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Old 01-12-2012   #1
 
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NRS drysuit

I have heard that NRS suits run larger than the website says; anyone have experience with that. I am 5'10" and about 165 lbs.

I realize that a Goretex Kokatat would probably be better but I am a rafter and would like to save some money.

Thanks for the help.

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i used a large and im about the same demensions, i have long legs short torso... i would go with kokatat cause the nrs warranty is not so hot.. and its a chinese death trap...
had my zipper fail in the box so we gorilla taped it back together used the lighter to seal the tape. I was a little sketched to say the least because we just ran Calander Falls and had a bunch of whitewater to go..
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Have you thought about a Kokatat Super Nova semi-dry suit? I'm a rafter and thats what I use. The cheapest NRS drysuit runs about $600. The Kokatat Super Nova is $489.
Check out kayakacademy.com They are super nice & knowledgable folks. I'd give them a call.
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I have heard that NRS suits run larger than the website says; anyone have experience with that. I am 5'10" and about 165 lbs.

I realize that a Goretex Kokatat would probably be better but I am a rafter and would like to save some money.

Thanks for the help.

I just picked up an OS systems drysuits for a good deal. They seem to be very nice for the money. I didn't want the chinese either, this one is made in oregon
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Old 01-12-2012   #5
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The NRS in the swap section is $400 and is a large. That's got to be better that $800 or a suit with a neoprene collar for $500.
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Old 01-13-2012   #6
 
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Midwest mountaineering in minneapolis has drysuits from palm, NRS, level 6 for 40% off.

Best kept secret..... Contact their paddle department

http://www.midwestmtn.com/ftpgetfile.php?id=28
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Old 01-13-2012   #7
 
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I wear an XL in Kokatat and a XXL in NRS. The NRS is only slightly bigger than the Kokatat, not the difference you would expect for a full size difference. I think the biggest part of the difference is in girth. I'm a skinny guy and need the height, not width.
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As a side note, I'm selling the NRS, but haven't gotten around to putting up ads. It's the Extreme Relief model. Three years old but you have to look close to see any signs of use. PM me if you want to talk.
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Old 01-13-2012   #9
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I'm 5'8" 175lbs and wear the large NRS drysuit with plenty of room to spare. I think that's the size for you.

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Old 01-16-2012   #10
 
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I realize that a Goretex Kokatat would probably be better but I am a rafter and would like to save some money.
In the long run you'll spend more. It's like buying a tire that is not rated well but is super cheap. You save money now but will need to buy again if you want to be safe. Hell there is a good chance the NRS will leak on day one of use. I say buy anything else even if its used.
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