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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.

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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.

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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.

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Pros

  • Durable (14)
  • Comfortable (12)
  • Dries quickly (10)
  • Easy to put on and take off (8)
  • Breathable (7)

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  • Hard to put on or take off (3)

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  • Colder water (9)
  • Boating / sailing (6)
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5.0

Too bad these are closeouts

By Bill Fish

from Winchester Bay, OR

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Boating
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants - Closeout:

    For those of us who are XL Stout, these are the dry pants to buy. The XL size if likely a perfect fit for someone well over 6' tall. I'm just 5'10 and even though they are long, they do not bunch up like some dry pant.
    Maybe someday, someone will make semi-dry and dry suits/pants for those of us who don't fit into the cookie cutter size options. For a long time fishing waders had this same problem. In the past few years they have been available in "stout" sizes. I won't buy a dry suit until the option to fit me is available. With that in mind these pants are just right.

    Service and delivery comments:

    I'm in Oregon; delivery may be quicker that some destinations. After I make the order a tracking number is sent within an hour or two and my order is here in a couple of days. Never had any delivery issues to report.

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    5.0

    Great

    By Lksdjim

    from North Coast Lake Erie

    About Me Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable

    Cons

    • Hard To Put On Or Take Off

    Best Uses

    • Paddling
    • Sup

    Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants - Closeout:

    I have several kayaks but got these to use mainly with my NRS IF Outlaw 1. I'm going to KY ,TN over thanksgiving and plan to do some rivers. I will also use with my Liquid Logic Versa SUP.

    Service and delivery comments:

    All was good

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    4.0

    Adjustable waistband

    By Pierre

    from Québec Qc

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants - Closeout:

        I use this pants for whitewater kayaking. Nice pants on every aspects and their dry but, an adjustable waistband is missing. The pants drop down while paddling, especialy when you get out and get in your boat frequently. This is a big problem for me.
        Thanks.

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        5.0

        Great product!!

        By Roughneck

        from Arkansas

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • 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 - Closeout:

          Great for kayaking keeps me dry when they are supposed to but remember these are not for all day swims you will get a little wet.

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          5.0

          Best drypants!

          By PhilBob

          from Santa Fe, NM

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Easy To Put On And Take Off
          • KEEPS YOU DRY
          • Keeps you warm

          Cons

          • Dont Need The Pockets

          Best Uses

          • Colder Water
          • Ik
          • Inflateable Kayak
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants - Closeout:

          My oklder NRS blackrock drypants finally wore out, these new pants are just like them...but better! The improved lower leg and ankle design is better and if it matters to you, these also look way stylish! And of course they perform as expected; dry, warm, and durable with the extra layer of material on the knees and seat.

          Only thing I dont like is the pockets. They are, for me, useless and just add bulk and potential leak points. Also, black is great for warming/drying but some colorful wavy stripe up the leg or different colored seat and knee patches or something, would make it even a better choice.

          Overall you cant go wrong with this drypant. I'm a bit on the big side (6' 240) and wear XL and XXL usually and I go for XXL on these and its a great fit, roomy, lots of mobility. I dont like too tight of a tunnel waistband but you do need it pretty tight to keep the water out completely.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Shipped and delivered in a timely fashion with no problems.

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          • NRS Men's Freefall Dry Pants - Closeout

            Q:

            Will this work with large calfs? I'm 5'10, waist 36-38 but my calfs are larger from biking. Any idea on how much room there is in the XL around the calf area?
            Asked on 10/27/2015 by Harry from United States

            10 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              hi
              there is a room but i think biking with this pans will heat you
              try somthing lighter
              http://www.nrs.com/product/25873/nrs-mens-endurance-splash-pants-closeout
              At alaska im kayaking with the freefall
              on my bike i use the Endurance on heavy rain days

              Answered on 10/31/2015 by kayak4all from Jaffa port, Israel
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              The legs seem to have plenty of room. I'm 5' 11", 170 lbs., 34" waist and have a large size. Really like the product.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 10/29/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

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              Hello
              A circumference of about 55 cm, ~22 inches, around the calf area would fit into my FF's.
              Regards, Jochen

              Answered on 10/28/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hello, You should have plenty of room in the XL size

              Answered on 10/28/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              You should have plenty of room for your calf muscles. The pants have a good
              bit of room.
              Kenny

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Plenty large in calf's. I'm 5' 10"/stocky and they are baggy in that section. I would stretch bottom gaskets though with large soup cans for a few days to avoid cutting off circulation at very bottom just above the ankle. Brand New gaskets are always tight!! Good luck

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Tom-Salmon River, Pulaski from Syracuse,NY
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I bet youd be fine...the pants are pretty baggy and the ankle gaskets break in nicely.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              They're pretty loose all around. Shouldn't be a problem.

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Joe from Birmingham, AL
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              There's plenty of room , they're pretty wide . It is very tight on the ankles ( the rubber gasket is very tight ) . I have size 12 feet with large able bones and it is difficult every time to take them off . In the calve area there is a good amount of room .

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have pretty hefty calves myself and haven't had any fit issues with my
              Freefall dry pants.

              Answered on 10/27/2015 by Darin the Kayaker from Newmarket, NH
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            Q:

            Will the latex seal around the ankles fit over boots?
            Asked on 7/17/2014 by Z from Va

            7 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I think that would be a pretty tight fit. It's not how I would wear them.
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 7/17/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No - the latex seal is meant to seal against your leg and will not stretch
              far enough to go over a boot. I sometimes wear a thin sock when putting on
              the pants because this helps to prevent the latex from sticking to your foot
              as you pull the pants on.
              If you attempt to stretch the latex to go over a boot it will likely tear.
              If you are somehow able to stretch it that much without tearing it will not
              last very long.

              Answered on 7/17/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              No. It's a struggle to get them over you feet. They are designed to seal to your skin. No way you would get them over boots. Depending on how high your boots are, there is room under the cuff so the latex gasket could go in the boot and the cuff drape over, but not if your boots are calf high.
              Peter Greer

              Answered on 7/18/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              It might but you will feel too tight of a fit. They have enough of a high
              cuff to fit over the boot. so water will get in but must sand or muck would
              stay out. I use The high NRS Boudary shoe and the cuff goes over the boot
              just fine.
              Dave

              Answered on 7/18/2014 by Dave from Rhode Island
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I don't think so. The ankle cuff is very snug in order to be water proof. I
              would think stretching it over boots would damage the seal rendering it
              ineffective. You could however place boots over the seal and pull the outer
              pant leg over the top of the boots. The inner cuff with the seal is about
              10" high.

              Answered on 7/19/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Unless they are REALLY thin boots I think the answer would be 'no'.
              Ideally, you have the latex cuff on your skin for optimum water resistance,
              the boot over that and then the outer cuff of the pant over the boot. Hope
              this helps.

              Answered on 7/21/2014 by Darin the Kayaker from Newmarket, NH
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              To work for a good seal, the latex gaskets need to fit over your bare skin. The fabric outer cuff will fit over most boots.

              Answered on 7/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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            Q:

            How well do these mate with an NRS dry top, if at all? How dry would I be if I wear these along with the flux dry top and I had to swim?
            Asked on 6/28/2014 by Adam from Boston, MA

            6 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Adam, that 8" neoprene top, with the Flux inner tunnel tucked inside and cinched over by the Flux waistband will be pretty dry. A vigorous swim, especially in whitewater, may very well result in some leakage but it shouldn't be major. It won't be as dry as a drysuit. If you're wearing it with a sprayskirt it'll be even dryer.

              Answered on 6/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I've found them very warm and dry. They don't really 'mate', but with a good dry top along with these pants you should stay very dry in a swim. Getting the dry top layers, spray skirt, and pants gasket waist overlapping properly is the secret.

              Answered on 6/28/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I use my Freefall dry pants with a NRS Triton dry top and have stayed very
              dry for the few swims I've taken in them. One of them pretty long. There is
              minor seepage but I have supreme confidence in the protect provided by
              these products when used together...P YakMan

              Answered on 6/28/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I wear mine with a Kokotat dry top. The pants are super rugged and comfy to wear. The ankle gaskets are very tight and do not allow water in from the bottom. The downside I see is the mesh waist band is not very tight so I get water in thru the top and into the pants once in a while. It then accumulates down in the legs. Overall nice pants but in a way I wish it had a latex waist band as well. Good value for the pants unless you can afford a dry suit.
              Scott

              Answered on 6/28/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Both do a great job of keeping the water out. I have not had to swim yet.
              But I have rolled a good bit and the water stays out. The pants do well at
              keeping the water out as well. I had to wade in the water past my knees and
              no water came through the ankles. Both great products, highly recommend.

              Answered on 6/29/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Hi Adam,
              They interlock okay by tucking the lower inner part of the jacket inside
              the pants. Then pull the outer lower part of the jacket down and over the
              pants. Cinch everything tight. But it also depends on your lower back,
              the lumbar, and how much of a gap you have. I'm looking to wear a lumbar
              belt made for waders then I will be water tight. Safe paddling!
              Dave

              Answered on 6/30/2014 by Dave from Rhode Island
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            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
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            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
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            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

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            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
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            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
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            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
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              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
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              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 - Closeout

            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

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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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
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              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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