500 Men's 4/3 mm Neoprene Surfing Wetsuit - Blue
A flexible and windproof wetsuit suitable for all surf sports in cold water: surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, SUP, etc.
4 & 3 mm neoprene. Stitch-bonded assembly. Windproof chest. Water <17°C.
Freedom of movement
Super-stretch neoprene on chest and arms. Ergonomic cut to make paddling easier
Back zip, making it easier to put on.
Neoprene lined on both sides with a textile reinforcement. Reinforced knees.
Stitch bonded assembly. Seal flap at the back. Smooth inside collar.
Full wetsuit / Steamer
Water between 12°C and 17°C
4 and 3 mm
Watertight, glued and blind-stitched
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.
male surfers seeking warmth and flexibility in water below 17°C.
Rinse with fresh water. Do not dry in direct sunlight as this speeds up the ageing process of the Neoprene.
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.
FEATURES OF THE PRODUCT
Greater freedom of movement
The Tribord 500 men's wetsuit collection 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.
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.
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.
The seams are stitched and glued to ensure a watertight seal and durability. The seams are "blind-stitched", which means the thread does not pass through the entire thickness of the neoprene and so prevents water from getting 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.
The neck finish has been developed to limit irritation on even the most sensitive skin. However, we recommend that you wear a UV top under the wetsuit to reduce the risk of irritation.
Recommendations for use
Make sure the flap is always inside the wetsuit to limit the risk of irritation with the zip and the neck.
Our zips and fastenings are laboratory tested in order to ensure an optimal lifespan and good resistance to salt water.
There is a key pocket behind the right calf.
Sizing and fit
A surfing wetsuit should be a very tight fit to ensure the best possible thermal efficiency. It is perfectly normal to have the impression it is too tight when trying it on in a fitting room or at home. This discomfort quickly disappears once the suit gets wet. We have put the zip at the back of the wetsuit for more comfort during surf sports (when lying down to paddle).
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).
* The prices listed on the site are the prices recommended by DECATHLON SA's central purchasing department.