Problems with hoods

Hi all,

Just bought an NRS mystery sea hood. But the first time I had a rolling session in it, I found that it doesn’t drain water when you come up and forces water into your ear canals.

Is this a common problem? Do hoods with larger earholes than the pinholes that the NRS hoods have still have the same problem?

I contacted NRS and the guy that responded said he just wears earplugs (not something I want to do all day), and that any modifications I make will void the warranty.

It’s been a week now and I’m still blocked up and now it looks like an infection is setting in. Not pleasant.


i have a neoprene cap
that has holes over the ears-but the holes are really just for hearing…

i wear Doc’s Pro Plugs all winter long though…very very comfy…