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DeSoto Men's T1 Speedtube Wetsuit - 5mm DeSoto Men's T1 Speedtube Wetsuit - 5mm

DeSoto Men's T1 Speedtube Wetsuit - 5mm

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  • This new high-end wetsuit features sleek graphics and stronger seams.

    • Intended for use in the water with a Desoto™ Speedvest or Pullover.
    • Shin-high cut for easy fitting and removal.
    • Heavy duty drawstring waist.
    • Chlorine resistant.
    • 5mm.

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  • 4.5 Review Stars (15 Reviews)

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  • 7/6/2012 Fast as a full suit, less restricting

    5 Review Stars By Lorraine

    A full suit can restrict arm movement - this capri gives as much buoyancy and speed as a full suit without any arm restriction. Less warm so great in summer water. Also fast to pull off in tris. I'm a 140-pound woman with 38-inch hips. The size four fit well.

    Portage, WI

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 4/21/2009 Excellent product

    5 Review Stars By charles m.

    As a triathlete, my biking has added extra muscle to my thighs making my legs sink when I swim. The Speedtube has made that problem totally disappear. My kick is now up near the surface of the water. Removal of the Speedtube is the fastest of any wetsuit I have ever owned (about 15 of them). You have to tie the drawstring very tight though so water does not seap into the pants. I also have the sleeveless Desoto top which is a perfect match with these pants and helps keep the water out. And the combo keeps me warm enough in the water.

    charles m.
    Lantana, FL

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 6/20/2012 Nice Quality

    4 Review Stars By Kevin H.

    This bottom piece has  great buoyancy with its thick skin. This piece is the match to the DeSoto top piece. The quality is excellent and definitely helps getting the legs up for a more efficient swim. I used it without the top and it doesn't leak, due to the snug waist.

    Kevin H.
    Brighton, MI

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 8/1/2009 Speedtube!!!

    5 Review Stars By Patrick M.

    I purchased the Speedtube for open-water swims. Used it twice since I received it and I couldn't be happier. If your in the market for a wetsuit for warmer waters or a one-piece sleeveless wetsuit, I would highly recommend you look at purchasing the Speedtube with the SpeedVest and have two options for the same price or even less than a one-piece sleeveless.

    Patrick M.
    Eugene, OR

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 5/23/2012 Love the Speed Tube

    5 Review Stars By cutbackcoach

    I use just the bottoms to help with muscular sinking legs.  It is a dream - puts your dragging legs at the surface instantly - huge improvements in balance and swim times immediately.  Fit was per the sizing chart - I am 5-11 and 215 and the size 6 fit perfectly - snug, like second skin, but not restrictive.  Very easy to get on and off; rolls up into a wad the size of a football.  The sturdy drawstring waist keeps it cinched up and water out.  Wouldn't swim open water without it.  What a great product!

    Denver, CO

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 9/14/2009 Great product

    5 Review Stars By george m.

    I used this product for the first time in a triathlon.  It was great.  Far less drag and surprisingly less leaks than my full wetsuit and great for water temps that are tweener (i.e. too hot for a full suit but still cold at the outset of the swim).  Also very easy to get in and out of in transition. The buoyancy was amazing.  Really helped me create less drag when taking my head above water to look for the next buoy.  Highly recommend it

    george m.
    New York, NY

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 3/22/2012 Desoto Speedtube

    5 Review Stars By John

    I have a weak kick, so this product adds some extra buoyancy to my swim efforts.   I use it in Tri's where the lake is too warm for the Desoto bibjohn/pullover -- water does get in occasionally, but it cools you off and does NOT affect buoyancy.  Super fast/easy to take off, so it does not affect my T1 time.  I have also used it once/twice in the pool as a replacement for the Pull Buoy; I make sure that I rinse/clean off the chlorine afterwards.  Buy it...Desoto has made another "great" product and Swim offers the best price/delivery!


    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 4/15/2010 3/4 Length is the way to go...

    5 Review Stars By g$

    Most appealing was the 5mil thickness and the 3/4 length. Provides ample warmth, extra float for my small kick, and a streamlined fit. Thumbs up!

    Cape Girardeau, MO

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 1/30/2012 Great half wet suite!!!

    5 Review Stars By Tri OW

    Great for open water practice in a warm environment and in a pool practice.  could not find any better product than this.  For a full Suite I use Xterra.

    Tri OW
    Great Neck , NY

    Fit: Feels true to size

  • 5/2/2010 Why didn't anyone mention these?

    5 Review Stars By H

    I have been asking a lot of experienced triathletes about wetsuits. Though they did mention two-piece suits, they should have recommended these, great fit, easy off, no worries of staying up, the best new gear I have bought this year.

    Louisville, KY

    Fit: Feels true to size

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The founders of DeSoto are Emilio De Soto and Dan Neyenhuis. Emilio De Soto is a triathlete who is racing in his 27th consecutive season of triathlon competition. He is also fully immersed in his athletic lifestyle as a fitness trainer and coach. Dan Neyenhuis is an age-grouper triathlete who has been helicopter skiing for 20 years. Together, they created a company that designs cutting edge triathlon gear for triathletes, by triathletes.

DeSoto gear is designed to enhance performance in each leg of the race. The founders created the first mesh running cap, zippered tri tops, pocketed tri shorts, transition packs, tri suits, and tri shorts with discreet pads for cycling.

One of their other achievements was creating the DeSoto T1 triathlon wetsuit that is two pieces instead of one. The DeSoto T1 triathlon wetsuit was designed to make a better fit for triathletes, and each year, more DeSoto tri tops and DeSoto tri shorts are being added to the line. DeSoto is still the only company in the world that makes a two-piece triathlon wetsuit.