NRS HydroSkin Wetsocks
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- Terraprene neoprene
- 0.5 mm neoprene
- ThermalPlus cropped-fleece lining
- TiCoat insulation, Odor-fighting antimicrobial treatment
- 4-way-stretch PowerSpan outer layer
- 100% Guarantee
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FEATURES of the NRS HydroSkin Wetsocks The 0.5 mm Neoprene core insulates and protect 4-way-stretch PowerSpan outer layer gives you enhanced mobility and greater durability The ThermalPlush inner lining increases insulation, repels moisture and dries quickly Titanium laminate adhesive aids body heat retention without adding bulk DWR coating forces water to "bead" and roll off the material, reduces evaporative cooling
Top customer reviews
I originally purchased these to hike in Denali, Alaska where there are many stream crossings. Since miles of the hike are along a streambed, I got very tired of taking my hiking boots off and putting them back on and just hiked in my Keens until I reached the mountains. The two previous times I had done this trip, I had just worn my Keens, but these are glacial fed streams and I am a person who is really susceptible to the cold. At one point, I spent so much time in the water, my feet became completely numb. Because I couldn’t feel my feet, I couldn’t judge the ground beneath me and ended up taking a bad fall, dislocating my shoulder. Not exactly the type of thing you want to do in the middle of nowhere, but thankfully, and with help, I was able to ‘relocate’ my shoulder (sorry for the bad pun).
I absolutely loved these socks!
This event prompted me to purchase these socks and they were a lifesaver. I used them for two months straight in Denali. They didn’t fall apart and though I could feel the seams, they didn’t bother me or rub any raw patches into my feet like some can do. Though these socks aren’t waterproof, they kept my feet warm and that is what I needed. I wasn’t actually looking for waterproof socks and I really needed something that I could wear with my Keens. The fleece lining was perfect for keeping my feet warm and these were also really quick drying, which meant I could put them on the next day and they were dry.
They also did not develop a bad odor just as advertised. The outside is neoprene so think wetsuit material. I used the NRS sizing chart on their website (http://www.nrs.com/product/2342/nrs-hydroskin-wetsocks) to determine the size to get. I wear a size 7-8 women’s US shoe size and ordered the medium. The socks fit perfectly. It really wasn’t difficult to put these on and my feet didn’t feel like they were swimming in them or that the socks were cutting off my circulation.
I bought small. I wear a size 7 1/2-8 in women's Asics running shoes. The length is perfect, a bit bulky in the foot, but uncomfortably tight and not stretchy at the top. They go about 4 1/2-5 inches above the ankle bones (medial and lateral malleoli). My leg at that level is 10.5-11 inches in circumference. I've stretched them a bit over a PB jar and now they're okay.
They work great under Chota's boundary boots or water shoes for warmth.
One issue: I am a size 12 and their recommended size selection (XXL) was a bit too large for me (bunches a BIT at the heal). I would order the next size smaller next time.
Bottom line: NO real complaints - quality product that appears to hold up well. Oh, and STRONGLY recommend rafting the Colorado in May (the desert is blooming - awesome).
I was quite disappointed to find that is no way close to true as they are huge on my feet. Will I be able to use them? Probably. My boots are really comfortable and snug so they will make up for the large amount of space. Otherwise it will be blister city with all the bunching. They would probably fit a womens size 7 or 8. On me they are just a hair short of floppy. Otherwise, they seem of solid construction, the seams look like they were well thought out - just extremely disappointed in the sizing. If you need a snug fit size one or two down.