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Nieuwland 5 Hooded Wetsuit

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Rated 4.7 out of 5
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The Nieuwland 5 is our warmest wetsuit, suitable for sea temperatures of 4-10°C. Designed to keep you in the water forRead more

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Nieuwland 5 Hooded Wetsuit

The Nieuwland 5 is our warmest wetsuit, suitable for sea temperatures of 4-10°C. Designed to keep you in the water for longer, features include an extra 6mm lumbar patch and high pile lining for increased heat retention, wide internal seam tape and our signature calf loops to aid entry and exit.

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Fit

  • A good fit is essential for keeping warm. Our suits are made to a bespoke pattern and may vary from other suits you have owned. See the size guide above to get the perfect fit, and if you're still not sure which size to choose give us a call on 01872 554 481

  • Your wetsuit should be a tight fit when new, and will loosen off slightly after 10-15 wears

  • Studio model Paulo is wearing a medium and is 5’9” / 176cm tall, chest 38” / 97cm

Details

  • Updated with an easier entry system and improved fit around the chest and waist

  • 6.5mm chest and back panel, 4.5 mm arms and legs

  • Designed for sea temperatures in the region of 4-10°C

  • Higher internal pile in over 80% of the suit for greater heat retention

  • Elongated back panel, improving heat retention

  • Extra 6mm neoprene lumbar patch over lower back, providing key warmth

  • High proportion of flexible neoprene across shoulders and through upper body to aid easy paddling

  • Double needle blind stitched throughout suit: a safer stitch that will better weather the wear and tear of the suit (no need for a seam sealant that often ends up cracking)

  • 50% wider seam tape, reducing water penetration; also adhering better to the suit, improving the durability

  • Finisterre custom neck pattern – reduced flushing as well as helping entry / exit

  • Tension wrist bands, improving wrist seal

  • Bespoke calf loops – a design feature to help suit entry

Working with a master in his field, we have looked at areas where we feel suit design needs improving and after three years of refinement plus direct feedback from over 300 surfers on our tester programme, this is the result.

The 5mm wetsuit is designed for sea temperatures in the region of 4-10°C, suitable for winters in the north of England, Scotland, Ireland and Scandinavia.

Fabric Sourcing & Sustainability

80% neoprene, 20% polyester / nylon, sourced from Taiwan. Suits manufactured in Taiwan.

As with all Finisterre products, a lot of attention and care has gone into making this wetsuit; seams, neoprene, construction and fit. In this respect, we warranty all seams and neoprene against defects in manufacturing and materials for the period of one year post purchase. If you find any defects in this suit, please get in touch as soon as possible.

Avoid taking off on hard, abrasive surfaces / Wash out with fresh water after every use / Leave to drip dry inside out out of direct sunlight, do not hang from shoulders / Never machine wash, tumble dry or use bleach / Clean with mild detergent by hand / This will become your trusty steed in the dead of winter, do not pee in it

average rating 4.7 out of 5
Based on 18 reviews
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Rated 4 out of 5
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Rated 4 out of 5
Review posted

Warm and Flexible

This suit looks well built. I have used it a handful of times in November and found it to be warm. There is a recurring problem with water sloshing about in the throat area. Whether it is stored there from leaks when the hood is up or if its being flushed in via the chest entry system I'm not sure. Although its fairly thick at 6.5mm, it is not cumbersome. Currently I would give it 4 stars, but the true test is a February surf with an easterly wind blowing.

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Rated 4 out of 5
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NIEUWLAND 5 HOODED WETSUIT

I have yet to use the wetsuit so cannot comment yet directly on performance, however it appears of good quality and great thickness and I like the thick taped seams.

I do have reservation on the neck entry and how robust it will be as it looks like it could tear in places - time will tell !

My major issue was around sizing as the Medium was much smaller than a medium in other brands so I had to size up to a ML which was still very tight in the hood, however I expect that it will loosen after time.

A hooded version of the Nieuwland 4 would have been better for me for surfing in Cornwall as I think the Nieuwland 5 could be too hot !

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Nieuwland 5 Hooded Wetsuit

Good suit, but bulky around the neck. the entry system which prevent flush, prevents also good motion and movement of the shoulders. two laps of neoprene overlap around the neck, making that area of the suit virtually an 8 mil+ the hood part neoprene material(total of 12 mil i guess). i cut off one of those flaps and suit seams better/normal. i would recommend the product to anyone willing to cut out that neck part.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Like a burrito

Despite being on the other side of the Atlantic from this company (NYC), a buddy of mine has this suit and even on the chilliest days, he seems to stay warm and happy -- like a toasty little burrito. I wanted to be a toasty little burrito too. But, my Patagonia suit left me feeling like a sad cold chalupa. So, I fired up the old internet machine, put in my money stick and patiently waited for warm salvation in the form of this wetsuit. 10 days and one confused mail carrier later, my burrito suit had arrived! It took about 5 seconds to realize why this suit has such a good reputation -- it's built really well. But how about the warmth? Well, let me tell you, it's fiery. I was sweating like a chili pepper after putting it on in the comfort of my own home -- I didn't realize I had ordered such a spicy burrito suit! There's no question in my mind that I'll be a warm little spicy burrito out in the cold Atlantic this winter -- thanks, Fiñisterré!

9/10 only because despite my claims of it being a warm little burrito, the suit did not come with hot sauce.

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Winter suit

The suit looks as good if not better then any of the top brands out there. They are really well made and really well fitting. Unfortunately I can’t try it out until the winter but I’m looking forward to being snugg on the freezing days this year. The customer service is second to none aswell. Thank you all

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Size Guide

S MS M MT ML L LT XL
Height 170-173cm 170-175cm 173-178cm 180-185cm 175-178cm 178-185cm 185-190cm 180-188cm
5’7”-5’8" 5’7”-5’9" 5’8”-5’10" 5’11”-6’1" 5’9”-5’10" 5’10”-6’1" 6’2”-6’3" 5’11”-6’2"
Chest 95cm 98cm 102cm 102cm 104cm 107cm 107cm 109cm
37 38.5" 40" 40" 41" 42" 42" 43"
Waist 76cm 79cm 81cm 81cm 84cm 88cm 86cm 91cm
30" 31" 32" 32" 33" 34.5" 34" 36"