The Fjord 1.0 is the ultimate suit for those swimming in cool water temperatures (down to 16° C / 61° F). Zero resistance shoulder movement gives the swimmer the most natural stroke resulting in uninhibited arm speed. This economy of effort allows for longer swim time without additional fatigue.
WhaleSkin - HBF Limestone Rib Neoprene
Limestone neoprene has a high micro-cell structure. These are independent closed cells (like bubbles) within the neoprene that are packed together at extremely high density. Limestone neoprene has a 94% cell penetration - over 30% more than oil-based neoprene leading to greater impermeability, lightness, warmth, durability and stretch with memory allowing more freedom of movement. The WhaleSkin rib neoprene increases the surface by 18.3%, which in turn increases buoyancy and ultimately increases your speed. In addition, it’s more environmentally friendly.
Incredibly flexible and highly durable. The patented ultra-thin unique polymer (0.3) is fingernail tear proof. It has advanced shape memory, 4-way super stretch, and is lined with an ultra-flexible insulating lining also with 4-way stretch.
Warmer than deboer's other materials yet is still incredibly flexible and highly durable. The exclusive polymer is fingernail tear proof. It has advanced shape memory, 4-way super stretch, and is lined with an ultra-flexible insulating lining also with 4-way stretch.
Made from the HBF-Limestone neoprene (Highly Buoyant, Flexible, and lightweight 48 cell neoprene). Deboer has conducted studies to understand how adding buoyancy can affect swim position. Based on these studies, they positioned the panels to create maximum stability, minimize rotation and ensure better balance.
The unique glide layer coating technology provides exceptionally low water friction and increases hydrodynamics. In addition, it reduces resistance when changing out of your wetsuit, thus, helping to save precious time during your race transition. This coating aids in the reduction of fingernail tears.
C8 Hydrophobic Lining
C8 is a water-repellent coating that prevents water absorption and aids in the increase of buoyancy; plus it feels great. The C8 water-repellent coating is super soft on your skin and allows for just enough water to warm up your body while preserving the buoyancy.
The perfectly measured, positioned, finely tuned and extensively tested grooves reduce turbulence and increase the surface area in contact with the water, increasing the efficiency of each stroke and kick and aiding in forward propulsion.
Developed by deboer for exclusive use with their wetsuits. DolphinSkin ensures a soft, leak-free neck. Especially useful for those who are training with longer open water swims.
Deboer only uses YKK stainless steel zippers which close from bottom to top. This makes opening the wetsuit and getting out much easier and therefore, faster in transition.