5/4mm Hooded Steamer
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.
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
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.
This is my sixth item purchased. Slowly building out the entire wetsuit quiver because the quality/fit is that good. Thanks as always.
5/4 Hooded Steamer
My brother and I both got 5/4 Hooded Steamers for a recent winter surf trip in NJ. First I’d like to say how great the customer service was with Need Essentials. The wetsuits fit perfectly and kept us warm all day in the 45 degree water. So happy we decided on these. (Brother and I are both 5’8” 155lbs.)
Amazing wetsuit, fits really well,
Amazing wetsuit, fits really well, and very warm. Very professional construccion of the wetsuits, highly recomended,!!!! This was brought to me to Chile and I surf in really cold condition.