900 Men's 5/4 mm Neoprene Switch Surfing Wetsuit - Black

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Key feature
The warmest and most innovative wetsuit in the line thanks to its removable hood. Warmth, flexibility, windproof, quick drying ... and versatility.
Users reviews
4.27 / 5 22 ratings

User benefits

Removable hood. Two flaps including: one normal collar and one with a hood.
Freedom of movement
Ultra-stretch neoprene. Ergonomic cut. Front zip to free up the back.
5/4mm blind-stitched, glued & taped neoprene. Smooth honeycomb torso. Wear tight
Reduced chafing
Underarm insert for comfort. Smooth double thickness collar. Reinforced knees.
Quick drying
Ultra-fast drying brushed inner lining made from recycled polyester.
Smooth honeycombed neoprene panels on the front and back to prevent shivering.


User type
Full wetsuit / Steamer
Water temp
Water between 7 and 12°C
5 and 4 mm
Waterproof stitch bonded
Zip type
Front zip
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 very cold water, between 7°C and 12°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
7 - 12°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: 5 and 4 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.
Zip / Removable hood
The 900 5/4 Switch wetsuit benefits from our new removable hood. Depending on the conditions and your preferences, you can choose between a normal collar or hood built directly into the suit. This variation is permitted by the two zips used in the opening system. 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 slider is made of stainless steel to withstand exposure to salt water.
Magnet fastening / Pacemaker warning Key pocket
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. NB: There is a key pocket in the front panel under the zip.
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.
Windproof honeycombed neoprene
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. Lined with a hollow honeycombed interior that provides even more insulation from the cold, this component improves the thermal comfort of the suit.
Quick drying
The 900 5/4 SWITCH wetsuit features a new brushed fleece inner lamination. This enables not only a minimal weight increase in the water but also ultra-fast drying. It can therefore be used several times a day while still keeping a dry feel when put on.
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

4.27 / 5 22 ratings
20 users recommended this product
Distribution of ratings
Favourable review more useful
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40-49 years old
01 January 1970
Use since 7 to 12 months

j'utilise cette combinaison depuis 1 an en usage surf.
Je la recommande de part son isolation thermique, son confort et son efficacité.
Je rencontre tout de même 2 problèmes :
Le néoprène lisse sur l'avant, se déchire a plusieurs endroit et le collage entre les 2 néoprène commence à se décoller.
2- La mousse intérieur au niveau des renforts de genoux , c'est écrasé, mais les renforts extérieurs sont intacts.
l'eau commence a s'infiltrer au niveau des genoux.
J'ai acheté cette combi au mois de mai 2016 chez Tribord à Hendaye.

Brand's answer :


Je vous remercie pour votre message et je suis content de votre recommandation. Les signes d'usure que vous mentionnez m'intéressent beaucoup et je vais vous contacter par message privé pour en savoir plus. Cela nous permettra d'apporter les réponses adéquates. 

Encore merci pour votre fidélité et votre aide dans l'amélioration de nos produits, 


Edouard du Doré
Chef de produit Glisse Tribord

Critical review more useful
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20-29 years old
01 January 1970
Use since 3 to 6 months
Problème avec le néoprène alvéolé

Après quelques utilisations (en kitesurf), le néoprène alvéolé se déchire localement en différents endroits au niveau du torse et du dos.
Je précise qu'il n'y a pas eu de chutes particulières expliquant ces différentes déchirures, la combinaison est rincée après chaque utilisation et est stockée au sec à l'abri du soleil.
Je crains de devoir la remplacer prochainement si elle continue à se déchirer.
Je ne recommande donc clairement pas ce produit.

Brand's answer :

Bonjour monsieur, 

Je vous remercie pour votre message et je regrette cette usure anormale. Je vais vous contacter par message privé pour en savoir plus ces signes d'usure et les sollicitations qu'il y a pu avoir, notamment pour un usage kitesurf. Ces empiècements en néoprène lisse (et alvéolé) sont plus sensibles aux frottements répétés. (ex. frottement du harnais).

Je vous remercie encore pour votre fidélité et votre aide dans l'amélioration de nos produits, 


Edouard du Doré
Chef de produit Glisse Tribord

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    24 June 2017
    That review has been deposited on this product version
    Wrong Item Delivered


    The wrong itemhas been delivered to my address (I received sandals) with no receipt.
    PLease help.

    Chirs Kelly

    Brand's answer :

    Dear Chris,

    Thank you for your message. We are sorry to hear that you received wrong item. Member of our Customers Loyalty Team will contact you shortly to arrange exchange or refund.
    Once again apologies for any inconvenience caused.
    Kind regards,


  • Man
    30-39 years old
    18 December 2016
    Use since 2 to 8 weeks
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    Tribord 900 4/5mm wetsuit

    Outstanding quality and so warm - I will never buy any other manufacturer of wetsuit again; no need to. This really is a premier wetsuit; going to buy the 4/3mm in spring....

  • Man
    40-49 years old
    14 September 2017
    Use since 1 week or less
    That review has been deposited on this product version

    Gut verarbeitet und absolut nützlich die abnehmbare Haube, für etwas wärmere Tage.