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The NRS Extreme Relief drysuit combines legendary durability and protection with the convenience of waterproof YKK men's relief zipper for a little less "ooh" and a lot more "aah."
  • Heavy-duty YKK® waterproof men's relief zipper lets you answer nature's call without having to take off the suit.
  • Our TriTon™ fabric is highly breathable and 100% waterproof.
  • Tough 70-denier nylon fabric with reinforced Cordura seat and knees is ready to battle every rock, stick and thorn you encounter.
  • Triton flaps over entrance and relief zippers protect against wear and tear.
  • Heavy-duty YKK waterproof zipper opens up wide for easy entry.
  • Durable latex wrist gaskets, neck gaskets and socks keep water out.
  • Adjustable polyurethane-coated spandex overcuffs at the neck, wrists and ankles protect latex gaskets and seal over footwear and gloves.
  • Reflective taping on the arms and shoulders provides increased visibility in low light conditions.
  • Shock-cord waist adjustment allows for a more custom fit.

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Material: 70-denier, 3 layer TriTon™
Waterproof: Yes
Breathable: Yes
Neck Closure: Latex gasket with adjustable hook-and-loop
Wrist Closure: Latex gaskets with adjustable hook-and-loop overcuffs
Waist System: Drawcord with barrel lock adjustment
Ankle Closures: Adjustable hook-and-loop
Latex Neck Gasket: Yes
Latex Wrist Gaskets: Yes
Latex Ankle Gaskets: No
Socks: Latex
Relief Zipper: Yes
Reflective Detailing: Yes
Gender Sizing: Men
Features:
  • Cordura® reinforced seat and knees
  • Heavy-duty YKK® waterproof entry and relief zippers
Size Height Weight (lbs) Chest Waist
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"
G-XXL 5'11"-6'4" 260-305

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 Extreme Drysuit Video

NRS Extreme Drysuit Video (2:29)

Dry gear should spark confidence and inspire performance, not leave you on the beach worrying about waterproof ratings and fabric weights. But if you're a gear nut, our steadfast 210-denier Triton fabric with hefty Cordura reinforcement ensures that the NRS Extreme Drysuit won't cause you concern.

video: Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit

Quick Tips | How to Put On a Drysuit (2:21)

This video explains how to properly put on an NRS drysuit.

video: How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance

How To: Drysuit Zipper Care and Maintenance (3:30)

Replacing a drysuit zipper is not DIY, and it's a very expensive repair. Preventative care, such as like regularly cleaning and lubricating drysuit zipper teeth, will help preserve zipper health. Also, using good techniques to roll and fold the drysuit for transportation to and from the water will help prevent fatal damage.In this instructional video, NRS Repairs guru Josh Gile goes over all the tips for ensuring that the zipper will last the life of your drysuit.

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  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    I am 6'5" but only weigh 195 lbs. Based on height, I should get the XXL, but a few of the reviews make it sounds like width might be way too big. Any thoughts? XL or XXL?
    Asked on 11/27/2014 by Brett from Colorado

    8 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry to respond so slowly, and I realize you may have already decided, but here goes. I am 6’ 1” 190 and ordered a size XL. It was huge and bulky for a person my size. I exchanged for a L, and it fit very well. However, I am also returning it because it is too difficult to put on and take off ( THE XL was easier but still a bit difficult). Also, the neck gasket is very tight and constrictive. I felt as if I was losing blood supply to my brain! This is somewhat inherent in making the suit waterproof, but there should be a way to adjust it.
      Otherwise the suit was of excellent quality and NRS also backs up their products. I will have to go with a less waterproof set of dry pants and find a less restrictive top.
      Good luck

      Answered on 12/15/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I don't know that my experience will be helpful.
      I ordered a large, the size that fit me with a different brand.
      This NRS brand was too large and I just returned it for a medium.
      Good luck with yours :) Ken

      Answered on 11/30/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I had the same problem between the M and Lg suits being 5’9 and 145lbs. Two suggestions: 1) try them on somewhere if you have the ability, but 2) the length was far more important. I have tension between the crotch and my shoulders in the medium and cannot squat very well in the suit. I asked, ‘what am I going to use this for? sitting and squating in smaller rafts for more aggressive water. I went bigger and do not regret it. I have lots of extra volume to deal with that I may have done better with another brand that fit my frame better or have one custom made. I’m not ready to make that kind of investment in a dry suit that I don’t use all that much. Collapse the volume by squatting and opening the neck gasket. That’s going to work for my uses.
      Good luck.
      -Bryce

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Lokey from Montrose, CO
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6'2" and 180lb, so had similar concerns. The waist belt cinches
      nicely, making it not too baggy. So long as your legs and arms fit, you
      should be ok.

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6'4 and weigh 200, the XL fits fine for height and is very roomy for width. I'd go with the XL. -Rick

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hey Brett,
      I would go with the one that fits you height wise. You can always cinch down the width with the velcro belt--or fill it up a bit with undergarments like some fleece or whatever. If you go too short you can’t bend over or move easily—unless you don’t mind having a perm-wedgie. I use mine for cold weather sailing and am always bending, squatting, sliding around on deck and the smaller height was a no go. Also, once I burp the drysuit it doesn’t feel too baggy for me. I am 6’0, 162 lbs. and luckily I fell right into the Large size range. Good luck
      Bart

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by BB from Boise, Idaho
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it depends on what you are using the suit for. If you are going to be wearing warm clothes, including heavy sweaters. I use my suit for marine mammal rescues. More time on land than in the water. I find that the suit I have fits well over the clothes. I would try the Xl if it is too tight you can send it back.

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Not sure. I'm 5 7 and purchased a medium. Fits well enough and I am pleased
      with the quality.

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    Recommended drysuit size if I'm 5'10" and 140 pounds? Seems like Large would be too baggy.
    Asked on 11/27/2014 by Colorado

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'10 165lbs and a large works great,plenty of room for layers. If it seems large burbank it more. 
      Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

      Answered on 11/29/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hi there,
      I'm 5'11 and 155 lbs. the length it just barely enough for my height (it is a bit of a struggle to get my head the part of the suit up over my head) but is pretty baggy. Once I leak the air out I don't notice.
      Hope that helps :)
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 11/27/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm 5'9" on a tall day. Weight is 168 or so. Suit has some room but once PFD is in place it's not an issue for me. Extra room allows for layering. My opinion. I never tried the medium so don't know what that may offer.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I agree. I am 5'8" and 150 lbs. medium is perfect for me. I think medium would be perfect for your frame.
      Joe
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 11/28/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    I have a grizzly G-4xl wetsuit, and little John, which fit me perfectly. Will you be making this product in a G-4xl as well?
    Asked on 6/25/2014 by Jim from Wisconsin

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jim, we don't have plans to do that at this time. Please check the sizing on the Extreme SAR Drysuit, Item # 22529.02, to see if the sizing there works for you.

      Answered on 6/27/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

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    Q: Is the NRS Extreme Drysuit the ONLY drysuit that comes in G-XXL ?

    Q: I meet (barely) the weight limits BUT... in the past the biggest problem I've had is arm length and binding across the shoulders - art the arm lengths above average?

    Q: Any internal suspenders?
    Asked on 5/2/2014 by Ken from Denver CO

    2 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 6' 3", 280 lbs. with a 42 in measurement around my hips.
      There are no internal suspenders, but the waist can be pulled wear needed and cinched with the built in belt. The suit fits fine once on, and is roomy. It is not too hard to put on, but getting off is a little difficult for me, but I can do it.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 5/2/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Ken, the Extreme Relief and Extreme SAR, Item # 22529.02, both come in the G-XXL. The arm length, measured from center of back to end of the gasket and cuff is 37". The SAR suit has suspenders but the Extreme does not. If these suits don't fit you, Kokatat can do some custom modifications on their suits; can't say for sure that would help you but we could pursue it if these suits don't work for you. Our returns/exchanges are easy and free.

      Answered on 5/2/2014 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

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    What size should I get. I am 5ft 5in, 147 lbs. Waist is 36`and so is my chest. I don`t fit a medium as far the waist is concerned, but I am too short for a large. Any suggestions.
    Gordon
    Asked on 3/13/2014 by ipaddletoo from Kamloops, BC Canada

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Gordon,
      I am 5'7" and 150 lbs. The medium would work I think. Order it and if it
      doesn't work, NRS is really good about returns.
      Kirk

      Answered on 3/17/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      He/she can fit a medium..
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5'7" , weigh 165 with 34 inch waist and my size M fits very well.

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I always go bigger because if you are wearing a drysuit its gonna be cold and you will want room for lots of layers underneath.  I am 5'4" and was 155lbs when I bought mine and got the large.
      be safe out there!

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The suit is generously sized, I think you'll be fine with the Medium. I have a 42" chest, 34" waist and I've got plenty of room in the Medium.

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I found the suits to be oversized to allow for layering underneath. If you have not actually tried a medium on, you may want to do that first to see what actual waist room you have.
      BB

      Answered on 3/13/2014 by BB from Boise, Idaho
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    Does it have internal suspenders?
    Asked on 1/19/2014 by Connor from Vancouver, BC

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Does not have suspenders but has a waste tightening, I'm 5'11" and have a medium fits comfortably
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/29/2014 by mikeyp from kenai ak
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it does not have suspenders.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      It does not have suspenders. It does have a belt waist cinch.

      Answered on 1/20/2014 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No suspenders
      Sent from my T-Mobile 4G LTE Device

      Answered on 1/19/2014 by Roscoe from Tucson, Az
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No internal suspenders. The belt works for me. If you follow the a Nrs sizing chart you should be good to go. As with any dry suit, it all depends on your height and weight, plus what you wear underneath.
      Bart

      Answered on 1/19/2014 by BB from Boise, Idaho
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, it does not have internal suspenders but you can take it to the waist and tie the arms.

      Answered on 1/19/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    I would like to know the size specifications for the waist measurement and girth of this dry suit. It doesn't say on the sizing tab.
    Thank you
    Stan
    Asked on 9/18/2013 by stan from Hopewell, NJ

    3 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My waist size is 32. The dry suit is perfect fit to me with some room.

      Answered on 9/28/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Stan, the sizing chart lists height, weight, chest and waist measurement ranges. And the girth measurements are pretty conservative; the suit is sized so you can add plenty of insulating layers inside for warmth. If you have specific questions regarding your measurements, please give us a call, 800.635.5202, and we'll help you get just the right garment.

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hey so I have this dry suit in a medium Im 5'11" 180 with 34 waste and this suit fits well with plenty of room, just have to squeeze the air out of the collar after being zipped and is pretty comfy, the zippers are stiff recommend the lube, and always make sure they close all the way, the last inch never wants to close easily on either zipper, but it's a good suit I have swam with it never had any issues aside from the zippers not closing all the way
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 9/18/2013 by mikeyp from kenai ak
  • NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout

    Q:

    On the web site you state the fabric as "Fabric: 70-denier 3-layer TriTon™"

    But an earlier email from you (Emily) she states "The NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit is fantastic – made with a tough material we call “Triton” that has a 210-deneir "
    Asked on 11/10/2012 by steve from Sydney

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The 70-denier is correct. We had earlier made the suit in 210-denier and hadn't changed it right away on the website. Denier is the weight in grams of 8,000 meters of thread. In testing we found that the lighter thread was plenty tough enough and made a softer, more supple suit.

      Answered on 11/12/2012 by Clyde from NRS
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Pros

  • Waterproof (8)
  • Breathable (6)
  • Durable (6)
  • Good size/fit (6)
  • Windproof (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

        • Sizing:
        • Feels too small

           

          Feels true to size

           

          80% 

          (8 reviews)

          Feels too large

           
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      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Nrs extreme relief drysuit

      I use this primarily for cold weather/winter sailing here in Idaho. I will also use it for kayaking. Launching the sailboat requires wading into the water waist deep or more, a drysuit...Read complete review

      I use this primarily for cold weather/winter sailing here in Idaho. I will also use it for kayaking. Launching the sailboat requires wading into the water waist deep or more, a drysuit was a must have piece of kit for the late fall and winter sailing. Since purchasing last month I have used the suit 4 times. It appears durable, no leaks, breathes well and does what it is supposed to do---keep me dry.

      The sizing chart and recommendations on the NRS site are spot on. I am 6'0, 175ish and purchased the large. I layer underneath with a one piece Sweet Protection fleece suit for insulation. The relief zipper is a must have. Why bother with a drysuit without one? Makes the whole 'relief' process quick and simple. Loved the suit so much I bought one for my wife.

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      Great Quality, but challenging fit.

      I am 6' 1" 190 and ordered a size XL. It was huge and bulky for a person my size. I exchanged for a L, and it fit very well. ...Read complete review

      I am 6' 1" 190 and ordered a size XL. It was huge and bulky for a person my size. I exchanged for a L, and it fit very well. However, I am also returning it because it is too difficult to put on and take off ( THE XL was easier but still a bit difficult). Also, the neck gasket is very tight and constrictive. I felt as if I was losing blood supply to my brain! This is somewhat inherent in making the suit waterproof, but there should be a way to adjust it.

      Otherwise the suit was of excellent quality and NRS also backs up their products. I will have to go with a less waterproof set of dry pants and find a less restrictive top.

      Reviewed by 11 customers

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      3.0

      Great Quality, but challenging fit.

      By WP

      from Santa FE

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Breathable
      • Durable
      • Waterproof
      • Windproof

      Cons

      • Bad Zippers
      • Poor Fit

      Best Uses

        Comments about NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout:

        I am 6' 1" 190 and ordered a size XL. It was huge and bulky for a person my size. I exchanged for a L, and it fit very well. However, I am also returning it because it is too difficult to put on and take off ( THE XL was easier but still a bit difficult). Also, the neck gasket is very tight and constrictive. I felt as if I was losing blood supply to my brain! This is somewhat inherent in making the suit waterproof, but there should be a way to adjust it.

        Otherwise the suit was of excellent quality and NRS also backs up their products. I will have to go with a less waterproof set of dry pants and find a less restrictive top.

        Service and delivery comments:

        Yes to all

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        The most cluck for your buck

        By Bob

        from Spokane, WA

        Verified Buyer

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              Comments about NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout:

              Great service, nice fit, zero leaks, but these do run warm so don't over layer. I get grief because it is not the "K" brand,that aside we'll see how it holds up. It's kept me warm in 45 degree water with no issues.

              • Sizing:
              • Feels true to size
               
              5.0

              Pay attention to the Extreme in the name

              By toasty

              from colorado

              Pros

              • Breathable
              • Durable
              • Good Fit
              • Lightweight
              • Versatile
              • Waterproof
              • Windproof

              Cons

              • Wax The Zipper First

              Best Uses

                Comments about NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout:

                Got it at a screaming closeout price. Very warm. Very, very warm. This puppy is made for sea kayaking around iceflows and for the Grand Canyon in February, otherwise I have to wear a very light underlayer. Before you put it on, watch both of the videos - The one on how to put on a drysuit, and the one on waxing the zipper. You definitely want to wax the zipper before you put it on, probably every time. You probably want someone around to help the first time. I'm 6'1", 210# and the XL fits well. When you first see it you think it's way too large, you won't think that once it's on. Buy the Extreme Relief. Once it's on, you will want to be able to Ahh without taking it off.

                • Sizing:
                • Feels true to size
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                4.0

                Great deal for a solid drysuit

                By Yana

                from Seattle, WA

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Versatile
                • Waterproof
                • Windproof

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout:

                    I have had access to a size medium (several years old) of this same model. The medium was fairly large on my 5'2" 120 lb frame, which was not surprising. What was surprising is that the small (which is what I purchased) seems to be about the same size. Either NRS has changed the sizes in the intervening years or the medium and the small are not that different.

                    Still a great buy and an excellent quality drysuit for the price. I'll just feel like I'm waddling around.

                    • Sizing:
                    • Feels too large
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    awesome product!!

                    By brett

                    from mammoth lakes,ca

                    About Me Avid Adventurer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Breathable
                    • Durable
                    • Good Fit
                    • Waterproof

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about NRS Extreme Relief Drysuit - Closeout:

                        great product. Iam 5'7" 140 lbs. ordered the medium. At first i thought this thing is huge but once unfolded and on fits perfect. plent o room to layer underneath.

                        • Sizing:
                        • Feels true to size
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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