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Old 03-30-2012   #1
Boulder, 80301
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NRS HydroSkin® Socks

Does any one have any experience with the NRS HydroSkin® Socks? I got a Jackson Hero this year along with a set of Teva Gnarkosi (won the shoes in a give away). Would this be a good combo? I am worried that the socks may not be warm enough for Colorado.

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Old 03-30-2012   #2
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Personally I would go with Sharkskin socks. I find that they are more durable than the NRS socks. Just my 2 cents.

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Old 03-30-2012   #3
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Thanks I will check them out.
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Old 03-30-2012   #4
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I have a pair of the NRS hydro skin sox, ok to wear with sandals to offer a tad bit of protection, not much warmth.

If you want warmth go for the standard neoprene sox. Or a good pair of merino wool sox inside your neoprene kayak shoes.
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Old 03-30-2012   #5
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I like em. they're good for a thin layer inside booties. I cant fit thick socks inside mine so they are perfect for that. I just got Keen gorge booties, 1/2 size big to fit em and my feet were happy last time i went out. my feet ALWays seemed to get cold in the past. NRS also makes expedition thickness socks, which would be better for sandals in cold water.
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Old 04-08-2012   #6
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I have a pair and I like them. They fit a little loose though. Not completely fitted like a real sock. I have a pair of low cut 1.5 mil neoprene paddling shoes that I wear year round but add the Hydroskin socks in the winter for extra warmth. In Texas that is all you need. I just looked up those shoes you got and they look bulky for a WW boat.
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Old 04-08-2012   #7
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I use a couple different pairs:

The Seirus Storm Socks. These things keep my feet toasty warm. There's a nice thin fleece lining layer in 'em too. * Try the different sizes on before you buy, according to their sizing chart, I should be wearing a Large, but I ended up having to go with XL's b/c i could not get my foot all the way on in the Larges.* You can get these at REI stores. I wear these while skiing and snow shoeing too.
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The other brand that I go with are these pair of Seal Skinz: 'Submerge.' These socks keep your feet extremely dry, but they are not as warm as the Storm Socks. I usually wear these for those hotter air temp days. *Pro's here are that they do not slip down your leg; they'll stay in place.
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Both of these fit in booties with no problem. They also fit comfortably when wearing them under drysuits.
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Old 04-09-2012   #8
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I've had both SealSkins (hated them as they fell apart after a few uses and if you don't get the seal "just right" forget about being waterproof- much less warm) and the NRS socks. I use the Hydroskin socks as a light layer under my KEEN sandals for early season boating (wetsuit- not drysuit weather). Don't keep the feet dry of course- but did keep them warm. I love the Hydroskins for the keeping the chill off. For more serious winter boating (my old drysuit didn't have booties) I liked the NRS waterproof socks under my KEENS. They worked better than the SealSkins.
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Old 04-09-2012   #10
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I have these. I bought them a size smaller than normal. I wear them under my NRS Attack Shoes. They do a nice job of keeping my feet warm as long as I'm in my boat.

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