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Don't compromise on waterproof protection, mobility, or female-specific fit when searching for your next drytop. The NRS Women's Flux Drytop fully seals out water so it won't ruin your river-running experience. A supple, polyester microfiber shell reduces paddling friction while simultaneously protecting against punctures and abrasion. Eclipse fabric (4-layer) blocks moisture with its waterproof membrane, yet it still allows built-up perspiration to escape for maximum breathability when when you're paddling hard.
A female-specific, action-cut design brings freedom of movement and a roomy fit that allows for layering underneath. This drytop connects to your pre-existing sprayskirt via a five-inch, double-pull waist—keeping both you and your kayak's cockpit dry. Latex neck and wrist gaiters fit snugly for a water-tight closure against mist, chop, and unexpected spray. A GlideSkin coating inside the neoprene neck overcuff ensures your paddle sessions won't end prematurely due to chafing.
- Polyester microfiber shell with Nanosphere DWR finish
- Eclipse fabric (4-layer) with waterproof and breathable membrane
- Waterproof and breathable HyproTex inner skirt
- Five-inch, double-pull waist connects with sprayskirt (separate)
- GlideSkin coating inside neoprene neck overcuff
- Latex neck and wrist gaiters provide snug, waterproof seal
- Stretchy polyurethane overcuffs with hook-and-loop closures
- Female-specific, action-cut design for maximum mobility
- Item #NRS001Q
- Q & A
- Familiarity: I returned this product before using it
FIT: I'm 5'7", 150, 36D, 30" waist. I got the Large which fit my broad shoulders and long arms really well. The torso seems to be a good length with the inner body extending down over the hips. There's enough width in the body for a fleece but doesn't feel like a balloon. Neck and wrist gaskets felt pretty good- snug but not choking.
FEATURES: No pocket (can't figure out what I'd do with one since I have pockets in my PFD), no reflection (thought that was bad, but then realized my PFD has it), cuffs have Velcro straps to tighten over gloves (I prefer a stretchy neoprene without straps, but that's just me), no noticeable extra abrasion protection on shoulders or elbows (the outer fabric feels pretty sturdy but many other brands use heavier fabric in high-wear areas). Grippy feeling on the inside where it would contact the skirt tube.
Overall it felt really comfy, nice bright (but not garish) blue color, I'm going with the Kokatat Rogue because I paddle shallow, rocky areas (ripped a skirt once) so I want the extra heavy elbow fabric. If it weren't for my tendency to drag myself upside down over rocks I'd be perfectly happy with the Flux.