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NRS BlackRock Dry Pants keep you dry, even when you're standing waist-deep in the water. The high waist band easily tucks up under your drytop tunnel to help keep water out when you're fully immersed. Cut for comfort with room to spare for layering.
  • Latex ankle gaskets with adjustable neoprene overcuffs, seal tight against your skin to keep water out.
  • Built using tough, waterproof and highly breathable HyproTex 2.5™.
  • Cordura®-reinforced seat and knees for years of durability.
  • Gusseted neoprene overcuffs protect durable latex ankle gaskets.
  • 8"-tall, 3-mm neoprene band seals tight at the waist.
  • Roomy cut allows for layering underneath when the temperature drops.
Material: 70 x 320-denier, 2.5 layer ripstop HyproTex™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Waist System: 8"-tall, 3 mm neoprene waist band
Ankle Closures: Latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Pockets: No
Latex Ankle Gaskets: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced seat and knees
  • Inseam: 32" on size large
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 Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    Do these pants have an inner tunnel inside the waistline? I will be using these with a dry top, but would like to know more about how the waistband seals up to the dry top exactly. Is the neoprene band at the waist designed to roll up with the inner tunnel of a dry top?
    Asked on 2/28/2015 by kayak fisherman from Virginia

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't think so. I think that it would be uncomfortable. I pull down the
      "inner" top, pull up the pants over it and then pull the outer top over the
      pants.

      Answered on 3/9/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There's no additional tunnel in these pants. They are however awesomely
      dry. I took a swim in Big Nasty in the winter a few years ago and my legs
      emerged dry, though I was wearing a drytop over them.

      Answered on 3/2/2015 by wipeout from DC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is no inner tunnel. I would say that these are really good at
      keeping me dry provided I don't swim :)
      I did take a swim while wearing them and, while I was not drenched, and
      there was no danger of the pants taking in water, my underclothing was damp
      afterwards.
      I have used them plenty of times without submersion and stayed dry.
      I should also add that my waist is probably smaller than the smallest
      listed for the size pants I have.
      My female hips require a larger size pants than my waist does.
      I hope this helps!

      Answered on 2/28/2015 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      There is no Inner tunnel in the pants. I put the drytop's inner tunnel in the pants, and it works fine. I also tried it with the drytop on the outside of the pants, and that works as well. I haven't rolled with it in that configuration yet, but my thoughts are it may leak like that.

      Answered on 2/28/2015 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Pants don't have an inner tunnel. The 8" neoprene band helps create a snug seal. Tuck the inner tunnel of your drytop inside the band and cinch the top's outer tunnel securely over the band to get the best impediment to water entry.

      Answered on 2/28/2015 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    Does the material lose it's waterproofing over time? I have a pair of Black Rock pants that are several years old - I wear them in the winter for kayak fishing. I was out in the rain and noticed that the material was not quite waterproof - I was wet underneath. Not soaked, but certainly not dry. The pants kept the rain and wind off, but it appears the water soaked through. Thanks,

    F.L. Salomon
    Pace, FL
    Asked on 2/1/2015 by FLSalomon from Pace, Florida

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      If the interior waterproof/breathable coating and the seam taping are intact, it's possible that the Durable Water Repellent (DWR) coating on the outer fabric has worn away. DWR prevents water from soaking into the threads. When water does soak in it creates "wetting out," a condition where the coating of water on the outside prevents your perspiration from getting through to the outside. Check out this article for more info - http://www.nrs.com/tech_talk/dwr.asp - You can certainly send the pants into us for an evaluation.

      Answered on 2/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Most of them do. You can check some of the sites of manufacturers of drysuits and they show tips on how to recondition the fabric if it is not Gore Tex. It happended to my dry top a few years ago and I reconditioned it and it worked. Try Kokotat or Stohlquist web sites.

      Answered on 2/2/2015 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    What's the diff between the Black Rock and the Freefall besides the pockets? I am a class III year round boater. I wish I could see and touch these pants and I guess my only option is ordering them both and keeping one while returning the other.

    thanks- Steve G
    Asked on 3/12/2014 by Steve from Andover, MA

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Steve, as you mention the pockets on the Freefall are the main difference. The other is a looser straight-leg fit, more like jeans, in the Freefall compared to the tapered leg on the Black Rock. Same fabric, high waistband and tough latex ankle gaskets in both. Both great pants.

      Answered on 3/12/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    I bought the NRS Hydroskin G3 Titanium XXL and found it was too small for my female waist which I am 245 lbs and while it fit my hits and legs, it did not fit my waist, will this pant be different in dimensions than that pant and can you assure me it will fit of do you have XXXL version of this pant?
    Asked on 11/2/2013 by Phyllis from seattle, wa

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Phyllis, without knowing your waist size it's hard to say. Give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we'll try to help you get gear that fits. XXL is the largest size in these pants.

      Answered on 11/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No it will be too tight, I am 250 and mine is uncomfortable for any long
      trips.

      Answered on 11/2/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    can a lubricant be used to make the gussets easier to slip on? Like maybe a small amount of Vaseline or moisturizer for skin? I don't want to ruin the gussets but they are difficult to get in and out of.
    Asked on 7/26/2013 by Left Coast Frank from Tacoma, WA

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No! Anything oily or greasy will damage the gaskets. The only safe lubricant to use on them is talcum powder.

      Answered on 7/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, a lubricant can help you slip the gaskets over your ankles, but you
      shouldn't use Vaseline. The gaskets are latex, so using Vaseline will
      damage them. You should use a lubricant like 303, or anything that's
      silicone based. There are a lot of products at your local hardware store
      that are silicone based. Avoid my thing made from petroleum as it will
      weaken the latex.
      You should always use 303 whenever you store your dry wear.

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by wipeout from DC
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Please, no petroleum-based products on the gaskets, they'll damage them. 303 Protectant, Item # 38751.01, or Seal Saver, Item # 33505.01 can be used.

      Answered on 7/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the difference between dry pants and splash pants?
    Asked on 2/23/2013 by Hilo sailor from Hilo, Hi

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dry pants have either latex ankle gaskets or waterproof socks, where splash pants have some sort closure, usually a hook-and-loop strap, that impedes water entry but is not waterproof. Also, the waist closure of a dry pant is snugger and more water resistant, though not really waterproof unless combined with a dry top and perhaps a sprayskirt tunnel. Hope that helps.

      Answered on 2/23/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Dry Pants are intended to keep you dry, except for water that may get in
      through the waist band or from the ankle. Splash Pants are basically
      useless, if your goal is to stay dry.

      Answered on 2/23/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My understanding is that dry pants have latex gaskets on the ankles for complete waterproof. Splash do not.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/23/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout

    Q:

    How does one think about layering: do most use wet suits, fleece, polypro under these?
    Asked on 10/19/2012 by rainfoot from NE TN

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Polypropylene or fleece work very well
      Sent from my iPod

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by Art from Brownsville VT
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear wet suit pants under the dry pants. In my opinion if your going three the hassle of wearing dry pants to stay warm why not do it right.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by marino from Buffalo new york
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fleece!

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I layer with poly pro. I choose the thickness appropriate for the temperature. I use my bicycle long pants quite often because of the fit. I have 2 pair of these pants. They are tough.
      Tim Stanton

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by Pachinko from Princeton, TX
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Fleece or poly depending on temps. Definitely not a wet suit.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes wear something under them. No need for wetsuit. Polypropelene generally, also fleece uner cold conditoins 
      John D. WhiteWater
      WhiteWater Contracting CCB# 124589
      Proprietors: John & Julie WhiteWater
      ~~~Ride It Like You Stole It~~~

      Answered on 10/19/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Much depends on what type of boating you're doing. Take a look at our Safety Source archive for info on layering - http://www.nrsweb.com/services/newsletter/newsletter_safety_tips.asp?tn=274. And give us a call with any questions.

      Answered on 10/22/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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4.3

(based on 21 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Durable (11)
  • Comfortable (9)
  • Dries quickly (7)
  • Good size/fit (6)
  • Breathable (5)

Cons

  • Hard to put on or take off (4)

Best Uses

  • Paddling (11)
  • Colder water (9)
  • Boating / sailing (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (7 reviews)

      Feels too large

       
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14), Yes (5)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

From a World Kayak Ambassador

I originally received a pair of dry pants as a gift. After a year the gaskets gave way and tore. I sent an email to the great folks at NRS describing my situation. ...Read complete review

I originally received a pair of dry pants as a gift. After a year the gaskets gave way and tore. I sent an email to the great folks at NRS describing my situation. They had me send in the dry pants so they could assess them. After about a week or so I got an email saying they were sending me a new pair. Since receiving these, I've used them about 10 times. I wore them with just a bathing suit underneath on the Nantahala and was very comfortable. I've also worn them with wetsuit pants underneath recently and was pleased with how warm I was. When we were building waves recently on several rivers, I had to be in the water for quite along time moving rocks around. I did notice light leakage coming from somewhere in the pants legs. When I got out of the water, I had to empty out the legs. Overall I like the pants very much and am very pleased with the high level professionalism shown my this company. I would highly recommend any of their products to anyone in my sport. I also own an NRS throwbag which I can say for sure has rescued at least four people being swept away by the fast waters of the Ocoee River.

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Nice Pants, except for gasket

Someone recommended NRS or Kokatat to me so I started looking, found the black rocks on closeout and reviews seemed pretty good with a few mentions of the rubber ankle gasket being very tight...Read complete review

Someone recommended NRS or Kokatat to me so I started looking, found the black rocks on closeout and reviews seemed pretty good with a few mentions of the rubber ankle gasket being very tight and even ripping. I stretched gaskets as recommended before use using a plastic bottle bigger then my ankle. next day pants went on no problem, but getting them off at end of day was a different story. The gasket tore at the seam where they connect to the pants, promptly contacted NRS to be told in most cases gaskets are not covered because they are prone to tearing due to delicate nature. not the way I want to start out with a new company after first use of product. So I need to send them in to them to be "evaluated" and then told if they will be repaired at my cost, their cost, or replaced. the pants are comfortable and roomy for warmer clothes underneath, I may just cut out gaskets at wear as is...

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3.0

Nice Pants, except for gasket

By Matt

from Central, MA

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly

Cons

  • Chafes Or Itches
  • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

Best Uses

  • Colder Water
  • Paddling

Comments about NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout:

Someone recommended NRS or Kokatat to me so I started looking, found the black rocks on closeout and reviews seemed pretty good with a few mentions of the rubber ankle gasket being very tight and even ripping. I stretched gaskets as recommended before use using a plastic bottle bigger then my ankle. next day pants went on no problem, but getting them off at end of day was a different story. The gasket tore at the seam where they connect to the pants, promptly contacted NRS to be told in most cases gaskets are not covered because they are prone to tearing due to delicate nature. not the way I want to start out with a new company after first use of product. So I need to send them in to them to be "evaluated" and then told if they will be repaired at my cost, their cost, or replaced. the pants are comfortable and roomy for warmer clothes underneath, I may just cut out gaskets at wear as is...

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
4.0

Dry pants

By Andy Roo

from Baltimore, MD

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Breathable
  • Comfortable
  • Dries Quickly
  • Easy To Put On And Take Off

Cons

  • Water Seeps In At The Top

Best Uses

  • Colder Water
  • Kayaking
  • Paddling

Comments about NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout:

Bought for the in between spring and fall paddling seasons when it's too warm for a dry suit and a bit too cold to go bare legged. Initially the ankle gaskets are tight but stretching them overnight and the first few wears will do the trick. Have never taken a swim in these but I imagine one would get wet. Be sure to burp all the air out and pull them up as high as they go to form a good seal with a dry top or splash top.

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5.0

Well made

By Greg

from Amarillo, Tx

Verified Buyer

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    Cons

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        Comments about NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout:

        Have not been able to use out on the water yet

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        Does the job

        By Fisher gal

        from Homer, ak

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable
        • Easy To Put On And Take Off

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Colder Water
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout:

          Great for kayak fishing in cold water. We have been dry as a button !

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          Dry pants

          By Brian

          from Virginia

          Pros

          • Dry
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Colder Water
            • Paddling

            Comments about NRS Men's Black Rock Dry Pants - Closeout:

            Stayed warm and dry paddling in 43º water for 5 hours; however, I only went knee deep to launch. You definitely need to stretch out the seals out prior to use.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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