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    DG500 Men's Dinghy/Catamaran 3/2mm Neoprene Wetsuit

    € 65.98

    Designed for regular dinghy/catamaran sailing in cool and cold weather (light sailing)

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    SKU: S148726 (2192369)
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    Product benefits
    1. Thermal insulation
      Thermal insulation
      Neoprene 3/2 mm. Blind-stitched and glued seams to help keep water out.
    2. Abrasion resistance
      Wear-resistant anti-abrasive reinforcements on seat, backs of thighs and knees.
    3. Freedom of movement
      Freedom of movement
      Thanks to the knee, hip and arm patches. Cut suitable for the trapeze position.
    4. User comfort
      Comfortable thickness on knees: 7 mm, thanks to its multi-layer stretch neoprene
    5. Ease of use
      Ease of use
      SIZE MARKINGS: marked inside for visibility when turned inside out after drying.
    6. Easy dressing
      Zip at the back with a pull tab to make it easier to open and close.
    7. Quick drying
      Quick drying
      Polyester inner lining.
    Details
    Product feature
    1. The concept of thermal insulation using neoprene:
      By trapping a thin layer of water around the body, a neoprene wetsuit works in two ways: 1. The water trapped inside the wetsuit gradually warms up 2. Heat transfer from the body decreases. The wetsuit and the thin covering of water form a layer of insulation. Neoprene is a closed-cell elastomeric foam with trapped nitrogen bubbles that have insulating properties.
    2. The technical GBS design of the DG500 dinghy/catamaran neoprene wetsuit is intended for cool and cold weather:
      The Tribord DG500 neoprene wetsuit is made of 100% neoprene (thickness: 3 mm) to ensure optimal thermal insulation. All seams are sewn together with strong thread suited to this particular type of fabric and are glued to prevent water getting through the seams (GBS). A neoprene strip is sewn under the zip to reduce the cooling effects of any water that gets through it. In the event of moderate to strong winds and cold weather, also wear the Tribord S500 sailing anorak.
    3. Freedom of movement of the DG500 dinghy/catamaran neoprene wetsuit:
      The Tribord DG500 dinghy/catamaran neoprene wetsuit has a cut and materials designed to make the manoeuvres and different positions of light sailing much easier. The arms and chest piece consist of a different piece of fabric to make manoeuvres and movements much easier. The legs, buttocks and knees are also separate pieces to make sitting, crouching and changing sides in the boat much easier. All the seams are stretch seams.
    4. Neoprene reinforcements on the DG500 wetsuit on the knees, buttocks and thighs:
      It has reinforcements on and below the knees and on the seat and thighs. The thickness is 7mm on the knees for added comfort. The additional fabric works in two ways: - to reduce the wear and tear of the neoprene in areas that are the most exposed to rubbing from the boat (deck fittings, rubbing strake, carpet, etc., depending on the supports) - to reduce the inconvenience of this rubbing on the knees, buttocks and thighs for the user, who is wearing the suit and is active on the boat
    5. Construction of the neck of the DG500 dinghy/catamaran neoprene wetsuit:
      The neck finish and height has been developed to limit the sensation of discomfort from the neoprene and irritation on even the most sensitive skin. However, not everyone's skin reacts in the same way: in this case, we recommend that you wear a top under the wetsuit to reduce sensitive rubbing and chafing.
    Product testing
    1. Composition
      Foam : 100.0% Rubber - Chloroprene (CR) - Neoprene Lining : 100.0% Polyester (PES)
    2. Storage advice
      Once dry, store on a hanger away from direct sunlight. Rinse with fresh water to remove salt that could deteriorate the neoprene and the zips. Avoid direct sources of heat. Hand wash recommended.
    3. Product catchline
      Neoprene wetsuit to keep you warm in a dinghy thanks to its thickness and efficient seams! It makes movements easier with its cut and elasticity. Protects against rubbing due to contact with the boat!
    4. Lab tested
      Developed and tested by our design teams in Hendaye, France. Tested by the 47°Nautik sailing school (Gulf of Morbihan, Brittany - France) during the 2016 season.
    Product reviews
    2.8 / 5
    4 reviews
    4 users recommend this product
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    • Good but smelly

      05/06/2018
      Andrea (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      The wetsuit it is good enough, although all the protection pads make it quite stiff, and the few sizes available make it not perfectly fit for me. But the biggest issue is the smell. I never had such a smelly wetsuit. Once it's wet it will have a strong unmistakable smell of weed. And everything that will be next by will get the same smell. Not good if you can not keep it in a different room than your normal clothes.
      Response of the brand
      Hi Andrea,

      I am glad that your wetsuit is fit for purpose, but I am sorry to hear about the fragrance.... Historically, this was a known issue that we thought we had solved. 

      If possible, it could be helpful if you could send us a photo of the label as then we can trace the supplier, because globally, this issue shouldn't be occurring. If I can pin point the source of the wetsuit, I can either advise you with confidence to exchange and not have the same problem, or I can liaise with the production team to see why this issue is still occurring. 

      Please feel free to reply to my email address, and thank you for your feedback. 

      Kind regards,
      Sharon

      SHARON
    • Nice wetsuit, smells like marijuana

      02/04/2018
      John (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      This wetsuit fits nicely and keeps me warm. Unfortunately it smells strongly of marijuana. I have to keep it in an outside shed because it was making my house smell marijuana. I've had it hanging up for a few months now and it still has the same smell. Hopefully it'll wash out over the season this year.
      Response of the brand
      Hello John,

      I am glad that your wetsuit is fit for purpose, but I am sorry to hear about the fragrance.... Historically, this was a known issue that we thought we had solved.

      If possible, it could be helpful if you could send us a photo of the label as then we can trace the supplier, because globally, this issue shouldn't be occurring. If I can pin point the source of the wetsuit, I can either advise you with confidence to exchange and not have the same problem, or I can liaise with the production team to see why this issue is still occurring. 

      Please feel free to reply to my email address, and thank you for your feedback. 

      Kind regards,
      Sharon

      SHARON
    • Smell is ruining my life

      19/11/2017
      Oliver (United Kingdom)
      Used for 3 to 6 months
      This is an absolutely awful product not fit for sale! It works fine in the water but as soon as you get out it absolutely REEKS. Not just a bad smell, it actually smells exactly like stale cannabis. It has permeated every layer of my house and all my clothing. I have been in trouble at work because people think I am constantly smoking pot. Whereas in fact it is purely this atrocious neoprene catastrophe that was built for water but can't get wet. It's humiliating, it's frustrating and it is ruining my life
      Response of the brand
      Hi Oliver,

      I am so sorry to hear of the issues with your Tribord wetsuit. This review has only just come to my attention but I hope you were able to find a solution via a refund or an exchange with your local Decathlon.

      We do keep a track of the items that we process as defective and the reasons why, so that if there is a global issue we can identify a suitable solution or a product recall, as we endeavor not to sell any products that score an average below 3/5*. This issue is not something that has currently been logged, so I hope to reassure you that this is a one off. 

      I do appreciate your feedback and would like to apoligise once again for any inconvenience caused. 

      Thanks,
      Sharon
    • 2xl just about big enough for 6ft3in

      14/10/2017
      robert (United Kingdom)
      Used for 2 to 8 weeks
      Best value xxl wet suit - comfortable and well made - and just about big enough