NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

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Style and function - the two key elements of our NRS Freefall Dry Pants. Waterproof, breathable, action-cut for freedom of movement. Be the best equipped and best dressed paddler on the water.
  • Supple HyproTex 2.5 material is waterproof, breathable, comfortable and packs easily.
  • Loose fitting action-cut design allows unrestricted movement for your on-the-water activities.
  • Latex ankle gaskets provide a watertight seal.
  • 8" neoprene waistband helps keep water out in the event of a swim.
  • Cordura™ armoring over high wear areas in knees and seat give you extra durablity and long life for your drypants.
  • Wide overcuffs fit easily over boots or booties.
  • Hook-and-loop ankle covers protect the latex gaskets and seal out debris.
  • Two large pockets with splashproof zippers keep essentials handy.
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:
  • 2 - Front
Latex Ankle Gaskets: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced seat and knees
  • Gusseted crotch for freedom of movement
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 Freefall Dry Pants Video

NRS Freefall Dry Pants Video (2:40)

Style and function - the two key elements of our NRS Freefall Dry Pants. Waterproof, breathable, action-cut for freedom of movement. Be the best equipped and best dressed paddler on the water.

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  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    what size would you recommend? I am 6'1" weigh 195 lbs and have a 33" waist
    Asked on 5/15/2013 by eggbert from portland, or

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Large. The dry pants are very roomy. I am 6' 195lbs & 34" waist. The XL I
      bought were too big.

      Answered on 5/17/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Im 6'2" 220lbs. and have 37" waist....I have an xxl...little long and baggy...could have got XL...you would be fine with a L...

      Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not sure. I'm 5'10", got the XL, and they were too long for me. My inseam is 30". I wear a 38" waist and they were snug. You may be ok with the large, but check the size chart and order. NRS will take it back if it doesn't fit. I exchanged mine.
      Peter Greer

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That's a tricky one. I think you are in
      between sizes.
      If you are rowing I would go with large
      (they are going to be long). If you are
      kayaking I would go medium (tighter fit
      the waist but not as long). Good luck.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Otter 13 from Gunnison, Colorado
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd probably go large. I just got the XL and I'm 6'2", 230, ~36-37" waist.
      Fits me pretty good.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 6' with a 32/33 waist, 170 lbs. I bought the medium pants and they fit fine, the large would have been too big and baggy on me.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I first bought a XL sent it back for a large. I am around 6'2'' 180 and
      they are still pretty long and baggy. I would reccomend a medium if you
      want them to fit closer to pants. If you plan on layering a lot underneath
      you may want the extra room and a large would be fine. I like my pants to
      be a bit more snug so I wish I would have gone with the mediums...
      Hope that helps.

      Answered on 5/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'10" and have a 33' waist. I unfortunately got the L, which is far too
      big for me. I think you'd have no trouble with M.

      Answered on 5/15/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    What size should I get...I am 6', 185 lbs with a 31" waist?
    Asked on 4/10/2013 by grandprix0180 from Appleton' WI

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      All I know is the small seemed baggy on me and I'm 5'9", 115 lbs. with 30" waist.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure. I'm 5'10 with a 34" waist, 200 lbs. The XL works fine for me, just a little long in the inseam but the Velcro at the bottom of the legs seems to keep them from dragging.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by matt from bozeman, mt
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Large and maybe Extra Large. The waistband is tight and the ankle gaskets are extremely tight. I finally cut mine, even though the directions said not to. Otherwise, an excellent product.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Ron, Blue Ridge Voyageur from Arlington VA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The Large should be fine. The waist will fit snugly enough for you.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'10", 180 lb and have a 32" waist and I got the Large, which feels
      slightly loose with thin thermals underneath. The cut is pretty generous,
      so I'd suggest a Medium for you (I wish I'd got Medium myself). Good pants
      though.

      Answered on 4/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am the same size as you but 10 lbs lighter. I ordered the larges and they were huge. Had to send them back for mediums. These fit very well and plenty of room for clothing underneath. I'm very satisfied with my purchase and as always NRS made ordering and exchanging a breeze.

      Answered on 4/13/2013 by Otter 13 from Gunnison, Colorado
  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    The video mentions a "limited edition" denim-look version. Any chance those will be offered again? That would make me buy these!
    Asked on 3/7/2013 by Lee from Missouri

    1 answer

  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    What do you use to keep your feet dry using these pants?
    Asked on 12/31/2012 by clint501

    6 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      A combination of neoprene wetsocks and watershoes may not keep your feet totally dry, but they'll certainly keep them warm.

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use kayak booties. My feet are not completely dry but always warm. I have
      used the combination of booties & dry pants down to about 37 degrees and
      kept me warm.

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use two pair of wool or synthetic socks (one pair knee socks), Neoprene socks, and Neoprene booties. I can't say my feet are always dry, but they are usually warm enough.

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not one to worry about keeping my feet dry. I do not have "feet" in my
      dry suit either. I rely on a good pair of neoprene type kayak shoes/boots.
      My favorite from Chota are no longer made. I now use the NRS Paddle Wetshoe
      but it looks like those may not be available since I see they are on
      closeout. If I want to keep my feet dry I put on a pair of high dry socks
      under the shoes and stay out of water that would go over the top.
      Marsh

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use NRS booties and socks feet don't stay dry but there warm.

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      To keep my feet comfortably warm and protected from sharp objects during the approach walk to the water, i wear NRS Sasquatch Water Shoes with these dry pants.
      Steve

      Answered on 12/31/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    I'm looking for a pair of pants that will work while kayaking in cold weather and brief stretches of wading. Other than pockets, what are the main differences between these pants and the Black Rock pants? The fabric and construction seem very similar otherwise. Thanks!
    Asked on 11/14/2012 by Pat from Chesapeake Bay/Potomac River, MD

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I originally ordered the Freefall pants but did not like the very large,
      bellbottom-like cuffs. Returned them for the Black Rock pants. Other than
      that, I did not have the Freefalls in my hands long enough to be able to
      give a comparison.

      Answered on 11/14/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The features the Freefall has over the Black Rock are the pockets and the double closure system at the ankles.

      Answered on 11/14/2012 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    How breathable are these ? Looking for them as a gift - kayak fishing in Hawaii - breath-ability and protection from sun are 2 factors. Thanks.
    Asked on 9/23/2012 by MO from Hawaii

    9 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The HyproTex 2.5 material is very breathable.

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I didn't ever take them out. I had a fit issue. They felt pretty warm when I tried them on, like wearing a rain coat inside. If you were wet and the water cool, that would probably be ok. If it was hot, you'd probably bake between the black color and lack of air circulation.
      Peter Greer

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These are great!
      Dry, breathable, and comfortable!

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      They will be too hot for Hawaii. Look for Columbia
      PFG fishing clothed. Good SPF for the sun, extremely breathable
      Tim Stanton, and quick drying. Ex Officio also makes similar product.

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Pachinko from Princeton, TX
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These pants would be way to warm to wear for kayak fishing in Hawaii. 
       

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This is the only pair of drypants I've ever worn, so I can't compare their
      breathability to other drypants. They seem designed to be breathable, but I
      wouldn't want to wear them in warmer temperatures without dipping my legs
      in the cool water occasionally. I kayak in Lake Michigan and haven't had to
      wear them yet this year.
      Creig

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      These pants would be way too warm to wear for kayak fishing in Hawaii.  I wear them white water kayaking, water temperature is about 1 to 5 celcius, these pants provided adequate warmth.  I reckon they would be too warm to wear. 
       

      Answered on 9/23/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It has been my experience that they are moderately breathable but people
      tend to expect a bit too much from any breathable laminate fabric. In
      spring kayak conditions they are great and don't sweat up under heavy
      exertion. In Hawaii temps though, might be an issue if the wearer is
      sweating a lot while they paddle. I don't think they wouldn't work but it
      will depend on the wearer. I do however think you will have the same issue
      with any breathable dry pant in a tropical setting.
      Hope this helps!

      Answered on 9/24/2012 by Darin the Kayaker from Newmarket, NH
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say not terribly breathable. I usually have condensation inside.

      Answered on 9/28/2012 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants

    Q:

    Would you recommend wearing these dry pants with your flux dry top for someone who wants to stay dry while rafting and paddling SUP down river? I want versatility to wear pants and/or top without the other so I am resisting buying a full on drysuit.

    Let me know your thoughts. Thanks!
    Asked on 9/10/2012 by Stonewall from Durango, CO.

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      That combination keeps me dry. I like the versatility of dry top & dry
      pants. Gives me more options than a full drysuit when the temps get warmer.
      When it gets cold I layer under both and it keeps me very warm!
      These are great dry pants. Great quality.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi
      Definitely YES
      I use to wear these combination on Alaska Water or Yukon
      prefer it over full dry suit
      Enjoy

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I returned these and didn't get a chance to wear them due to my....well "gut" sounds bad, but that was it. They were too snug(or I was carrying too much spare tire around the middle).
      Having said that, I otherwise liked them. The wide waistband sealed well when I put them on and I had to "burp" it to let out the air. If you really want to be dry, there is no better choice than a dry suit, but I liked the pants, and if you want a more modular set-up, they'd probably be a good choice. If I were 40 lbs. lighter, I'd have kept them.
      Peter Greer

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I can't speak directly to SUP or rafting but I have had a few exciting
      swims while kayaking with these pants paired with a dry top and found that
      the seal interface did not leak much at all. I think if the added
      flexibility fits how you want to operate you shouldn't be disappointed.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Darin the Kayaker from Newmarket, NH
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used the pant/top combo instead of a drysuit for years. As long as you properly weave the pants into the top, it works remarkably well at keeping me dry. I even used the combo when I was working as a rescue swimmer last year and never had a problem. The one downside is that the combo isn't great for prolonged immersion, so I wear the full dry suit when I'll be in the water for a long time. For getting splashed on a raft, or for a quick dip with a SUP, the combo would work fine.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think these keep you fairly dry and if you want to wear with or with a dry top
      are a decent choice. They are not as dry as a full dry suit. They seem well
      built and I like them.
      David Fitzgerald

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Dave from Bay Area, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Like you I like the versitility offered by pants and dry top. However, they
      do leak. Not bad, but enough that I wouldn't want to take a bad swim in
      cold, early spring water. I have used the top/pants combo for a year now
      and I will b investing in a drysuit for the more inclimate times of the
      year. but if your budget is imited and you are looking for the most
      versitility. You really won't go wrong with this pants/ top combo. Just be
      aware of its limitations and you will be a happy boater.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found out that I stay reasonably dry when I roll the inner tube of my dry top to the neoprene waist band of my pants.
      If it were to leak, it would be from the back, so whenever I get out of my kayak to while on a trip, I will check to make sure that the inner tube and the waist band are still rolled together.
      If your main objective is to stay dry, full dry suit is the go, furthermore, taking a leak is so much easier through the relief zipper.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've used my drypants and dry top to for rolling practice when I didn't
      want to put on the full drysuit. I was skeptical about staying dry but with
      everything tucked in and the spray skirt in place I stayed totally dry. I
      was pleasantly surprised.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I got these pants last year because I also wanted the versatility of
      wearing a dry top and pants separately. I like the pants for sit-on-top
      kayaking in Lake Michigan. However, they may be a little heavy for SUP
      paddling (you could check this with NRS), both in terms of weight and
      causing your legs to perspire. The pants are actually a few inches too long
      for me (5' 10"). But they're certainly worth the price if you're looking
      for value and they are well made and quite durable.

      Answered on 9/10/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, the freefall pants will keep you dry when worn together with a dry top. They are a great purchase.

      Answered on 9/12/2012 by Anonymous
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Pros

  • Durable (10)
  • Comfortable (7)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Dries quickly (5)
  • Easy to put on and take off (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder water (7)
    • Paddling (6)
    • Boating / sailing (5)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
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    4.0

    Look no further for the Perfect Dry Pant

    By RAV4Driver

    from Grand Rapids, MI

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Breathable
    • Comfortable
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Colder Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants:

    Keep you warm and dry even with immersion. Love those pockets - I HATE fumbling around for car keys. Great fit, comfortable, unrestrictive. Bomb proof construction. Pair with dry socks and you have the perfect dry pant. Con - ankle gaskets are a bit tricky to take off at first but they work. Seal is so effective that you'll need to "burp" them after heating trapped air to prevent the StayPuffed marshmallow man look.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    4.0

    Nice and dry

    By ryanw

    from charlotte, nc

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants:

        Good quality. The top of the pants roll down on me after wearing them for a while letting water in on lengthy swims.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        Bulky but do the job

        By Karin

        from McCall, Idaho

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable

        Cons

        • Bulky
        • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

        Best Uses

        • Boating
        • Colder Water
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants:

        I'm a very slim female kayaker and these pants are baggy on me. I'm sure it's the style and they'd look fine on a meatier person. I haven't swum in them yet, but have stood in thigh deep cold water for a while and my legs stayed dry. The ankle gaskets are hard to get off, but seems to be getting easier.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Very fast delivery. After i tried them on and called, customer service suggested I order the slimmer cut Black Rock pants and see if they fit better, then return the Freefall because of the baggy fit. Unfortunately i had to leave for a river trip before the Black Rocks arrived and used the Freefall. i'm satisfied with them and the service.

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        • No
         
        5.0

        Great dry pants

        By Shorts

        from Missoula, MT

        About Me Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Colder Water
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants:

          The gaskets sealed tight and the pants kept me dry. Easy to get on and off

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Excellent product but gaskets too tight

          By Ron, Blue Ridge Voyageur

          from Arlington VA

          About Me Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable Except Gasket
          • Durable
          • Well made

          Cons

          • Ankle Gaskets Too Tight
          • Long Time To Stretch

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Colder Water
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants:

          The pants are well made and I think they will be durable. They are also comfortable, EXCEPT that the ankle gaskets are too tight. I have stretched them over jars for two months and they are still too tight. The instructions say not to cut them, but I might have to. So far I cannot use them because they cut off circulation to my feet. Someday they will be good, though!

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          • No

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