NRS Explorer Paddling Suit
Item: 22534.02 | Product Details »
- As an alternative to conventional drysuits, the Explorer Paddling Suit features a GlideSkin™ neoprene volcano-style neck gasket in place of latex, which still keeps most water out and is more comfortable for long days and extended tours.
- Latex wrist gaskets keep your sleeves completely dry while paddling and rolling.
- Stretchy polyurethane overcuffs protect the latex wrist gaskets.
- 4-layer Eclipse fabric, with its proprietary waterproof-breathable barrier and Nanosphere® DWR finish, locks water out while letting moisture escape.
- The supple polyester microfiber shell allows friction-free paddling with superior resistance to puncture and abrasion.
- Heavy-duty, flexible TIZIP® MasterSeal entry and relief zippers provide a dependable dry seal.
- We've moved the entry zipper to the back, across the shoulders. This eliminates pressure points on the front of the suit, while improving flexibility and reducing stress on the zipper.
- The back-zipper entry makes putting the suit on easy. Just step inside, put your arms through the sleeves, and pull the neck gasket over your head. The zipper can be opened and closed without assistance.
- Eclipse fabric drysocks give you waterproof-breathable comfort and slide easily into wetshoes.
- Wide seam taping throughout the suit adds extra durability.
- Buckle-closure waist belt provides a secure fit.
- Single-seam legs eliminate wear points.
- An additional layer of Eclipse material on the seat and legs protects these high-wear areas.
- Reflective tape on the arms increases visibility in low-light situations.
Replacing a drysuit zipper is not DIY, and it's a very expensive repair. Preventative care, such as like regularly cleaning and lubricating drysuit zipper teeth, will help preserve zipper health. Also, using good techniques to roll and fold the drysuit for transportation to and from the water will help prevent fatal damage. In this instructional video, NRS Repairs guru Josh Gile goes over all the tips for ensuring that the zipper will last the life of your drysuit.
Putting on a drysuit can be tricky for first-timers, but its quite easy once youve learned the proper method. In this video, we demonstrate how to put on the NRS Crux Drysuit, but the basic methods are the same for nearly all kayaking dry suits. We also show you how to zip up the waterproof zipper to keep you dry when paddling or rafting, as well as how to deal with long hair when putting on a drysuit.
|Weight:||Large 2.80 lbs|
|Neck Closure:||GlideSkin™ gasket|
|Wrist Closure:||Latex gaskets with polyurethane overcuffs|
|Waist System:||Buckle-closure waist belt|
|Ankle Closures:||Adjustable hook-and-loop|
|Latex Neck Gasket:||No|
|Latex Wrist Gaskets:||Yes|
How to measure:
- Chest/Bust: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.
- Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
- Head: Measure above brow, around the fullest part of the head.
Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.
Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.
Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.