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NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

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With more features than you can shake a paddle at, the NRS Ultra John Wetsuit defines "top of the line." You won't find a more comfortable, durable or warmer 3 mm sleeveless wetsuit anywhere.
  • No more cold, damp wetsuit in the morning! Our exclusive VaporLoft™ lining eliminates clamminess and feels soft and warm against your skin.
  • 4-way-stretch PowerSpan™ panels that wrap from the tops of your shoulders to your belt line and along the sides adapt to your movements for unrestricted range of motion and improve fit.
  • 3 mm Terraprene™ neoprene provides outstanding insulation in cold conditions.
  • Titanium laminate adhesive reflects heat back to your body, keeping you warmer.
  • Glued and blind stitched seams lie smooth against your skin and slow the flow of water into the suit.
  • 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.
  • ToughTex™ pads protect your knees, and ToughTex armor on the seat adds 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:
  • VaporLoft™ inner lining
  • ToughTex™ armored seat & 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"

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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 Ultra John Wetsuit
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (25)
  • Warm (24)
  • Easy to put on and off (22)
  • Dries quickly (13)
  • Durable (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Paddling (9)
  • Colder water (8)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      88% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      96% 

      (25 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (12), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (23)

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5.0

Saved my butt in the Rogue

By Rogue Runner

from Oregon

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water
    • Paddling

    Comments about NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit:

    Bought the 3XL just before a January whitewater rafting trip on the Rogue River in Oregon. Air temp was about 42 degrees. 50,000 CFS created massive waves in Mule Creek Canyon and Blossom Bar. Our raft capsized after we made it through Blossom Bar when a huge lateral wave caught us. I floated about two miles before my fellow rafters fished me out. The wetsuit kept me comfortable (I also wore a hydroskin top) and warm enough not to get chilled.

    Service and delivery comments:

    Prompt delivery

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

    Comfortable and warm!

    By GuiKayak

    from Darien, CT

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Kayaking off season in cold water and weather

      Comments about NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit:

      In temperatures below 50 F, wear a kayaking jacket over it and warm T-shirt underneath.

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

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Warm, Comfortable, Dependable through Michigan winter

      By Altruistguy

      from Holland, MI

      About Me Casual User

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Colder Water
        • Paddling

        Comments about NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit:

        I've been using this in the mid-late fall, winter, and early spring in Michigan for the past few years. This has met and exceeded all expectations.

        - The fuzzy inside is, indeed nice and comfortable to put on even when somewhat wet (that's what it's designed to do).
        - The 3.0 thickness is plenty warm, even when I go kayaking among the icebergs in the late winter/early spring.
        - The double thickness on the knees gives extra durability/comfort when kneeling.
        - Easy to put on, easy to take off.
        - Very comfortable to paddle in!
        - I typically wear another (long-sleeve) insulating top underneath it and a paddling jacket over it.
        - When the water is REALLY cold, I wear either 0.5 or 1.5 NRS HydroSkin shorts underneath to add insulation to that area (important because, as a surfski paddler, I'm always sitting in a puddle of cold water).

        When the water gets cold, I look forward to using this thing. I feel bad that it gets so lonely/unutilized in the summer.

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

        Just what I expected

        By Wrestler Eeic

        from Eugene. OR

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easy To Put On And Off
        • Warm

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit:

          Comfortable to paddle in, kept me comfortable even when I spent ten minutes in 45* water. I found it functional in what I needed. 5' 10. 205lbs. XL fit me well.

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

          yes

          By o

          from o

          About Me Casual User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit:

            nice

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

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            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              Is this product suitable for open water swimming?
              Asked on 1/14/2016 by Greg

              5 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Its very comfortable but your arms are going to get cold if the water is chilly
                Ray Ducharme

                Answered on 1/15/2016 by Raybo from New England
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I use this suit for paddling during cold weather months as well as diving. I also have an NRS 3mil top that I use when needed which provides 6mil coverage for the body's core and doesn't restrict my mobility. The John suit also works well with a rash guard top to provide warmth and greater flexibility. I have owned mine for two seasons and love it.
                Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE smartphone

                Answered on 1/14/2016 by JC from Coastal North Carolina
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I would say yes. I use mine mostly for SUP and surfski paddling. It is
                very flexible and warm.

                Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I am not a big distance swimmer but I suspect those who were would tell you
                to look for a suit with lower profile and less drag. It's front and leg
                zippers are decent sized and swimmers might want something without those
                items sticking out. It is otherwise a terrific wetsuit because it is really
                warm and durable. I use mine to surf and paddleboard.

                Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Only swim in this wetsuit when the boat flips. Not sure about open water swimming. It's a very warm suit but may not give you the mobility of a racing wetsuit.
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                Answered on 1/14/2016 by Anonymous
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              What is difference between the farmer john 3.0 and the ultra john 3.0 wetsuit.
              Asked on 11/17/2015 by Dale from Wilmington nc

              2 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi,
                I have the ultra and bought it for the interior for more warmth.  I think the interior material is the largest difference.  Overall the suit has severed me well and continues to.  Don't by one on the large size thinking it will shrink because they do not.
                Hope this helps!
                Ron 

                Answered on 11/17/2015 by Rocket from Toronto, Canada
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Dale, the Ultra John has more stretchy neoprene panels in the torso for increased upper mobility. Also, it is lined with our VaporLoft, a fleece-like material that doesn't absorb water and dries quickly, thus eliminating that clammy feeling you can get when putting on a wetsuit. As you can see from the reviews, both models are very popular.

                Answered on 11/17/2015 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              What temperatures does this wetsuit cover?
              Asked on 8/6/2015 by Monty from NJ

              7 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                28-10°c

                Answered on 8/14/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I use it from Fall to Spring, when air temp is 50 degrees or less. Local water is fed from a dam and is numbing cold year round. Great wetsuit! No arm restriction. No water migration once it is wet. With a jacket and hood, I paddle in air temps below freezing.
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 8/8/2015 by Surfski Jim from Roswell, GA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                What is comfortable for one person may not be for another so this is a tricky question to answer.   What I love about this wetsuit is it's adaptability to a variety of conditions.  I mainly use mine for windsurfing in California where temperatures are moderate but in high wind, chill factor is an issue.  On warmer days, I use my Ultra John with just a sunshirt underneath and for colder days I use the 1.5 mm hydroskin top which does a good job of sealing out water.  If you are using this for kayaking or rafting in cold conditions, then an additional dry top should make it very warm.  I love the fleece lining for warmth!  

                Answered on 8/7/2015 by Tom from Sacramento, CA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                2 to 3 mm are generally OK for water temps 58 and up. but much depends on
                your level of exertion what sort of top you wear (full top, short sleeve
                top, no top?) and how long you expect to be in the water or wet and in the
                wind.
                As a kayaker I wear the wet suit in the spring as a safety measure to give
                me time for at least a self rescue or to help someone else. (not prolonged
                immersion) . Earlier in the season I wear a drysuit.

                Answered on 8/7/2015 by Pablo from Boston area
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I use my wetsuit for water skiing, protection and warmth.  Use it in the summer months so warmth is not the highest priority but it does take the edge off. I do not have the jacket but that would add significant warmth to the farmer john style of open arms.
                I like the quality of this product and find it does Not shrink so do not order larger than you think you are.
                Hope this is helpful! Ron Lewis

                Answered on 8/7/2015 by Rocket from Toronto, Canada
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                In New Hampshire this is a late Spring (May), Summer and early Fall suit
                for waters in the mid 50's and above. Ideal for waters in the 60's and
                70's. When the water is in the mid 50s or in the Fall you will get pushed
                to your limits with staying warm. I use it for surf fishing in the
                Atlantic Ocean where it is rare for water temps to rise above 65 in
                northern MA/southern NH. Since it is only 3 mm or neoprene, and has no
                sleeves, I wear a an NRS long sleeve underneath.
                I really love this suit. Easy to get in and out of, is tough, and I'd buy
                it again. 5 stars for me.

                Answered on 8/7/2015 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi, Monty:
                I'm on my second Ultra John wetsuit. My first one didn't have the vapor loft lining. The lining makes the suit more comfortable even when wet. I use the Ultra John when I'm paddling in water as low as 50-55 degrees. I'm not sure I'd wear it for anything colder, and if there were a strong chance of immersion, I'd consider going for the full suits like NRS' Radiant wetsuits. When I'm kayaking and have to bail, I'm not in the water for long, so wearing a 3/2 full is plenty. For surfing in the same water, where I'm in the water more than I'm not, I'm usually in a 4/3 full front entry wetsuit with booties and hood, but that would be too hot and restrictive in a kayak.  Hope this helps!
                Best-Wendell

                Answered on 8/6/2015 by Wendell from San Francisco Bay Area
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              How are these wetsuits with smells and odor retention? We noticed the lining seemed fuzzy and did not want to have a wetsuit that stank every time you put it on.
              Asked on 11/20/2014 by Tim from Brentwood, CA

              8 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                A simple rinse in tap water will do the job.

                Answered on 11/20/2014 by Pablo from Boston area
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Tim, the VaporLoft lining doesn't absorb water. However, the water we swim in and our bodies have lots of microbes. Microbes + water + warmth often = odor. Thoroughly rinse the suit with fresh water after use, then turn it inside-out to air dry. If odor does occur, there are products that will kill it. Watch this video for tips on keeping your gear sweet smelling - http://www.nrs.com/learn/clean-deodorize-neoprene-wetshoes.asp - It specifically refers to wetshoes, but the same info applies to other gear.

                Answered on 11/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Tim, I have owned this suit for just over a year now and I use it frequently
                (paddling & diving), I have not had any issues with odor retention. After
                use, I turn the suit inside out and hang to dry, the liner and suit normally
                dry very quickly (I do live in a relatively humid climate). It is very
                comfortable to wear for paddling (freedom of upper body movement), and when
                needed I wear just a hydroskin shirt with the suit. I like the front zip
                suits, they are very easy to enter and exit. When diving I wear an NRS long
                sleeve wetsuit jacket over the farmer john; it is 1.5 mil and provides very
                good warmth to the core of the body and the lightweight jacket still affords
                me the flexibility for my spearfishing activities. The Fire & EMS department
                that I work for in coastal North Carolina uses the NRS Rescue Wetsuit for
                water rescue activities; it is a good 3 mil suit for that purpose but is a
                little constrictive for paddling. I have been very pleased with my purchase
                of the Farmer John. I hope that this was helpful for you.

                Answered on 11/20/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hey Tim, I'm 5 7" and lean so I normally don't sweat a lot in the water, however when I walk down the beach I do sweat and I had no problem with the suit smelling. I do, do regular wet suit maintenance which is a washing with a enzyme which cleans and prevents odor. I hope this helped, all the best Stephen

                Answered on 11/20/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Any wetsuit will smell if it is not regularly rinsed off. I have not noticed any additional “smelly factor” from the lining. In my opinion the lining does make the suit more comfortable, and easier to put on/take off.
                I usually rinse my wet suits off in the shower, and sometimes even soap them down while wearing them, and rinsing off. I let them hang dry immediately after use, if not they can easily get musty and start to smell.
                Erik Clark

                Answered on 11/20/2014 by trvlrerik from Salina, Ks.
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have worn this wetsuit 20+ times and normally just give the inside a rinse
                in the shower when I get home and let it dry out.
                I have not noticed any smell.
                Ray
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                Answered on 11/21/2014 by Raybo from New England
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have used this wetsuit for two seasons water skiing and have never washed it.  I have never had an odour problem.  Ron 

                Answered on 11/21/2014 by Rocket from Toronto, Canada
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                My NRS wet suits seem to stink less than others I've owned.

                Answered on 11/24/2014 by Slow Joe from Staunton, VA
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              I'm 5'7"(172 cm), 172 lb (78 kg), waist 34", chest 39"

              is M size or L size good for me?

              pls advise.
              Asked on 9/25/2014 by Juan from Taipei, Taiwan

              6 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Wish I could help but I'm a 2XL. I will say the size chart is right on.
                I should add that I really like mine..
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 9/26/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I am 5' 11", 182 lbs, waist 34", chest 42". The large size is right for me.
                I paddle open canoes in white water. This is my second wet suit from this
                vendor and I like the choice. When I paddle a 16' boat in cooler weather, I
                carry this vendor's wet suit jacket as a security blanket. This jacket has
                been a blessing to me and also to a couple of my companions who have taken
                inadvertent swims.
                Slow Joe

                Answered on 9/26/2014 by Slow Joe from Staunton, VA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Sorry for this late reply.
                I am of similar size just 20lbs lighter. My suit seems to stretch somewhat and not shrink so I would go with the recommended size and not go larger. I think I went Medium but can't remember and my suit is at the cottage so I can't check.
                I hope this helps.
                Ron

                Answered on 9/26/2014 by Rocket from Toronto, Canada
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I am 5-8, 166lbs 34 waist and the large fits well. just a hair long.
                The legs are the toughest part to get in and out of.

                Answered on 9/25/2014 by Pablo from Boston area
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Large at least. They run small. I got the xl large and it was to small. Had to go with the xxL. Im 6'1" with similar waist and chest 185 . I wish I had just bought the two sizes I was thinking about then just return one. They make that easy. You might be xL. I would do the large and XL then return one.
                Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE DROID

                Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'd go with the Large. Bear in mind that should you not be satisfied with
                your selection, NRS is more then accomodating and would swap out your
                choice with the alternative size. I wish you all the best.
                Happy paddling,
                Justin

                Answered on 9/25/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              Is the ultra John available in Grizzly sizing?
              Asked on 6/14/2014 by Mike from Fresno, ca

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Sorry, Mike, it's not available in grizzly sizing

                Answered on 6/14/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              Would a large good for someone 5'6" 180
              Asked on 3/23/2014 by Brian from Ri

              1 answer

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Brian, it's difficult to be sure. If there's not a dealer near you where you can try it on - http://www.nrs.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - give it a try. Exchanges are easy and free.

                Answered on 3/24/2014 by Clyde from NRS
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              I'm 5' 6" 180 would a large be my best bet .
              Asked on 3/22/2014 by Brian from Rhode Island

              7 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yes. Large would be best.
                Sent from my iPad

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I am 5'8 170 and I have a medium which fits very well. I think a Large might be a little long, but a med. could be snug in an area or two. If you have a chance to go to a retailer or paddling shop where you can try one on, that would be good or just order a medium and a large from nrs and return the one that doesn't fit. It is the best wetsuit out there. I have a 12 year old nrs farmer john shorty and the new material and design is a huge upgrade. good luck!

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I'm 5'9" 170 and have the large...it fits, but if I were 5 pounds lighter that would be better...I think 180 would put you into an XL...great suit though once you get the size right!

                Answered on 3/22/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hi Brian,
                I'm 6'2" and 175 (thin) and it fits me pretty snug. I think you might find it too long and too tight.

                Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I returned my one piece in favor of two pieces. I have a 37 inch waist and was uncomfortable in 5 minutes sitting in my boat.
                Sent from Windows Mail

                Answered on 3/23/2014 by icedawg from lewisburg,PA
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Hello, At 6'1" 190# my large suit fits really well, actually I'm just
                barely tall enough for it to fit right on my legs. I'm betting this
                company's version of a Large may be a little long on you. It does seem to
                stretch pretty well so if a lot of your 180# is from muscular arms and
                legs, the medium may fit pretty well. If that weight comes from a big chest
                and/or abdomen, the medium may be too tight...Not sure if that helps but good
                luck and paddle safe!
                Sent from my iPhone

                Answered on 3/23/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I am 6' 2" and 180 pounds, and the suit is a little baggy now.
                Stocky build then yes, but not for the slim chap:)
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                Answered on 3/24/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              just checking before ordering a new wet suit to see if both mens farmer johns suits have the the long zippers for peeing/
              Asked on 2/28/2014 by steve

              4 answers

              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                I have that exact wetsuit...no problem taking a leak...there's a 2 way zipper in that suit, the top one zips down and the bottom one zips up!

                Answered on 2/28/2014 by Anonymous
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                The Ultra John does have a full zipper.

                Answered on 2/28/2014 by Anonymous
              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Yes, Steve, the 2.0, 3.0 and 3.0 Ultra Johns, plus the Little Johns, all have the long double-pull front zipper. Remember, the Farmer Bill doesn't have a zipper entry.

                Answered on 2/28/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                Yep, there is a pull at the bottom (crotch). You don't have to open the
                zipper from the top all the way down.
                I don't know about other styles of suit.

                Answered on 3/3/2014 by Anonymous
            • NRS 3.0 Ultra John Wetsuit

              Q:

              Can this wetsuit also be used in a triathlon, where being thicker than 5mm will disqualify you? I'm worried that the knee pads may exceed 5mm.
              Asked on 1/31/2014 by Rachel from New Orleans, LA

              2 answers

              • Staff Reviewer

                A:

                Rachel, we put a micrometer on the knees and got ~ 5.5 mm thickness. Laura, our retail sales manager, is a triathlete. She says the Women's Radiant 3/2 mm Wetsuit, Item # 17280.01, would be a better choice. It has Cordura on the knees, so no extra neoprene thickness. Also, the back zipper is better for open water swimming. If you'd like to chat with Laura, call 800.635.5202 and ask for her. Best of success to you!

                Answered on 1/31/2014 by Clyde from NRS
              • VERIFIED BUYER

                A:

                This wetsuit is best for when you are out of the water ... like sitting on a raft in the rapids.  There are way better wetsuits for being in the water the whole time ... as in swimming or surfing. 

                Answered on 2/1/2014 by Anonymous
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