Balaclava and Vest
Balaclava and Vest

Balaclava and Vest

Regular price $ 50

needessentials 2mm Balaclava Vest

  • Glued and blind stitched hood
  • Wind stopping smooth skin hood
  • Polypropylene thermal vest
  • Adjustable opening
  • Gusset neck seal - Fits all suits

The needessentials premium 2mm Balaclava hooded vest is designed for maximum warmth, flexibility and durability. Featuring premium 4-way mega stretch 2mm limestone-based neoprene in the balaclava, with wind-stopping smooth skin used through head area. The vest incorporates polypropylene fast drying thermal for added warmth and an extra layer under your suit.

Sizing specs for the balaclava/vest (head size, not the size of the hood):

S - 21" - 22"

M - 22" - 23"

L - 23" - 24"

Xl - 24" - 25"

Balaclava and Vest
Balaclava and Vest

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Weird Neck Gasket

Just like in the photos the neck gasket is higher than the neck of my wetsuits, so people were always telling me that my wetsuit zipper wasn't all the way up. . . wierd design. Fortunately this is just an aesthetic issue, the vest portion made my 3/4 wetsuit feel just about as warm as my 4/3 wetsuit and the hood was nice for paddling out in wind chop.

Julia P.
United States

My husband loves this!

I got this for my husband for Christmas and he's thrilled. I don't understand all the lingo so I'll just say that he didn't want to go up in thickness for his wetsuit because he would have had trouble moving in it. So I got him this and every time he surfs he comes home and talks about how great it is. The company is really great to work with too. I sent them an email to make sure I would get it in time for Christmas. They sent a personal email with genuine concern and went out of their way to make sure I got it. Thank you and I would absolutely recommend this purchase and this company!


Soft and Buttery

Great quality. Easy to put on. Super warm with buttery soft neoprene. It was like having my girlfriends legs wrapped around my head.

Scott R.

Balaclava and vest

I will never wear any other hoody. The vest makes it easier to get in and out of my wetsuit too. I like that there are no sleeves on the vest. Good job!