19" Black Lightweight Board Shorts
WHO ARE needessentials wetsuits EU?
needessentials EU is the European branch of needessenials.
needessenials was founded by Ryan Scanlon in 2013 after years developing wetsuits and surf specific products for Surfers across the globe. With decades of industry knowledge needessentials has designed and developed wetsuits and Surf accessories that are function focused and at a fraction of the cost.
A message to our customers regarding COVID-19
During these uncertain times, we thought it necessary to reassure our customers that we are doing everything we can to meet your needs and expectations of needessentials.
Against the backdrop of the global COVID-19 outbreak, we are continuously adapting our business and following the guidelines as set out by our Government in the UK and those across Europe.
We have implemented a number of measures to ensure, first and foremost the safety of our colleagues and customers, whilst still being able to offer the professional service and delivery, we pride needessentials EUROPE on offering.
Our shipping partners, DHL and the Royal Mail continue to delivery parcels at this time, closely following Governmental policy across Europe. These couriers have each built in safe and secure protocols to ensure that parcels and orders are continued to be delivered in a timely and professional manner, that is both safe and secure for all.
We continue to monitor the situation and respond accordingly. We are well positioned to continue to assist with enquiries by email or messenger and continue to ship daily following the procedures in place with our couriers.
Our top priority is to continue to offer well priced wetsuits and surf accessories in a professional and responsible manner, so that when this tide turns we can once again enjoy mother nature safely and in all her beauty.
Stay Safe and Healthy.
WHY ARE OUR WETSUITS SO WELL PRICED?
By forgoing all non-essentials like, branding, swing tags, excessive packaging, middle men, expensive marketing campaigns and high street rents, needessentials can offer world class wetsuits at a fraction of the price. We only use the best developers, materials, components and manufacturers available and we pride ourselves on the warmth, flexibility and durability of our wetsuits and surf accessories.
WHY IS needessentials ONLY AVAILABLE ONLINE?
By only supplying the end customer directly via our website, we forgo expensive high street locations and multi chain distribution channels, therefore better managing our costs and ensuring our wetsuits and surf accessories are priced more accessibly.
We are happy to discuss wetsuit sizing’s, specifications and answer any questions you may have, so please feel free to contact us.
HOW DOES needessentials WETSUIT SIZING COMPARE TO OTHER WETSUITS?
We have a page dedicated to fit as it is of such importance and we want you to get it right first time. All wetsuits are handmade, and every company has its own patterns, templates, and grading. Our size chart is an accurate guide, however should you wish for further advise please feel free to contact us for assistance.
WHERE DO YOU DELIVER TO?
needessentials Europe ships throughout Europe and partners with DHL for the majority of our shipping needs, meaning your wetsuit can be traced from collection to delivery for reassurance.
IS IT SAFE TO ORDER ONLINE?
Yes. needessentials Europe offers Stripe or PayPal as a secure check out gateways for every purchase and our partnership with DHL means that the majority of orders processed are dispatched through their European network which offers fully trackable deliveries.
WHICH CREDIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?
needessentials Europe accept all major credit and debit cards and also offers PayPal as a check out option.
I NEED TO CHANGE/RETURN MY ORDER?
If you wish to edit, cancel or return an order then we are happy to assist where we can and below please find the links to our policies on cancellations and returns.
WHAT CAN AFFECT OUR PRICES?
Each shipment of wetsuits is subject to changes in manufacturing and shipping costs, which is usually pegged to oil fluctuations and foreign exchange. We aim to ensure products are always priced fairly, so changes are merely reflective of market changes.
WHAT DOES GBS SEAM MEAN?
The term GBS is an abbreviation of Glued and Blind Stitched and is a seam created on wetsuits where by Neoprene segments are glued together and then stitched. The stitch is used to strengthen the seam and passes halfway through the material. A specifically curved needle and machine is used to ensure the seam is as watertight as possible whilst still durable and strong.
Because the Blind stitch doesn't go all the way through the neoprene, the amount of water absorbed is kept to a minimum in comparison to other stitched seams used to construct wetsuits. The improved seam performance of the GBS seam means that any water inside the wetsuit is better trapped and it therefore only serves to insulate the body further, making GBS an efficient method to use on performance and winter weight wetsuits.
A Glued and Blind Stitched seam (GBS) is a great way of joining neoprene together however, it’s not 100% watertight as a needle does penetrate the neoprene partially, which can mean and lead to a limited chance of water penetrating through this area, especially with use. At needessentials we use a 4-way Mega Stretch neoprene tape internally to further strengthen the seam and minimise any water ingression where possible. However, it must be stressed that needessentials only produces wetsuits and certainly do not classify our products as Dry Suits.
CAN YOU RESERVE ITEMS?
Please feel free to contact us with the item you are after and we will be happy advise you.
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19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts Description
The 19” Lightweight Black Board Short offers a clean design with a modern tailored length that is finished with a straight hem on the knee.
The 19” Lightweight Black Board Short is constructed from a light-weight 4-way super stretch fabric that still features the anti-rash needessential Dobby Weave. This material is lighter than other needessentials board short models and is an ideal travel short that can be rolled and stored within its own pocket for minimum travel space. Multiple eyelets on the board short offer the ability to adjust the waist band to achieve the perfect fit whether the shorts are wet or dry and a technical Aquaguard zip pocket on the side of the 19” Lightweight Black Board Shorts offers valuable and secure storage.
Features of The 19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts
- PREMIUM LIGHTWEIGHT 4-WAY SUPER STRETCH FABRIC- “is used throughout to offer maximum comfort, minimum weight and ultimate flexibility”.
- TECHNICAL DOBBY WEAVE – “traps air between the stretch fabric and skin minimizing the risk of developing a rash or mild skin abrasion whilst wet”.
- 19” STRAIGHT LEG CUT- “not too long and not to short, the Straight hem is a classic design”.
- MULTIPLE EYELETS- “simple additional waist band holes for the draw string closure, offer the ability to improve the fit and security of the shorts whether they are wet or dry”.
- AQUA GUARD YKK ZIPPED SIDE POCKET- “Self-draining pocket discretely positioned on the side of the board short for improved security and general storage- it can double to self-store the Lightweight Board Short for travel”.
- NO EXTERNAL PRINTING- “why pay for printing on the outside when it will not enhance the performance of the product!”
- NO SWING TAG’s or EXCESS PACKAGING- “an excess and expense that offers no benefit to the performance of the product and uses further resources with little to no return or benefit”.
19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts Usage Conditions
The 19” Black Lightweight Board Short is an ideal travel board short that is super lightweight and mega flexible, with a 4-way super stretch dobby weave fabric that minimizes rashes and rubs.
19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts benefits
The 19” Black Lightweight Board Short offers unrestricted movement thanks to being made in a 4-way super stretch material. The Dobby Weave within this fabric maximizes the comfort offered by trapping air and allowing the material to freely pass over the skin avoiding irritation through rubbing even when wet. The high low design also helps to improve the rate at which the shorts dry.
The Adjustability of the waist band on the 19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts, means that comfort and security can always be achieved whether you are in the tropics surfing or simply at the gym working on cardio.
The discrete Aqua Guard Side pocket is ideal to hold those small valuable items and can fit the entire short within for a compact travel solution.
Why The 19” Black Lightweight Board Shorts could be Perfect For You?
If you are looking for a lightweight, performance Board Short that is timeless in its design without all the fancy graphics and bright colours, yet still all the premium features such as un-restrictive stretch, comfort and anti-rash, then look no further than the 19” Black Lightweight Board Short, it will offer all that you need.