Friend of mine has one and I tried it. I have not had the opportunity to use it yet as the weather has warmed. The fit is great. I normally wear an XL but using the measuring charts a large fits great with plenty of room to change. Good material and quality.
This is warmer than I thought it would be for how thick it is.
Love the Surf-Fur jacket. Chose size medium and fits great. 3 other people in the kite house are also going to order based on seeing mine. Keeps me toasty warm after kiting and works great as a change robe!
I just loved it, I wear the water parka before and after Ice-bath under the win hof method. I just what I needed for doing Ice-bath while it is cold outside.
Own three now for the whole family on our wakeboard boat...the best!
THIS JACKET IS MY FAVORITE. I run a little chilly, and I love to dive in cold places (go figure!) I took my new SurFur on a dive trip in Canada, and it is squarely my new favorite article of clothing and gear. No more ducking out of the wind and shivering trying to get out of a wetsuit for me!! It was comfy over my wetsuit and soft and comfy over my swimsuit. I love the discretion of changing under the jacket with the pockets. The length is great - even my legs were warm! I'm 5'4" ~140 pounds & broad-shouldered, and the small was perfect with totally adequate roominess. Any bigger might have been too much space for warm air pockets - definitely trust the sizing guide! Keep warm out there!
Very warm and snuggly
Excellent product! In my opinion the best coat for diving and snorkeling.
It took one month to arrive which is sad going to Australia. It is bigger than I expected going off the size chart. 6’ and 210lb. I take an XL T-shirts so I ordered an XL coat. The large would have been big enough. A good point I should mention is that the arms are to long but there is elastics in the sleeves to keep then tight so they are not getting in the way. Either way it will still keep me warm and I am happy with my new boat coat/dive change coat.
It’s the best Surf/Dive jacket! Top quality material with a great fit. Thanks!
Love this! Really takes the edge off between dives here in the chilly PNW. Size small worked out well- roomy and long enough without being too big; I'm 5'10" and a women's size 4/6. My husband loved his as well- he's 6'1" ~195lbs and got a large.
Went diving in Florida in February. Air temp was in 40’s. I was freezing. The boat Capt had a Surf-Fur and let me wear it over my wet suit. Changed the whole game. Surface intervals were a breeze with the coat. Really enjoyed my trip after that and ordered one as soon as I got home.
Use it for in between wakesurfing sessions here in Colorado and in between dive sessions around the world. Love this jacket!
Love this boat coat. Fast shipping, great service.
Love it. Will definitely recommend.
The jacket is warm, I use it when I dry suit dive. The only thing I would want to change would be to add a heavy duty zipper. Buttons are not fun with cold hands and they leave gaps where the wind can get through.
I originally ordered an XXL, which I order for most garments, but this was HUGE so I exchanged it for an XL, which is great. Beware that these run large! The XL is plenty roomy for me and the parka is a great thing to put on after a Puget Sound swim on these chilly late winter days!
Great for those cold morning surf checks. Comfortable enough to wear around the house as I get ready.
My SurfFUR just arrived in Sydney and it's just what I wanted! It's still too warm to put it through its paces but I can tell it will keep me toasty as for midwinter 6am Deep Water Aqua sessions! I particularly like the snaps rather than a zipper - much quicker to get in and out of - and less fiddly. Thank you!
Perfect for warming up and changing after open water swims in the San Francisco Bay. Sizing was based on teammates purchases. Five of us now own Surffur parkas and we have sizes from my at extra small (5’7” 127lbs) to a large (6’ 1” 180lbs)
Bought for my husband because someone took his on the boat. Saw another diver with it and looked good. Received and he loves it.
I am very pleased with this coat and would recommend it!
Great for after Diving or Surfing! Christmas our son had to try it on to show one of our Grandjoys!
I'm obsessed. I got my SurfFur as a Christmas gift for my scuba diving adventures. I've since worn it at the beach and after kayaking to get ice cream. I'm so cozy and warm despite being wet on windy days. I can't wait to wear it on my next dive trip and am ordering one for my dive buddy as a gift so she doesn't steal mine
I ordered this coat for my wife who works in the film industry in Vancouver, BC. Film crews spend a lot of time outdoors in cold rainy weather so dive coats are pretty popular. My wife's SurfFur coat is much better than many of the less expensive ones available at local dive shops, who are perpetually sold out of them anyway. We received the coat quickly and my wife loves it! Well worth the extra cost. I knew we could not go wrong ordering the coat that this company was built around. Thanks SurfFur for making a high quality product that a working professional con rely on for years to come.
I love my Surf Fur!
From the Northern California coast to winters swimming in the Midwest - this is the best! As a swimmer & referee for years I’ve worn a number of swim parkas and none compare to the comfort and quality of this jacket!
Just used it for my open water swim in Puget Sound. The outdoor temp was under 20 degrees and snowing, yet I was able to change out of my wet suit in the wind and snow and stay warm! So warm that I didn’t need the thermal shirt and sweater I packed! Just my new parka! Highly recommend!
My husband loves his new Parka ! It does the job in keeping him dry and warm!
I have used a Surf-fur parka for about 10 years for winter SCUBA diving. It is great to keep warm pre-dive for either boat or shore dives, great to stop evaporative cooling in between dives and for wearing while rinsing equipment outdoors in freezing temperatures. It is a tough material and virtually indestructible. My only gripe has been that the fasteners pulled through the fabric quite early on in its life, the hood was always too big and floppy, and the sleeves gaped too much. So, imagine my delight when all of these concerns have been addressed in the newer model! I love the upgrades and it is clear that these are designed by people that spend time in and around the water. In the new model, the hood is a great fit & has a pull cord, the sleeves also have pull cords to snug up and I cannot say how much I appreciate the warm collar - what a DIFFERENCE that makes on a cold day. I wear a size large shirt & ordered a size large parka and it fits comfortably over a wetsuit or a dry suit, even over th bulky rings of the dry glove system. So glad that I upgraded.
We gave it as a Christmas present. Our son loves it. He even allowed his grandmother to wear it when we were having appetizers outside because she was cold. He can't wait to try it officially after getting out of the water.
Love my coat, had to get my daughter one also!!!!
You did not send me the promotional items promised when I ordered your product and I have sent two emails and received zero correspondence
Awesome way to stay warm when changing into and out of wetsuit
I bought this to help me in my quest to swim 1 mile in the ocean, every week, wearing only a Speedo, all the way thru the mild San Diego winter. The water only gets down to 55 deg F worst case. It’s the time spent in the air before and after the swim that’s the hard part! Now that I have my Surf-fur, it’s keeping me warm and helping me accomplish my goal!
After freezing between dives in Cancun in November, I asked my dive shop owner which dive parka or boat coat she recommended. She told me surf fur (because that's what she uses, not what she sells). So I bought one, and I love it, and plan to try is out on a dive trip in February. In the meantime, I like to go to the walking track after work, when it's 40° here, so I decided to give it a shot for that. Win win !! Now I can use it for more than just diving. I'm a happy customer
Stephanie S D.
These parkas are the best as they keep you warm and east to change clothes with parka on.
Love it! I get so many compliments when I wear it! I’m afraid to take it off! :-)
Bought this for my wife for her birthday. Perfect size, very warm. It'll be perfect for those early morning triathalon starts or early morning pool sessions. Thank you!
The Surf fur keeps me so warm! I am a divemaster on the west coast of Florida and the water can get a bit chilly in the winter!
Perfect for cold morning paddles in the PNW. Works better that a towel for the wetsuit “ deck change” and also keeps me warmer.
I use this for winter outdoor swimming. It works well.
The parka is a must have for cold water scuba diving!!!
Delighted to own this wonderful parka: high quality materials, well made. It is worth the expense. I was surprised at how warm this keeps me on chilly evening dog walks and after swims on brisk, windy days. The pockets are generous with easy access to underneath clothing. Snaps are much better than zippers for closure.
It's cozy between dives or after and you can strip off your wet stuff while you wear it.
Awesome. Extremely warm
I swim with a group on Whidbey Island called the WOW's (Whidbey Open Water Swimmers). The temperatures of the water here are around 45°-55° so getting out of the water and into dry clothes is essential to a happy swim. The coat is large enough to be able to undress from my swimsuit and put clothes on, or not. After each swim we stand around and drink hot beverages along with home made scones and biscotti on the shoreline. The jacket has made my after-swim experience much more enjoyable, as i can easily get toasty. The inside pocket holds my phone and keys while I'm in the water. Once out, the slits to put my hands inside the jacket to help me dress and undress is a great feature. I'm fairly sure that will some kind of offer for the group, there would be more purchases made by members. I do tell everyone it's worth the purchase.
Warmest diver on the boat! This was perfect! 100% recommended for liveaboards!!!
This thing is ridiculously warm. Perfect for boating between dive sites on pissy, overcast days along the California coast. Warms me right up when I hop out of the water borderline hypothermic
This is an amazing coat. It will be perfect to warm up on surface intervals! I will also be using it as a swim parka from pool to car.
Huge fan of the surffur, makes changing in and out of my suit in the rain in the PNW winter (almost) enjoyable!!
love this thing! keeps me nice and cozy during the surface interval. only problem is everyone else is always getting cold, so I'm loaning it out all the time!
This was a gift for our son and he loves it.
Surf-Fur has been great option to stabilize body temperatures between multiple free dives. Keeps me in the water longer with less fatigue.
Love the coat, and you nailed the size regarding chest size and all that. I’m 6’1”, so I recommend offering a small/tall for greater leg coverage. I also think a snap in the back of the hood to allow it to fit tighter could be helpful. Everything else about the coat is perfect! Thanks for making such a great and useful product.
Many of my scuba diving friends use the boat coat and recommended that I get one. We use them during our surface intervals so we don’t have to take off our wetsuits and put them back on. Surf-fur keeps me warm while we get a snack and wait for our second dive on the shore or boat. I used the info provided by surf-fur to guess my size and it worked out perfect. I highly recommend this product. So happy I made this purchase. Yolanda in customer service was a pleasure to deal with as well. She helped me get the product to my home in time for a dive trip.
Great for warmth between dives.
Great customer service. Parka was on back order, plenty of communication and Surffur dropped a dry bag in the shipment for me for the inconvenience. Not many companies will do that for you. 10 out of 10 would recommend.
I would love to write a review but still have not received it.
Would love to but still waiting for the second one.
Hi, folks— Just wanted to let you know that we are so, SO happy with the Nomad waterparka; it arrived in 2 days, and it is even better than anticipated. Color, size, everything: absolutely PERFECT! You’ve got one very happy customer up here, and (since it was a present) an even happier recipient. We’ll be sure to send a photo of it ‘in action’ the next time there is a rainy-day (baseball) game; but as luck would have it, the games that have taken place since it arrived have all taken place on beautiful sunny days! This IS the Pacific Northwest, however, so we know that it will make its debut in the home stands soon enough. Thanks again for a superb product!!
My SUP instructor loaned me his parka at the beginning of our lesson brief..and that was it...I was sold. Immediately so warm and blocked out our winter winds here on the coast. I not only use it post SUP changing and putting my board up.. but now I grab it in the am for my trips to the pool.
Great product, well made, rugged and comfortable.
After an hour in a wetsuit diving in 52 degree waters, the Surf Fur parka did its job. It kept me warm and blocked the wind. Great product!!
This is my first swim parka and I love it!
Delighted with my Surf-Fur, been using it after diving and mountain biking. Makes changing after much easier. The coat is lovely and warm keeping out the wind and rain. I selected size based on the Surf-Fur chart and it was spot on. Just wish I'd got one years ago.
I went by the reviews to get a idea of my size. I’m 6ft 2 and about 200lb. The large is a good fit for me. I can tell this is a very well made coat. I plan on using it for diving in the cooler months. For example if on a boat going out I would be wearing it and on the surface intervals. Great thing is I should be able to change in this coat it has pockets that go all the way through. No doubt it will keep me warm. I’m excited about using it. I don’t see where you can go wrong. Great product to say the least.
I teaching scuba diving for a living over the last 25 years so my wife and I are out on the water weekly. She got her coat about a year ago and loved it. Standing on the deck of a boat being exposed to the wind, rain and ocean for hours at a time it’s important to keep warm and dry. Your company has managed to put out a product that surpasses other companies that charge three times as much. So a couple of weeks ago she surprised me with my own Waterparka that I’m taking with me on a month long documentary shoot here on Vancouver Island, B.C.
I wear it over my diving drysuit to keep me warm between dives It’s awesome!
Great service and great product… I live in a mountain ski town and i needed a swim parka I could wear walking to the pool. This product is a perfect fit for my needs...it’s longer than anything I could find on the Internet and very warm and comfortable. It actually cost twice what a swim parka will cost you...but for my needs it was well worth the money. IT IS A REALLY A WELL MADE PRODUCT. I normally wear a XXL size but since the product is made with extra room to change clothing underneath it....(which i don’t need)- - I found the XL fit me perfectly.
For casual wear (not changing under), a size Small fits my 6’0” husband. The extra material around the neck is very nice and warm, and the draw strings are thoughtfully placed. I’m going to order an XS for my 5’6” frame.
love the coat. It came recommended by James Blackman, who i had the pleasure of meeting last week. Your customer service is awesome and I can't wait to order more of your gear!
The Waterparka is great for morning swims at a pool! We no longer have locker rooms available so the pockets with holes allow me to easily slip off my swim suit and put on sweatpants while on the pool deck surrounded by other swimmers. I love the hood and the fact that it fits snugly and the top snap keeps the cold out from my neck. My size L Waterparka is roughly as warm as my size XL “S” brand swim jacket but 3” longer and larger around the waist. The sleeves are about the same length as XL jacket but larger around. I’m 6’4”, 175 lbs and the size L works. 4” longer and 2” longer sleeves would be even better for me but I wouldn’t want it bigger around the waist. Nice product, thanks!
This has been a game changer! Getting out of the water after diving this winter is terribly cold. It blocks the wind and keeps me warm! Love the jacket!
The coat is WARM! and I love putting it on after my swim. Thanks for helping me keep swimming during Northern CA winter temps.
OMG, the Waterparka is FREAKISHLY WARM when I put it on after a swim! Right now the water here in SF Bay is about 50 degrees F, and the air is usually colder. My Surf-Fur has the amazing ability to make me feel instantly cozy, even when it's breezy. And I can change out of my wet swimsuit easily thanks to those side slits. Bonus: My son says it makes me look like a warlock! Five stars!!
I normally wear XL t-shirts because I like thicker material shirts and don’t like when a shirt feels tight. My chest is a 43 and that straddles the size between Large and XL for many products. After reading the sizing advice on the site, I went with the Large water parka. I tried it on and am very happy with my decision. It will fit over my semi-dry wetsuit - no problem.
My son and grandkids got theirs for scuba diving but they also wear them camping. I was envious so ordered one for me. I get so cold. My legs get cold. This will keep me warm from head to almost toes. It looks beautifully designed and made. I am very happy with my purchase. Just wish I’d done it a long time ago.
Best boat coat ever.
Works as advertised. Pass through pockets allow change from wet swim suit to dry sweat pants, outdoors. Keeps you warm and dries quickly. Large inside velcro'd pocket comes in very handy. Feels great to wear.
I LOVE my surffur!! It’s super warm and cozy, and the material is super soft. It’s so versatile! I can throw it on after getting out of the water on a chilly winter beach day or wear it out over a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I’m a huge fan and have already started buying it as a gift for others. Get one! You won’t regret it.
Love love love this parka. Perfect between sessions. Warm and cozy.
Perfect for swim in the winter. I don't have to change before leaving the pool. Just throw on the parka and leave. I was in between sizes small/medium on the chart. I'm 5'7" 165lbs. Went with a small because sleeves always run long on me. Plenty of room in a small. Medium would have been huge.
My Surf-fur and faux grass doormat have improved my winter paddle experience 19.7%. Winter paddling in Bellingham can be chilly and post-paddle is arguably the coldest part of the day. A Waterparka not only makes it warmer it, it also provides a bit of privacy while changing to dry clothes in a public park. Nobody needs the sight of a half naked 50 year old man burnt into their retina.
I love love love my surf-fur parka!! It is not the swim parka of my youth, which is a very good thing. I have been wearing it not just to the pool and have gotten lots of compliments. It works great to deck change! I am a triathlete and have also changed out of running clothes in it. I am a 5'5" 125lbs female and the xs is perfect.
The XS size is still very big on a woman who normally takes a women's SM.
The search is over!! My wife swims...a lot. She has been searching for an over garment to throw on after swimming. Be it at the beach, a lake or the YMCA pool, the Surf Fur is a great addition to your gear. It looks great and is cozy warm after a refreshing , invigorating swim. Works great on your dash to the car , even between snowflakes. We are in the Northeast ...we tested ...it’s tough..it’s warm...it works
Great customer service and great product!
I live in Maine so we know the cold I paddle a surfskl and sail lasers This product fits my needs My wife loves the fact I can get in the car wet and the seat stays dry Your product is very well made Thank for getting all the details right Thanks hank thorburn
This product is life saving if you surf in the winter. Incredibly warm before or after a session. 10/10 quality!
My fourth purchased. One for myself and all other for my family. This purchase is a replacement for the theft who broke in the surf van and stole it. The best coat for surfer, got great uses of it after every surf session, especially if you surf north coast of California!!!!
I have not yet received my surf fur order. Please send me the review when it has actually been shipped.
I just recently ordered and received the original water parka and I’m in love with it! It’s super warm, and comfortable! Love the pockets features and look forward to putting it on right out of the pool. I’ve also worn this to other outside gatherings and have gotten a ton of compliments! Love it and am looking forward to my next purchase!
Son and his wife both love these outfits. They are musicians and play a lot outside in winter. Daughter-in-law’s a bit large but likes it anyways
Customer service was great in helping to get the parka to us in time for Christmas! My wife loves her Surf-fur!
Surf-furs have arrived. This parka is one of the things I have purchased that does not disappoint. Our local beach is Jalama and is often windy and cold. I am always comfortable and never cold in this parka. I purchased them last year at xmas for 5 family members and other than looking like some kind of cult we all love them. I purchased them this year for the girlfriends of my nephews since they are the ones wearing them when it gets cold. Awesome!! Sherri
The jacket is exceptional! BUT, It is not made in the USA, and my order is months delayed!
Never received. Please contact me.
I only said it was OK due to the fact that I have not received my parka yet. It was due to arrive Nov. 20th. I was informed it would be two weeks late.