4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
WHO ARE needessentials wetsuits EU?
needessentials EU is the European branch of needessenials.
needessenials was founded by Ryan Scanlon in 2013 after years developing wetsuits and surf specific products for Surfers across the globe. With decades of industry knowledge needessentials has designed and developed wetsuits and Surf accessories that are function focused and at a fraction of the cost.
A message to our customers regarding COVID-19
During these uncertain times, we thought it necessary to reassure our customers that we are doing everything we can to meet your needs and expectations of needessentials.
Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are continuously adapting our business and following the guidelines as set out by our Government in the UK and those across Europe.
We have implemented a number of measures to ensure, first and foremost the safety of our colleagues and customers, whilst still being able to offer the professional service and delivery, we pride needessentials EUROPE on offering.
Our shipping partners, DHL and the Royal Mail continue to delivery parcels at this time, closely following Governmental policy across Europe. These couriers have each built in safe and secure protocols to ensure that parcels and orders are continued to be delivered in a timely and professional manner, that is both safe and secure for all.
We continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. We are well positioned to continue to assist with enquiries by email or messenger and continue to ship daily following the procedures in place with our couriers.
Our top priority is to continue to offer well priced wetsuits and surf accessories in a professional and responsible manner, so that when this tide turns we can once again enjoy mother nature safely and in all her beauty.
Stay Safe and Healthy.
WHY ARE OUR WETSUITS SO WELL PRICED?
By forgoing all non-essentials like, branding, swing tags, excessive packaging, middle men, expensive marketing campaigns and high street rents, needessentials can offer world class wetsuits at a fraction of the price. We only use the best developers, materials, components and manufacturers available and we pride ourselves on the warmth, flexibility and durability of our wetsuits and surf accessories.
WHY IS needessentials ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE?
By only supplying the end customer directly via our website, we forgo expensive high street locations and multi chain distribution channels, therefore better managing our costs and ensuring our wetsuits and surf accessories are priced more accessibly.
We are happy to discuss wetsuit sizing’s, specifications and answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact us.
HOW DOES needessentials WETSUIT SIZING COMPARE TO OTHER WETSUITS?
We have a page dedicated to fit as it is of such importance and we want you to get it right first time. All wetsuits are handmade, and every company has its own patterns, templates, and grading. Our size chart is an accurate guide, however should you wish for further advise please feel free to contact us for assistance.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
needessentials Europe ships throughout Europe and partners with DHL for the majority of our shipping needs, meaning your wetsuit can be traced from collection to delivery for reassurance.
IS IT SAFE TO ORDER ONLINE?
Yes. needessentials Europe offers Stripe or PayPal as a secure check out gateways for every purchase and our partnership with DHL means that the majority of orders processed are dispatched through their European network which offers fully trackable deliveries.
WHICH CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
needessentials Europe accept all major credit and debit cards and also offers PayPal as a check out option.
I NEED TO CHANGE/RETURN MY ORDER?
If you wish to edit, cancel or return an order then we are happy to assist where we can and below please find the links to our policies on cancellations and returns.
WHAT CAN AFFECT OUR PRICES?
Each shipment of wetsuits is subject to changes in manufacturing and shipping costs, which is usually pegged to oil fluctuations and foreign exchange. We aim to ensure products are always priced fairly, so changes are merely reflective of market changes.
WHAT DOES GBS SEAM MEAN?
The term GBS is an abbreviation of Glued and Blind Stitched and is a seam created on wetsuits where by Neoprene segments are glued together and then stitched. The stitch is used to strengthen the seam and passes halfway through the material. A specifically curved needle and machine is used to ensure the seam is as watertight as possible whilst still durable and strong.
Because the Blind stitch doesn't go all the way through the neoprene, the amount of water absorbed is kept to a minimum in comparison to other stitched seams used to construct wetsuits. The improved seam performance of the GBS seam means that any water inside the wetsuit is better trapped and it therefore only serves to insulate the body further, making GBS an efficient method to use on performance and winter weight wetsuits.
A Glued and Blind Stitched seam (GBS) is a great way of joining neoprene together however, it’s not 100% watertight as a needle does penetrate the neoprene partially, which can mean and lead to a limited chance of water penetrating through this area, especially with use. At needessentials we use a 4-way Mega Stretch neoprene tape internally to further strengthen the seam and minimise any water ingression where possible. However, it must be stressed that needessentials only produces wetsuits and certainly do not classify our products as Dry Suits.
CAN YOU RESERVE ITEMS?
Please feel free to contact us with the item you are after and we will be happy advise you.
Have any Questions ?
Or get in touch with a member of our team to find out more by using the contact form below.
Are you after a size that isn't available?
Contact Our Sales and customer service team and we will be more than happy to help. For all those wanting sizes that are currently out of stock send us a message containing the size and model that you are after. we will put you on a notification list to ensure that you are one of the first to know when that item is next available.
Model Wetsuit Sizes
Want to get a better insight into the wetsuit thats right for you? Here's a visual breakdown of our wetsuit models and the sizes they were in order to provide some visual guidance on what wetsuit size would best suit you.
Model Wetsuit Size 1 (Torren)
Torren is 188cm Tall (6,2") , Weights 80kg and is wearing a Large Tall Wetsuit
Model Wetsuit Size 2 (Laurie)
Laurie is 185.5cm Tall (6,1") , Weights 83kg and is wearing a Large Wetsuit
Model Wetsuit Size 3 (Drew)
Drew is 170cm Tall (5,7") , Weights 62kg and is wearing a Small Wetsuit
Model Wetsuit Size 4 (Joe)
Joe is 188cm Tall (6,2") , Weights 62kg and is wearing a Size large
Model Wetsuit Size 5 (Sana)
Sana is 174cm Tall (5,9") , Weights 63kg and is wearing a Size Eight
Model Wetsuit Size 5 (Aasiya)
Aasiya is 172cm Tall (5,8") , Weights 60kg and is wearing a Size Eight
Model Wetsuit Size 6 (mascha)
Aasiya is 171cm Tall (5,8") , Weights 58kg and is wearing a Size Eight
Description of the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
The needessentials Limited addition 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit features the extended use of the fast-dry thermal lining through torso, thighs and lower legs of the wetsuit. This combined with a liquid flex taping across the outer seams both increase the wetsuits ability to perform in even the harshest of surf conditions. needessentials recommend the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit be use in water temperatures from 10°C.
The attached hood features an adjustable face aperture and peak to help tailor the fit and seal to the individual.
As across all needessentials wetsuits the entire 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry chest zip wetsuit is manufactured with 100% mega stretch limestone neoprene and features premium materials and workmanship, from a discrete internal key loop to the metal YKK chest zip.
Features of the 4/3 Ultra-Premium Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
· High quality 4-Way super stretch limestone neoprene,
· Fast dry thermal lining from torso to ankle
· NEW Chest Zip design with YKK Metal Zip
· Triple glued, sewn (GBS) seams
· NEW Liquid Flex Taping.
· Seams sealed from the inside with a neoprene tape, to improve durability and warmth.
· LQS Sealed Wrist and ankle Cuffs
· Durable and flexible 4-Way Stretch knee pads
· Hood with peak and adjustable opening
· Secure Key Loop
· Suggested operating temperatures 10°C / 50°F +
Conditions of use for the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
The Limited addition 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit has been developed and tested across the global. The 4/3 neoprene thickness combined with the use of the fast dry lining and liquid flex taping offers all the warmth you need but with greater flexibility than a 5mm winter wetsuit. As with all wetsuits the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Chet Zip wetsuit can be combined with any of our neoprene accessories.
Benefits of the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit
The NEW Limited addition 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit is constructed with seams that are triple glued, sewn (GBS), sealed from the inside with neoprene tape and
covered from the outside with flexible liquid taping. This design guarantees maximum durability and flexibility and when combined with the extended use of the fast-dry fleece lining throughout the wetsuit, greater warmth can be retained.
The limestone neoprene used in the manufacture of the 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit is more thermally efficient and environmentally sound when compared to petroleum-based neoprene. It is warmer, more flexible, lighter, and does not absorb so much water allowing surfers to avoid having to choose between warmth and flexibility.
An advantage of having the hood attached is; the wetsuit seals at the face, and warmth can be better retained throughout the wetsuit, whilst not impacting on the comfort and flexibility.
Why would the needessentials 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit be perfect for you?
The Limited addition 4/3 Liquid Fast Dry Hooded Chest Zip wetsuit is ideal for those who want to tackle Autumn/Winter swells, but are looking for a wetsuit with a greater balance towards flexibility and yet still offers the warmth and security of a fixed wetsuit balaclava/hood.