- Sep 23, 2016
I’m only a consumer with no affiliations. I only give my observations.Would like to know the background of your comments, as they are in contrast to what I have heard about the manufacturing of their suits from people in the industry. What do you know about them, educate me so I am smarter about purchasing. I can only compare them to Matuse which I have been wearing for years, and for me there is very little difference in flex, warmth, etc. I have only been wearing the Need suit for about a month, so no idea on longevity and durability. I am curious what you know as actual facts about where they are manufactured and from what rubber?
1. the suits say made in China on them. Most brands are made in the Sheico factory in Taiwan.
2. I’ve had the following needs Suits: 2 steamers, one spring suit and one long sleeve vest. My first suit (3/2 premium steamer) was just after they came onto the market A few years ago. I bought my last steamer one year ago (3/2 ultra premium or something like that).
3. they are very stretchy and nice for about 3 months of solid use, then they get overstretched and stay that way. Neck flushes through the chest zip become normal.
4. the seams start leaking like a sieve by the end of the first season. for comparison, i normally get an extra season out of wetsuit costing $100 more which is made by Sheico.
hope this is of some use.