The De Soto T1 Black Pearl Pullover is a value-priced suit, lined with 4-way stretch nylon Lycra to minimize chafing. All seams are glued and blind-stitched, making them stronger than the rubber itself. All wetsuit models feature sleek graphics and are sold as separates for a more customized fit. All T1 Wetsuits are made of GreenGoma a limestone rubber. Until recently all triathlon wetsuits have been made of petroleum. First in the industry to introduce limestone rubber into their wetsuits, all T1 Wetsuits incorporate this amazing GreenGoma technology.
The Black Pearl has the same design, construction, and fit as the T1 First Wave, but is made of GreenGoma #8 Rubber with Super Composite Skin. This model offers a very affordable option without sacrificing warmth, comfort, and durability. The Bibjohn is 5mm thick from the oval ankle openings up to the crotch and up the side of the hips. From that seam up, the Bibjohn is 2mm thick. This includes the midsection around the stomach, low back, as well as the bib straps that extend up the spine in back and up the chest in front.
The Bibjohn s design provides the swimmer with a suit when warn with a De Soto top that has a total rubber thickness that remains less than 5mm thick, so you have all the needed flexibility, while keeping your spine and vital organs warm, thus keeping you toasty warm. The total thickness also adheres to all rulings from all national and international governing organizations that limit the maximum wetsuit thickness to 5mm. Chlorine resistant treatment, but not recommend for repeated use in chlorinated water. 95% blown rubber 5% nylon.