THE YAMAMOTO NEOPRENE
HOW THE CHOICE OF MATERIALS CAN IMPROVE A WETSUIT'S QUALITY
Our innovative "wet à porter" concept is based on our recognisable designs, but our aim is to offer highly technical wetsuits.
The goal is to be performant in cold water conditions and to have a wetsuit that last in time.
In order to do so, we have partnered with the world's best neoprene maker, the company Yamamoto.
Yamamoto develops in Japan its first neoprene wetsuits in 1961 for the Japan Defense Agency. Made in Osaka, certified ISO13485, this organic natural neoprene is characterized by a uniformed closed cells structure, delivering an upper quality compared to other neoprenes.
The Yamamoto's exclusive closed cells making process delivers a very durable neoprene, without loosing it's stretch features. You wetsuit will not get loose or weight more over time. Because of the stretch capacity of this neoprene, there is less pressure on the seams which makes your wetsuit last longer.
LIGHT WEIGH AND STRETCH
The Yamamoto neoprene only absorbs 2% of its weight in water (98% waterproof against 70% for an oil based neoprene), which keeps it light in weight. The stretch capacity of the neoprene is close to the skin's one, hence the strong sensation of comfort when wearing it. Your wetsuit feels like a second skin and you keep an excellent range of movement.
To feel cold is the best way to ruin a session!
The hydrophobics properties of the Yamamoto neoprene will keep you warm and will allow you to save more energy for your ride. And because it absorbs less water, it is also drying quicker.
ORGANIC AND SKIN-FRIENDLY
The Yamamoto neoprene is known for causing less allergies than traditional neoprenes. Made from limestone, it is more respectful for the skin. The Yamamoto materials are even approved for medical use with the ISO 13485 norm.
To choose Yamamoto, is to treat yourself to a high-end neoprene specific to your watersport activity.