Immersion Research Union Suit Review

IR Union Suit Review

The IR Union Suit is easily the most sought after piece of gear that IR makes. Even paddlers sponsored by other companies wear our union suit as a base layer, where it hides under drywear out of the eye of the camera, as to not strike the ire of their sponsors! Hands down the best layer on the market for any cold weather sport. If it can keep you warm and toasty kayaking on a snowy 20 degree, it will have you loving life on whatever cold weather activity you choose. They make awesome pajamas as well, but you will need to have 2, nobody wants to sleep next to that kayak funk! Click here to see a Google Video about the IR Union Suit

Specs (m’s and w’s)

Colors: Assorted Sizes: S-XL

Product description:

The EnvIRoskin Union suit is an unique one-piece cold weather base layer. Made with soft, plush 29% Greenplus ® environmentally friendly polyester, 64% polyester and 7% spandex, a heavyweight, stretchy, double sided fleece. Innovative super stretch neoprene collar allows you to enter the suit via the neck opening thus no zippers or closures. The best layering piece for cold weather paddling available.


  • Best base layer on the market
  • wicks water, leaving you feeling dry when you get wet
  • 4 way stretch for a snug fit - w’s drop seat, m’s fly flap
  • environmentally friendly fabric
  • no zippers, Velcro or buttons
  • fast drying
  • Take it to Bella Coola, BC on a heli-trip. You'll be toasty all day!


  • the neck is not breathable

The Verdict:

If your into cold weather boating, consider the IR Union Suit the 6th essential. The great thing about this 1 piece layer is that it great for any cold weather action sport. If your going to shell out some hard earned money to buy a thermal layer for boating, you might as well use it for your next San Juan ski hut trip too. Click here to buy one today!

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