Rated 5 out of 5
áby kipperedsnack The BEST water gear/wear I own
Have worn a pair of these for 3 years for extended water/camp trips, in chlorine for hours (learning to roll and swimming laps) and in the sun. They look the same as the pair that just arrived, like new. They didn't even fade. (Lost weight so I needed a pair that wouldn't slide off taking a white water swim.)
Great for rafting, SUP, kayaking and general play, even for the gym. They keep my muscles warm and have some cush and they also protected me from scrapes in a river spill. More comfy than a wet suit but probably not as warm (haven't tested that) and even though they are a bit warm, I wear them instead of shorts on a raft. I am usually the only one not shivering when we get drenched. In cold weather these are great under Gore-tex pants and river top.
I wash them on gentle cycle (front loader) with baking soda after each use, then air dry. They do not dry fast so on river trips hang them where they'll get early morning sun. With swim bottoms under they are okay to wear wet.
They will get the funk if not washed properly but that can be after a trip with just rinses on the way. I even wear mine to the gym because I love the support and also because they come to just below my naval unlike most exercise shorts that are cut way too low for back and stomach support. Thinking of trying them under ski pants too as a base layer.
August 21, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Outofdoorsisforme Very comfy
These paddling shorts are very comfortable. Much more so than a bathing suit that has elastic digging into you for the duration of your paddle.
June 26, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Beza Absolutely perfect!
We bought the NRS Hydroskin here both for me and my husband and we love this product! This is a durable, high quality product, protects against the sun and keeps you warm in chilly water. The only thing I regret doing was to size up based on some reviews here. This is like wet suits for surfers and divers, ladies. It is supposed to fit snug. Because of the larger size, the material was afloat around my lets and this permmited water to flow through. For this reason, I'd say this is true to size. I will be buying my actual size next time for this one and the top jacket as well.
April 25, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5áby Active58Woman Great Kayaking Shorts
The shorts are comfortable. I purchased the large size after reading some of the reviews in regards to the stretching out of the leg openings. I have large thighs and was not sure that the large would fit. It does and it is fantastic.
These are the perfect shorts for my new found sport of kayaking.
October 17, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby wickedcoolmaine Great product!
Fit great. Feel great. Warm. Comfortable. Perfect!
July 30, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby PlumCrazyIslandGirl "Suits" the purpose
I just had a total hip replacement and am participating in water therapy. I needed a solution for water gear that would not rub against the surgical wound. These shorts span that distance nicely and, with a tank, look perfectly appropriate at the local Y.
May 9, 2012
Rated 5 out of 5áby tjack hydroskin shorts-great!
I bought these for a trip to Virgin Islands. I used them multiple times snorkeling, kayaking,etc. They are extremely comfortable, stretchy, and add just enough warmth to take the chill off. I also bought matching top which was way too tight in neck.
November 26, 2011
Rated 5 out of 5áby peaceandjoy Excellent watersport shorts
I was so happy to find these shorts. I sail in the winter in Florida and a wet suit is too hot, but sitting in water is cold and uncomfortable. I'd been searching for wet suit shorts without success. These are well made and just what I needed. I had to return the first pair for a smaller size.
October 19, 2011
Rated 3 out of 5áby Hebronite NRS womens shorts
I love this item...but very dissappointed that LLBean does not carry XL. Long NRS pants are in XL...why not shorts?
September 7, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5áby MainerLivinginExile These are great!
Bought a pair of these for whitewater kayaking and I love them! They're warm, soft and comfortable.
July 28, 2010