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NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit

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The NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit protects the smaller people in your life from chilly water and cold temperatures. The brightly colored panels make them more visible and easy to keep track of.
  • The suit is made of top quality 2.5-mm neoprene for insulation and abrasion resistance.
  • The closed cell neoprene supplements the flotation of the child's PFD, floating them higher in the water.
  • We also add Titanium to the adhesive layer bonding the inner fabric to the neoprene. The Titanium particles help hold in body heat, without adding bulk.
  • Rugged flat-lock stitching in the seams stand up to children's high activity levels.
  • The heavy-duty YKK™ zipper makes entry and exit easy.
  • The cut lines of the suit provide good freedom of movement.
Neoprene: 2.5 mm neoprene
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Entry Style: YKK® front zipper
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Relief Zipper: No
Wrist Zippers: No
Ankle Zippers: No
Gender Sizing: Youth
Size Height Weight (lbs)
3T 3'2"-3'4" 33-36
4T 3'5"-3'7" 37-40
Y-XS 3'11"-4'1" 55-65
Y-S 4'0"-4'2" 60-70
Y-M 4'3"-4'4" 65-75
Y-L 4'4"-4'7" 70-80
Y-XL 4'6"-4'8" 75-85
Y-XXL 4'7"-4'9" 80-90

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NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (7)
  • Easy to put on and off (7)
  • Warm (7)
  • Dries quickly (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Colder water (3)
  • Paddling (3)
  • Wakeboarding (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      100% 

      (11 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      100% 

      (12 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7), Yes (3)

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4.0

Granddaughter at South Sound Traditional Inuit Kayak Symposi

By Ryc Williamson

from Aloha, Oregon

About Me Beginner

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

    My granddaughter wore this wet suit at her first greenland kayak symposium in the hood canal. She was toasty in & out of the water even though they were practicing rescues in the rain. When sizing it, we went with her weight Instead of the height to go with the smaller size.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Length:
    • Feels true to length
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Very warm.

    By none

    from MI

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water

      Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

      I bought this for my son for swim class. The pool is kept very cold and he could not stay in the water for the whole hour of his class. This was perfect it helped him focus on his class instead of freezing to death.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
       
      4.0

      Good product

      By Rico

      from San Luis Obispo

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Put On And Off

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Paddling
        • Wakeboarding
        • Waterskiing

        Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

        My daughter uses it to play in the ocean. Mostly swimming and kayaking.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Prompt delivery in excellent condition, as always.

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

        Agree with the bandwagon

        By Jeff

        from SeTtle

        Verified Reviewer

        Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

        Bought this for my daughter ages ago and it still won't is great. The original intent was for river trips but now it comes to the pool and everywhere else, helping her last a little longer staying warm. No regrets on this purchase

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

        Perfect for a lil guy

        By Bowen's Mommy

        from Mountain View

        About Me Beginner

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Boating
          • Colder Water
          • Paddling
          • Swimming

          Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

          Bought for our 3yr old who has no body fat and gets cold easily. This helped so much and he enjoyed wearing it. He has very skinny legs so water got inside, for a tighter leg he would have need the next size down and it would not have fit in his torso. We will be buying the next size up for next summer.

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

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          3 Questions | 16 Answers
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          • NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit

            Q:

            I just ordered a different brand wetsuit online. When it arrived it smelled so strongly of some kind of plastic chemical that my eyes watered.
            Can anyone comment on this wetsuit? My son is quite sensitive to strong, chemical smells.
            Thanks!
            Asked on 6/13/2016 by Julie from Duluth, MN

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Ours had a slight odor, but nothing overpowering.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/13/2016 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I think with neoprene you will always get that smell out of the plastic wrapper. I would hang it outside for a little while or maybe even wash it with a neoprene shampoo.
              I hung ours and it mostly went away.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 6/13/2016 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Julie, the glues used in the manufacture of neoprene garments can have a strong smell. Usually, a thorough washing and air drying will dissipate the odor.

              Answered on 6/13/2016 by Clyde from NRS
          • NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit

            Q:

            Hi- It looks like the suit is neoprene in the arms. Since it is 2.5 mm, does it make it harder to swim?
            Asked on 1/22/2014 by Linnie from San Diego, CA

            8 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I just asked my boys and they said, "No problem swimming."
              --Daniel

              Answered on 1/25/2014 by Wakeboard Kid from Woodbury, VT
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes

              Answered on 1/22/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              We bought the wetsuit for our 8 year old and he had no difficulty at all swimming with the 2.5 mm.

              Answered on 1/22/2014 by Mr Bill from Colbert Washington
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I bought it for my 8 year old and he had no trouble swimming with it on. And yes the sleeves are neoprene. 
              Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S®4

              Answered on 1/22/2014 by mom of boys from Woodstock, Georgia
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              We bought this during the summer of 2013 and our son had just turned 3. He is very active in the water. He was able to move around with no problem. He was able to swim with it and his PFD.

              Answered on 1/22/2014 by Bowen's Mommy from Mountain View
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              My son reminded me that he always has his life jacket on when he's wearing his wetsuit. Therefore we can't give a good answer to your question. Mobility is fine, though. Hope this helps.
              Sent from my iPhone

              Answered on 1/23/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Depends on what kind of swimming you're talking about. I suppose it may be
              slightly harder to do a crawl/freestyle stroke if you're a distance swimmer
              in a triathalon. If you're a paddler looking to get back into a canoe or
              kayak or swimming a rapid, the answer is "no", it doesn't make it any harder
              to swim for the length of time that you will likely be swimming and the
              types of strokes that you are more likely to use.
              sherrikayaks

              Answered on 1/23/2014 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              "No, it is just fine the way it is". My 10 year old daughter loves hers. She uses it kayaking as well as swimming and playing in Lake Michigan in the summer, and maybe even a water ballon fight in the neighborhood. She is slightly built, so it is not as tight as I would like, but she really does love it.
              Hope this helps
              Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 1/29/2014 by Anonymous
          • NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit

            Q:

            What would be the best size for a 60lb 4ft 7in female?
            I saw the comment that the best fit seems to go with weight... Thoughts?
            Asked on 5/19/2013 by HighRPM from Lancaster, PA

            5 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I dont think I can comment exactly on size but our daughter was 7 3/4 last
              year and she is tall and skinny probably weighed about 55lbs and she wore a
              youth small. the year prior when she 6 3/4 she wore the youth x-small
              hope this helps.

              Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Kids bodies are so hard to predict for fit. I'd say the safest bet is order both Y-S and Y-M sizes and keep the one that fits best. Returns are free and easy.

              Answered on 5/20/2013 by Clyde from NRS
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have found NRS wetsuits to be true to size for the average build. I would also agree that for shorty style wetsuits the weight provided on the sizing charts is the best indicator of fit. If your childs build is a statistical outlier in terms of height or girth then you may want to consider a suit that is smaller or larger respectively for the weight provided on the chart.
              If it helps my daughter has a slender muscular build. She typically runs 3 to 4" taller than the height indicated on the chart for her weight. We buy her wetsuits based on her weight and that has worked out fine the last three years.

              Answered on 5/20/2013 by DP from Huntsville, AL
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I would probably go with the Youth Large. My son is about 65 pounds and 4ft 4in and it is snug on him. I always order a little big kids.

              Answered on 5/20/2013 by HK from Great Falls, MT
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Definitely go by weight. We have a small and it was for around 65 pounds but
              shorter male. Most important for it to be snug to work and retain heat
              effectively.

              Answered on 5/20/2013 by Anonymous
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