NRS Men's Navigator GORE-TEX Pro Semi-Dry Suit
Paddling open seas or ocean-like lakes requires gear with quick adaptability. The NRS Men's Navigator GORE-TEX Pro Semi-Dry Suit delivers with superior waterproof, breathable protection and versatility needed for long days and unpredictable conditions. Its neoprene neck offers more comfort than a latex gasket.
- Constructed with 3-Layer GORE-TEX® Pro for best-in-class durable, waterproof-windproof-breathable performance.
- To reduce its environmental footprint, GORE-TEX® Pro uses 100% recycled nylon face fabric, lower-impact DWR, and backer material that is dope dyed to reduce water usage, pollution and energy use.
- Articulated storm hood with three bungee adjustments for a custom fit. Easily roll, stow and secure the hood with a fabric loop and hook when it's not needed.
- Perforated face shield features a soft fleece interior and an offset zipper design for enhanced comfort.
- Zip the face shield up to block wind and spray, or unzip for added ventilation when conditions are fair.
- Front-entry YKK® Aquaseal™ zipper with protective flap.
- 5" wide neoprene waist overskirt with double-pull hook-and-loop closure fits over your sprayskirt tunnel for a watertight seal.
- Our GORE-TEX® Pro semi-drywear features a supple, secure, and contoured volcano-style neoprene neck gasket that dramatically increases your wearing comfort over a traditional latex gasket, while providing reliable protection for moderate activities and conditions.
- GlideSkin™ neoprene, volcano-style overcuffs protect latex wrist gaskets.
- Purposely designed to keep paddlers drier in high volume waters, the volcano-style overcuffs on the wrists cover more surface area from the wrist to the hand to reduce water contact with the gaskets underneath.
- Tough, yet supple, mesh holes under the wrists, drain any water captured between the latex gasket and the neoprene over cuffs.
- Gathered ankle design features an elastic band to fit snug over booties. Silicone dots keep the ankle from riding up.
- Cordura® panel at the interior ankle for abrasion resistance.
- Features two PFD-friendly zippered shoulder pockets, relief zipper and GORE-TEX Pro fabric socks.
When should you wear an NRS Goretex Drysuit? Here in the Pacific Northwest, drysuits are appropriate for 9 to 10 months out of the year. During the winter, it's not uncommon to go paddling on a 30 to 40 degree day, with water temperatures as low as the mid 30's. However, winter isn't the only time where a drysuit is necessary. As a loose reference, we employ the rule of 120 degrees. If the water temperature and air temperature add up to less than 120 degrees, you should be wearing immersion gear. In spring and fall, we commonly see air temperatures in the 60's, water temps around 50 degrees and colder, in which case a drysuit is still advisable. Only for the few summer months do we get 60 to 70 degree water temps and air temps up to 100 degrees, which is safe and comfortable swimsuit weather.