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deboer announces new version of Fjord wetsuit

Improvements to flexibility, buoyancy and visibility

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It’s been a busy week for deboer wetsuits – a couple of days ago the company announced it had signed Olympic gold and silver medalist Nicola Spirig, who joins the likes of Jan Frodeno, Lauren Brandon, Kristian Blummenfelt and Gustav Iden (pictured above).


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Today the company is announcing a new version of its top-of-the-line wetsuit, the Fjord 2.0, which offers more flexibility and buoyancy than the first version of the suit, while also “improving the visibility of the swimmer to make open water swimming safer.” 

Kristian Blummenfelt in the deboer Fjord 1.0

The suit will retail for US$1,500 and is available for pre-order now for delivery in June.

Related: Ironman world champion’s cold-water training choice – deboer introduces the Ocean 1.0

As with the Ocean 1.0 cold-water suit, the Fjord 2.0 utilizes an Ocellus pattern strategically placed on the shoulders, elbows, and the back of the calves to ensure you can be spotted from a distance. The suit also uses deboer’s specially designed WhaleSkin neoprene which is more densely packed to improve water impermeability, durability, warmth and stretch. The DuraFlex material in the arms and shoulders is incredibly thin, but also highly resistant to tears. 


  • Super light 44Cell HBF-Limestone WhaleSkin neoprene for better buoyancy and rotation stability 
  • Hi-Vis Ocellus Pattern 
  • 0.3mm patented DuraFlex shoulders and arms construction 
  • 5mm 48Cell AirFloat Stability Panels 
  • C8 coated, Hydrophobic Super-Stretch comfort lining feels great 
  • GlideSkin Surface coating lowers water friction 
  • 3mm AquaGrip™ panels 
  • YKK Stainless Steel bottom-up runner zipper 
  • DolphinSkin neck closure for a leak-free swim 
  • Anatomically correct fit ensures peak performance without restrictions 
  • Rear zip entry for fast and easy entry and exit 
  • Hand glued with double blind stitched seams 
  • Made for Cool Temperatures: down to 16° C / 61° F