YONDA’s younger cousin, the Spirit is an outstanding wetsuit at an outstanding price. The Spirit is aimed more towards first timers to triathlon who want a solid suit, that has all the key elements of the award-winning YONDA Ghost. The only way it differs is the grade of neoprene. Yamamoto #38 cell is used in the chest seat and thigh. Yamamoto is the world leader in wetsuit neoprene and prides itself on quality and innovation. The torso and legs of this suit give you slightly more buoyance through the water, again to aid those new to the sport / wanting more buoyance, without compromising flexibility.
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Vector catch panel – This hydrophobic fabric sits next to the skin to give you great feel for the water. Unlike neoprene which prevents you feeling your catch and creates added resistance in the catch phase, this lightweight technical fabric gives you outstanding feel for the water. We have incorporated this feature in to all our wetsuits, and in addition we use YONDA trademark bright colours so you can spot your loved ones whilst they are swimming.
Y-stretch side panel – It has been long thought that the shoulder fabric is the most critical part on a wetsuit, however the testing that has been done at YONDA shows the panel on the side of the suit is crucial to shoulder flexibility. This 1.5mm Yamamoto #40 is the most expensive panel on the wetsuit and unlike other brands YONDA makes this as big as possible, from hip, up the rib-cage and under your arm. This allows for the most movement possible in the shoulders, and shows off YONDA’s ability to find new ways to reengineer triathlon wetsuits.
Yamamoto SCS – Yamamoto is the world leader in wetsuit neoprene and prides itself on quality and innovation. Super Composite Skin (SCS) is the benchmark for coating the smooth skin neoprene in triathlon wetsuits. This reduces friction and improves speed through the water. Yamamoto #39 and #40 cell are used throughout the suit to give the very best quality neoprene available.
Kick out system - This suit has been designed so you don’t need the use of baby oil or other lubricant. A super smooth fabric on the inside, allows the suit to glide off the athlete lightening quick. Extended testing challenged the suit in a real-life situation whereby the athlete put the wetsuit on, swam 100m, and could take it off all within 2 minutes. Click the link for video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPTdeTRo438
10k Collar - YONDA use a ‘10k collar’ on the neck, this collar has been tested on several long-distance swimmers without causing irritation. This super-supple fabric fits snugly around the athlete and prevents water entering the suits. The tightness can be adjusted easily to personal preference with the simple Velcro tab. Fantastic feedback has been given by a range of athletes from, channel/ultra-swimmers to Olympians.
Reverse Zip - All YONDA suits have a reserve style zip, a mechanism that research has shown to be the most popular, where the athlete zips from the top down. Its means other athletes can’t pull your zipper down during the swim, and the lanyard is close to your hands so is easy to access. The athletes just simply pulls the lanyard up and when it reaches the top the Velcro tab opens with little effort.
Y-seam - Historically a lot of wetsuits seams split on the hip of the suit. YONDA has developed a diagonal seam which differs from the conventional horizontal seams. The Y shape is a lot tougher as it is pulled in three directions and off loads the stress in the critical areas of the suit.
Trim Lines - Tailoring your wetsuit leg is becoming quite common. Some individuals like to take up to 5 inches off the suit legs to free their ankles up and allow for a leg kick that is just below the surface of the water. Angus, explains, “if you’re spending £400+ on a wetsuit you shouldn’t have to be hacking away at a suit, but instead there should be a nice ‘trim line’ for the athlete to cut around. You will notice 3 lines on the inside of the leg of every YONDA suit which can be used as a guide to tailor your suit without damaging the stitching.”