The NRS High Tide Jacket is a single layer smock-style paddling jacket It is made from 40 denier HypoTex fabric which is waterproof and windproof, and allows moisture and perspiration to transfer through the fabric while maintaining its waterproof and windproof properties.
The wide neck opening makes it easy to get on or off and the half length zipper is non-corrosive. There are also two handy (splash-proof!) sleeve pockets that are accessible when you are wearing a PFD.
The jacket is adjustable in a number of areas:
- The hood has three points of adjustment to get it to sit comfortably and has a good peak to keep the rain off
- Waist toggle
- Hook and loop (velcro) closure of the polyurethane wrist cuffs so you can tighten or loosen the wrist closure (this is a splash jacket not a dry top)
Colours are bright for good visibility on the water - Citron (fluoro yellow) and Fern (green). When you are not wearing your jacket it is lightweight enough that it is compact to stow.
This jacket is a good entry-level lightweight (or summer-weight) paddling jacket for kayakers. Its smock style is comfortable and it comes in a wide range of sizes (small to XXL).