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Farmer John

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Help me out:

 

1: Which zipper front farmer John do you like/dislike? Can you take a leak without taking your arms out using the zipper? What mil thickness do you like if you're rock hopping and occasionally swimming but mostly dry?

 

2: What do you wear on top of it on a night where you don't need a jacket?

 

I currently use a 3/2 top entry wetsuit that is a pain in the ass getting on and off, and gets hot to hike in so I'm always rolling the top down and back up in warmer weather. I really like the 2mm legs with knee padding (xcel brand). I'll continue to use this suit when I'm getting serious or it's cold out, but I'm looking for a more casual option for quick outings of rock hopping.

 

Thanks for any opinions 

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10 mins ago, marty_mccarty said:

Help me out:

 

1: Which zipper front farmer John do you like/dislike? Can you take a leak without taking your arms out using the zipper? What mil thickness do you like if you're rock hopping and occasionally swimming but mostly dry?

 

2: What do you wear on top of it on a night where you don't need a jacket?

 

I currently use a 3/2 top entry wetsuit that is a pain in the ass getting on and off, and gets hot to hike in so I'm always rolling the top down and back up in warmer weather. I really like the 2mm legs with knee padding (xcel brand). I'll continue to use this suit when I'm getting serious or it's cold out, but I'm looking for a more casual option for quick outings of rock hopping.

 

Thanks for any opinions 

Shorts and neoprene top, or shorts and frogg togg jacket. All the way to Nov.

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I’m using a waist high during summer with a lightweight quick dry shirt. 

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Nrs has several models i use in 3mm.  very versatile and checks all your boxes. Front zip, on long walks i roll down the top.  i wear ot june through nov.  layer accordingly, get a 3mm top for colder water.

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6 hours ago, DZ said:

I’m using a waist high during summer with a lightweight quick dry shirt. 

That’s been my go-to as well. 1.5 mm pants are comfy until the water starts cooling off again 

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22 hours ago, RAW said:

Shorts and neoprene top, or shorts and frogg togg jacket. All the way to Nov.

I fish in shorts and boots a lot too if I can get away with it, but i like the buoyancy and padding of a wetsuit if I'm swimming to rocks

21 hours ago, DZ said:

I’m using a waist high during summer with a lightweight quick dry shirt. 

Nice thanks 

17 hours ago, puppet said:

Nrs has several models i use in 3mm.  very versatile and checks all your boxes. Front zip, on long walks i roll down the top.  i wear ot june through nov.  layer accordingly, get a 3mm top for colder water.

Do you know what the difference is between the regular nrs farmer John and the ultra John?

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I own both. The ultra has a fleece liner the other does not.  The ultra is slighly warmer.  i have both as i will rotate them on binge trips and wear the one without a fleece on daylight scouting/fishing or warmer nights.

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I think Henderson may make one also 

But I agree on the 3mm NRS 

Also the 1.5 or 3mm neoprene pants - to protect legs vs shorts 

Rash guard or quick dry synthetic shirt up top 

 

 

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