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NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants

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Are you ready for some dry pants made just for women? Our NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants are an outstanding piece of apparel that will soon be your best friend on the water.
  • These pants are constructed with our breathable 70 x 320-denier ripstop HyproTex 2.5 fabric with fully taped seams to keep the water out.
  • Latex gaskets at the ankles seal tight keeping you dry.
  • 8"-tall, 3-mm neoprene band seals tight at the waist.
  • Cordura® reinforced knees and double fabric reinforced seat for increased durability
  • Polyurethane-coated spandex stretch panels in the hip area provide more freedom of movement.
  • A handy thigh pocket stores your items you want to keep close at hand.
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:
  • 1 - Front
Latex Ankle Gaskets: Yes
Gender Sizing: Women
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced knee
  • HyproTex double fabric reinforcement on the seat
  • Inseam: 31" on size medium
Size Height Weight (lbs) Bust Waist Hips
XS 4'8"-5'2" 90-115 30"-33" 24"-27" 34"-37"
S 5'1"-5'6" 110-135 32"-34" 26"-30" 36"-39"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-155 33"-37" 29"-33" 38"-42"
L 5'7"-5'10" 150-180 35"-39" 32"-36" 40"-44"
XL 5'9"-6'0" 175-210 38"-42" 35"-39" 42"-46"
XXL 5'11"-6'2" 200-220 41"-43" 38"-41" 44"-48"
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 at the natural waist; above the hip bones, across the navel.
  3. Hips: With feet together, measure around the widest part of the hips, across the fullest point of the buttocks.
  4. 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 Women's Athena Dry Pants
 
3.9

(based on 17 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

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    (1)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Waterproof (13)
  • Good size/fit (9)
  • Breathable (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Windproof (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          75% 

          (12 reviews)

          Feels too large

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual/ recreational (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (15)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Good fit, comfortable

      I bought these pants with the NRS Flux dry top for an upcoming long raft trip. It is a workout just to get them on and I STRONGLY recommend stretching the gaskets! For the...Read complete review

      I bought these pants with the NRS Flux dry top for an upcoming long raft trip. It is a workout just to get them on and I STRONGLY recommend stretching the gaskets! For the ankles I used a nalgene water bottle and it was really helpful. Don't be afraid to stretch the gaskets. The ankle ones were still slightly too tight and I'll continue to stretch them. I tested out the top and bottoms on a short raft trip this past weekend when I was tossed into the river for a short swim. Water did get into the dry suit although I was completely sure of that until I got to camp. My base layers were wet but I did not get cold. The fit is great and they are comfy. For kayaking or light recreation I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. I'm still deciding whether I'll keep them for the trip or return them for something that will keep water out completely.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      gasket problems

      I am an experienced paddler and enjoy paddling in all weather from rain, snow and sun. These pants fit great with extra room in thigh and seat for women. Unfortunately both of the...Read complete review

      I am an experienced paddler and enjoy paddling in all weather from rain, snow and sun. These pants fit great with extra room in thigh and seat for women. Unfortunately both of the leg gaskets have ripped after only two or three paddles. NRS was gracious enough to replace the first gasket but now I need to send them back again for the second leg. This is a huge inconvenience because it takes several weeks to get them back. Granted the replacement seems to be a little better quality. Why didn't they replace both from the start? I hope they have worked on improving the design of the gasket.

      Reviewed by 17 customers

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      3.0

      These pants are cut very large

      By kayaklady

      from South Carolina

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Lightweight
      • Versatile
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants:

        I would be happy with these dry pants if only they fit better. I am 5'2" and 112 lbs., and I bought the XS. According to the size chart, I'm on the upper end of the dimensions for an XS, but I wish there was one size smaller. The XS would probably fit me well if I was 5'4" and 125 lbs. They are very roomy for a woman with an athletic build, and a bit long also.

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

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great!

        By Kris

        from North GA

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Waterproof

        Cons

        • Bulky

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants:

          Got these for my wife and she loves them! She's a petite 5'3", and they are a bit bulky around her hips, but keep her dry and allow for layers underneath. She's worn them on the river a few times so far with no problems.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Athena Dry Pants

          By Kajsakat

          from Carmel, CA

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Waterproof
          • Windproof

          Cons

          • Bulky

          Best Uses

          • Fitness

          Comments about NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants:

          The Athena dry pant is well made and attractive. In fact they are better than my older Kokatats. The only caviat is that they look like Jodhpurs. There is enough space in the bottom and thighs for two paddlers! Clearly, these pants were not made in Asia.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Good fit, comfortable

          By 801savvy

          from Utah

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Durable
          • Good Fit

          Cons

          • Not Waterproof

          Best Uses

          • water sports

          Comments about NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants:

          I bought these pants with the NRS Flux dry top for an upcoming long raft trip. It is a workout just to get them on and I STRONGLY recommend stretching the gaskets! For the ankles I used a nalgene water bottle and it was really helpful. Don't be afraid to stretch the gaskets. The ankle ones were still slightly too tight and I'll continue to stretch them. I tested out the top and bottoms on a short raft trip this past weekend when I was tossed into the river for a short swim. Water did get into the dry suit although I was completely sure of that until I got to camp. My base layers were wet but I did not get cold. The fit is great and they are comfy. For kayaking or light recreation I'd recommend them in a heartbeat. I'm still deciding whether I'll keep them for the trip or return them for something that will keep water out completely.

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

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Gaskets weak-big seam leaks after 2 uses

          By silverhair creeker

          from Asheville, NC

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Breathable
          • Good Fit
          • Lightweight
          • Main Material Waterproof
          • Nice Fit

          Cons

          • Not Waterproof
          • Seams Leak After 2 Uses
          • Wears Out Quickly

          Best Uses

          • Kayaking In Cold

          Comments about NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants:

          I really liked the fit of these pants and thought I'd finally found a great waterproof woman's dry pant. Sadly, despite usual care one ankle gasket ripped very easily my first time out Oct 31,2011; brand new pants. Duck taped for on spot repairs, later did extensive successful self repair. Then the other gasket tore, even though I was being extra careful after the first experience. Worst of all, now the seam tape has become unstuck in multiple places through the crotch after only two uses last fall and one use this fall, 3 total. And the tall stretch waist is not at all waterproof. Very disappointed, I will be asking for refund since despite nice design, I can't trust the seams even if gaskets were replaced.

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

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          • NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants

            Q:

            Will these fit with the level six duchess dry top?
            Asked on 12/7/2013 by Sonia from Nashville

            4 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, Sonia, it will work with it. The wide neoprene waist helps get a good watertight seal with the dry top.

              Answered on 12/7/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              They should.
              Lara Dieringer

              Answered on 12/7/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't know why it wouldn't fit. I use mine with a Men's sized level 6 dry top (I like having more room for thicker layers). I have not been immersed w/ this outfit, but there are no gaps and everything fits snuggly.

              Answered on 12/7/2013 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi--can't answer that specifically; Andie has a Kokatat dry top that she
              wears them with, and that seems to work fine. Not an ideal system for
              offshore trekking in super-cold water, but for what we do (sheltered water
              and surf play in the winter in North Carolina) it's fine. Phillip

              Answered on 12/7/2013 by Anonymous
          • NRS Women's Athena Dry Pants

            Q:

            Can the women's Athena dry pant be combined with either the women's Duchess or Flux dry top for a solid two piece dry suit? I will be wearing this on a 3 week winter white water raft trip. First time purchasing a dry suit and prefer two go with two pieces. But I've heard that they need to be able to roll/or fit together to create a gasket type seal at the waist. Thanks!
            Asked on 10/13/2012 by Savvy from Salt Lake City, UT

            4 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have the Kotakat top and it works great. not familiar with the ones
              mentioned

              Answered on 10/14/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello, I own the Athena dry pants and separate Tropos top and I also own
              a Kokatat full dry suit. My experience is that the top and pants do
              allow some water leakage as the dry top just has the neoprene neck
              gasket. Water seeps down to the pants depending on how tight your life
              vest is cinched. I don't seem to be able to roll the top into the pants
              very well so water can get into the pants. I don't know about the dry
              top styles you're thinking of buying (Dutchess or Flux) maybe they are
              better. Mine is the Tropos top with the neoprene gasket. The Athena
              pants are very comfortable.
              I also own a full Kokatat dry suit which has never leaked. I live in
              Alaska and so prefer the full dry suit because the water is cold and
              there is a greater chance of hypothermia. If you are going in winter
              conditions that might be similar. I think the top and pants would be ok
              in warm water, but get a top with a tight neck gasket and a good waist
              roll system. My Tropos top does not have that, but it's a comfortable
              top. My full dry suit is very comfortable.

              Answered on 10/14/2012 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              A dry top and dry pants, when used in combination with a kayak sprayskirt, is quite water resistant but you can get some leakage in a swim. Without the sprayskirt it would be more leak prone.

              Answered on 10/15/2012 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I haven't tried mating the dry pants with either of the NRS tops, but I
              have used them with a Kokotat top. I rolled the inner layer of the top
              into the pants and cinched the top down as tight as I could. It was a
              pain, but I swam three or four times and only had a little waist leakage.
              I found the bigger problem with the Athena pants was that the butt started
              leaking after about 15 days of heavy use pakrafting and hiking, and the
              neoprene waistband seems to wick water up and takes a long time to dry.

              Answered on 10/18/2012 by Anonymous
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