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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

    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:

      "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
    • 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:

      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:

      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:

      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:

      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 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:

      Yes

      Answered on 1/22/2014 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:

      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
    • 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
    • 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:

      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
    • 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
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NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit
 
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Pros

  • Easy to put on and off (6)
  • Warm (5)
  • Comfortable (4)
  • Dries quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          100% 

          (8 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Length:
        • Feels too short

           

          Feels true to length

           

          100% 

          (8 reviews)

          Feels too long

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Beginner (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

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      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
         
        5.0

        just bought our second one!

        By momma

        from Raleigh, NC

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Durable
        • Easy To Put On And Off
        • Warm

        Cons

        • Chafes or Itches

        Best Uses

          Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

          I have a slim child with sensory issues. We ordered the 4T a couple of years ago when he was shivering at the pool. The 4T lasted 2 summers for him and allowed him to have fun in the water. He had some complaints about chafing around the neck, we were able to solve by folding down the neck. He is now 48" tall & 44 lbs. He can still squeeze into the 4T this year, but we ordered the next size up, because he stills gets cold quickly in the water. Durable and easy for him to get in/out of on his own.

          Service and delivery comments:

          Customer service was great in helping us originally decide on the best size to order!

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

          Great value, nice product, kids hate it

          By Erik at Whitewater Rafting, LLC

          from Glenwood Springs, CO

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

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                Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

                I own a rafting company but got two of these for my 2.25yrs old twins. The product itself is great, especially for the price. Only problem is that it didn't fit my kids too well. I think the thicker neoprene may be a negative, a thinner stretchy hydroskin type material might be better. Basically it was tight in the torso and loose elsewhere, not providing much warmth. Still, pretty good!

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

                Just Right.

                By Wakeboard Kid

                from Woodbury, VT

                About Me Beginner

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wakeboarding
                  • Waterskiing

                  Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

                  Front zipper was essential for my boy who hates the feeling of something constricting his neck.

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

                  Love the front zipper!

                  By Wakeboard Kid

                  from Woodbury, VT

                  About Me Beginner

                  Verified Buyer

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                        Comments about NRS Youth Shorty Wetsuit:

                        My son hates the feeling of something closed tight around his neck. Most wetsuits have a rear zipper with a tight front. The NRS Youth Shorty with the front zipper is just what he needed.

                        Service and delivery comments:

                        Great, fast service. Helpful customer support. I LOVE that you re-use your cardboard boxes!

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

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