900 men's 3/2 mm neoprene front zip surfing wetsuit - black

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Key feature
Ultra-flexible surfing wetsuit designed for demanding surfers. Less fatigue and more enjoyment!
Users reviews
3.8 / 5 8 ratings

User benefits

Easy dressing
Front zip opening with full-length flap. Automatic magnet zip flap.
Freedom of movement
Ultra-stretch neoprene. Ergonomic cut. Front zip to free up the back.
3 & 2mm blind-stitched, glued & taped neoprene. Silicone extremities. Wear tight
Reduced chafing
Underarm insert for comfort. Double thickness silky collar. Reinforced knees.
Quick drying
New, even faster drying inner lining made from recycled polyester.


Main fabric : 90.0% Rubber - Chloroprene (CR) - Neoprene, Main fabric : 10.0% 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
intensive surfers and bodyboarders in temperate water, between 17°C and 22°C. Session length: up to 3 hours.
2 years


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
17 to 22°C water. Sessions up to 3h. Not suitable for pacemakers


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 wetsuit works in two ways: 1- The trapped water gradually warms up 2- The heat transfer from the body decreases. The wetsuit and the thin covering of water form a layer of insulation.
Tribord 900 wetsuits are made from 100% ultra-stretch neoprene to ensure thermal insulation and ultra flexibility. The neoprene is lined with synthetic fabric for added resistance to wear. Neoprene thickness: 3 and 2 mm. Neoprene is a closed-cell polychloroprene elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties. The flexibility of the 900 range is provided by the super-stretch properties of the foam and the textile.
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.
Maximum freedom of movement
The Tribord 900 men's wetsuit collection has a cut and materials that were specifically chosen to increase freedom of movement as much as possible and to make paddling easier. The entire wetsuit is made from ultra-stretch neoprene. All the seams are stretch seams. The front zip totally frees up the back during use.
The front zip that fastens across the front of the chest ensures freedom of movement while providing a better watertight seal than a traditional back zip. The zip pull is made from stainless steel so as not to deteriorate when in contact with salt water.
Magnet fastening / Pacemakers
Magnets can interfere with the proper functioning of pacemakers and implantable defibrillators. • A pacemaker could switch into test mode and cause faintness. • A defibrillator may stop working. • If you wear either of these devices, keep a sufficient distance away from magnets.
Watertight assembly
The seams are stitched and glued to ensure a watertight seal and durability. The seams are "blind-stitched", meaning the thread does not entirely pass through the neoprene, preventing water getting through.To further enhance the watertight seal and durability of the assembly of our 900 ranges, they are fully taped on the inside. The absence of threads on the inside also avoids irritation and chafing. Patches for comfort and reinforcement are strategically placed on the inside in sensitive areas.
Water stoppers
The ankles and wrists feature silicone stoppers to help stop water getting in. They also help keep the suit firmly in place when using gloves and boots.
Key pocket
There is a key pocket in the front panel under the zip.
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

3.8 / 5 8 ratings
6 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
  • Man
    30-39 years old
    31 August 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Traje muy bueno.
    buen hermetico falta proteccion en el pecho

    Traje muy bueno, en el pecho le falta un poco mas de protección.

  • Man
    20-29 years old
    10 January 2017
    Use since 7 to 12 months
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    purchase confirmed
    Combinaison été, utilisation surf
    renforts coudes et genoux.fermeture frontzip.m

    Utilisé de juillet à octobre en Bretagne nord,
    Cette combinaison ma franchement convaincu,
    Systeme front zip efficace, peu ou pas de rentrée d'eau même aprés une seance de 2 heures.Sizing adapté pour petit gabarit :1,68m 62kgs.
    Fermeture eclair surdimenssionné fermable même avec des gants.
    Serrage poignets et chevilles vraiment top , à enfiler avec sac plastique au pied.
    Super combinaison qui n'a rien à envier au grandes marques.

  • Man
    30-39 years old
    21 October 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Bon produit mais...
    Coupe, légèreté et confort, rapport qualité-prix Certains pts de couture grossiers,pas d'évacuation

    Achat réalisé il y a 2 semaines sur les conseils d'un (bon) vendeur, qui pratique le surf et utilise cette combinaison. Combi bien coupée/ajustée, adaptée à ma morphologie (taille L, je mesure 1,87m pour 78kg, longs bras, longues jambes). Aucun pli une fois bien enfilée, elle est légère et confortable. J'avais essayé la ML, mais elle était bien trop serrée au niveau des cuisses.
    Suffisamment souple à mon goût, pas de soucis pour la rame.
    On l'enfile aisément après 2 ou 3 sessions (le temps qu'elle se "forme").
    J'ai acheté cette combi car mon ancienne 3/2 à zip dorsale m'irritait la nuque (chose assez courante avec le scratch sur ce type de fermeture).
    Le hic, c'est que cette Tribord 900 m'irrite également la nuque, au niveau d'un gros point de couture (celui à l'arrière gauche, qui forme l'angle col intérieur). C'est très désagréable...
    Par ailleurs, il lui manque un système d'évacuation d'eau (qui servirait surtout, soyons francs, à évacuer les ptis besoins naturels inhérents à des sessions de 2 à 4h...).
    Hormis le problème cité plus haut (peut-être spécifique à mon modèle) et l'absence de système d'évacuation (Messieurs les concepteurs à Hendaye, si vous me lisez...), je trouve qu'elle a un excellent rapport qualité/prix.

    Brand's answer :

    Bonjour Monsieur,

    Je suis le concepteur à Hendaye qui lit bien vos messages ;-). Et je vous remercie pour votre avis. Je vais vous contacter par message privé pour en savoir plus sur votre suggestion d'évacuation.

    Pour les irritations, je peux vous suggérer l'utilisation d'un top UV en dessous de votre combinaison (Ex. http://www.decathlon.fr/top-uv-mc-h-ride-noir-id_8356750.html) ou bien l'application d'une crème grasse (ex. Vaseline) avant la session.

    Merci encore pour votre fidélité et votre aide dans l'amélioration de nos produits,


    Edouard du Doré
    Chef de produit Glisse Tribord