I am doing a trip to the middle fork in early July as well as primarily boat on colder Colorado Rivers. I am not looking to invest in a dry suit (maybe in a few years) but for now am looking for a better solution for this season. I just got the cheap NRS Rio jacket (as a backup to always have on hand). I have a phat cat and inflatable kayak (both pretty splashy!)
Do rain pants work just as well? I've read that you don't want to tighten splash gear anyway if you plan for a potential swim.
Should I just send it on the W's NRS Endurance pants? I've also looked at the Kokatat Semi Dry pants... but haven't found anything comparable for 5'3 ladies. Bibs look kinda cool & multi purpose? Or should I just wear the lightweight ski shell pants I already own?
Thanks in advance!