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NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket

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NRS HydroSkin® is the ultimate immersible base layer. Stretchy, comfortable HydroSkin 0.5 neoprene material gives you just the right amount of warmth for cool days and cool water without feeling bulky or restrictive.
  • A convenient front-entry zipper makes the HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket easy to put on or take off as conditions change.
  • 0.5 mm Terraprene™ neoprene with heat-reflecting titanium cuts the chill on cool days.
  • Four-way-stretch PowerSpan™ exterior allows unrestricted movement, and the soft ThermalPlush™ lining feels great against your skin.
  • Paddler-specific design allows unrestricted freedom of movement and puts seams where they won't cause irritation.
  • Spandex fabric under the arms creates friction-free zones for comfortable paddling while improving ventilation where you need it most.
  • HydroSkin is lightweight wetsuit apparel; it's designed for a snug form fit that restricts water entry and locks in your body's warmth.
  • A durable water repellent (DWR) exterior coating sheds water to help reduce evaporative cooling.
Neoprene: 0.5 mm HydroSkin®
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Fit: Form fit
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Entry Style: YKK® front zipper
Gender Sizing: Men
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist
XXS 4'9"-5-1" 80-100 24"-28" 23"-26"
XS 4'11"-5'3" 90-125 28"-32" 26"-29"
S 5'2"-5'6" 115-140 32"-36" 28"-31"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-165 36"-40" 30"-33"
L 5'7"-6'0" 150-195 39"-43" 32"-35"
XL 5'10"-6'2" 185-225 42"-46" 34"-37"
XXL 6'1"-6'4" 215-245 46"-50" 36"-42"
3XL 6'3"-6'5" 230-255 49"-52" 36"-44"
4XL 6'4"-6'6" 245+ 51"-53" 43"-46"

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How to measure

How to measure:

  1. Chest/Bust: With arms down at your sides, measure around the largest part of the chest, generally across the nipples.
  2. Waist: Measure around natural waistline, allowing tape measure to sit comfortably.
  3. Head: Measure above brow, around the fullest part of the head.

Measurement Tips

Form Fit
Next-to-skin fit for easy layering and efficient performance.

Semi-Form Fit
Fits close but not tight for comfort and layering ease.

Relaxed Fit
Full cut for freedom of motion and layering underneath.

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NRS HydroSkin Apparel (1:49)

When your clothing's adaptable, you're adaptable—to conditions, situations, opportunities. NRS HydroSkin apparel gives you a range of options between wearing no immersion protection and wiggling into a wetsuit. Three neoprene thicknesses and a variety of tops and bottoms let you layer to match the weather and water, while paddler-specific designs ensure friction-free freedom of movement.


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Great fit, looks good

By NMRoadking

from Albuquerque, NM

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        Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

        Cold weather kayaking/motorcycling. I normally wear a size large jacket/shirt but I ordered the hydro-skin jacket XL and it fit perfect.

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          What are the sleeve lengths on the L and XL?
          Asked on 1/2/2015 by MikeC

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            The XL jacket has 32 inch sleeves.

            Answered on 1/3/2015 by NM Roadking from Albuquerque, NM
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            Mike, they're the same unstretched length, 31".

            Answered on 1/2/2015 by Clyde from NRS
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            I am sorry but I can't answer that. I ordered an XL for my husband which is what he wears but I returned it for an XXL. I will say the sleeve lengths were ok. He just needed a larger size, it was too restrictive.
            Sent from my iPad

            Answered on 1/2/2015 by Anonymous
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          Is their examples or estimate recommending material thickness for the water temperature?
          Asked on 9/21/2014 by Pete from Sacramento,ca

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            None that I've seen. I suppose it depends on each person's tolerance to
            cold weather after. NRS may have a set of guidelines for each thickness.

            Answered on 9/21/2014 by Phil from Saint Cloud, MN
          • Staff Reviewer


            Pete, multiple factors go into determining what apparel will keep you safe when you go for an unplanned swim. Either consult with our dealers in your area - http://www.nrs.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - or give us a call, 800.635.5202, to discuss what will work best for you. Read this article first to familiarize yourself with the type of questions you'll be asked - http://www.nrs.com/safety_tips/coldwatergear.asp

            Answered on 9/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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            It is very difficult to try and recommend a material thickness for a wetsuit. So many factors play a roll. If you are in the water a lot, the air temp and wind velocity, and your own "cold tolerance". As an anecdote I wore the .5 mm jacket wake surfing the last 2 weeks with the air temp in the high 60's and the water temp in the mid 60's. On a sunny day with little wind it was quite adequate and I opened the zipper to vent in between runs. On a cloudy and windy day I could have used a thicker layer. During immersions, jumping in to start and falling, it was fine but the wind and lack of infrared on the cloudy day...
            I bought this jacket to avoid the "strangulation" feel of a neck collar understanding that more water would flow through the top. Using a PFD decreased the volume of the body of the jacket and I really didn't feel like a lot of water came in through the top at the zipper when I jumped or fell in.
            Hope this helps,
            Dr,. G.
            Sent from my iPad

            Answered on 9/23/2014 by Anonymous
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