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The NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit is a staple of gear bags around the world. Our most popular wetsuit, it provides excellent comfort and warmth at a price that won't break the bank.
  • 3 mm Terraprene™ neoprene for outstanding warmth.
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan™ in the chest down to the belt line and along the sides adapts to your movements for unrestricted range of motion and improve fit.
  • Generous armholes give you excellent freedom of movement.
  • Durable glued and blind-stitched seams reduce water entry and are smooth and comfortable against the skin.
  • Titanium laminate adhesive reflects heat back to your body, keeping you warmer.
  • The extra-long, double-pull YKK® front relief zipper makes it easy to "go" on the go.
  • YKK® ankle zippers make this suit easy to pull on over booties.
  • Reinforced padded knees add protection and durability.
Neoprene: 3 mm neoprene
Seams: Glued & blind-stitched
Entry Style: YKK® double-pull front zipper
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Relief Zipper: Yes
Wrist Zippers: No
Ankle Zippers: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Reinforced and padded knees
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 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I am 6 feet, 215 lbs. I have a 48" chest and a 43"-44" waist.
    What would be my best size -- XXL or XXXL? Thanks for your help.
    Asked on 10/26/2014 by Joe from Silver Spring MD

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My waist and chest are about the same and I went with Xx
      XXXL
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Joe, try the XXL. If that doesn't work for you, you might need to go with the Grizzly Large, Item # 17269.01. Returns/exchanges are easy and free. And check out our Dealer Locator for the chance to try before you buy - http://www.nrs.com/services/dealerlocator.asp

      Answered on 10/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think a XXL would be ok

      Answered on 10/27/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    i am a 6'7, 195 pound 19 year old with a 34 inch waist. what size would be appropriate for a man of my stature?
    Asked on 9/11/2014 by presley from atlanta, GA

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      You're a tough fit, man. I suggest you go with an XL Farmer Bill, Item # 17268.01, and add the Shoulder Extensions, # 17270.01, to get the extra length you need.

      Answered on 9/12/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 6'9" and 235 and wear the XXXL Farmer John comfortably. It's a little
      bit big around the middle but the body is tall enough. XXXL would be even
      looser on you. Perhaps a XXL?

      Answered on 9/11/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    Hi -

    I have a farmer john wetsuit of yours that I've had for about 10 years and it has worked well. I am 6 feet 1.5 inches tall, and weight around 180. Here's what I just realized though: The wetsuit makes me scrunch down - it's not tall enough. Are the shoulder extensions an option.
    Asked on 5/27/2014 by Mike

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6' 4" and have used the shoulder extension. They add several inches of
      length to the wetsuit. Should solve your problem.

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 6 feet tall, weigh 180 lbs & the large farmer john, which fits me just fine
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The wet suit I have ( bought in April 2014 from NRS) does not have shoulder extensions. There may be another model that does. Check the sizing chart and see if you would take an extra large.

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Guru of GC from Lake Stevens, WA
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Mike, it depends on which suit you have. If the shoulders have snap-type closures, the Shoulder Extensions, Item # 17270.01, should give you that extra length you need. Check out the product page description to see which of the three styles you need.

      Answered on 5/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    Im about 6'2 and weigh about 150, waist about 32. Pretty much a tall skinny guy. Should I go with a medium and live with it being short or go with a large and have it be a little roomie?
    Asked on 2/24/2014 by Stretch from Telluride, CO

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Since Neoprene works by warming a thin layer of water next to the skin, a snug fit would be better than a roomie fit.

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by BryanB. from Columbus, Ga
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would go with a medium.
      Carlos M Alvarez

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You want the suit to fit fairly tight, or you will have fresh cold water
      flowing through the suit and defeat the functionality of a wetsuit i.e.
      trapping a thin layer of body warmed water against the skin. Being short is
      not an issue as you loose very little heat through your lower legs.

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The leg inseam on both sizes is about the same - 27". The Large is longer in the torso than the Medium - 31" top of back to crotch, as opposed to 29". FYI, it's hard to take these measurements on this type garment when it's not on the body, so these are approximate. If there's not a dealer in your area where you can try on and buy - http://www.nrs.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - I suggest you buy both sizes and keep the one with the best fit; our returns are easy and free. Just remember, to work efficiently in keeping you warm, a wetsuit should fit skin-snug to lessen water exchange, which sucks heat from your body.

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I’d say go with the L and a bit of extra room - you might start singing soprano otherwise!

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by Nykyak from KY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The answer might depend on what you will be using the wet suit for. A tighter fit is warmer if you are spending your time in cold water. If you are wearing the wetsuit and kayaking (not planning on being in the cold water) I would recommend the Large. A little extra room can help prevent wedgies if you plan to sit while wearing it. I found the wetsuits fit a bit on the small side, so the large would probably work for you.

      Answered on 2/24/2014 by love2paddle from Calgary, AB
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I am 160 pounds 5/7 and waist of about 34 inch chest 36inch. Would the large be my best choice or should I consider a XL?
    Asked on 1/12/2014 by Matt

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd think XL would be too big
      I'm 5'11 about 175 and 32/33" waist
      I have an L and it's not tight at all.

      Answered on 1/12/2014 by Nykyak from KY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I purchased an XL I am 6.0” 200# chest 43 and it fits fine, suggesting a large for you. Good luck! Rick

      Answered on 1/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Matt,
      I'm 150 6'11" 32 waist and 38 chest. I wear a medium and it's slightly tight when dry but perfect once wet. Hope this helps.
      With appreciation,
      Bryan Hofmann

      Answered on 1/12/2014 by Hofmannbd from Coloma, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Large is good. I'm 5'9" 210 with 38" waist and needed the xl
      Gary
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I believe the L is the most appropriate size for you.  The torso length of the XL would likely have the crotch riding annoyingly low.  Get the L and the neoprene will stretch if need be.  :-)

      Answered on 1/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6/0 and 170 and I ordered an XL that is fine in the chest are but a
      bit large in the upper leg area.

      Answered on 1/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Large.
      Barton 'Bo' Cooke
      Operations Manager
      Gamma Knife of Spokane

      Answered on 1/12/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd go with a large.

      Answered on 1/12/2014 by The Overlord from Pittsburgh, PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Matt - I'm 6 foot, weigh 180 lbs. The XL is a good fit for me and I can wear a polypro tops and bottoms under it. This gives me more flexibility regarding temperature range to use the wet suit before considering a dry suit. Based on what you have told me, I'd get a large and try it on with polypro tops and bottoms. That way if it does not fit you would be able in good conscience return it to NRS. I've been boating once this year; on New Years Day we paddled the Lost River in WVa. Good class 3-4, but I stayed dry.
      SYOTR!

      Answered on 1/12/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I'm 5'8" (on a good day), weigh about 195 waist 36, with big calves. I'm worried that the L will be too small and the XL too long. Suggestions?
    Asked on 11/9/2013 by Rick from Port Jefferson NY

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5'9". 193lbs. Waist 35-36 and calves from playing soccer, racing bmx bikes and being in the army for 8years. I have no problem with the large suit.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 11/12/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'11" 225 and the XL fits me perfectly. I hope this helps. Good luck.

      Answered on 11/10/2013 by NE Indiana Kayaker from NE Indiana
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You are probably OK with the large. I am 6' and weigh 175, so I am a little slimmer and taller than you are. For me there is some extra room in the leg width, but that is OK, since I can wear a layer of polypro for extra warmth. Order the wet suit you want and try it on with polypro to see how it fits. You can always return it.
      Good Luck and stay warm!

      Answered on 11/10/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found the wetsuits to run at least a size smaller then they are labeled.
      If you normally wear a large, get the XL. If you are worried about the
      length, get the shorty version that only goes to the knees. You don't lose
      much heat from you lower legs anyway. Good Luck. GT

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'11 170 with 32" waist and the L is not tight.
      I think you'd swim in the XL but you might consider the grizzly ? Version for chunkier guys.

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Nykyak from KY
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5'9" tall and waist of 38" weigh 205. I bought the xl it fits fine
      Gary
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 6'2'', 190, 32 waist. The L fits me well, but its snug. I'd say the L would be tight in the waist for you. I'd prefer to roll up the bottoms than getting a suit too tight.

      Answered on 11/9/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I wear a 46R suit coat and 34" waist pants. My shirts are all size large and fit well. Should I order the Large or XL. I weigh 175 lbs. I presume that there is a jacket that can be purchased to go over the sleeveless top?
    Asked on 3/27/2013 by Rick from Antioch, CA

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a 52" chest 42" waist and purchased the same product. Going bigger for the jacket is a good idea - NRS makes one. It is a great product - like anything NRS makes.
      I just got their SAR dry suit - 'Griz' size which could fit a small Cambodian village inside...good product there too.
      bo

      Answered on 3/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Rick, a wetsuit works most efficiently when it molds snugly to the body. That way a minimum of water can enter the suit and won't slosh in and out, robbing you of body heat. Take your chest measurement to see what it would be in a snug fitting wetsuit. I know I wear a 44" suit coat and I'm fine in a Medium farmer john. For more torso insulation you can add the Wetsuit Jacket, Item # 2210 to fit over the suit. Or for wearing under it, a HydroSkin Shirt, Item # 2261.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have the XL Farmer 3.0. I wear a 44R or 46R jacket. Waist is 35/36" and I'm 5' 11" at 195 lbs. The fit of the Farmer is correctly snug. My HydroSkin is also a XL and it fits snug as I'd expect a wetsuit to do.
      However, my splash jacket is a Large. I was an in-between fit in the fitting charts and couldn't decide which was correct for me. So, after talking to NRS, I ordered both XL and L whereby once they were received I returned the one I didn't like. The Large I kept has proven to be good for me after several lake and flat river trips (class I/II).
      From my experience; if in doubt, order both and return one. :-)
      HTHs

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Get the large. With a 34" waist, the XL would be baggy on you. Yes,
      there is an NRS wetsuit jacket.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear a 46 Sport Cut Jacket (Mainly Because I have wide shoulders) and I am 5'11" and weigh 230. I bought the XL and it works great for me. Nice fit and the arm holes provide plenty of room to paddle comfortably. Good luck...

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by NE Indiana Kayaker from NE Indiana
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5'-10" tall, 33" waist, and wear a 40R coat size, and also weigh 175
      lbs - same weight but our builds appear to be different. I recently
      purchased a Lg. Farmer John wetsuit and it fits me perfectly. If you are
      bigger than me through the chest and mid-section (and based on your coat
      size, you are) I would recommend the XLg.

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Rick, go with an XL, I have a body type similar to yours and the XL fits me just fine.
      Carlos.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 3/27/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The Farmer runs a little tight in the chest. Go XL.
      I wear the Endurance splash jacket with this. Works well! I also wear a
      long sleeve rash guard for early and late seasons.

      Answered on 3/28/2013 by Mike from Maryland
  • NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    How much does the NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit (Men's Large) weigh?
    Asked on 2/7/2013 by Glade from United States

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have a XL. According to my "super precision" scale, it is 2.5 pounds dry weight. - Reed

      Answered on 2/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My farmer john and jacket combined weigh 5.5 lbs
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

      Answered on 2/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It weighs 2.6 pounds.

      Answered on 2/8/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit
 
4.6

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (11)
  • Easy to put on and off (10)
  • Warm (9)
  • Durable (7)
  • Dries quickly (6)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (8)
    • Colder water (7)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        100% 

        (10 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
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      • Casual user (5), Beginner (4)
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    4.0

    An excellent and affordable wetsuit

    By Hoot

    from Iowa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Durable
    • Easy To Put On And Off
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking And Surf Skiing

      Comments about NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

      I use this to practice my open water kayak rescues and for early spring paddling workouts. I can stay on and in the water a lot longer with this wetsuit.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Exactly what you would expect

      By Popeye

      from Ventura, Ca

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Easy To Put On And Off
      • Simple

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

        I am paddling in relatively cold ocean water north of Los Angeles, but the water is not so cold that I need a dry suit. This is a good, simple, all around Farmer John 3 mil suit. The fit is right. I wear this suit with a 2 mil long sleeved top and a wind breaker type semi-dry top. I've also worn it with a 3 mil long sleeved top, which worked well too when the water's colder. Sometimes in this area it can be sunny and quite warm above water while the ocean can be much colder. In this case, I'll get the suit wet before paddling and then I stay comfortable while I paddle...sometimes I'll scoop water into the suit. When I get in the water, I'm comfortable while doing paddle float style reentries or other situations in which I'm in the water for several minutes. The suit hits a good price point and the quality seems good. It's exactly what I was expecting and I'm glad I bought it.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Excellent wetsuit

        By Cngreeneohio

        from Cincinnati, Ohio

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Breathable
        • Comfortable
        • Dries Quickly
        • Durable
        • Easy To Put On And Off
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Colder Water
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

          A must for cold water paddling, very warm, and dries quickly!))) Knee pads are a nice bonus!)))

          • Chest Size:
          • Feels true to size
          • Length:
          • Feels true to length
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Excellent wetsuit

          By cngreeneohio

          from Cincinnati, Ohio

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Cold Water Paddling
          • Comfortable
          • Dries Quickly
          • Durable
          • Easy To Put On And Off
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Colder Water
            • Paddling

            Comments about NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

            Love the front zipper, easy access, easy on and off!))

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            5.0

            As promised

            By Kayak Music

            from Bethel, Vermont

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easy To Put On And Off
            • Range Of Motion
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Colder Water
              • Paddling

              Comments about NRS 3.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

              Bought this suit for Spring kayaking in Maine on the ocean. Performed as promised. It does seem a little snug in the torso. I'm a 44 inch chest and I got an XL. But I know that it's not supposed to be loose and I have no previous experience with wet suits so I'm guessing that's normal. The front zipper that opens from top or bottom is great and the zipper is very hearty as are the ones at the bottom of the legs. High quality product. Highly recommend.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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