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NRS Bill's Wetsuit Jacket

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Product title: NRS Bill's Wetsuit Jacket
SKU: PWS_NSJBILL-Black-L
MPN: 17283.01

Combine the NRS Bill's Wetsuit Jacket with any other wetsuit for increased warmth in the arms and core. The extended waist and raised collar give you superior coverage and increased warmth and comfort.

  • Perfect own its own or as a layering piece over your wetsuit
  • Full-length heavy-duty front zipper provides easy, trouble-free entry
  • Extended waist and raised collar give you superior coverage, increasing warmth and comfort
  • Non-oil based Terraprene neoprene is warmer, lighter, and more comfortable
  • Titanium laminate adhesive reflects your body heat back to you, keeping you warmer
  • Durable flat-lock seams reduce chafing for greater comfort
  • Color coded inner collar it easy to find your size in a group
  • Manufacturer limited lifetime warranty against defects in materials and workmanship

Technical Specifications

Entry Style Full-length YKK front zipper 
Neoprene 2 mm Terraprene neoprene with heat-reflective titanium adhesive
Seams Flatock stitched
Fit Form-fitting

Fit Tips:

  • Form Fitting. Conforms to your body.
  • Grizzly Sizing (G-M, G-L, G-XXL) is designed with a wider cut across the chest, waist and thighs to fit a broader range of boaters.

REVIEWS

4.2
Rated 4.2 out of 5 stars
Based on 5 reviews
SizingRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
FitRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
5 reviews
  • SS
    Sig S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Age Range 65+
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    7 months ago
    Very nice suit.

    I've worn wet suits since the early 1970's both as a military swimmer and scuba diver/repair tech/ shop manager.

    Nice fit, quality seams and material.

    I'm 5'-11" 170 lbs and a L fits perfect, sleeves are actually a bit long.

    SizingRated 0.0 on a scale of minus 2 to 2
    FitRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
    QualityRated 5.0 on a scale of 1 to 5
  • DM
    Dan M.
    Verified Buyer
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    2 years ago
    the armpit area is making

    the armpit area is making creases that rub the skin after a while [using it for paddling a surfski]. The neck collar is too high- same rubbing problem on the side of the neck.

  • GS
    Guest S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    3 years ago
    Great fit!

    I am 6 ft 175lbs and the large fits perfectly.

  • ES
    Edward S.
    Verified Buyer
    I recommend this product
    Rated 5 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    comfortable & warm

    I wear this over NRS Long JohnUltra (3mm) when paddle my kayak in high 50's/low 60's water. It is plenty warm and I have to do rolls to cool down every so often. It is comfortable and I can move freely in it.

  • PM
    Paul M.
    Rated 3 out of 5 stars
    4 years ago
    Good paddle jacket if you're on the skinny side

    Wanting a wetsuit top to compliment my NRS Farmer John Ultra wetsuit I decided to give this no longer in production jacket a try. Had decided on a medium but at the last minute opted for

    a large, I suppose hoping to avoid the too short in the torso and arms syndrome for my lanky build. I knew before the jacket ever arrived that was probably a big mistake. It was.

    I'm 6', 140lb, 32" waist and 35" chest. The large was just the right length (arms and torso) and the wrist cuff was tight even on my skinny arms. The material and build quality are fine.

    That's the good. Everything else was a cavernous fit. I returned it and ordered a medium.

    The medium was a bit shorter as expected, but not so much in the sleeves that it mattered much. The hem was almost snug at the hips but not as much as I would like. From the hem (34" on the

    medium) to the armpit the cut is a straight line, making the hem the narrowest part of the torso.

    I could still gather up 3" of loose fabric both at the chest (somewhat expected) and the waist (not expected as the size chart claims 30"-33"). And that was wearing it over the farmer john.

    The neck opening allows too much water flow as well. If you'er looking for a wetsuit jacket for snorkeling/diving as I was, unless you're on the husky side all around, this is probably

    not the best choice. I'll be keeping it nonetheless. I can wear it over my 3/2 fullsuit for added comfort when the air temps drop below the 72 degree water temps at the springs I…

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How does neoprene work?

Neoprene works best if it fits snug enough for you to breath comfortably and tight enough to restrict water flowing through the suit. By trapping the water in the suit, your body warms it up. Neoprene is comprised of many small bubbles. This trapped air is the insulating factor. In general, The thicker the neoprene, the warmer the suit.


Neoprene is the oldest synthetic rubber, invented back in 1930. It’s an important part of wetsuits, HydroSkin, spray skirts, gloves, and water shoes. Traditionally, oil has been the raw material in the manufacturing process of neoprene. But thanks to Terraprene, there are now more environmentally friendly options.

What is Terraprene?

The raw material in Terraprene is limestone rock instead of oil, which has traditionally been used in the manufacturing process of neoprene. Limestone is very common, making up some 10% of the world’s sedimentary rock formations. In addition to saving an increasingly limited natural resource, Terraprene-processed neoprene is warmer and lighter, with more stretch, buoyancy, and comfort than traditional neoprene.

Is Terraprene warmer than traditional neoprene?

More cells, or tiny bubbles, are formed in Terraprene versus traditional neoprene. It’s these cells, filled with inert nitrogen gas, that create neoprene’s insulating property. More cells equal more insulation and more warmth. Terraprene keeps you warmer, because it has thicker cell walls that reduce the compression of the material as you move, sit on it, etc. These thicker walls help prevent loss of inert nitrogen gas. Terraprene is also more buoyant, giving you more flotation and stretches more than oil-based material.

What is titanium adhesive?

The glue that adheres the woven material to the neoprene contains tiny flakes of shiny titanium metal that reflect and retain your body heat, maximizing your thermal insulation.

What are flatlock seams?

Flatlock seams are a great durable seam construction and create a visible, flat seam that reduces chafing and increases comfort. Since the stitch completely penetrates the neoprene, they are not waterproof, but flatlock seams do offer breathability. A lot of cool-to-warm water neoprene, such as shorties, jackets, and other performance sportswear, use flatlock seams.

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