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Combine the 2-mm neoprene NRS Wetsuit Jacket with any of our other wetsuits for maximum warmth in your arms and torso.
  • The 2-mm neoprene with Titanium laminate adhesive increases warmth without adding excess bulk.
  • PowerSpan™ under the arms gives you plenty of mobility for active paddling.
  • The extended waist and raised collar give you superior coverage and increased warmth and comfort.
  • YKK® wrist and full-front zippers provide easy, trouble-free entry.
  • For larger boaters, see the NRS Grizzly™ wetsuit Jacket.
Neoprene: 2 mm neoprene
Seams: Glued & blind-stitched
Entry Style: YKK® front zipper
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Wrist Zippers: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • PowerSpan™ under arms
  • Extended waist
  • Raised collar
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 Men's Wetsuit Line

NRS Men's Wetsuit Line (2:47)

NRS paddling wetsuits help you inexpensively extend your boating season into the colder months. All of our wetsuits are made with petroleum-free Terraprene neoprene, and all models feature a titanium laminate layer that reflects heat back to your body to help keep you warmer. This video compares the NRS Little John Wetsuit, the NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit, the NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit and the NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit. It also mentions the NRS Farmer Bill Wetsuit, NRS Grizzly Wetsuit, NRS Wetsuit Jacket and NRS HydroSkin Shirt as additional options. Wetsuits and other neoprene garments insulate your body when wet or dry, making them great for whitewater kayaking, whitewater rafting, canoeing, sea kayaking, kayak touring, kayak fishing and SUP (stand up paddling) in cool or cold conditions.

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  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I purchased one of these 2 years ago. Use it an ave of 2x/week in a pool for 50 min/. It has faded dramatically, elbows are wearing out, inside of elbow are stripe/cracking, acouple of small holes have now become evident. Friend has same model 1-2 yrs older than mine, same usage looks new. What causes this or is the one I have not as good quality/workmanship? What can be done about it??
    Thank you for reading this.
    Jim
    Asked on 3/15/2014 by JIM from Wareham, MA, United States

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My guess would be the Chlorine and other pool chemicals (also sun could do
      it). I have the 3-4mm trunks that I use for buoyancy swimming about 60
      minutes per week and the outside has faded, but not the inside, but no
      noticeable wear in the fabric. I have the jacket as well, but use that
      outside only on the water for sailing. I have had it for 2 years with no
      noticeable wear, but use it only for cold weather sailing, so it does no see
      much sub, as usually I put splash gear over it.
      As for wear in the elbows, it might be related to how you use the elbows,
      for example, while swimming there is not much frictional wear on the seat of
      the trucks I have and so little wear, but there would likely be more wear if
      I were sitting and paddling in them.
      --sk

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

      A:

      Jim, the damage you report is classic for exposure to the high chlorine concentrations in swimming pools. That high chlorine content is very harmful to the neoprene foam and tough on most fabrics. The way to limit that damage is to thoroughly rinse the garment in fresh water after each use. Also, Wetsuit & Drysuit Shampoo, Item # 33513.01, has chlorine-neutralizing compounds and is good for periodically washing your garment.

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Chlorine!

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      2xs a week for 2 years in chlorine. thats pretty good use youve gotten out
      of the suit.

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know if there is anything you can do about damage done. Sounds like your pool is highly chlorinated. I also use mine in a pool about twice as often as you and i get about 4 years out of mine but no use at all in summer (I live in FL) so use likely evens out. When mine went it did the same thing. All I recommend with a new one is to rinse it with fresh water after use and buy it on sale.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/16/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    will chlorine harm this jacket?
    Asked on 12/9/2013 by kim from charlotte nc

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have used this jacket in a pool for the past two years and it is now
      fading(bleached). Don't know if it is from drying it out on the line
      sometimes or the chlorine. Jacket is still working fine, just looks a
      little tired. Hope that helps.
      Jim

      Answered on 12/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I've been swimming in some neoprene trunks (also from NRS) for nearly a
      year now. they are holding up fine, even though I do not thoroughly rinse
      them in fresh water after each use. On the other hand, chlorine is a very
      reactive chemical so it would make sense to rinse it off. I imagine that my
      trunks will get much more "worn" from simply the act of swimming than the
      chlorine. In any case after a year they are in fine shape.--steve

      Answered on 12/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Don't know for sure but I have used Neoprene in pools many times without
      harming it. Just rinse it out after you are done.
      I would not however use chlorine bleach to clean it.

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use bromine and that doesn't hurt it.
      Sent from my iPad
      Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost.
      -Chris Martin

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Yes, Kim, chlorine, as in swimming pool water, is hard on neoprene. However, if you thoroughly rinse the piece in fresh water (tap water has little active chlorine) after each use in the pool you'll greatly minimize the damage. Also, McNett Wetsuit & Dry Suit Shampoo, Item # 33513.01, contains ingredients that neutralize chlorine.

      Answered on 12/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I want to buy the NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket.
    I do worry about the fitting.
    Normally I have regular clothes size S, and never have size M, which is too big for me.
    When I look at your sizing chart, I am in the size S except Chest.
    My chest is slightly larger than 36”.
    The sizing chart is 32-36” for size S. The mid value is 34”. It seems way too small.

    What size is good for me?
    Or this wet suit is not for me?
    Asked on 10/3/2013 by Ken

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say that the chest would be fine. The area that always bugs me if
      it's tight is the arms.

      Answered on 10/6/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Ken,
      I bought a the large size jacket several years ago- I have a 39" chest, and it's a snug fit when worn over a Farmer John suit, but should be good for you as well- I think the medium would be too small.
      Good luck,
      David

      Answered on 10/5/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi there,
      If all you wear underneath is a compression shirt the Small will probably
      fit (eventually it will stretch)-if you wanted to wear something heavier
      underneath for warmth you will need the Medium size.--sk

      Answered on 10/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, Ken. The L will likely be too big for you. I am a female who normally wears a L (so your measurements mean nothing to me) and the men's L fits me perfectly.
      Sent from my iPad
      Just because I'm losing, doesn't mean I'm lost.
      -Chris Martin

      Answered on 10/4/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry, too long ago. My recollection is that the jacket was pretty true to size, but the bottoms ran a little snug. I'm not much help.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I take a medium size 38 and I fit into a large farmer john perfectly, but on
      the jacket I took a medium, returning the large

      Answered on 10/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ken, the thing to consider about wetsuits is they aren't designed to fit like regular clothes. To work efficiently to keep you warm they have to be form fitting. This minimizes the amount of water that can enter in a swim. A loose-fitting jacket will let more water inside, water your body has to heat up. Also, a loose fit lets water surge in and out, again stripping away body heat. Since this is a closeout item you might consider ordering both the Small and Medium and keeping the one that fits best. Returns are easy and free.

      Answered on 10/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I wear L size jackets, what size wetsuit jacket i should order?
    Asked on 9/18/2013 by Vin from Fairfax, Va

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say large. I have a large and also wear large jackets. I'm 5-10"
      160 ish lbs

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Vin, take a look at the Sizing tab there on the product page. We give measurement ranges for each of the jacket sizes. If you're still unsure, give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we'll help you make a good choice.

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    What size should I order?

    I'm 6'2" and 170 lbs. So am I a medium or an extra large? Will I find that your products simply aren't made for my build?
    Asked on 8/17/2013 by Ben from Nova Scotia

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ben, generally weight is the best tie-breaker when your measurements cross sizes. I'm your weight, though shorter, and Large fits me fine. Go with the Large and be aware that size exchanges are easy and free if I'm wrong.

      Answered on 8/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I use an NRS 3mm farmer john for paddling in SF Bay. I would like to couple the farmer john with this jacket for abalone trips in 52-55 degree water. Would this keep me warm? I could add a hydroskin if needed.
    Asked on 12/5/2012 by Seve the Magnificent from Alameda, CA

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this jacket with the same 3mm farmer john bottoms.  I have been submerged in 45 degree water, but only for a few minutes.  I honestly don't know how much maximum time this suit would buy you in 55 degree water, but I would personally be comfortable using it for kayaking knowing I would not be spending extended time (excess of 20 minutes)submerged.  It is very difficult to come up with definitive answers on how long various insulators will keep your core temps in a safe range due to the many variables of body type and physiology.
      You probably already know to go up at least one size if not two.  I typically wear a large in any other clothing type.  I wear an XXL in this particular wetsuit.  6'3" 215lbs.
       
      I hope this helps.  Wish I could be more specific.
       
      What is the Zero Aggression Principle?

      Answered on 12/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      This combo will put 5-mm of neoprene over your core area, which will give you a good bit of insulation. Not sure what "abalone trips" involves. These wetsuit pieces are designed for surface immersion and not for diving, which compresses neoprene at depth.

      Answered on 12/5/2012 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    Hi, I would like to purchase a wet suit jacket ,however after reading some of the comments I am not sure about the size I need.I am 6'1,215 lbs,44 chest and 36-37 waist.I would not want to buy something that is going to be to tight and at the same time not too large. What size would you recommend?

    mark
    Asked on 11/26/2012 by marek from Canada

    4 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You're on the cusp between XL and XXL. My guess is you'd like the XXL best. Or order both sizes and send back the one you like least, return shipping is free.

      Answered on 11/27/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Good Luck-- you might try a retail store that carries the product. My
      recollection is that the hydroskin runs very small, so a XXL may work
      there. The hydroskin jacket is extremely snug for me.
      The regular type of wetsuits I wear an XXL, and I am a 47 Chest and
      38-39 waist, and it is snug but okay. .

      Answered on 11/26/2012 by Not All That Big from Clatskanie, OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mark,
      I purchased a large and it is a little tight on me. I am 5'9" and ~160
      lbs. 38 chest, 31 waist, i would suggest xxl or xl. Hope the info
      helps. I really like the jacket. The arm zippers come in really handy for
      rolling up the sleeves when you get warm.
      Colt

      Answered on 11/27/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My husband and I both have the NRS 2mm wetsuit jacket. I'm 5'7", 125 lbs,
      and wear a size small, which is a little roomy around the shoulders and
      chest for me. My husband is 6'0" and around 190lbs and the large fits him
      well, so at 215lbs and a 44 chest, I would think an extra-large would
      probably fit comfortably snug. Hope that helps!

      Answered on 12/10/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout
 
4.4

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Warm (20)
  • Easy to put on and off (15)
  • Dries quickly (8)
  • Durable (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold / extreme (5)
    • Wet weather (3)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        82% 

        (14 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        94% 

        (16 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Fit:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        73% 

        (8 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        90% 

        (9 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (29)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Money Well Spent!

    Great layer to have in the early Spring after the ice melts! Comfortable jacket.

    Great layer to have in the early Spring after the ice melts! Comfortable jacket.

    VS

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    Doubtful fabric quality

    I was dismayed by the number of large, apparently permanent, creases and dents in my wetsuit jacket. These were inflicted somewhere during the manufacturing and shipping of the jacket. Unlike my Ultra John...Read complete review

    I was dismayed by the number of large, apparently permanent, creases and dents in my wetsuit jacket. These were inflicted somewhere during the manufacturing and shipping of the jacket. Unlike my Ultra John and Short John, they have not "recovered" after several usage/washing cycles and storing on a padded hanger. Too me this indicates a poor quality neoprene that is easily crushed, and will not be durable.

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    4.0

    Nice Jacket

    By Brad

    from Brookings, SD

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Lightweight
    • Warm
    • Waterproof

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Weather
      • Wet Weather

      Comments about NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout:

      I haven't had a chance to use use this kayaking yet, but i did wear it while wader fishing in early march and it kept me quite warm with a just a long sleeve shirt underneath. I would go few sizes up though, I'm 5'9", 160 lbs and I ordered an XL because i planned to wear it over other clothes. And it fit just fine.

      • Fit:
      • Feels too small
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      NRS Quality is still in their products

      By T in the water again

      from Baltimore, Md

      About Me Rarely Work Out

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Comfortable
      • Dries Quickly
      • Lightweight
      • Stylish

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Weather

        Comments about NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout:

        This jacket was ordered as a gift to myself prior to a vacation trip, and I primarily use it snorkeling although an upcoming polar bear plunge is intended, too. It provides freedom of arm movement and upper body warmth. The zippers are top rated! I've used NRS products in the past, and have always been satisfied with their manufacturing quality and materials. I'm glad to see NRS maintained their standards as well as providing a very realistic sizing chart and related information fo ordering. Perfect fit, no return required from me.

        • Fit:
        • Feels true to size
        • Sleeve Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        The jacket works.

        By Jim

        from Southern Oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • This Jacket Provides The
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout:

            I use this jacket to provide warmth in a salt water pool swimming pool. I am unable to generate heat through muscular contraction utilizing my upper extremities.

            • Fit:
            • Feels true to size
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            Fantastic

            By unionman

            from sebring florida

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Very Happy With Jacet
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather
              • Wet Weather

              Comments about NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout:

              The nrs jacket goes wiht my 2.0farmer johns bottoms and my NRS wet shoes. All of which I am very happy with.

              • Fit:
              • Feels true to size
              • Sleeve Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              4.0

              Men's Wetsuit Jacket Fits Well

              By Ted

              from Northern California

              About Me Casual/ Recreational

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Comfortable
              • Warm
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

              • Restricts Movement

              Best Uses

              • Cold Weather

              Comments about NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket - Closeout:

              I use the wetsuit jacket over my farmer john wetsuit when sea kayaking in the winter on especially cold days or when I'm out on the Pacific.

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

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