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NRS Farmer Bill Wetsuit

Item: 17268.01 | Product Description »

$104.95–$114.95

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Providing warmth and durability, these wetsuits are the professional standard. The NRS Farmer Bill is used by outfitters all over the world.
  • This attractive suit is constructed of 3 mm nylon-coated neoprene for warmth and comfort.
  • Our unique over-the-shoulder Farmer Bill™ style offers more room for the upper body and eliminates key stress points for added longevity.
  • Hook-and-loop fasteners are combined with snaps at the shoulders to ensure easy entry and a secure closure.
  • ToughTex™ seat and padded knees are double-thread stitched for superior ruggedness.
  • Color-coded chest for easy size identification.
  • NRS Shoulder Extensions are available to add even more room in the torso for larger boaters.
Color-coded chest panel:
  • Size XXS: Black/Yellow
  • Size XS: Black/Green
  • Size S: Black/Purple
  • Size M: Black/Red
  • Size L: Black/Gray
  • Size XL: Black/Royal Blue
  • Size XXL:Black/Black
  • Size 3XL: Black/Slate
  • Size 4XL: Black/Brown
Neoprene: 3 mm neoprene
Seams: Mauser stitched and taped
Entry Style: Shoulder snaps with hook-and-loop closure
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Relief Zipper: No
Wrist Zippers: No
Ankle Zippers: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
    ToughTex™ armored seat & knees
  • Chest panel is color-coded by size
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 Farmer Bill Wetsuit

    Q:

    Hi,
    I'm 6' 220lb 42.5" chest and waist, unsure if I should go with the XL wetsuit or the XXL, seems like the XXL would be to big in the chest, while the XL would be snug in the waist?

    Thanx
    Asked on 7/15/2013 by Paul from NorCal

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know; I wear a medium. My experience with this wetsuit is to err on the large side; mine was pretty tight.

      Answered on 7/19/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Get with the XL. The double-XL would be way too loose.

      Answered on 7/15/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Paul, you fall in the XL, except for the waist measurement. You can give that a try, but you may need the Grizzly suit, Item # 2219 G.

      Answered on 7/15/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'10, 190, 42" chest, 36" waist. The L wetsuit fits me as it should, snugly but not too much. The XL sounds like the one for you.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 7/15/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Farmer Bill Wetsuit

    Q:

    Does this wetsuit have a relief zipper? Does the suit zip in the front or back? It really does not show in the photo. Thanks!
    Asked on 1/18/2013 by Alan from Sheboygan, WI

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No relief zipper on this particular wetsuit.

      Answered on 1/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It does not have a zipper at all. The shoulder straps flip over from the back and Velcro onto the chest panel. I was a little dubious that the Velcro would hold on, but it works just fine and it does not come loose. The Velcro also lets you attach the shoulder straps at various levels of tightness, which is nice if you decide to add a top layer under the wetsuit. It's pretty comfy, and I am very pleased with mine.
      Tim

      Answered on 1/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No zipper.. Sorry....but is a great suit
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It does not zip at all. It has snaps on the shoulder straps and you have
      to pull it on. The only zippers are at the ankles to make it easier to get
      on over your feet.

      Answered on 1/18/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi:
      This farmer john suit does not have a zipper (except at the ankles). You get in
      and out of the suit by unsnapping the shoulders and then pealing it down (the
      shoulder straps have both Velcro and snaps). I got this suit for canyoneering
      (lots of wet rappelling). I need to add and remove layers frequently in canyons
      as temperatures and physical activity levels change throughout the trip. I
      prefer the farmer john with shoulder snaps (instead of fixed shoulders and a
      front zipper) because it is not bulky when I peal it down to my waist. I often
      need the cold protection for my lower body while I remove upper body layers to
      prevent overheating.
      Hope this helps,
      JM

      Answered on 1/22/2013 by Anonymous
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2.0

smaller than expected

By Carol the waterskier

from Utah

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Pros

    Cons

    • Awkward Fit
    • Hard To Put On Or Off

    Best Uses

      Comments about NRS Farmer Bill Wetsuit:

      Use for waterskiing (slalom and trick skiing). I have worn Men's Medium and women's large all my sports clothing. This is the first time the men's did not fit. I also bought a women's large apparel and it fit perfectly. I had to ship back and get a larger size.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small
      • Length:
      • Feels too short
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Finally ... a wetsuit that fits BIG guys

      By Reefguy

      from Massachusetts

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Warm water diving

      Comments about NRS Farmer Bill Wetsuit:

      Perfect for diving in the Caribbean. Just enough warmth and protection. When you're a 260 pound six footer it ain't easy to find a comfortable, well fitting suit. This was perfect.

      Service and delivery comments:

      I needed this shipped to the east coast on short notice because my old wetsuit must have shrunk since I last used it ;-) It arrived in plenty of time. VERY pleased.

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

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