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NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

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Sometimes less is more. The NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit provides the perfect amount of protection for cooler conditions without the bulk or restrictiveness of many thicker suits.
  • Lightweight, stretchy 2 mm Terraprene™ neoprene keeps you warm in cooler conditions without unnecessary bulk.
  • Generous armholes give you excellent freedom of movement.
  • Durable flat-lock seams lie flat on your skin for greater comfort.
  • Titanium laminate adhesive reflects heat back to your body, keeping you warmer.
  • 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.
  • Reinforced padded knees add protection and durability.
Neoprene: 2 mm neoprene
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Entry Style: YKK® double-pull front zipper
Titanium Adhesive: Yes
Relief Zipper: Yes
Wrist Zippers: No
Ankle Zippers: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Reinforced and padded 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"

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 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I want to sail my Hobie during the shoulder seasons in northern MI, with water temp of 60 degrees and air temp down to 55 degrees. I have to stand in crotch deep water to rig/launch my boat and my wet legs & feet get cold once on the boat, in the wind, and make me chill.
    1) will a wetsuit keep my legs & feet warm once up on the boat in the wind?
    2) given my temp parameters, should I get a 2 or 3 mm wetsuit?
    3) should I add boots to keep my feet warm?
    Asked on 9/20/2014 by Jim from Gaylord, MI

    3 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jim. the neoprene used in wetsuits is a good insulator. To work well the suit must fit snugly to minimize water that enters. Once you get in the boat, the water that clings to the outside of the suit will evaporate in the wind, producing a chilling effect. You can minimize this by donning waterproof-breathable pants and top. We refer to this as "splash wear" but you may have other outdoor apparel like this. I'd recommend a 3 mm suit, and yes, neoprene wetshoes will help keep your feet warm. Check with our dealers in your area - http://www.nrs.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - for gear that meets your conditions, or give us a call, 800.635.5202.

      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes a wetsuit will keep you warm once on the boat. Probably the main reason
      you get getting cold is from wind. Wetsuits are very good at blocking wind.
      I would recommend the 3mm.
      Also you might consider the NRS dry pants or drysuit.

      Answered on 9/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would suggest that a wet suit isn't the best choice for your needs. Wet
      suits are at their warmest when fully dry or fully immersed in water. With
      the suit half wet and half dry on a cool day, I don't think it will provide
      the warmth you would like. Although more expensive, I would suggest that a
      dry suit would be a better choice. Boots with a good traction grip would be
      recommended with either the wet or dry suit.

      Answered on 9/21/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    6'2", and 175 with 31" waist.
    While the specs for size "L" see closest to my build, I'm concerned that my longer torso will end up pulling the crotch of the wetsuit up too tightly making me twigs and berries a bit distressed. Sizing advice?
    Asked on 1/26/2014 by Mark from Charleston, SC

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      i am 6'2" 175 and 33" waist - the large fits great. steve

      Answered on 1/27/2014 by Jay from PA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      5'8"", 175 pounds, 34" waist,28" leg, size L, I find that the suit fits
      fairly well although slightly snug around the middle. The wet suit legs
      would probably fit someone with a 30 -31" leg length but the suit maybe
      tight if the person has a proportionate trunk length.
      It has been my personal experience that wet suit sizes run "small" for a
      given size.

      Answered on 1/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      definitely XL.

      Answered on 1/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd suggest getting a size larger.

      Answered on 1/26/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    I'm looking for a sizing recommendation. I'm 6' 5", 230#, with a 47" chest, 39" waist, but a long 36" inseam. I saw in another answer where the inseam of the large and XL is 28". What's the inseam on the XXL and 3XL? Thanks.
    Asked on 12/2/2013 by Dave from Maine

    2 answers

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Dave it's hard to measure inseam on a garment with a gusseted crotch. I measured ~ 30" on both the XXL and 3XL. One customer that answered you got ~ 32" on his XXL. The suits may be a bit short on your longer legs.

      Answered on 12/4/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi Dave,  By measurement the inseam on my XXL is 32" +/-.  I'm 6'0" 225, 48" chest, 40" waist, 30" inseam and it is long on me in the middle and in the legs so a 32" seems about right.  I'm not sure I would go to a larger size than the XXL to avoid bagging in the middle.   John
       

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    Is it waterproof? My husband and I are ocean kayakers and catamaran sailors.
    Asked on 11/29/2013 by Julie from Washington, DC

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it is a wetsuit designed to keep you warm when wet.
      Sent from my Windows Phone

      Answered on 11/30/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Julie,
      This answer responds to a question regarding the "waterproofness" of the
      NRS 2.0 farmer john wetsuit. Wetsuits are generally NOT waterproof as they
      typically depend on a small layer of water being trapped between the wearer
      and the wetsuit. The wetsuit needs to fit tightly enough so that this
      layer of water remains trapped (does not circulate) and gets warmed up by
      the wearer. I use mine for "shoulder season" paddling. If you want a
      waterproof garment I would suggest a drysuit. These keep you dry and
      depend on a dry insulation layer between the drysuit and the wearer (like
      fleece or other synthetic underwear).
      I like the NRS 2.0 farmer john and used it last weekend in fact. However,
      the water temp was lower than I expected and the wind was whistling at
      20kts. I was OK, but not toasty. (I couple my farmer john with the NRS
      hydroskin long sleeve top). However, it is even colder this weekend so I
      will be using my drysuit tomorrow.
      I hope this helps and would be happy to respond if you have follow-up
      questions.
      Cheers,
      Robert

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it isn't waterproof.  It's great as a warming layer, and I've gotten a lot of use out of it, but if you want completely waterproof, you need to look at a drysuit, not a wetsuit.
       
      Hope this helps. 

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by Gnarly from Richmond, VA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No. This is a wetsuit. It traps a small layer of water against your skin that your body heats and helps keep you warm. This shouldn't be used in cold water. If you are going to be paddling in cold water you would want a dry suit which will be completely dry but is much more expensive. Usually between $800 and $1200 dollars.
      I have this suit and it's great for the cooler temperature when the water is just warming up or cooling down. When wet this suit can be cold on the wind..
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by Jay from Dunellen, NJ
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, wet suits are not but once wet your body heat warms up the water locked in the suit. A dry suit will keep you dry
      Sent from my iPod

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is a wet suit, which by design is intended to be most functional when
      wet. If you wish to be dry, I would recommend that you look at buying a dry
      suit.

      Answered on 11/29/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit

    Q:

    what is the inseam on a XXL or XL wetsuit? is it the same on a 3.0? lastly, I have a 38 inch inseam, do you have recommendations for best sizing?
    Asked on 6/15/2013 by Joe from Whidbey Island, Wa

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Joe, inseam on the XL and XXL is ~ 28" and is the same on the 3.0 Farmer John. Without your other measurements we can't recommend sizing, but those suits will definitely be short on you.

      Answered on 6/17/2013 by Clyde from NRS
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Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Warm (5)
  • Easy to put on and off (4)
  • Breathable (3)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          83% 

          (5 reviews)

          Feels too big

           
        • Length:
        • Feels too short

           

          Feels true to length

           

          100% 

          (6 reviews)

          Feels too long

           
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Casual user (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)

      Reviewed by 7 customers

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      5.0

      Happy I chose this one

      By Vince

      from Tennessee

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Swift Water Resue Course
        • Swimming In Whitewater

        Comments about NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

        Used this during a Swiftwater Rescue Course.
        The padded knees were a great benefit
        2 mm was perfect, for summer , or temp down to 65 degrees. 3mm might be better for colder temps, but the 2mm did not feel as bulky or restrictive. Difenately save me a few bruses.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        4.0

        had to return

        By kayak fisherman

        from Caratunk Maine

        About Me Casual User

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Paddling

            Comments about NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

            I am 6' tall, 215lbs. for starters.
            Bought the NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit and NRS Men's Wetsuit Jacket in XXL too tight in the tummy, had to return.
            Now sitting here in a NRS Grizzly Wetsuit farmer john and NRS Grizzly Wetsuit Jacket size G-L with NRS Wetsuit Shoulder Extensions.
            I needed the extensions for a comfortable fit from reading reviews I ordered them with the suit.
            I am 61 years old and want to use them for Kayaking in cooler water, I think I will be comfortable for 3 hours in this suit, it's not perfect still a tad tight in the tummy but perfection I'm not going to find. If I was any larger I would go with the G-XXL. But it depends on what you want to do if I was going into the water on porpose this would be fine, but my plans are to stay in the boat and have protection if I get dumped.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels too small
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No
             
            4.0

            So far so good

            By Bamasurfer

            from Ala/Miss Gulf Coast

            About Me Casual User

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Warm

            Cons

            • Awkward Fit

            Best Uses

              Comments about NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

              At 6'4" and 185 pounds, I found this XL suit to be a good fit, except in the seat, which is a little large, but maybe I'm just used to my 3 mil surfing wet suit. I really like the material and it's plenty warm for our northern Gulf waters. If I were in colder water I would have opted for a thicker suit.

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

              "Love the new wetsuit!"

              By Dave the kayaking fool.

              from Eufaula, AL

              About Me Casual User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Easy To Put On And Off
              • Light Yet Warm
              • Warm

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

              • Paddling

              Comments about NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

              Love the new wet suit. Very comfortable and light weight without the bulk of heavier layers and moves along with me. Gives me the confidence to know that I've bought a little more time to recover if I do end up in the water unexpectedly!

              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Good quality product

              By Princess Malia

              from OKC, OK

              About Me Beginner

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Comfortable
              • Warm

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Boating

                Comments about NRS 2.0 Farmer John Wetsuit:

                This was a gift for my hubby. He really likes it. It is true to size and he says it is very comfortable. He uses it while kayaking and while it keeps him warm, he can still move quite freely.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Prompt delivery, good condition.

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

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