NRS Revolution Drytop

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The NRS Revolution Drytop is the toughest, most waterproof kayaking dry top on earth. We liquid-seal the seams of our bomber 320-denier TriTon™ fabric for the ultimate in waterproof durability.
  • Three-layer, 320-denier TriTon™ fabric is the toughest of the tough. We build our search and rescue drysuits with the same material.
  • Rugged Cordura® patches on the elbows provide extra protection that creek boaters will love.
  • Seams are sealed with tough liquid rubber RSeal™ so they cannot leak, ever.
  • 5" wide neoprene waistband with double-pull hook-and-loop cinch mates with the nylon inner tunnel to keep water out.
  • A punch-through volcano style collar protects the latex neck gasket, and adjustable cuffs protect the wrist gaskets.
  • A splashproof shoulder pocket holds your valuables.

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    NRS Revolution Drytop
    Length:1:46
Material: 320-denier, 3 layer TriTon™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Latex gasket with neoprene volcano-style overcuff
Wrist Closure: Latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Waist System: Double-pull hook-and-loop closure
Double Tunnel: Yes
Pockets:
  • 1 - Sleeve
Latex Neck Gasket: Yes
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Reflective Detailing: No
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Liquid RSeal™ on the interior seams
  • Cordura® patches on the elbows
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.

video: NRS Revolution Drytop

NRS Revolution Drytop (1:46)

The NRS Revolution Drytop is the toughest, most waterproof kayaking dry top on earth. We liquid-seal the seams of our bomber 400-denier Triton fabric for the ultimate in waterproof durability.

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  • NRS Revolution Drytop

    Q:

    I bought this top in an XL. The neck is so tight that I can't breathe in it! I really like the top but I'm returning it. Is there a larger neck gasket or one size fits all.
    Asked on 3/14/2014 by Justin from Akron OH

    6 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Justin, your XL Revolution has a Large-size neck gasket. There is one larger size, the XL, see Item # 33605.01. We can replace that for you (see http://www.nrs.com/repair/repair.asp). However, please first try stretching the gasket; watch this video for instructions - http://www.nrs.com/boating_tips/how_to_stretch_latex_neck_gasket.asp

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought the same one and I had the same problem. Fortunately NRS return
      policy is great and I was able to return it. However it would be nice if
      they made one that actually fit to size.
      Hope this helps

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had the same issues with my top in large.  Take a football and shove it in there and check on it a few days after to see if it stretched to fit you better. If not push it in further and repeat with a larger ball.  If it still doesnt fit cut 1/2 " off or send back to nrs and ask them to put a larger gasket in. Good luck.
      Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Touch

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had the same issues with my top in large.  Take a football and shove it in there and check on it a few days after to see if it stretched to fit you better. If not push it in further and repeat with a larger ball.  If it still doesnt fit cut 1/2 " off or send back to nrs and ask them to put a larger gasket in. Good luck.
      Sent from my Samsung Epic™ 4G Touch

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I cut two rings off the neck very carefully. There is a good video on YouTube that shows you how to trim a drysuit neck gasket. I tried to stretch for weeks before trimming and then cut one and just did another. I would not return it. Very excited to try mine again soon without almost choking on the river. Let me know if you can't find the video. Use a brand new razor blade. My cousin just had to cut two rings on an expensive dry suit he just bought. Tom Byrne

      Answered on 3/15/2014 by Tom-Salmon River, Pulaski from Syracuse,NY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the same top in a drydeck and drytop. I Love them both. Just take a jar or something a little larger than the gasket and stretch it out a few times overnight. It will break in after a little while. Worked for me. Enjoy the top.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/14/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Revolution Drytop

    Q:

    Is it better to have a longer cut drytop? Judging by the Specs I could go with a size medium or large.
    Asked on 10/10/2013 by mitchy from woonsocks, PA

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are in between it is better to go larger.
      Easier to get on and off, room for more
      Clothes etc. I have the same dry top and
      Am 5' 10" and 160 lbs happy with lrg

      Answered on 10/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Mitchy,
      I always would recommend one size up with a drytop. That way you have extra room for layers underneath. That said I am a pretty big person so I upsize to an XL. SYOTR, Dan

      Answered on 10/11/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes I got a XL and sent it back for a xxL.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If you're near the top of the Medium measurement ranges you could go with a Large. Or, you can order both sizes and return one. It's free and easy.

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Think about laying underneath. I am a size Medium and layer VERY LITTLE (just a thin capilene top). If you get cold easily and layer a lot, go up a size. Medium is pretty roomy with just a rash guard on.

      Answered on 10/10/2013 by Michael B from Beaverton Oregon
  • NRS Revolution Drytop

    Q:

    my neck gasket feels too tight. Is there a solution. I'm 165 lbs 5' 9" neck feels like it is too constrictive.

    Thanks,

    dave
    Asked on 5/5/2013 by dave from port townsend wa

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dave,
      I haven't tried it myself yet, but a local guru says to put the neck gasket
      over a paint can the night before use. I guess that's supposed to stretch
      it out.

      Answered on 5/23/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You could trim it however I wouldn't u can probably just stretch it a little by outing it on a coffee can or a pylon or something if you stretch it or trim it do it incrementally but mine is tight as can be but I stay dry as can be that way maybe just get used to it
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      i am 6ft. 200 lbs. and my extra large revolution drytop neck gasket was so tight as to be dangerous. after 6 months of trying to stretch it ..i finally just cut it. many experts claim that cutting is the only way - that stretching is abusive to the rubber. now i can wear mine. just be very careful....a little at a time. i recommend no more than half an inch to start. there are plenty of you tube videos that can help . good luck

      Answered on 5/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi NRS,
      I work out quite a bit and as a result I have a large neck for every drytop I have ever bought. I am 5'9" and 195 LBS, as a result I order extra large drytops to accomidate my shoulders. I have found 303 Protectant to be very effective in making neck gaskets more comfortable and pliable. I always stretch my neck gaskets over an object that is about 1-2 inches larger than my actual neck for at least 2 weeks before I find them comfortable enough to wear. I love my NRS Drytop. D

      Answered on 5/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The neck gasket was way too tight for me also,I sent it back. I'm still looking for a comfortable jacket,I see they now have 1 with a neoprene neck gasket,still researching to find it
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 5/6/2013 by Buck from Neversink,NY
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dave, we suggest stretching a gasket to make it more comfortable. Take a look at this video on the subject - http://www.nrsweb.com/boating_tips/how_to_stretch_latex_neck_gasket.asp

      Answered on 5/5/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If its brand new then thats normal. You just need to wear it in and after a
      few uses it will fit just right.

      Answered on 5/5/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Revolution Drytop

    Q:

    Do you do a tall fit in any of your dry tops?
    Asked on 2/8/2013 by Max

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The tops are cut pretty generously for length. Give one a try and see what you think.

      Answered on 2/11/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Revolution Drytop

    Q:

    What dry pants would work best with this?
    Asked on 9/3/2012 by Willdemarest from Leavenworth, WA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      I would recommend the Black Rock Drypants, they are our toughest drypant.

      Answered on 9/3/2012 by Pam from NRS
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NRS Revolution Drytop
 
3.9

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Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Good size/fit (6)
  • Waterproof (6)
  • Windproof (6)
  • Breathable (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Freezing conditions (6)
    • Wet weather (6)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        57% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
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    2.0

    UN-Boom!!!

    By River Sasquatch

    from The Brown Belt of Georgia

    About Me Avid Adventurer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable

    Cons

    • Poor Fit
    • Wears Out Quickly

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Revolution Drytop:

      I wanted to love this thing because I held out so long to put money towards a dry top... unfortunately, I took my jacket out for the first time on the river today and the Velcro wrist closure on my left arm came undone from the fabric flap within 10 minutes. The Velcro still stuck, but I had a fabric flap dangling all day. I do not have dry pants and swam today and my upper body got wet... I don't know if my wetsuits let it in (which I doubt) or it somehow came in through the bottom of the jacket/sprayskirt combo. Finally, I am a big guy (6'5" 255lbs) and the XXL forearms are freaking tight... I wish I could slide the gasket up my wrist more (an inch or two) but the gasket weld 4 inches up from the tunnel entrance won't let me. I don't have huge forearms either. I would love to be able to slide this gasket up a bit to loosen up fabric in the back of my shoulders because that feels tight when setting up for rolls.
      The materials and everything feel great, but pretty let down because we paid good money for something that I should be excited about!! However, I do like my NRS Zen PFD I got... a cheap alternative to the very similar 2013 green jacket.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small
      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      1.0

      Size Problem

      By Loyal NRS Customer

      from Nashville, TN

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Fit

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Revolution Drytop:

          Do not buy this in larger sizes. The neck is too tight. It seems to be a component made for smaller jackets and used for all sizes. This must be a known problem, because the instructions start with advice on how to increase the size of the neck, but the suggestions simply do not work. Otherwise, this appears to be a quality product, so smaller sizes may be fine.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels too small
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No
           
          4.0

          Pretty Good Top

          By THE CHRIST CLAN

          from Central Pa

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Good Fit
          • Versatile
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Freezing Conditions
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about NRS Revolution Drytop:

            I was at the upper limits of a large and had been wearing an IR drytop prior but went out on a limb and went with the XL. Perfect fit. The neck gasket, wow, where to start.. This is not a 'heaven out of the box' drytop. After many attempts & failures I believe I have it right without having to cut. The wrists I would not want any larger. I did notice a flaw in the material underside of one of the waist straps that surprised me. When stretched it looks like a tear but does not effect performance. Now here's the good stuff! I have bounced off of rock piles, paddled through some surprise strainers, brush and made some sketchy portages with complete confidence that my top will not suffer a blow out. The ultimate in water and windproof materials for sure. This should last for many years as any top in this price range should. nice.

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

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Church in my Sunday best

            By Petawawa

            from Pembroke Ontario

            About Me Avid Adventurer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Good Fit
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Freezing Conditions
            • Wet Weather

            Comments about NRS Revolution Drytop:

            Only down side was paying duty on my order which jacked the price by 75$ or so but the too is extremely rugged I have used it for creeking and playboating and is definitely over kill for playboating the wrist closures are nice and work great with the NRS dry gloves I don't take any water using it for hours at a time and infact I had a swim out of a massive hole while using my bomber gear skirt and sweet shorts I didn't get any water up my top either which is remarkable. I am 6ft 36 waist and fairly built and this top seemed short untill I put a shirt on and it turns out its cut perfectly for use with a skirt the fit is perfect I couldn't go up or down in size I have great mobility although the arms material is stiff and rigid

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

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best in class

            By Joe

            from Northern Wisconsin

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Durable
            • Good Fit
            • Lightweight
            • Versatile
            • Waterproof
            • Windproof

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Fitness
              • Freezing Conditions
              • Wet Weather
              • Whitewater

              Comments about NRS Revolution Drytop:

              Great dry-top. I use freefall pants with it. When properly layered, If I end up out of my boat for an unexpected swim for any reason, I still stay perfectly dry. Only downfall, I stretched the neck for a week and still had to cut it, but just a minor detail.

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

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