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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®
Material:
  • 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: Women
Size Height Weight (lbs) Bust Waist Hips
XS 4'8"-5'2" 90-115 30"-33" 24"-27" 34"-37"
S 5'1"-5'6" 110-135 32"-34" 26"-30" 36"-39"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-155 33"-37" 29"-33" 38"-42"
L 5'7"-5'10" 150-180 35"-39" 32"-36" 40"-44"
XL 5'9"-6'0" 175-210 38"-42" 35"-39" 42"-46"
XXL 5'11"-6'2" 200-220 41"-43" 38"-41" 44"-48"
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 at the natural waist; above the hip bones, across the navel.
  3. Hips: With feet together, measure around the widest part of the hips, across the fullest point of the buttocks.
  4. 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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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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NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket
 
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5.0

What I was looking for

By DW

from Olympia WA

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        Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

        Using this for a little extra warmth while snorkeling on Kauai and it's working well. Zipper front makes it much easier to take on & off. No problem moving arms while snorkeling. Only improvement might be options for other color choices. I'm staying warmer in the water, staying in longer. Very happy. My husband is even thinking about the advantage of a zippered top. There is fabric between the zipper and your body so no worry about zipper abrasions.

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        5.0

        Sporty great fit

        By SUP enthusiast

        from Castlegar, B.C.

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              Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

              Perfect weight .05. Just what I was looking for. Its quite different from my NRS 1.5 jacket. Now I have a choice depending on the weather. Fits snug. If you are in between sizes go up---it fits tight. Plenty of arm length and torso length. Very good looking design. Excellent quaility!

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              5.0

              Just right

              By Hill country Kayaker

              from Houston, TX

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                    Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

                    Used it for snorkeling in St. Thomas VI in mid December. I get cold easilly so this made it a lot more comfortable and I lasted a lot longer in the water.

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                    5.0

                    Love it!

                    By Lulu

                    from Pasadena, CA

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                        Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

                        I am wearing this in a water aerobics class in an outdoor pool. It is a perfect weight. It is snug when I first put it on, but does give a bit in the water which makes it super comfortable.

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                        5.0

                        Great Jacket

                        By Ms Cherry

                        from Fredericksburg, VA

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                        Pros

                        • Easy movement
                        • True to size
                        • Warm

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                          Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket:

                          I am a year round swim instructor. I spend about 4+ hours a day in the water in an indoor pool. This jacket keeps me warm and allows me the flexibility of movement. I was unsure of what size to go with according to measurements so I went with NRS advice to go by weight. I'm so glad I did & went with the Large & not the extra large. Love the fit. I rinse it after each use and just hoping it will hold up from being in chlorine, that will be the ultimate test!

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                          • NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket

                            Q:

                            Trying to decide between the jacket or the pullover. Does the jacket have any lining behind the zipper? Would the pullover be a warmer product than the jacket?
                            Asked on 5/3/2015 by MA

                            12 answers

                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              The NRS has their proprietary HydroSkin fleece liner with a substantial
                              1 1/2" "lip" of neoprene behind the zipper. I would say a .05 pullover
                              is no warmer than this .05 jacket. It is well make and very smart
                              looking design.
                              ...Kathy

                              Answered on 5/6/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes the zipper does have an overlap of material on the backside to keep cold out. I can't imagine a pullover being much warmer but I can see that it would be more difficult to put on or take off. My jacket is plenty warm and easy to get in and out of.
                              Sent from my iPad

                              Answered on 5/6/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes, there is a flap behind the zipper. I have a pullover and my wife has the jacket. We both like them a lot. The jacket is probably easier on/off, and maybe a bit more flexible for ventilation. Styling on the pullovers is nice and attractive, but if you like black, the jacket is sharp too. I don't think you can go far wrong.
                              Fred

                              Answered on 5/5/2015 by Fred from Salt Lake City
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes, there is a lining behind the zipper. Not sure which is warmer. I use the jacket for water aerobics class. I don't like getting my hair wet pulling the shirt over my head.
                              Sent from my iPad

                              Answered on 5/5/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              The jacket is slick. They run really small though. My wife needed an XL and
                              she is a medium in everything.

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Hello,
                              I have the pullover and the jacket. Since I got a jacket I've never worn the pullover again.
                              The jacket is so much easier to get off and on and is just as warm and comfortable. I loan the pullover to paddling friends.
                              Debbie L.
                              Sent from my iPad

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Victor from Clinton,Ar.
                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              The jacket has a wide strip of HydroSkin behind the zipper to help block water and air infiltration. The pullover will be marginally warmer because of the intact front. The jacket is easier off and on, plus can partially unzip for ventilation. They each have pluses and minuses.

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes there is a lining behind the zipper of the jacket. I think they are
                              equally warm. The most important difference to me is that the pullover can
                              get really hard to get out of once you're wet or start to sweat. Which has
                              been an amusing complication while on the SUP trying to remove layers.
                              However I do use the pullover for a variety of activities. Open water
                              swimming, SUP, and gardening in a downpour which wasn't its intended use
                              but works great. They are both great.
                              Hope this helps
                              "Trying to decide between the jacket or the pullover. Does the jacket have
                              any lining behind the zipper? Would the pullover be a warmer product than
                              the jacket?"

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Mimi from seattle
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              The jacket would be my first choice.Eaiser to put on and take off. Very
                              comfortable. Keeps you warm and is breathable so not a sweat box.

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Top with zipper is just as warm and much easier to use. Zipper does have a
                              flap behind it.
                              R and J

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Anonymous
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                              A:

                              There is a layer of fabric behind the zipper. I like the jacket because
                              when weather is in between I can wear this then unzip if I am getting to
                              Emilia Rastrick

                              Answered on 5/4/2015 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes. Liner behind zipper. Would be really hard to get it on and off without a zipper. I don't think there is less warmth because of the zipper if everything else is the same on the jacket.
                              Sent from my iPhone

                              Answered on 5/3/2015 by Lulu from Pasadena, CA
                          • NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket

                            Q:

                            Hello,
                            I'm going river rafting and we were told to bring rain coat and pants for the rapids because we will be getting wet and cold. Would the hydroskin 1.5 work as well? Can you get completely wet and still stay warm? Same question with the pants? We are rafting the Colorado river for 7 days.
                            Thank you,
                            Dana Stauffer
                            danagirl2@comcast.net
                            Asked on 3/9/2015 by DD from Federal Way

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                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Dana, HydroSkin is a great part of a layering system. And I stress 'layering.' The recommendation of rain coat and pants is good. Combine that with say the HydroSkin 1.5 or 0.5 Jacket and 0.5 pants and you have a mix-and-match system that should keep you safe and warm. Don't neglect your head, hands and feet. If by Colorado River you mean in the Grand Canyon, the water is always cold. The time of year you're going, and the air temperatures, will also have an effect. Call us to discuss those variables, 800.635.5202.

                              Answered on 3/10/2015 by Clyde from NRS
                          • NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket

                            Q:

                            Can I wear a shirt or bra under hydroskin?
                            Asked on 9/29/2014 by Lainiest from Sterling Heights, MI

                            9 answers

                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              I use my hydroskin over my bathing suit for water aerobics classes. Works just fine.

                              Answered on 10/6/2014 by Anonymous
                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Yes, you can layer under your HydroSkin.

                              Answered on 9/30/2014 by Clyde from NRS
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              I wear a swimsuit under mine.

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              I wore a bathing suit and a farmer john wetsuit under my hydro skin jacket. It was fine - very warm, which I needed!
                              Sent from my iPad

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              I wore a sports bra under mine. I had the zip
                              Sent from my iPhone

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Sure can. I do
                              Heather Hoagland
                              Sent from my iPhone

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes, you can wear a bra, sports-bra, or even a sleeveless shirt under this
                              jacket comfortably.
                              Julie Dale
                              Organizer
                              Kayak Portland
                              http://www.meetup.com/Kayak-Portland/

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Yes, sports bra feels the best and yes on the shirt as well.
                              Sent from my iPad

                              Answered on 9/29/2014 by Anonymous
                          • NRS Women's HydroSkin 0.5 Jacket

                            Q:

                            I am planning a sea kayaking and snorkeling trip to Hawaii in June. Would you advise 0.5 or 1.0 jacket?
                            Asked on 3/18/2014 by Katie from Boise Idaho

                            3 answers

                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              .5 was great for a trip to Belize snorkeling in January.
                              Sent from my iPhone

                              Answered on 3/19/2014 by Anonymous
                            • VERIFIED BUYER

                              A:

                              Dear Miss,
                              My family has lived there extensively via US Navy. Consider a top for UV
                              protection. A shell for high wind while sea kayaking is all is necessary.
                              You'll be snorkeling in a bathtub.
                              Have Fun,
                              Watch out for sea urchins, coral and rogue waves

                              Answered on 3/19/2014 by Anonymous
                            • Staff Reviewer

                              A:

                              Katie, June in Hawaii will normally have air temps in the 80s and water in the 70s. How much insulation you need depends somewhat on your cold tolerance. For snorkeling, where you'll be in the water for long periods you may find the 1.0 better, especially if you chill easily. The best plan would be to go with layers, say the 0.5 jacket along with a 0.5 shirt. Have fun!

                              Answered on 3/19/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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