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Extend your season in style. Advanced features and an action-cut design make the NRS Powerhouse Paddling Jacket the most comfortable and functional splash top on the water.
  • Adjustable polyurethane wrist closures and volcano-style neck comfortably keep out water, and a splashproof zipper lets you open up the neck for ventilation.
  • Supple and durable HyproTex™ waterproof-breathable fabric will keep you dry and comfortable for years to come.
  • Action-cut design allows unrestricted movement while paddling or rowing.
  • Reflective piping keeps you safe in low-light conditions while adding a touch of style.
  • The 1.5" raw neoprene waist cinches with a drawcord to help retain warmth and prevent ride-up.
  • Splashproof pocket on the sleeve keeps small necessities close at hand.

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    NRS Powerhouse Jacket
    Length:1:32
Material: 50 x 90-denier, 2.5 layer HyproTex™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: GlideSkin™ neoprene with splashproof zipper
Wrist Closure: Adjustable polyurethane hook-and-loop closures
Waist System: Neoprene with drawcord and barrel lock adjustment
Double Tunnel: No
Pockets:
  • 1 - Sleeve
Latex Neck Gasket: No
Latex Wrist Gaskets: No
Reflective Detailing: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Factory sealed seams
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.

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NRS Powerhouse Jacket (1:32)

Extend your season in style. Advanced features and an action-cut design make the NRS Powerhouse Paddling Jacket the most comfortable and functional splash top on the water.

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  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    i'm right at the top end of your xxl sizing -- does it come in an xxxl --- other options?
    Asked on 11/26/2013 by premo from anchorage ak

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am not sure that this will help, but here goes.  I have a 2XL that leaves me plenty of room for insulation under it.  I am 6'1" and 225 lbs.  My neck is 171/2-18", and my sleeve is 34".

      Answered on 11/27/2013 by trucker pat from Puyallup, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Powerhouse doesn't, but the Endurance, Item # 20010.03, comes in 3XL.

      Answered on 11/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    i understand this comes in xxxl -- but i do not see that size on the web page ? --- also forgot to ask last time -- do you have a similar quality splash pant in xxxl?
    Asked on 11/26/2013 by premo from anchorage ak

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Premo, the largest Powerhouse is size XXL. Our Endurance Splash Jacket, Item # 20010.03, does come in size 3XL.

      Answered on 11/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    Is the NRS Powerhouse sized "Semi-Form" or "Relaxed" fit? I am referring to the information on your sizing chart. If you have your PDF over the jacket, you do not need excess material bulging out and in the way, nor do you want to be restricted in arm/shoulder movement. I understand the "design allows unrestricted movement while paddling", just want to get the size right the first time. I am 6' 3", 160 weight, 33 waist and 36" chest (tall but slim), which is a diagonal line across your sizing chart! Sleeve length for each size would be a great addition to you product specifications to help make the decision if you cannot try one on. I'm thinking "M" in my case. Your thoughts?

    Thanks!
    Asked on 11/14/2013 by Water enthusiast from Virginia

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, you do have a dilema as your size measurements are a diagonal across three or more sizes.
      I'd say it's "relaxed fit", I wouldn't say it's semi-form. This is a splash jacket, intended for use with under layers.
       
      Nonetheless here's a sample fitting: I am 6'0" tall, 190 lbs, 34" waist, 44" chest; my arm length is 24" armpit to wrist (or deltoid dimple to wrist w/arm horizontal). I got a large Powerhouse and it fits well, particularly the arm length and enough room for up to a pile under layer without feeling tight. It don't feel like it's bulky. Waist and chest fit well.
       
      For you I'd guess the medium Powerhouse would not provide you with enough arm length, I would find short sleeves to be annoying. Given that, I'd say your choice is actually between large and extra large, but that depends on what you find more annoying, short sleeves or loose fit. Anyway, now you have an arm length data point to help.
       
      Also, look at the "Measurement tips", beneath the sizing chart, it offers some helpful info., particularly the suggestion to ordering more than one size and returning what doesn't fit.
       
      Good Luck!

      Answered on 11/15/2013 by Bronco from San Jose, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is a wonderful product that is relaxed fit . Given your wing span I would go with xl. The movement is completely unrestricted and I give full endorsement!!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi:
      I'm 6'0" / 170 lbs, 42" chest, 33" waist, 33" sleeves, and i got the large size. In other words, I'm a little shorter than you, but a bit heavier and broader in the chest and shoulders.
      I'm also 55 yrs, old, with 40 yrs of paddling experience in kayaks, canoes, and rafts. I will not tolerate restrictions in my paddling motion.
      I bought this jacket earlier this year. I'd characterize it more as a Relaxed Fit, but I don't feel like I was wearing a garbage bag either. I have used it while kayaking on the Numbers and Royal Gorge (Arkansas River, Colorado, Class IV to V-), Westwater Canyon (Colorado River, Utah, Class III+ to IV-) and a few trips on the Racecourse (Rio Grande, New Mexico, Class III to III+). I don't think that I have used it yet while rafting or open boating, but I wouldn't hesitate to do so.
      Most of the time, I was wearing it on top of a full neoprene O'Brien 4/5 wetsuit. There has been no excess material bulging anywhere. There has been no restriction of movement (Note that Royal Gorge and Westwater both have many miles of flatwater). The Westwater trip was in October, water temps were in the 40s, and we launched at dawn when the air temp was at or near freezing. No problem. I wouldn't hesitate to use it paddling an open canoe or rowing a raft.
      It isn't a dry top, but it kept me relatively dry and very comfortable. As you can tell, i paddle in conditions that scare off a lot of others. There were times that I got a little warm, so I tipped over to cool off. No big deal. If the weather was warm, I would ditch the wetsuit but keep the jacket. The zipper on the neck/shoulder can be unzipped to provide extra ventilation. In other words, temperature control isn't a problem.
      My paddling partner wears a Kokatat dry top, which is undoubtedly a heavier duty piece of clothing. It's also twice the price, but I'm not sure that it provides twice the warmth or twice the protection. For someone paddling the southern Rockies, this was a good choice.
      If I were to make any changes, I'd like a zippered net compartment in the front of the jacket to hold stuff, but that isn't a major complaint. It isn't a super-duper dry top, but it is fairly priced and it does a good job. I'm a satisfied customer. Good job NRS.

      Answered on 11/14/2013 by Riorider from Santa Fe, NM
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My experience with this product, to date is favorable. I purposely ordered a size larger anticipating wearing a layer of insulation under it. Even without the insulation layer, I find the top fits well. I wear my PFD over the top, do I do not notice excess material issues. That said, I am an entry level sit on top kayaker. I am 6'1" and 225, I ordered a XXL.
      Sent from my iPhone
      Patrick Lillie

      Answered on 11/14/2013 by trucker pat from Puyallup, WA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'10" and got a large .. it doesn't fit like a fitted jacket but also
      doesn't feel like there is excessive material.

      Answered on 11/14/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    is this windproof and what is the difference between the 25813 to the 25812
    Asked on 6/2/2013 by carlos from Cape Cod ,MASS

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Carlos, "windproof" is such a slippery word. If by windproof you mean can air easily penetrate the material, the answer is no. The Powerhouse material has a waterproof/breathable membrane, so moisture can exit the garment but liquid water, and wind-driven air, cannot enter. 25812 is the earlier version of the Powerhouse. 25813 is the newer version. There is a slight difference in the material and new colors, but the primary difference is the newer version has that splashproof zipper that runs from the top of the volcano-shaped neck to well out on the shoulder. You can zip it up for snug water-resistant warmth, or zip it open for ventilation.

      Answered on 6/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    How do you clean / launder a powerhouse jacket?
    Asked on 5/29/2013 by Ken from Garden Valley, Idaho

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ken, we suggest hand washing with a cleaner like ReviveX Synthetic Fabric Cleaner (# 2296) or Nikwax Tech Wash (# 2373). Some household detergents leave a residue that can interfere with durability. Rinse thoroughly and air dry.

      Answered on 5/29/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket

    Q:

    While I realize there will be variations for size, how much does this jacket weigh?
    Asked on 5/28/2013 by Jim

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My XL is 14.4oz
      -Chris

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jim, the Large weighs 13.5 ounces.

      Answered on 5/28/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket
 
4.0

(based on 5 reviews)

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Pros

  • Breathable (5)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Windproof (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Waterproof (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Fit:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels too short

           

          Feels true to length

           

          80% 

          (4 reviews)

          Feels too long

           
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      Mid price point, high performance

      By trucker pat

      from Puyallup, WA

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather
        • Wet Weather

        Comments about NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket:

        Great value, good fit, and it moves well without binding.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Powerhouse jacket

        By Mr. J.

        from salem ma

        About Me Avid Adventurer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Lightweight
        • Waterproof
        • Windproof

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking

          Comments about NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket:

          I use it kayaking

          • Fit:
          • Feels true to size
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Nice jacket

          By Riorider

          from Santa Fe, NM

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Stylish
          • Warm
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket:

              I have not yet used this in really cold water, but it did just fine on summer runs on the Arkansas in Colorado and the Rio Grande in NM. Good value for the money

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Comfortable when wet

              By Guiltydog

              from Helena, MT

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Lightweight
              • Stylish
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wet Weather

                Comments about NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket:

                Very nice jacket. Fits well, seals well, great in the rain. Neck and wrists fit snug, not too tight. The neck/shoulder zipper binds when pulling it open occasionally. Overall nice gear.

                • Fit:
                • Feels true to size
                • Sleeve Length:
                • Feels true to length
                • Chest Size:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Cool Jacket

                By Rob

                from Colorado

                About Me Professional/Guide

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Breathable
                • Comfortable
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NRS Men's Powerhouse Jacket:

                    Nice Jacket for cold weather boating

                    • Fit:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Sleeve Length:
                    • Feels too long
                    • Chest Size:
                    • Feels true to size
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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