Regular price$ 375.00 USD


MATERIAL: GEOFLEX (90% water impermeable, typically lasts 2-3 years, 1-year warranty and dries in about 3 hours.)

TEMP RANGE: 50 – 58F / 10  – 14C


Like Dante’s journey, the path to making the most sustainable wetsuit is no easy feat, but if you don’t commit to the path, you can never arrive at your destination. The Dante with Geoflex follows Matuse’s mantra of making products Ichiban (the best) by looking forward, developing materials and construction in the most sustainable ways.

Matuse’s Geoflex Limestone Rubber is made with Eco Carbon Black additive recycled from post-consumer scrap tires in combination with water-based adhesives for fabric lamination, instead of conventional solvent-based glues. This eliminates Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s) and maintains bonding strength aka the durability you expect from Matuse.

We skip traditional dyeing processes, opting for dope-dyeing yarn to add color before yarn extrusion to save energy and water. To minimize waste, all of our trimmed edges from cutting wetsuit patterns are reused to produce more Geoflex sheets that make our Matuse products.

The Dante with Geoflex is fair-trade certified and is the next generation of responsible building that doesn’t sacrifice on the performance you expect.

Geoflex Technology? Learn More 

Hydrasilk: Minimizes water adsorption and maintains your suit’s overall shape memory, adding to its longevity. Hydrasilk is buttery-soft and located inside and outside of your suit, aka you won't want to take it off.  
Butterfly Collar Entry System: Matuse’s original design opens the neck diameter larger while mitigating water entry.
Attached 2MM Hood: Built in all 2MM for mobility and lightness, keeping you toasty warm.
Oversized Knee Pads: Keep your duck diving knee pressure damage to a minimum with our oversized coverage.
• YKK Vislon Zipper: Large #10V size zipper for ease of closure and prevention of salt corrosion.
• Satin-Seal Taping: Silky smooth taping applied to the inside seams adds durability and warmth.
• Easy access external key pouch: With elastic cord on side of hip / you don't have to take your suit off to access a key or other items stored while surfing.
Fair-Trade Certified Construction -
• Water based adhesives:  Used for laminating our Hydrasilk Nylon instead of conventional solvent-based glues and minimizes Volatile Organic Compounds (VOC’s).
• Eco Carbon Black:  A recycled additive from post-consumer scrap tires that improves suit durability.
• Dope-dyeing yarn process:  We add color to our Nylon before yarn extrusion, skipping traditional dying processes to save on energy and water.
• Recycled Trims:  All trim from cutting patterns is reused to create more Geoflex sheets, to build more Matuse suits aka we make no waste.

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Customer Reviews

Based on 16 reviews
Best wetsuit but size up

This is hands down the warmest rubber I have ever owned. And I have tried them all over the last 20 years. And I’m very picky.

I actually hated the feel of this at first and almost returned it, but thought “what the heck, I’ll just try it out.” If it feels tight at first, just try sizing up and keep in mind that it breaks in and molds to your body shape super quickly.

Amazing. Super warm, and way more flexible than I initially thought. Very comfortable and smooth like butter. I’m and officially a Matuse lifer.

Dean Rich
4/3 Dante w/hood

I'm 5'7 155lbs and got the LS (MS in any other suit). I live in So Cal so the water temp hasn't gotten below 65 yet but I like being extra warm. I like sitting outside and waiting for the larger sets, so sometimes have to wait awhile. I'm very warm to start with and haven't gotten cold even when the fog rolls in (just pull my hood up) or waiting 20 minutes for a set. This suit is very flexible and does not leak. Love it!


No doubt, the wetsuit is very useful in the San Francisco area!

David Martin
Tight but workable

I am exactly at the bottom for height and top for weight in the size I bought, XLS. An inch too short and 5 pounds too light for XXLS (3/2 and 4/3 Dante are available). Experience shows that XLS works well with thin suits (2 mm full, Jojo open water). With the new 4/3, initial on and off was tight. Wearing a tight, slippery rashguard helped. I expect it to loosen with use. Maybe a mile swim or two or three?

So the conundrum of tight for warmth and a bit looser for ease of entry and exit is at work.

I side with Matuse and a few other brands on slippery wetsuit linings being better for warmth and drying (I have one suit that’s fur all the way to the wrists and ankles, difficult to get on and off despite being a good fit. It’s headed to a recycle program). Matuse’s XXLS is nearly equivalent to two other brands' XLS, so if looking for a wetsuit, make sure to check the brand’s size chart.

The Dante’s hood fits me nicely (a fairly large hat size) and is more than a fashion accessory—I have an odd but apparently common problem of my inner ears getting confused in even slightly cool water, so enter the water with great balance, and exit groveling. It’s been tagged as “Dizzy Triathlete” and the simple solution, effective for me, is ear plugs. A bit of extra warmth is fine, and if it’s cool enough for 4/3, it’s likely to be comfortable to have a hood, whether or not it’s actually used.

A suit that lasts 3 seasons???

Great stuff matuse! Suit kept me warm, fit was perfect, and it seems pretty durable!
I’m 6’2 and ~155 lbs, and got a ST. It took maybe 3 sessions to fully break the suit in and loosen the shoulders up. I averaged about 3-5 days in the water per week, which lead to some of the tape near hands and feet coming loose (shown in picture). Even with the loose tape I still stayed dry! This is probably due to the thick rubber tape used, and also the robust stitching. Usually I’ll blow out the butt area first on my suit, but as shown in the picture it has held up just fine. Butterfly system works ok, glue in that area may need some help. However, with a little maintenance this suit could possibly last 3 seasons!?

The only reason I give 4 stars is the hood… it doesn’t hug my head and neck as well as other hoods I’ve had. Seems like water got in there relatively easily, and ran down to my back. Maybe I have a weird head, who knows…

Overall great suit and can’t wait to see future models!