NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

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On those warm summer days when the water is cold the NRS Little John is the way to go. Cut larger across the chest, waist and thighs for the larger bodied boater.
  • Our Grizzly™ Little John features 2-mm neoprene for superior insulation.
  • Cut with more room around the chest, waist and thighs to fit even the biggest paddlesports enthusiast.
  • The extra-long, double-pull YKK® front relief zipper makes it easy to "go" on the go.
Neoprene: 2 mm neoprene
Seams: Mauser stitched and taped
Entry Style: YKK® double-pull front zipper
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Relief Zipper: Yes
Wrist Zippers: No
Ankle Zippers: No
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Reinforced Seat
  • Cut for more room in the chest, waist & thighs
Size Height Weight (lbs)
G-M 5'5"-5'9" 200-235
G-L 5'8"-6'0" 230-265
G-XXL 5'11"-6'4" 260-305
G-4XL 6'3"-6'6" 275-320

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.

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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 Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

    Q:

    Do you have something like this in lycra or nylon or polyester so I can swim laps in it and not over heat?
    Asked on 2/12/2014 by Mike from Indianapolis

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm guessing you could find clothing like that in a bike shop. Wetsuits
      and dry suits are there to keep you warm/alive in cases of prolonged
      immersion. The HydroSkin Spring Suit might closer to what you want then
      the Little John Wetsuit.

      Answered on 2/12/2014 by Cougarmeat from Bend - it's a long way to San Juans - OR
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This Wetsuit will be too warm to swim laps. You could possibly use the
      long sleeve hydrosilk shirts to keep your core warm while swimming laps.

      Answered on 2/12/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

    Q:

    I'm 5'10", 163 Lbs. What size suit would I want. I am taking up kayaking, touring or sea kayaking. I need to be able to paddle.
    Asked on 12/15/2013 by spike.53 from San Diego

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Our "Grizzly" sized suits are built with more internal room for larger folks. What you need is our regular Little John, Item # 17259.02. From just the height and weight measurements you give I suspect the Large will fit you just fine, but also look at the chest and waist measurements.

      Answered on 12/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

    Q:

    Will the shoulder extensions work with this unit?
    Asked on 11/10/2013 by Turk

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. To get the extra room my husband needed - I took the wetsuit to a
      seamstress who worked with me to make our own shoulder extenders.
      Deb

      Answered on 11/16/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      No, Turk, this suit is a zip up, with solid shoulders.

      Answered on 11/10/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

    Q:

    your sizing chart does not provide the waist measurement. with a waist of 50 inches which size should i select.
    Asked on 10/20/2013 by michel bertrand from calgary

    1 answer

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear pants size 48(+) and the GXXL fits me very well.

      Answered on 10/21/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit

    Q:

    I am 5'11" and 310lbs I am 56" in the chest and 46" in the waist. I am fairly thick and would like to know if I should get the 2xl or the 4xl suit, since this is cut with mire room in thighs waist and chest. I am doing a triathalon and need to be able to swim in the suit
    Asked on 8/29/2012 by pete from southern cali

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6' and weigh 255 I have a 38" waist
      The 2xl fits perfect and I love it
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 8/30/2012 by kpy64 from Martinsburg,WV
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Lisa Liddell, Winona, MN says: "I would recommend the larger size."

      There was a bunch of irrelevant PowerReviews text attached to Lisa's advice that was cut for sake of brevity.

      Answered on 8/31/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hello,
      I'm 6' tall and also about 310. It fits fairly well, my wait is about 50", my chest is probably not quite 56" but I have room in the chest, and with the sleeveless design make the chest and shoulder have all the manueverabity you need.

      Answered on 8/31/2012 by Anonymous
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5.0

Not bad for an old man

By Ranger Rick

from Tulsa, Ok

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit:

    I have put on many pounds since I started paddling 40+ years ago and the old suit wasn't comfortable. Got this one and used it for 3 days in North Georgia. Felt like a second skin. Best I can say is that I never noticed it until I took a spill on the Cartecay when I really appreciated the warmth. Happy to have it and happy to recommend to other paddlers.

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

    Great Fit and Function

    By Lonnie

    from Sainte Genevieve, MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Dries Quickly
    • Easy To Put On And Off
    • Warm
    • Ykk zipper with dual pull

    Cons

    • none

    Best Uses

    • Core layer
    • Warmer water and days

    Comments about NRS Little John Grizzly Wetsuit:

    Used on the Saint Francis River in Missouri in open whitewater canoe. The Little John Grizzly by NRS was super comfy to wear in the canoe and did not cut into me at bend points or restrict movement in any way. The dual pull zipper by ykk is a great feature. Thank you NRS for a great product.

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

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