How we revolutionized the way you buy wetsuits
After two decades of designing products for some of the world's largest surf brands I couldn't understand why surfers had to pay so much for premium wetsuits. So in 2013 I founded NEED to provide surfers with premium products without the retail mark ups, branding and extra costs. This way we can get you the best products without all the noise at less than half the price of other premium brands.
- Ryan Scanlon
We only use the best materials, manufacturers and components in the world
Don't let the prices fool you. NEED only makes premium products. We invest in the best materials in the world and only use the best manufacturers. The people designing and testing our suits have over 2 decades of experience developing products for some of the worlds largest surf brands.
What is the best size for you?
We know you will love our suits. However, if you find you have ordered the wrong size, we will happily exchange your suit for the correct size. Please see our size chart page to help you make the best choice. All NEED sizing is consistent with US surf industry standards.
NEED is only available online
To purchase or view our products just go to the SHOP section of the site. Here you can select your size and add it to your cart. Once you have made a purchase using your credit card, NEED will send you your wetsuit within the USA within days. Once you receive the wetsuit try it on to ensure it fits. If you require a different size, ship it back unused for an exchange of size.
Why are the prices so good?
NEED wetsuits are less than half the price of other large surf brands, By forgoing all non essentials like, branding, swing tags, packaging, retail mark ups, middle men, athlete contracts, expensive marketing campaigns and rents, NEED can make you a world class wetsuit at a fraction of the cost of other premium surf brands. We only use the best developers, materials, components and manufacturers available and we build wetsuits that are warm, flexible and built to last.
Why is there no branding on the wetsuit?
NEED is not a brand, its a supply network. We exist so surfers can get a premium wetsuit at a fraction of the cost. Branding, printing, colors, swing tags and packaging only add to the price of the wetsuit and serves no function at all. By forgoing all these we can invest more into premium materials and workmanship to ensure you have the best possible wetsuit for the best price.