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

5/4mm Hooded Steamer

Regular price $ 235

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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Kam B.
United States

Exactly as described!

Just a high quality product exactly as advertised. I took it out for the first time last weekend down in Cape Cod Massachusetts and this baby worked liked a charm. I would highly recommend to anyone looking to get a TOP quality product at a huge bargain!

Morgan H.
United States

5/4 Hooded Steamer Review

Very warm, doesnt leak and is very comfortable. HOWEVER, it is almost impossible to get this wetsuit on or off my shoulders. I understand more neoprene equals less flexibility but I haven't encountered this issue in other 5/4 & 6/5 suits. I'm sure it'll loosen up after a bunch use but I pretty terrified I'm going to rip it trying to get in and out of it, not sure if theres anything you guys wanna do about that.

Liam H.
United States

Epic! 10/10

I was long overdue for a new suit and thought I'd try needessentials. I have the 5'4 hooded and it is great. super comfortable, dries quickly, and is warm as ****. I think there was a glitch or something when sending out the "order shipped" confirmation so I reached out to see if it had shipped and received very prompt, friendly service. I like how you guys arent all gnarly corpo. very down to earth and I love it. I've already recommended need to a couple friends and I will continue to do so. Keep up the good work guys!

Stefano R

Fantastic Suit

Gotta give credit where it’s due. Their products are just as they say... very well made, no nonsense, great quality, and affordable. I got a 5/4 hooded steamer and some booties from these guys and both products are great. You can really tell they pay attention to the details and care. A few complaints I’ve read were that they don’t include a car key loop in their suits, happy to say they read the reviews and have added one. I feel safe buying from these guys and knowing that they’re in the business of creating the best possible product.

Melissa E.
United States


I surf the Pacific Northwest, Pacific City, and had issues with cold before this suit. It is great, so glad to have as we head into the big waves of winter.