Yesterday The New York Times published a story about Kristian Blummenfelt and his Norwegian teammates, pointing out how the program uses data and technology to help its athletes excel. So it comes as no surprise to see Deboer wetsuits launch a new version of its Floh wetsuit today in part, it would appear, to help Blummenfelt and his countryman Gustav Iden, the two-time reigning Ironman 70.3 world champion be at their best for this May’s Ironman World Championship in St. George, Utah.
The Floh 2.0 “shares much of its DNA with the Fjord 2.0 with the exception being the material used in the sleeves,” according to a release on the new suit. The Floh 2.0 features 1.5 mm UltraFlex sleeves that allow for lots of shoulder movement, but provide additional warmth. According to Deboer, the suit is made for temperatures as low as 13 C/ 55 F.
“Every year in Kona we see some athletes are well adapted to the heat to perform their best, while others struggle,” says Alex de Boer, Deboer wetsuits co-founder and wetsuit designer. “The same goes for the cold – some athletes perform brilliantly, while others find the cold punishing. The Flōh 2.0 is a high performance wetsuit designed for athletes who struggle to stay warm during wetsuit swims. It is fast enough to keep up with the best in class Fjord 2.0 wetsuit, while providing additional warmth to help athletes who struggle with cold water have their best swim. We think this wetsuit will be a popular choice at the Ironman World Championship in St. George, where the average water temperature in early May is 62°F/17°C.”
The Floh 2.0 features:
- Super light 44Cell HBF-Limestone WhaleSkin neoprene
- 1.5mm patented UltraFlex shoulder and arm construction
- 5mm 48Cell AirFloat Stability Panels
- Q4 coated, Hydrophobic Super-Stretch comfort lining
- GlideSkin Surface coating
- 3mm AquaGrip panels
- YKK Stainless Steel bottom-up runner zipper
- DolphinSkin neck closure
The Floh 2.0 will retail for US$1,600. It’s available for pre-order now, with availability expected for March, 2022.