500 Children’s 4/3 mm Neoprene Surfing Wetsuit - Green

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Key feature
Warm and flexible children's wetsuit for use in cold water. Stretch neoprene for greater freedom of movement. Windproof neoprene on the chest to prevent shivering.
Users reviews
4.2 / 5 12 ratings

User benefits

Easy dressing
Back zip, making it easier to put on. Long zip pull.
Freedom of movement
Super-stretch neoprene on chest and arms. Ergonomic cut to make paddling easier
Stitch-bonded 4 & 3mm neoprene. Back flap with collar. Must be worn tight.
Reduced chafing
Underarm insert for comfort. Smooth inside collar. Reinforced knees.
Finemesh smooth neoprene panels on torso (front and back) to prevent shivering.


User type
Full wetsuit / Steamer
Water temp
Water between 12 and 17°C
4 and 3 mm
Watertight, stitch bonded
Zip type
Back zip
Foam : 100.0% Rubber - Chloroprene (CR) - Neoprene Lining : 100.0% Polyamide (PA)
Developed and tested by our design teams in Hendaye, France. The components used for this product are laboratory tested to ensure the best possible quality and durability.
made for
regular surfers and bodyboarders in cold water, between 12°C and 17°C. Session length: up to 2 hours.
2 years


Care instructions
Rinse with fresh water. Do not dry in direct sunlight as this speeds up the ageing process of the Neoprene.
Storage Tips
In a dry, ventilated place. Avoid heat sources. To extend the life of your wetsuit, do not leave it out to dry in direct sunlight. Machine washing is not recommended.
Restrictions on use
Designed for water between 12 and 17°C. Session length up to 2h.


How to choose the right wetsuit? (Part 1)
The first selection criterion when choosing a surfing wetsuit is the water temperature. Water temperature varies according to the location and the time of the year. Systematically make sure that the water temperature at your spot corresponds to the recommended temperature range: Warm water above 20°C. Temperate water between 17 and 22°C. Cold water between 12 and 17°C. Very cold water between 7 and 12°C. Visit the site seatemperature.org to find out the temperature of your spot.
How to choose the right wetsuit? (Part 2)
The 2nd criterion to take into account is the length of your sessions. If your sessions last less than an hour, the 100 models will be suitable. For up to 2 hours, opt for the 500 models and for up to 3 hours, the 900 models. Compared to the 100 models, the 500 models will be warmer (and more watertight) and more efficient at reducing fatigue (more freedom of movement) and irritation. The same is true for the 900 models compared with the 500 models. NB: the 900 models are easier to put on.
Choose the right size
To make the most of the features of your wetsuit, it is necessary to choose the correct size. A surfing wetsuit should be a very tight fit and there should be no visible folds. When dry, it is perfectly normal to feel like it is too tight, this discomfort disappears as soon as the wetsuit gets wet. If you choose a wetsuit that is too big, folds will appear, you will experience irritation and thermal insulation will be reduced (letting in water). Try it on before you buy it!
How does neoprene work?
By trapping a thin layer of water around the body, a neoprene wetsuit works in two ways: 1. The trapped water gradually warms up; 2. Heat transfer from the body decreases. The wetsuit and the thin covering of water form a layer of insulation.
Tribord 500 wetsuits are made of 100% neoprene to ensure optimal thermal insulation. The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 4 and 3 mm. Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties. We test and guarantee the thermal quality of our neoprene materials.
The neck finish has been developed to limit irritation. According to the sensitivity of the wearer, a UV top can be worn under the wetsuit to reduce the risk of irritation. The application of grease (e.g. Vaseline) in friction areas (neck, underarms, knees) is also recommended if wearing the wetsuit for long periods. Make sure the flap is always inside the wetsuit to limit the risk of irritation with the zip and the neck.
Greater freedom of movement
The Tribord 500 4/3 children's wetsuit has a cut and materials designed to increase freedom of movement and make paddling easier. The arms and the top of the wetsuit are made of super-stretch neoprene to make paddling movements easier. All the seams are stretch seams.
Our zips and fastenings are laboratory tested in order to ensure an optimal lifespan and good resistance to salt water. We have put the zip at the back of the wetsuit for more comfort during surf sports (when lying down to paddle).
Zip pull
We are required by law to put a short cord on the zips of junior products to prevent the risk of strangulation for the youngest users. For older children, you can add a longer cord so that they can operate the zip themselves. A small rip-tab prevents accidental opening of the zip during use.
Watertight assembly
The seams are stitched and glued to ensure a watertight seal and durability. The seams are "blind-stitched": The thread does not pass all the way through the neoprene, so water can't get through. The absence of threads on the inside avoids irritation and chafing. Patches for comfort and reinforcement are strategically placed on the inside in sensitive areas.
We have added a windproof panel on the chest of the wetsuit (Fine Mesh smooth neoprene) to prevent the shivering which can occur as a result of windchill when surfing, bodyboarding, windsurfing or kitesurfing. This component improves the thermal comfort of the wetsuit and reduces shivering.
Stay warm for longer thanks to our thermal accessories! Each temperature range has its own outfit...
When we are in the water, we lose more than half of our body heat through our extremities (feet, hands, head). Consequently, here are the recommended accessories: - in warm water and temperate water (>17°C) => neoprene low booties. - in cold water (12 - 17°C): High booties (boots) and gloves. - in very cold water (7 - 12°C): High booties (boots), gloves, hood and hooded top... Find our entire range of neoprene accessories at decathlon.fr
Multi-water sports wetsuits
Our wetsuits are designed to meet the needs of the most demanding surfers. Our design choices also make them compatible with other water sports such as kitesurfing, windsurfing, wakeboarding, water skiing, sea wading or SUP (stand up paddle boarding).

Users reviews

4.2 / 5 12 ratings
11 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Woman
    40-49 years old
    03 July 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    TRIBORD 500 Children’s 4/3 mm Neoprene Wetsuit
    Well made good tight fit ALL wetsuits are a pain to put on.

    Well made item, my 8 year old loves this new suit, he spends most the day in and out of the water when we are out wakeboarding at the lake, keeps him plenty warm. Flexible and easy to move in, he has never complained once about it.... great value for money, i scoured the web looking for kids wetsuits that are warm, there is a lot of over priced brand name stuff out there that didn't have the specification of this suit. The overhead flap stops the cold water creeping up your back via the zip. Highly recommended.
    Thank you Decathlon.

  • Woman
    20-29 years old
    27 April 2017
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    schöner Neo

    passt sehr gut, leider ohne lange Sipleine am Rücken

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    01 August 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    TRIBORD Neoprenanzug Surfen 500 4/3mm Kinder grün
    Sehr gute Wärmeerhaltung

    Unser Kind hat diesen Anzug bekommen, um in der Ostsee vor Schweden schwimmen zu gehen. Die Statur ist eher schmächtig und es friert schnell. Der Anzug passte super und konnte beinahe alleine angezogen werden. Auch bei 13 Grad und längerem Aufenthalt im Wasser (Reinspringen, Schwimmen und Rausklettern) war die Hauttemperatur warm unter dem Anzug. Das Ausziehen (Beine, Füße) ging nur mit einer weiteren Person. Zum Teil haben sich Fäden an den Nähten gelöst aber keine Nahtstelle hat sich geöffnet.