needessentials - anyone familiar?

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I bought one 4 months ago. 3/2 fully lined and sealed. Very warm and comfy. Will buy again
 

ghost_of_lewis_samuels

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Oct 27, 2019
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where did you buy - just realized after posting there isn't an option to ship to the US - are you people UK/AUS/anywhere other than US
 

TeamScam

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I think mine came from California, needs USA?
I like it, a 6/4/3 I've only used 2-3 times last Winter which was a very warm winter here(Mid-Atlantic)
I would buy again, it's very warm but old-school restrictive. I think the sizing is a little on the smaller side, but that's partially on me too, and I'm trying to watch my girlish figure because I will be putting it back on in about a month.
They are priced right, and so many suits were all sold out due to the pandemic situation when I purchased it. Got it in<5 days.
I don't monitor my suits for wear, or treat them too well, my research led me to understand some people have had issues with seam tape longevity,? but I'm not there yet.
 

CutnSnip

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Probably dropping in on you, California
i got 3/2 and 4/3 about a month ago because they were the only one with suits in stock in MT size.

only used the 3/2 so far and its cool. it the premium liquid threaded blah blah blah and it was stiff out the gate but its loosened up a bit. scared what the 4/3 is going to be like the first handfull of sessions tho.

same warmth as the rip curls im used to, and comfy enough for the price. seems well made tho good zippers etc. bet ill get a season out them easy.

i think im going to order some booties becuase again only one with stock in my size.
 

ghost_of_lewis_samuels

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Somehow i was directed to the UK site first - i'd like the 5/4 but they don't have any in my size, so will probably gamble w/a 6/5/4, a bit toasty for NY but it's a backup so whatever.
 

jory

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Had a 3/2

Kinda cheap and cheerful, not especially warm and the seams didn’t last well. Might work for so cal, not sure I’d bother again for here.
 

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Maybe their suits have gotten better - stuff I got years back was rubbish. I would love to give the blokes a good review, but even they know their early stuff was crap. All the best lads.

People, once you get a custom suit, tough to look back
 

SrPato

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Jul 12, 2005
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Mrs. Pato just got a 4/3 from them. It's pretty basic but the seams are glued and taped and the quality looks pretty decent. It has the warm, fuzzy lining on the inside chest and smooth rubber panel on the back. She's pretty rough on suits so I'll let you know how it holds up. It was a smoking deal at $200.
 

r32

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Crazy how many different wetsuit companies there are now. Back in the day there were a handful. Now there seem to be a couple dozen.
 

Iceman

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Got a 4/3 with hood. Like it. Very similar to the Oneill Psychotech front zip I have, although a little more difficult to get in and out of. Plus the area near the zipper flushes more easily. But overall, warm suit.
 
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