Monday, July 21, 2014

Worth the wait... Nookie Rapid Semi-Dry Trousers

The Rapid Semi Dry Trousers are the first pair of semi-dry trousers in the Nookie range for a number of years and they are worth the wait. Made from the same 4ply hyper breathable Bamboo fabric as the Assassin Drysuit, they're comfortable, exceptionally breathable but very tough with Enduro Mesh reinorcement on all high wear areas.

Exceptional features for a pair of comfortable semi-dry trousers

You can kneel down on rock or concrete, or slither down a slip granite boulder on your backside. The Enduro Mesh rienforcement keeps you and your trousers protected.

Enduro Mesh reinforcement

Glued & Blindstitched neoprene waist
Internal easy-on long neoprene cuffs

Adjustable Velcro outer cuff
The ankles have easy-on neoprene cuffs. These are stitched and taped to provide a semi-dry seal and barrier against flushing. The outer cuff is adjustable with a Velcro tab to get the perfect fit over your shoes. The tall neoprene waist is glued and blindstitched for a smooth, comfortable seal. It hugs you. You don't have to adjust it. It's super stretchy neoprene with a glideskin mesh neopren internal band for wicking so moisture will not be dran up into the waist.

Waterproof taped inside

The trousers are waterproof taped on internal seams to keep you comfortable.

Here's the science bit:

4ply Bamboo Herringbone waterproof and breathable fabric

4ply Bamboo Herringbone

The soft handle of the Nookie bamboo mix herringbone belies its incredible abrasion resistance. Whether wet, dry, frozen or submerged this fabric will deliver.
1. Durable, flexible, comfortable herringbone weave outer fabric with DWR (durable water repellent) coating.
2. Hydrophilic, microporous coating waterproof and exceptionally breathable.
3. Hydrophilic membrane, waterproof and breathable.
4. Nylon N18D tricot for wicking.

Waterproofness: 20,000mm/H2O
Breathability: 15,000g/m2/24hrs

The Nookie Rapid Semi Dry Trousers are perfect for whitewater, freestyling or touring. They are already becoming a firm favourite with the Nookie Team Riders.

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