5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer

5/4mm Hooded Steamer

Regular price $ 245

needessentials 5/4mm Hooded Chest Zip Steamer

  • Triple glued, taped and blind stitched 
  • Chest zip
  • Limestone-based V foam neoprene lined with ultrastretch jersey
  • Sealed cuffs
  • Dura glide smoothie back panel with polypropylene lining
  • Sealed hood

The needessentials 5/4mm Hooded Chest Zip Steamer is designed for maximum warmth, flexibility and durability.

Featuring premium 4-way mega stretch 5mm neoprene in the torso, 5mm smooth skin neoprene in the back panel to stop wind chill and 4mm mega stretch neoprene in the arms for ultimate flexibility. All seams are fully sealed featuring glued, blind stitched and taped seams for extra strength, function and durability. The chest zip keeps the water out while maintaining maximum flexibility. Aggregated 4-way stretch knee pads add durability and function.

All needessentials wetsuits only use premium materials, components and manufacturers and our design team has decades of experience designing products for some of the world's largest surf brands. We cost a lot less than other brands as we forgo all non-essentials like branding, swing tags, packaging, middle men, retail mark-ups, athlete contracts and expensive marketing campaigns. This way you can spend more of your money on doing the things you love. 


5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer
5/4mm Hooded Steamer

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John E.
United States

Great, but hood issue

The suit fits me great, good flexible material, very warm, but there are a few issues that hold me back from making it a go-to suit. This must be the worst hood i've ever had on a wetsuit. After a thorough beating of anykind, I pop up with the hood totally sideways, maybe over my mouth, hair everywhere. At the perfect angle during a duckdive I get a small upperbody flush through the chestzip overlap area which is quite annoying. When surfing at all times I must flip the visor upwards to prevent my loss of upward peripheral vision, and i after I pop up or have to paddle through a set, i have to endure it being down because it will just get flopped down anytime I touch the whitewash. But the suit is great other than the hood. S fits me good at 5,9 140.But still wish I could have tried on the hood before ordering it otherwise I would not have. Great value by needessentials, their 4mm booties are my favorite!!

Dana N.
United States

Great fit! Snug and warm

I'm a tall and thin 5'9 woman and the XS fits great! Warm and cozy and affordable. Thank you!

Andrew W.
United States

Badass, no complaints

I love this suit. After wearing a worn out one about six months longer than I should have, this need essentials one has reminded me what warmth and comfort can be in the water. Only positive things to say from my perspective!

Seth F.
United States

Bitter Cold New Jersey

I've been surfing NJ winters for just over 30 years, needless to say I've had my share and variety of 5mm suits. I've seen A LOT of bells and whistles come and go. In short, I'd put this suit up against ANY of the half a dozen popular brands I've worn (and I'm sure you have too) over the years. The quality is top notch, the fit–utterly perfect for me, and the material–clearly the very latest in warmth & flexibility that is available in the wetsuit technology market today. I can easily add sixth star to this review for the customer service–Bob was easy, cool and quick to process an exchange, the entire purchase process couldn't have gone smoother. Very satisfied, Seth Ferris

Michael E.
United States

Most pathetic customer service I have ever seen.

I have not used my suit yet but the customer service was absolutely awful. I ordered the wetsuit and did not receive it for about 3 weeks at which time I emailed the company and they told me the order had been lost do to a tech glitch; however, the company had already charged me for the suit. I was hoping to receive some sort of discount on the suit or expedited shipping or even maybe some sort of credit or discount on my next purchase. When I emailed the customer service rep about these questions he never responded to me. The pricing is good but the customer service for this company is a pathetic imbaressment. It took me over a month to receive my order.