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LIFTFOIL3™ SPEED SKIN - SALE

Regular price $ 150.00 Sale price $ 300.00

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Please Note - EXCHANGES ACCEPTED, BUT NO REFUNDS. These are discontinued models at discounted prices, therefore we will accept exchanges within 3 days of receiving it, for a different sizes or model, based on availability. We permit this if you have only tried the product on for fit, and have not exercised in it.

 LF3

Swimskin made of Liftfoil3™ fabric

This suit will help you swim faster in triathlons and open water swim races, including those that do not permit wetsuits. It is highly technical, hydrophobic and compressive. The compression supports muscles and increases blood flow. This suit reduces onset muscle fatigue allowing you to preform your very best. 

Sizing: Please refer to the size chart button above for sizing guidance. 
Fit Type: Compressive
Fit Note:
 Please do not assume your size, please use our size chart. If in doubt, email questions to contact@desotosport.com. 
Liftfoil3 may take some time to get into it as it is meant to be tight, especially when dry.  It may loosen up a bit in the water so it is better for it to a bit too snug than a little loose. Our products never shrink. It will feel the tightest the first time you put it on. 

Features and Benefits: 

  • Composed of highly technical, hydrophobic Liftfoil3™  compressive fabric. This fabric is proprietary, and engineered by Emilio De Soto. You will not find it anywhere else on the market. 
  • Liftfoil3™ offers what we call Dynamic Buoyancy, meaning it will not help you float when you are treading water, but as you swim, its tight weave creates a lifting sensation (analogy:  a water skier’s ski sinks until enough speed lifts the ski and the skier out of the water.)
  • Sleek Micro-lock™ stitch offers less drag and is faster than any type of flatlock seam. This type of stitch typically outlasts any sort of bonding. If there is ever a need for repair, we do it for free as long as you own your Liftfoil3.
  • T-back, and deep cut arm holes combined with Curvilinear™ seam lines provide maximum reach and rotation with minimum drag.
  • 16-inch YKK® rear zipper with auto-locking slider for easy entry and exit
  • Long pull cord on zipper allows you to unzip mid-race for temperature control or bathroom relief, and to zip back up with ease. Pull cord can be left outside or tucked into the back of the neck.
  • Be sure to test the Liftfoil3 in training prior to racing
  • This garment is not designed for repeated use as a swimsuit in a chlorinated pool
  • USAT, ITU, and WTC legal
  • Made in USA
What makes our different?
  • Unlike other swimskins, the Liftfoil3 can be worn over a race kit, or it can be worn alone with nothing underneath - like traditional swimwear.  
  • Unlike other swimskins, the Liffoil3 can be worn throughout the bike and run of a triathlon.
  • Unlike other swimskins we don't use quick-release sliders. They have a reputation of not releasing. We eliminate that worry!
  • Be weary of brands that use any types of teflon or waterproof coatings as these are just chemicals that are applied to finished fabrics. They wear out after a few uses. They have also yet to be proven by any reliable independent source to be perfectly safe against human skin for prolonged periods of time.
  • We don't do bonding, we sew seams!  What most people do not know is that ‘bonding' is a fancy term for ‘glueing’ and no glue is permanent. Eventually the seams dry, crack, and split open, especially in chlorinated or salt water, without a good repair solution.

This speedsuit has no rubberized material, no polyurethane, and no neoprene, so it is not a wetsuit. It abides to WTC's recent ruling on swimskins, speedskins, swim apparel...whatever WTC wants to call it. Our tests have shown varied improvements of swim times of about 2-4 seconds per 100 meters, depending on the individual, over a conventional swimsuit. This translates to 1'00" for 1500 meters and 2'40" for a swim of 4000 meters. Of course, as with all our products, we offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Test it for yourself. If you do not find it performs to your expectations, you may return it for a complete refund.

Inseam lengths:

  •      Small: 8.25" (20.95cm)
  •      Medium: 8.75" (22.22cm)
  •      Large: 9.25" (23.50cm)
  •      XLarge: 9.75" (24.76cm)

    PRODUCT CODE:  LF3

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    JL
    07/10/2021
    Jerry L.
    United States United States
    I recommend this product

    Wish shoulder strap was wider

    Great suit overall. My only complaint is the shoulder strap is more narrow than what I would like. It resulted in chaffing for me.

    A
    06/27/2021
    Anonymous
    United States United States

    Liftfoil3 Speed Skin

    Used this for my first Tri of the year and had a great open water swim! Sizing is accurate, very comfortable and wore it for the whole race.

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