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Our thickest and warmest HydroSkin® offering, 1.5 mm HydroSkin 1.5 provides substantial warmth without restricting your movements or cramping your style.
  • 1.5 mm Terraprene™ neoprene with heat-reflecting titanium provides substantial warmth without sacrificing comfort or mobility.
  • VaporLoft™ fleece lining adds warmth, dries in a flash and feels great against the skin.
  • Four-way-stretch PowerSpan™ exterior stretches with your movements for unrestricted paddling.
  • Paddler-specific design puts seams where they won't cause irritation.
  • Side zipper that opens from the bottom of the shirt eases put on and take off.
  • Thinner HydroSkin 0.5 panels under the arms reduce bunching for greater paddling comfort.
  • 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.

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    NRS HydroSkin Apparel
    Length:1:49
Neoprene: 1.5 mm HydroSkin®
Material:
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • VaporLoft™ lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Fit: Form fit
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Entry Style: Pullover with side 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"
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.

video: NRS HydroSkin Apparel

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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NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt
 
4.1

(based on 8 reviews)

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  • Quality materials (6)
  • Versatile (4)

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5.0

NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt

By kidwind

from Sacramento CA

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Put Ontake Off
  • Quality Materials
  • Versatile
  • Very warm

Cons

  • None

Best Uses

  • Whitewater rafting
  • Windsurfing

Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt:

I use this mainly for windsurfing over my NRS farmer john. It works great for cooler, windier days and I sail without it on the warmer days.

  • Sizing:
  • Feels true to size
  • Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Sleeve Length:
  • Feels true to length
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No
 
2.0

So close, but yet so far...

By Long-time NRS Customer

from Harpers Ferry, WV

Verified Reviewer

Pros

  • Quality Materials

Cons

  • Poor Fit
  • Zipper Function

Best Uses

    Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt:

    Appears to be great quality and materials. Will fit you great if you're shaped like a pear. If your shoulders and chest are larger than your belly, find another garment. I'm 6'5" 200lbs, athletic build, but not bulky (built like a runner). Size chart said XXL. But XXL is tight in the neck (I have a 16.5 inch neck), the shoulders and arms were very tight, but the mid section was very baggy.

    Also, the side zipper does not anchor closed. I had the shirt on for about 3 minutes while trying it on, and just the little bit of moving around I did in that time started working the zipper open. So I would have zero confidence that the zipper would STAY closed if I were in my kayak or raft for a few hours or a day. If I had a belly putting tension on it, it would probably not stay closed at all.

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    • No
     
    5.0

    It is more comfortable than I expected.

    By Paddlesong

    from Portland, Conn.

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Quality Materials
    • Versatile
    • Warmer Than Expectedd
    • Washes Well

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayak Touruing

      Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt:

      I use this for casual sea kayaking but will also use it for snorkeling.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      3.0

      doesn't fit well

      By powder

      from mo

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Super warm

      Cons

      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt:

        I use this 1.5 top for paddling in cold water. The top does not fit well. I'm an average build size medium person, but the top is loose in the abdomen. The collar needs to be redesigned. I understand it needs to fit tight, but it shouldn't feel like a rope around my neck. Make the sealing area wider. The arm and shoulder areas fit well.

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        • No
         
        4.0

        Well made and warm

        By Bait shed

        from Round Pond, ME

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Quality Materials
        • Washes Well

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Supsurfkayak

          Comments about NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt:

          SUP with it in fall when you need a lil more protection, was warmer than I thought it would be, only thing that was tough at first was stitching on neck cuff, was a lil irritating at first, but got used to it, should be smoother or something, very good well made product

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Sleeve Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          • NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt

            Q:

            I wear 16 1/2 shirt neck size. Wetsuits sometimes squeeze my neck when I am not immersed. I plan to use HydroSkin for sea kayaking. I plan to stay dry most of the time. How stretchy is the neck? Is the HydroSkin 1.0 significantly more stretchy than 1.5? Thanks.
            Asked on 6/16/2014 by Scott

            2 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have the new .5 and the new 1.5. I use the 1.5 with a 3mm farmer John in 40 degree waters on Lake Michigan, and the .5 with 1mm shorts and/or pants on cooler windy summer conditions. Both are comfortable for long paddles, but will leave you warm and sweaty. Neck comfort, and overall fit, are better than older models that I have used. I especially like the longer body length when paddling my surfski, really keeps my lower core warm. Good Paddling
              Steve

              Answered on 6/17/2014 by Lake Michigan Paddler from Sheboygan, WI
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Scott, the HydroSkin 1.0 is significantly stretchier than the 1.5. However, the neck sizes are pretty generous. Our returns and exchanges are easy and free, if you need it.

              Answered on 6/17/2014 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Men's HydroSkin 1.5 Shirt

            Q:

            I am going to boundary waters in early May and the water is still very cold 40 degrees or so. Is this shirt going to be a good choice if the canoe tips over?
            Asked on 2/5/2014 by Andro

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Andro, that depends on what else you'll be wearing, how long you would be in the water, etc, etc. This shirt will be great in a layering system, but you'll need to consider the questions you'll find in this article - http://www.nrs.com/safety_tips/coldwatergear.asp - Read it over and give us a call, 800.635.5202; we'll help you get outfitted for your trip.

              Answered on 2/5/2014 by Clyde from NRS
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