4/3 Fast Dry Thermal Hooded Chest Zip
4/3mm Fast Dry Thermal - Premium Hooded Chest Zip Steamer
- Glued, taped and blind stitched
- Fast drying thermal lining
- Chest zip
- Premium 4 way stretch neoprene [limestone]
- Sealed cuffs
- Sealed hood
- Internal Key Stash
The needessentials premium 4/3mm Fast Dry Thermal - Hooded Chest Zip Steamer is designed for maximum warmth, flexibility and durability. Featuring premium 4 way mega stretch 4mm limestone based neoprene in the torso and upper leg for ultimate warmth and 3mm mega stretch neoprene in the arms and hood for ultimate flexibility. Featuring glued, blind stitched and taped seams for extra strength, function and durability. The easy entry chest zip keeps the water out while maintaining maximum flexibility. Aggregated 4 way stretch knee pads add durability and function.
Impressive quality and fit
I’m 5’9, 155 lbs and wear a Medium Short. It fits perfectly and is both plenty warm and comfortable for SF waters. The hood fits amazingly well on my small pea head and the chin area is snug yet still comfortable without making me feel like my jaw is restricted. I love the hood. I’ve only worn the suits twice now, but am impressed already. My only minor grip is that it can be a little difficult to remove/get past my shoulder when taking it off, but not nearly as tough as a previous Patagonia chest zip. Hoping the suit is durable; time will tell. Thanks for making a quality product at a fair price!
Great price & customer service
The suit feels good, didn't smell chemy like the last O'Neill I purchased when I took it out of the box, and the size was perfect (I took the measurements from their size guide). Their customer service was awesome & made sure to get my suit out quickly since I purchased this for a last minute surf trip. So far I really like it and the quality seems really good. If I can remember to update my review after wearing it for at least 6 months I'll let you all know how it holds up. Cool company with a great model. I hope they stick with the non branded simplicity, quality materials, & fair price bc that's why I bought from them. Thanks!
Nice looking suit
As a listener of The Spit - Podcast, I was looking forward to supporting Needs with my wetsuit purchase. The suit looks great, nice features and appears of decent quality construction. My first time buying a suit from Needs. I ordered two as it appeared I was between sizes. The suit ran a little small compared to the chart for my body. The lower left leg on both suits I ordered was larger in diameter at the left ankle then the right. Perhaps I should have ordered the suits for a regular footer? :) The upper chest and neck area was very loose and baggy. Obviously would have leaked badly. The rest of the fit: arms, shoulders, legs was all spot on. Sadly I had to return both suits and order from another company. Bummer. Maybe next time Needs.
Only one mat surfing session so far!
I have had only one mat surfing session in this wetsuit and from what I can tell at this point is this wetsuit ticks all my needs, not to mention the affordable price. I’ll provide more specifics after more sessions, cheers!
Only problem I've had so far is that the tightness around the ankles isn't quite sufficient enough to keep the suit from slipping up and over my booties.