Paddle Jacket

Anyone seen or tried the NRS E-Tour semi-drytop? I’m looking for a new & better paddle jacket, for day & weekending trips.


Couple options
More dry, breaths great = Bomber Gear Hydrology Drytop.

Less Dry, breaths good, extremely versatile on land & water = Kokatat PacLite Full Zip. (Great for snowshoeing too)


Bomber Gear
FYI, SierraTradingPost has the Bomber Gear flashburn shorty drytop on sale for $149 or so, I got one, I had to cut the neck gastket cause it was too long. I haven’t really had to try it yet, but I’m considering testing it soon when the water actually warms up just to be safe.



– Last Updated: Apr-27-04 8:08 PM EST –

I'll check out that site, posthaste.

As for the shorty, I think I need something with more coverage. I'll be spending this summer around the Great Lakes, and next summer in either western BC (northern Vancouver Island) or Newfoundland. But again, thanks for taking the time to respond.


I have a $130 jacket with features I have not seen on other products: reflective tape, hood, inner zippered neck seal, 2 shoulder pockets, neoprene waist band, drawstring. I have had it for three years and would buy another just like it.