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Never seem to be warm enough on the river? Get chilled when the sun starts to go down? Pull NRS' Women's HydroSkin Jacket out of your bag and add a layer of warmth!
  • 0.5mm Terraprene™ is thick enough to add the extra warmth you need without being bulky and uncomfortable.
  • The zippered front entry makes the HydroSkin Jacket easy to put on at a moment's notice when the weather turns nasty.
  • Lightweight Terraprene is compact and easy to stow in a drybag or stuff sack for easy access.
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan™ outer layer allows easy, unrestricted mobility.
  • ThermalPlush lining increases insulation, repels moisture, dries quickly and feels soft against the skin.
  • Titanium laminate adhesive aids in body heat retention.
  • Spandex underarms eliminate binding, making this top superior as a single outer layer or as a base layer.
  • DWR coating makes water bead up and roll off for decreased evaporative cooling and quicker drying times between trips.
Neoprene: 0.5 mm HydroSkin™
Material:
  • 4-way stretch PowerSpan outer layer
  • ThermalPlush™ inner lining
  • Titanium laminate adhesive
  • DWR coating
Seams: Flat-lock stitched
Entry Style: YKK® front zipper
Gender Sizing: Women
Size Height Weight (lbs) Bust Waist Hips
XS 4'8"-5'2" 90-115 30"-33" 24"-27" 34"-37"
S 5'1"-5'6" 110-135 32"-34" 26"-30" 36"-39"
M 5'5"-5'8" 130-155 33"-37" 29"-33" 38"-42"
L 5'7"-5'10" 150-180 35"-39" 32"-36" 40"-44"
XL 5'9"-6'0" 175-210 38"-42" 35"-39" 42"-46"
XXL 5'11"-6'2" 200-220 41"-43" 38"-41" 44"-48"

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 at the natural waist; above the hip bones, across the navel.
  3. Hips: With feet together, measure around the widest part of the hips, across the fullest point of the buttocks.
  4. 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.

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HydroSkin is warm by itself on moderately cool days, and makes an ideal mid-weight addition between a thermal inner layer and a windproof outer shell. The perfect addition to your gear bag.

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  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I'm 5'11 and 165 lbs. Very broad shoulders and back and large biceps. I usually wear a size 12 long in my clothes. I just ordered the hydro skin jacket and pants in XL. That was the only size left in close out price. :-)
    Can I layer under these if they're big? I think the jacket will be fine, but my worries are with the pants as I have a 31-32 waist.
    Asked on 2/20/2014 by Big Goil from Northern New York

    7 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Being a toothpick (36-25-32), I wear a XS yet I am 5'10".  I ordered two mediums in order to layer as not to cut off my circulation or causing a blood clot.  Wearing two suits I stayed warm and dry for five hours in -8C (25F) with snow showers.  I have never tried to wear something under the suit; however, it is possible.  All wet suits (including HydroSkin) works best next to the skin.  HydroSkin is more of a base layer.  You will need to be careful about overheating when being active or in warmer weather.   Good luck...

      Answered on 2/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The ONLY way you can ever "layer" with a wetsuit (or neoprene wet gear), is with other clothing that is specifically designed for that.  NEVER where ordinary clothing either under, on top of wet gear.  Another important point is that for wet gear to function at all, it needs to fit very snug (almost tight).  Remember, this is gear that you wear strictly for function.  Fashion, or appearance should be of much lesser concern if you want it to function.  If the one you got seems too big, by all means return it for a smaller size.  If they don't have the right size, look elsewhere.  Don't buy anything that does not fit nice and snug.  Fit is EVERYTHING when it comes to this type of gear!

      Answered on 2/22/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      For sure you can. I usually wear a t-shirt under mine so when I get warm
      and unzip I'm not bare chested and driving the ladies crazy. ;) Not
      sure what you'll wear under the pants though but board shorts should take
      up some slack. I love my Hydroskin jacket though my wife recently shut it
      in the car door and broke the zipper. boo-hoo. Enjoy.

      Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm size18 shirt, 16 pants  and 5' 11" ..... jacket it is tight on me. Pants are fine. I only wear a sports bra (maybe a thin wicking shirt also) and bike shorts underneath since it is like a wet suit. Hope this info helps you.
      Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

      Answered on 2/21/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear poly or silk under my hydro skins in cold weather. It makes them a bit snug but there is plenty of flex in the jacket for this. I have not tried fleece under them. A small base layer is a god idea if you paddle in the cold.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/21/2014 by Kim from Wilmington, NC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5' 9.5", 140 lbs., have broad shoulders, long arms, and average biceps:) I ordered and tried every size hydroskin jacket (men's and women's). The best fit was the men's XL. It is slightly large but not binding under the arms. I layer a hydrosilk top under. I also settled on women's hydroskin L capris. Those fit well enough that I don't layer.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Should be no problem -- you may have seen 'rashguard' clothing that is designed to be worn under these kinds of garments, but I've worn polypropylene and other synthetics with no difficulty.  Also, I find that these garments are sized to fit VERY tightly so you might be surprised to find that they are not as big as the XL might indicate.  For example, I'm 5'2 and around 120 pounds and wear Large!  I hate being constricted! Enjoy! /z

      Answered on 2/20/2014 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    What is the difference between Hydroskin jackets and Wetsuit jackets?
    Asked on 12/2/2013 by NAN from Phoenix, AZ

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      the hydroskin jacket is a very thin neoprene with a somewhat soft interior
      so it's very comfortable to wear swimming or canoeing. I'm not sure about
      wetsuit jackets.

      Answered on 12/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The best thing is that it doesn't have that wet suit smell! It also has kind of a light fleecy-type lining which makes it easy to get on.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Lila from Ventura, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Primarily it's a difference in thickness of the neoprene. Hydro skin is 0.5 MM thick where most wetsuits are 2, 3 or 4 MM thick. Hydro skin is really good at preventing cold shock when you are tossed out of a raft in a cold rapid.. It's not so good for continuous immersion in cold water. I hope this is helpful.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Okie boater from OKC
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The difference is in the thickness of the material..the hydroskin jacket is
      a lighter weight material than a 'wetsuit' jacket would be.
      They work the same way by trapping the water between your body and the
      jacket, i.e., your body warms up the water and thus
      keeps you warm. If you are planning to use the jacket in very COLD water,
      I would think you would want the heavier material or
      for that matter a dry suit. However, as a paddler..if you get wet in either
      the hydroskin or wet suit and stand in a stiff breeze the
      cold will go right through the material and cool you down fast.
      Angela

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by AP from New Jersey
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The difference between a HydroSkin jacket and a Wetsuit jacket is thickness to warmth ratio.  Hydrskin is lighter and more comfortable, yet not as warm.  Hydrskin is idea for warm day and cool water.  Wetsuits are more for cold water.  HydroSkin is also nice for skiing as it is being used in this case.  Great when warn under ski clothing.  Hope hos helps.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      It is much thinner than a wetsuit jacket.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hydroskin jacket is thinner and easier than wetsuit jacket to move your upper body.I find it much more comfortable to move around when I wear thin watershirts(?) inside and Hydroskin jacket outside than wearing wetsuit jacket alone.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hydroskin is thiner (.5 mm nuprine), so its probably not as warm as 2mm wetsuit. I found it to be warm enough for swimming and kayaking. Because its thiner its more flaxeble. I love my jacket. When swiming i us it with farmer Jane
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think they are the same! That's how I use my Hydroskin -- as a 'wetsuit'. I've used it rafting and snorkeling -- keeps me warmer than I'd be without it, and more comfortable in the water.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Hydroskin is splash resistant, flexible and warm but not insulating like a
      wetsuit. Once soaked the wind will penetrate easier and allow you to feel
      the chill more than a thicker wetsuit. My wife and I use them when
      kayaking or SUP-ing where we are not planning to get soaked, only splashed.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Nan, HydroSkin is a thin neoprene wetsuit material. The current HydroSkin garments have a 0.5 mm neoprene layer. Next year we'll have some garments in the line in thicker neoprene.

      Answered on 12/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    would this be a better product for swimming in Southern California in a swimming pool (chlorinated), to keep warm in winter.
    Asked on 10/8/2013 by judy from Northridge, California 91325

    11 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      And Judy it was camfortable to swim in. Just swam in it today on Catalina Island.
      Susanna
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this jecket to swim in our pool in California in the cooler time of the year and in the bay. I used it with 1/2 mm farmer Jane. It worked fine in the pool. But I used it in the pool for short time, then we sold the house.. So, can not say how long it would survive.
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this for my mom to wear while swimming in the ocean in Baja. She really likes it for that purpose. It helps keep her warm, but it's thin enough to not restrict movement.

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      yes. I use this as well as the capri pants that go with it in an indoor
      swimming pool that is colder than I like it and it works great. very thin
      so moves well and just enough to take off the chill. I like the zip coat
      because it's easy to get on and off over a bathing suit and the capri pants
      are nice too. all my friends want one.

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My wife and I are not garment material experts, but I can say that we love these comfortable HydroSkin jackets!
      Chilly pools are just right if you "run cold" like my wife. I run hot... so I wear my HydroSkin outdoors in a little colder weather.
      I think that one of the various wetsuit "TechWashes/Conditioners" would work to keep the 'Skin fabric "moisturized" against chlorine...
      NRS has a page full of these items under "apparel care."
      Other companies like REI or scuba shops would have even more options.
      I hope this informal reply helps...
      Keith

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, it's a great top. I wear in the ocean in winter in Hawaii. Lightweight and not cumbersome, yet still warm.

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The HydroSkin is better suited for splash protection and wind chill
      protection. My husband and I use them while standup paddleboarding and
      kayaking. They are perfect for that. It however is not the best against
      wind chill once you've been fully immersed. I suspect for swimming that
      you'll want something thicker and possibly neoprene which will offer more
      insulation.

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes I live in Mississippi and I used it last winter in my pool. My pool was heated also.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      My sense is that you would become quickly overheated swimming in a pool wearing this product. You are generating heat while swimming so you may consider starting out in this but again, I believe you would be very warm quickly. Instead of this you may want to consider a short or long sleeve NRS hydrosilk. Again, you may become overheated with this also but I believe these would be better choices. The chlorine is also an issue. Make sure that if you use any of these products in a chlorinated pool that you rinse them thoroughly in fresh water and air dry.
      All the best,
      Carol

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'm not sure what the product is being compared to and I'm not sure how the material reacts to chlorine, but I can say that this makes swimming in the Florida springs cozy enough. Most springs have a water temperature in the 60s. I use the hydro-skin pants along with this jacket and sometimes also the hydro-skin vest underneath as well. BTw- I LOVE this jacket and all of the hydro-skin products.

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have this jacket, purchase primarily to use in the swimming pool at the Y
      during the winter months when the water has been quite
      chilly. I would use the jacket since I am in the pool for over an hour
      doing water aerobics. AP

      Answered on 10/8/2013 by AP from New Jersey
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I want to take a water aerobics class, but am so cold in the pool- what type jacket do you recommend- this ? or another-
    Asked on 9/25/2013 by d from aspen, co

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Used it all year long in a heated outdoor poor. I live in Mississippi and it worked great.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This jacket would be great for that purpose and now that they are
      discounted - it is the time to buy!
      Debra

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Many of our customers use HydroSkin for comfort in swimming pools. The jacket, with its full-length zipper, is easier to put on and take off than one of the pullover tops. The high concentration of chlorine in pool water is harmful to the neoprene layer in HydroSkin and other wetsuit materials. It's vital that you rinse with fresh water after each pool session. McNett Wetsuit & Drysuit Shampoo, Item # 33513.01, is great for washing the garment, because it has compounds that help neutralize chlorine. Enjoy!

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I use this jacket for kayaking in the fall and winter - it's really warm. I don't know what range of motion you need to do water aerobics - might want to try this one on to see.

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I love this jacket. The zipper makes it easy to get on/off without having to peel it over your head. It makes layering super easier. I have not used it much but I pulled it out after getting wet on a cooler day and it kept me nice and toasty.
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, this is a "wet suit" type of jacket.  It is sized to fit very snug (close to your skin).  You should wear it with as little clothing as possible underneath (no clothing at all underneath is best).  You want it to fit like a second layer of skin.  This particular jacket is nice because it's 2-3" longer than most other brands, so it covers all of your waist.  I would recommend that you order it in two sizes and keep only the one that fits best (SNUG, but not so tight that it seems like the zipper is going to tear apart).  Whatever you do, DO NOT go with a loose (or even a little bit loose) fit because it seems to look better, it will NOT keep you warm if it fits loosely.

      Answered on 9/26/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, I would highly recommend this jacket - it's so soft and flexible. I bought it to wear windsurfing in southern California in the late summer/fall.  It was very soft and I never felt like it got in the way of upper body activity.  A lot of times in windsurfing you are above water and can get hot, until you fall in the water!  I imagine this jacket could work very well in the pool for aerobics.
      <\ __~~
         (( ))

      Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      This jacket would be perfect... thin and flexible enough to work out in, but thick enough to be warm...
      .... and if you get "overheated" at all, that's good for your muscles, and you can always take a break to drop the conveniently zippered jacket!

      Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I wear this jacket over a thin long sleeve skin, kayaking during the early spring and mid/late fall when the weather is cool (50's-60's). During water aerobic I would tend to do the same,having the option of keeping it on if it's too cold, or just the skin if too warm.
      I love the jacket. It's lite and thin and allows for free movement
      I hope this helps

      Answered on 9/25/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    Where is this jacket made? Where does the material come from? Is it ethically sourced and manufactured?
    Asked on 5/20/2013 by Just Wondering

    1 answer

    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      The jacket is made in Asia. We have done business with the factory for years and only continue to do so because they meet very strict best-practices standards.

      Answered on 5/21/2013 by Clyde from NRS
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I odered a size small in the women's jacket, and it feels very snug. (5'7", 125lbs.)
    How are these suppose to fit? Are you suppose to buy them snug? or should I go up a size?
    Asked on 1/9/2013 by b. from Mass.

    9 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Mine is a bit snug - I can still move my arms to paddle and lift my kayak. If it's loose you don't get the same warmth. Hope that helps!

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      If you are going to snorkel or do a lot of swimming, get it tight. If you are going to paddle and just get splashed, get a larger size.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Depends on what you plan to wear underneath. I ordered up a size and am
      happy with it. But I plan to wear more than a rash guard underneath.
      If you plan bulky stuff underneath you might even go up 2 sizes. I'm
      wearing over a mid to heavyweight base layer.
      If you are planning to actually be in the water, you want a snug fit.
      If for thermal and damp protection a looser fit is probably warmer.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I'd go up a size. You may want to put a layer under it so definitely don't want it too tight. I'm 5'3" and 115 and got the medium after trying the small. If you paddle you probably have shoulders and that's where it seemed to run small. Medium was still nice and fitted. Enjoy!

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by wyorafter from Wyoming
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The hydroskin fabric is very stretchy, and a snug fit is better than a loose fit (less water circulates, so warmer). The person wearing this jacket I bought is 5'6" and 130 lbs (although body shape varies). If you can stand wearing it around the house for an hour (not too snug), then keep the small (it does tend to stretch out a bit, especially in warmer weather) – if you can't, then try the medium.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I think it depends on your use for the jacket. I bought a small as well and
      I am 5'-3" and weigh 125 lbs. I initially bought it to use in a kayak pool
      rolling class because I would get very cold after being in the water for
      over an hour. The jacket stretches when wet so if you are using it in wet
      conditions you want it to be snug when dry.
      In addition I ended up using it a lot more than my dry suit on paddles in
      the Fall and Spring. I did not notice how snug it was when I was
      paddling--maybe because it has the rash guard underarms and the pfd always
      feels a bit snug anyway. It felt more comfortable than a dry suit in most
      situations.
      I hope this helps.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      For warmth when immersed in water, a wetsuit garment needs to fit skintight snug to minimize water entry and exchange. If you're not used to wearing wetsuits, a proper snug fit can feel "very snug." However, you don't want a wetsuit to be so tight that it restricts movement and is so uncomfortable you won't wear it. Also, if you plan to wear any layers underneath, you need to plan for that. One suggestion: order a Medium, then return one. Our Hassle-Free return system is free and easy.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Snug is good. When I first tried the jacket it felt so snug I thought my breath was shortened. However, after a day of paddling Class IV, the fit no longer felt snug.
      I think the fabric stretches just a little bit.
      On the other hand you may want to go up a size if you are running. Paddling involves full torso rotation which would loosen the fit just right. I don't know if you would have the same experience with running.

      Answered on 1/9/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      The jacket does fit snugly, which is perfect. At first I too thought it was too snug but getting out on the water I found it moved with me. You actually do want it snug so it keeps you warmer. It has become my favourite paddling piece!

      Answered on 1/10/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I do water running in a pool but find I get cold between exercises. Will this product work well in a pool? Also is it easy to get on and off? I live in Atlantic Canada, do you have a distributor of your products here?
    Thank you
    Asked on 1/2/2013 by Jan from Halifax NS

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, this is great, I swim in an indoor heated pool and still get cold but I wear this jacket and also to Capri pants that go with it and I'm great! It's thin enough to still swim, even freestyle stroke but warm enough too. Easy to get on and off too, I love it, best purchase ever. Ia Lao wear it in the cold lakes. Val
      Sent from my iPad

      Answered on 1/2/2013 by Valerie from Oakland
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have worn it in a pool for kayak roll and paddling classes. It works well
      in the pool and moves freely. I also like the jacket better then shirt
      because the zipper makes it easy to get on and off.
      Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4GLTE Phone

      Answered on 1/2/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Jan, the HydroSkin Jacket should work well for your pool sessions. The high chlorine content in most pools is hard on neoprene, so be sure to rinse the jacket thoroughly in fresh water after each use. Go to our Dealer Locator - http://www.nrsweb.com/services/dealerlocator.asp - to find a shop in your area. You can also reach our International Team by email, inter@nrsweb.com.

      Answered on 1/3/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I really can recommend this Hydroskin Jacket. It´s well fitting and as a second skin, easy to wear.
      Love it!

      Answered on 1/7/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Yes, this jacket is easy to peel off as it has the full zip down the front.
      I can see no reason that it would not work well in a pool.
      I use it for cold weather kayaking...and wanted something I did not have to pull tightly over my head.
      All the best,
      Penny

      Answered on 1/14/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    Which is more important....height or weight?
    I am 5'9" and 128 pounds.......
    Asked on 1/1/2013 by Andy

    6 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am 5'8.5" and 140 lbs. I have a NRS Ultra Jane wetsuit in Medium
      (Large was too big in the body), and a Medium Hydroskin top to go with
      it. However, I ordered a HydroSkin jacket to be worn over other
      clothing so I got a Large and am happy with it. Works well over one or
      two base layer garments. If I had something thicker I would go up
      another size. I wanted something that was easy on and off.
      My experience with the wetsuit was that weight was more important than
      height.

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

      A:

      Probably least important, try to best match with respect to the anatomy sizing
      data, i.e. bust, waist, hips and use height for arm length guess. The cuts may
      not work for you if you have long arms.
      Good luck.

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Bronco Billy from San Jose, CA
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      You're too thin! Weight is more important

      Answered on 1/1/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Typically, weight is the better "tie-breaker." You'll also want to look at the other sizing dimensions, especially the bust measurements. Also, we make exchanges easy and free.

      Answered on 1/2/2013 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I am your physical opposite - short and dumpy. XL Jacket is long on me and fits tight and well. Just paddled 40 deg water with overcast sky at 6000 ft elevation. This jacket and a paddle jacket kept me warm and comfortable. Note that I do not get cold easily.

      Answered on 1/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I would say both. In your case, your height ( length of jacket & sleeves) will be off set by your weight; meaning the jacket won't need to stretch width wise. I think the sleeves and jacket length will work.
      Hope this helps. Enjoy!
      Sent from my iPhone

      Answered on 1/4/2013 by Anonymous
  • NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout

    Q:

    I am looking for a long sleeve zip front jacket for snorkeling in Hawaii in late April. The water temperature is around 75-80 degrees. I was originally looking at 2-3mm wetsuit tops. How does this material compare? What water temperatures is it best for?
    Asked on 12/23/2012 by Minnie

    4 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this jecket to swim in 63-69 tem water. This jecket is realy warm. I also bought farmer Jane Hidroskin and 2 mm farmer Jane. With this jecket under Farmer Jane 2mm I am fine at 65. When ist warmer i wear jecket and FJ hidroskin
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      Answered on 1/3/2013 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      For most folks HydroSkin will be great in 75-80 degree water.

      Answered on 12/23/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Perfect for Hawaii... that's where I live and it is the right weight for that time of year.

      Answered on 12/23/2012 by Susie from Maui, Hawaii
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      Sorry. My daughter only used it for spring rafting. The open neck (even
      though a little) would let cold water in to your core, exactly where you
      don't want it. I think you want a higher neck, even if light weight. I
      have a NRS shorty wet suit with a scoop neck and cold water floods right in.
      Good luck

      Answered on 12/23/2012 by Anonymous
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    Has anyone worn the hydro skin jacket in a long distance triathlon as or with another, wetsuit?
    Asked on 12/3/2012 by Rulyjuly from North carolina

    5 answers

    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I haven't done a long distance triathlon but purchased the hydro skin
      jacket to wear it along with the farmer Jane wetsuit, and I have to say
      that I absolutely love it. First time I wore it was at Zoar during a white
      water kayaking training weekend in early April in Vermont. The jacket is
      light but does keep you warm.

      Answered on 12/3/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      No, for triathlons, and no, not yet for over a wetsuit. I bought a
      large (instead of medium) to fit over other clothes. And I will likely
      try it with my Ultra Jane and Hydroskin shirt. (when a 7mm wetsuit is
      not needed). Mostly I got it to take as a warm layer for cave surveying
      and it fits fine over my base layer and even a polartec vest (and under
      a nylon cave suit). Surveying in 54 degree muddy or wet crawlways can
      get quite cool - not moving quick enough to stay warm. I like it that
      the jacket takes up no more space that an additional warm base layer.
      The jacket is nicer than a hydroskin shirt because of the ease of taking
      it on and off.

      Answered on 12/4/2012 by Anonymous
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I bought this jacket for swimming. I also bought Hidroskin farmer Jane and
      2mm Farmer Jane to use at different water temperatures. I wear jacket
      inside my Farmer Jane and it is very comfortable and jacket stays in
      place. I am not a long distance swimmer, just .5 mile and I swim free style.
      I hope this helps. Good luck,
      Susanna

      Answered on 12/5/2012 by Anonymous
    • Staff Reviewer

      A:

      Laura, our retail sales manager, is a triathlete. She says she would not recommend it for that usage. Give her a call - 800.635.5202 - she'll be glad to talk triathlon with you!

      Answered on 12/5/2012 by Clyde from NRS
    • VERIFIED BUYER

      A:

      I have not worn this in a triathlon, in fact i just purchased and only have worn it once. I wore it in 40 degrees and it was way too warm for that temp.
      Once i started paddling, it was over kill. Hope this helps

      Answered on 12/3/2012 by Anonymous
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NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout
 
4.4

(based on 44 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (27)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

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93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (33)
  • Easy to put on and take off (25)
  • Dries quickly (18)
  • Breathable (14)
  • Durable (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Paddling (16)
    • Colder water (12)
    • Boating / sailing (5)
    • Waterskiing (3)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        75% 

        (6 reviews)

        Feels too large

         
      • Sleeve Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        88% 

        (7 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Casual/ recreational (15), Enthusiast (8)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (35), Yes (6)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Excellent product

    I was searching for a product to wear while doing water aerobics in an outdoor, unheated pool in Florida in the winter. This jacket, paired with matching pants has been the perfect solution;...Read complete review

    I was searching for a product to wear while doing water aerobics in an outdoor, unheated pool in Florida in the winter. This jacket, paired with matching pants has been the perfect solution; flexible enough for a wide range of movement while providing protection from wind on the surface.
    The jacket is much easier to put on than my shortie wet suit, so I'm in the pool in no time.
    I rinse it thoroughly after each use and inspect it. So far it continues to look brand new, no wear spots or weak points. I will be using it on my short kayaking tours as the air temp gets a bit lower.
    I am very pleased with this product.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Only for narrow frame

    I'm generally a small. I tried the small, then the medium. Both were way too small in the shoulders and chest. The medium was much longer than the small, but if anything...Read complete review

    I'm generally a small. I tried the small, then the medium. Both were way too small in the shoulders and chest. The medium was much longer than the small, but if anything it seemed smaller in the shouulders and chest than the small had been. It seemed nice enough, but I can't imagine it fitting most people or being comfortable to wear.

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    5.0

    Hydroskin jacket is wonderful

    By Emily

    from Dallas, Pa

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easy To Put On And Take Off

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Water Aerobics

      Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout:

      The jacket is very easy to put on. I use it for water aerobics in a cold pool. I love the zippered opening.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Nice Jacket

      By Caribbean snorkeler

      from Minnesota

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling

        Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout:

        The zippered jacket is the only way to go. It is so-o-o easy to put on and take off.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Love it

        By Kayaker49

        from Kansas City, Missouri

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Colder Water
          • Paddling

          Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout:

          Kept me warm during recent Polar Bear Plunge for Special Olympics in 34 degree water. I will use it for fall, winter and spring kayaking on our spring fed river, which is a constant 55 degrees year round.

           
          5.0

          I would buy this again!

          By fitness mom

          from California

          About Me Beginner

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Colder Water
            • Paddling
            • Waterskiing

            Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout:

            I work out in the water, and I would get cold, this jacket is light enough and does not restrict movement.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            Way too small

            By swimmer

            from Lexington, KY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about NRS Women's HydroSkin Jacket - Closeout:

                  Way too small.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

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