NRS Men's Nomad GORE-TEX Pro Semi-Dry Suit
If you paddle or raft in mostly calmer conditions, where being thrashed about by breaking waves or class III+ whitewater isn't a threat, consider the NRS Nomad Gore-Tex Pro semi-dry suit. It's a perfect waterproof breathable choice for the accidental spill. Plus, it's more comfortable and economical than a full-on drysuit. If you are enjoying rafting, stand-up paddleboarding, recreational kayaking, canoeing or sit-on-top kayaking, traditional dry suits are bulky and expensive. Especially for those who feel claustrophobic with a latex neck gasket - this drysuit's neoprene neck gasket offers day-long comfort.
- 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
- 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
- Volcano-style GlideSkin™ neoprene 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
- Front-entry YKK® Aquaseal™ zipper and relief zipper
- 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 offers additional abrasion resistance
- Features one splashproof zippered chest pocket, buckle-closure waist belt and GORE-TEX PRO fabric socks
When should you wear an NRS Goretex Drysuit? Semi-dry suits are a great choice for flat-water kayakers, stand-up paddlers and canoeists, as well as for rafters on moderate rivers with low consequences. 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.
View this video on how to put on a drysuit here.
View this video on drysuit zipper care here.