use these once since purchasing but they were
                    definitely water proof during this use and I was in the water at least 15
                    minutes. I am not sure how to answer the seamless question. The feet do have
                    a stitch line where to foot or sock material changes direction to make the
                    Hope this helps some.

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by mchappellz28 from undisclosed
                  • A:

                    Yes, I bought this pair for my wife not to long ago. They are water proof and the they are attached by a triple stitch seem that is glued and taped I believe
                    Sent from my iPhone

                    Answered on 12/15/2016 by piercingsbyszabo from undisclosed
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  Are these women's pants? I ordered these from another site (too tight) and they say women's on the tag. I ordered these from you (too expensive at the time but now priced better) and they fit totally differently. I didn't see women's written on the tag. So, again, are these women's pants?
                  Asked on 11/15/2016 by Colorado Lake Lover from Denver area

                  1 answer

                  • Staff Reviewer

                    A:

                    These pants are in men's sizing. Kokatat does make this model in women's sizing; we don't stock them but can order them for you.

                    Answered on 11/15/2016 by Clyde from NRS
                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  hi, you answered my question about mating these pants with both a drytop and a spray skirt.... thanks for the answer but my concern is that will be loads of bulk around my body. i'm willing to give it a try... what is the return policy for items on sale?

                  also -- a comment. too bad that it seems Kokatat does not outfit women's feet smaller than size 8 that I can tell. 8 - 10 is all fine and dandy for many, but if you're a 7 or smaller, that size 10 is adding alot of sock. it's probably true that most women that are size small also have smaller feet. i'm sure Kokatat's heard it before but perhaps you'll pass it on.

                  thanks
                  Asked on 11/14/2016 by boo

                  1 answer

                • Kokatat Hydrus 3L Tempest Dry Pants with Socks

                  Q:

                  This product is listed under women's however the specs list men's gender sizing. Do this product come in women's sizing? The link that was given in response to an earlier question about women's sizing does not work.
                  Asked on 5/9/2016 by Wendy

                  1 answer

                • 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

                  10 answers

                  • 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
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