2012 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Wetsuits

  • By Shaun Guest, Courtney Baird, Jene Shaw
  • Published May 4, 2012
  • Updated Oct 31, 2014 at 4:38 PM UTC

De Soto T1 First Wave $630

With its first suit constructed of GreenGoma rubber, De Soto has produced a flexible and buoyant wetsuit that is outside the norm of wetsuit design. The BibJohn and Pullover are sold separately, which allows swimmers of all body types to fit the T1 First Wave. The neoprene-on-neoprene overlap between the two pieces provides frictionless hip rotation and arm extension. Quickly zipping and unzipping the Pullover becomes easy with practice. If your shoulders feel compressed or restricted in most suits, the T1 Pullover has ample space for large swimmer’s muscles but may feel large on very thin physiques. Extremely thick arm panels help grab the water.

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