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Old 05-12-2009   #1
 
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NRS Mission Drysuit with eVent?

I will most likely be in the market for a drysuit before the end of the year and was curious to know anyone's first hand experience with NRS' new Mission eVent drysuit.

I realize that Kokatat makes a bomber Gore-Tex drysuit and have tried them and do like them. I like the idea of the breathability of Gore-Tex but eVent is even more breathable so I thought I might include the NRS Mission as a possibility when I do move forward with a purchase.

Kokatat is a proven design and quality. Is there anyone out there that can vouch for the new Mission drysuit with eVent by NRS?

Thanks for any feedback!

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I know nothing of the dry suit you’re talking about but I do know that the eVent material puts Gortex to shame, it breaths like a soft shell. I have the Loki levity jacket that I use for mountaineering. I’d say one of the best part about it is you can wash it over and over and not have to recoat it.
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I have over 60 days in my NRS mission and it is excellent. I thought I'd only use it for really cold water, but it is comfy in all but the warmest conditions. The beefy, sticky zipper takes some getting used to, but once you're in, it's great. Being head-to-toe dry at the take out is a treat!
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I'd reccomend spending the extra money and getting a Kokatat GMER - my opinion is that it will last twice as long, thereby saving you $. Have never tried the NRS though - sounds like its getting good reviews. Bottom line: drysuits rule - one of the best safety and comfort pieces of gear I have ever owned for paddling. CKS will likely be offering both suits at a good discount a PADDLEFEST next weekend.
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Old 05-20-2009   #6
 
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Yep...agreed!

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I'd reccomend spending the extra money and getting a Kokatat GMER - my opinion is that it will last twice as long, thereby saving you $. Have never tried the NRS though - sounds like its getting good reviews. Bottom line: drysuits rule - one of the best safety and comfort pieces of gear I have ever owned for paddling. CKS will likely be offering both suits at a good discount a PADDLEFEST next weekend.
Ended up finding a hardly used Kokatat GMER with Kokatat polartec union suit for package price of $450...picking that up and calling it good.

After a week renting a drysuit from Kayak Academy it is hard to put the neoprene layer under the splash gear and get out of the water damp...dry suit seems to be the only way to go in this sport in cold river water, super comfy, much more manuverability and you get out of the river and dry suit and you're dry! what a concept. I recommend one to everyone!

See ya on the watah!

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I agree with calendar16




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