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T1 Black Pearl Bibjohn*

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  BPB3


The Black Pearl model offers a very affordable option without sacrificing warmth, comfort, and durability.

The two-piece design of the T1 Wetsuits offers more comfort and less restriction. The top and bottom are not attached. This means you have much more freedom of movement and there is no “torso-rubber stretch” or shoulder fatigue that occurs with one-piece wetsuits. All T1 models are sold as separates for a customized and personal fit. With up to seven sizes of tops and bottoms, you have 49 possible size combinations from which to choose. Other features we innovated many years ago include lower necklines and thicker rubber in the legs and hips to help float the largest bones and muscles in the body. More floatation here means more speed. T1 Wetsuits are not filled with gimmicks, just physics.

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance based on gender. If in doubt, email questions to contact@desotosport.com. 

New Features:

  • Zipper is lighter weight and corrosion resistant
  • Less-toxic bonding agent for people with skin sensitivities
  • Interior 4-way stretch nylon-spandex has a higher thread count than any other brand for more stretch and durability, faster drying, and to minimize chafing

Favorite Features Remain:

  • 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
  • Stretchy 5mm thick rubber starts at the ankles, goes up to the crotch and around the sides of the hips to float the legs and hips more than any other wetsuit.
  • Low profile 2mm Bib straps with soft Lycra trim go over the trapezius (base of neck) to allow unrestricted reach, prevents tired shoulders, and aids in faster swim times
  • Angled leg openings for faster and easy removal
  • Longer seam tape for self-customizing leg length
  • Seams are glued and blind-stitched, making them more durable than the rubber itself
  • Sleek graphics, no gimmicks
  • Sold as separates for a truly customized fit
  • Sustainability is extremely important to De Soto, click here to learn how we are making a difference
  • T1 Wetsuits 100% Satisfaction Guarantee 
  • T1 Wetsuit product care and FAQs
  • Chlorine resistant treatment, but not recommend for repeated use in chlorinated water

The Bibjohn is 5mm thick from the oval ankle openings up to the crotch and up the sides 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 extends up the spine in back and up the chest in front. It is designed this way so when you wear any of our T1 tops, the total rubber thickness remains less than 5mm thick. You have all the needed flexibility while still keeping your spine and vital organs warm. The total thickness also adheres to all rulings from all national and international governing organizations that limit the maximum wetsuit thickness to 5mm.

Whether you like to swim for exercise or are on the swim course of a Triathlon, T1 Wetsuits offer you speed, comfort and buoyancy that will make swimming pure pleasure! 

PRODUCT CODE:  BPB3

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LR
12/07/2018
Lou R.
United States

T1 Black Pearl Bibjohn and Pullover

Great wet suit. Having a separate size for the Pullover allowed me to get a perfect fit. During testing my arms and shoulders had full motion. I also tested with just the Bibjohns. I was surprised that I got no drag. I can now use it as a full or a sleeveless. The best part of the purchase was the personal service. You now have a customer for life. I cant wait for my first triathlon in it.

Lou R. verified customer review of T1 Black Pearl Bibjohn*
DG
06/15/2018
Diego G.
United States

Excellent piece of kit

Fits well and super comfortable. Works great with the pullover

JH
06/15/2018
John H.
United States

T1 black pearl bibjohn - works really well!

reviewing both top and bottom, as they work as a unit - Used both pieces in the GR Triathlon last week - far more comfortable than the 1 piece suit - bought the top a size larger than the bottom and could breath comfortably in the approx. 1 mile swim, way better than with the 1 piece. it’s easier to get on and off than a 1 piece - and I can do the zipper myself, which is nice.

GL
06/09/2018
Glen L.
United States

Awesome wetsuit

I purchased the two piece and had it for two months now. Two 70.3 swims and a few short open swims. I can say without a doubt, the best wetsuit I ever had. The flexibility in the shoulder area is fantastic. My shoulder would start hurting with my previous wetsuit and could not figure out what the issue was. Read about how the Desoto wetsuit allows for great movement because it’s not connect to the bidjohn. This wetsuit is worth the investment. Thank you DeSoto for making a great two piece and also I purchased the wetsuit onsite in San Diego so thanks to Richard (i believe) for his assistance. Last note, I actually look forward to swimming in the open water now which I never like to do.

KR
05/29/2018
Kristin R.
United States

Only four stars, because I'm just not used to it yet

Having not had an opportunity to test it out (other than trying it on to evaluate fit) until I actually raced in it, I was not entirely used to the different fit. Previously raced in women specific (HIPS) and there was a little difference in fit to adjust to. That being said, the warmth, buoyancy and overall comfort while in the water were incredible. I paired in with speed vest and got plenty of compliments. Maybe I'll get used to taking off two pieces quickly in transition :)

T1 WETSUIT SIZING INFORMATION IMPERIAL / METRIC

Size Height Weight Male Chest
Male Waist Male Hips Female Bust Female Waist Female Hips
1 4’9”- 5’3”             145 - 160 cm 90 - 105 lbs            41 - 48 kg 29" - 31"                 74 cm - 79 cm 27” or less             69 cm or less 33" or less            84 cm or less 28" - 31"                 71 cm - 79 cm 26" or less              66 cm or less 34" or less              87 cm or less
2 5’2” - 5’6”             157 - 168 cm 105 - 125 lbs          48 - 57 kg 30" - 33"                76 cm - 84 cm 27" - 29"                69 cm - 75cm 34" -35"                  85 cm -90 cm 30" - 33"                 76 cm - 84 cm 27" - 28"                 67 cm - 72 cm 35" - 36"                 88 cm - 92 cm
3

5’4” - 5’8”            163 - 173 cm

125 - 150 lbs          57 - 68 kg 33" - 37"                83 cm - 94 cm 30" - 31"                76 cm - 81 cm 36"- 37"                  91 cm - 94cm 33" - 37"                 81 cm - 94 cm 29" -  30"                73 cm - 76 cm 37" - 38"                 93 cm - 97 cm
4 5'7" - 5'10"          170 - 178 cm 150 - 165 lbs           68 - 75 kg 37" - 43"                94 cm - 109 cm 32" - 34"                82 cm - 88cm 38" - 39"                 96 cm - 100 cm 37" - 42"                 94 cm - 107 cm 31" - 33"                 77 cm - 84 cm 39" - 40"                98 cm - 103 cm
5 5'9" - 6'4"            175 - 193 cm 165 - 190 lbs          75 - 86 kg 43" - 45"              109 cm - 114 cm 35" -  36"                89 cm - 93cm 40" - 43"               101 cm - 110 cm 42" - 45"               107 cm - 114 cm 34" - 36"                85 cm - 92 cm 41" - 42"               104 cm - 107 cm
6

6' - 6'6"                183 - 198 cm

190 - 220 lbs          86 - 100 kg 45" - 48"              114 cm - 122 cm

 37" - 40"                94 cm - 101 cm

44" - 47"               111 cm - 119 cm 44" - 46"               112 cm - 117 cm 37" - 40"          94 cm - 102 cm 43" - 44"               108 cm - 116cm
7 6'2" - 6'8"            188 - 203 cm 220 - 265 lbs        100 - 120 kg 48" +  123 cm + >40" +   103 cm + >47" +   120 cm + 46" +  118 cm + 41"+  103 cm + 46" + 117 cm +

 

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