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Ironman world champion’s cold-water training choice: Deboer introduces the Ocean 1.0

Jan Frodeno puts new thermal wetsuit to the test

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Designed to keep athletes warm in water temperatures as low as 6 C, performance wetsuit brand Deboer has launched a high-performance thermal-lined wetsuit – the Ocean 1.0. The goal with this new suit is to allow athletes to swim in cold water without feeling like they are in a bulky wetsuit. Deboer will also offer a polar accessories kit with a thermal hoodie, gloves and socks.

Using the same “zero-resistance shoulder movement” technology used in the company’s Floh 1.0 suit (which is rated for temperatures down to 12 C), the Ocean 1.0 adds a ThermaFur thermal lining, a brushed thermal lining with a water-repellant quick-dry coating, to provide added warmth.

Three-time Ironman world champion Jan Frodeno puts the Ocean 1.0 through its paces.

We haven’t had a chance to try the new suit out, but recently swam in the company’s Floh 1.0 suit and were impressed at its ability to keep you warm in cold water while providing impressive flexibility and feel in the water. The four-way stretch UltraFlex material used in the shoulders and arms is incredibly flexible, but resists fingernail tears.

The new suit will retail for US$1,399.

Features include:

  • Super light 44Cell HBF-Limestone WhaleSkin neoprene
  • 1.5mm UltraFlex shoulders and arms construction
  • ThermaFur thermal lining
  • Ocellus pattern for increased visibility
  • Taped sleeves inside the wrist to keep cold water out
  • 5mm 48Cell Airfloat Stability Panels
  • GlideSkin Surface coating
  • YKK Stainless Steel bottom-up runner zipper
  • 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 cold temperatures down to 8°C / 46°F (down to 6°C / 43°F when paired with our Polar hoodie, gloves and socks)