Yamamoto began producing wetsuits in 1961, offering the first wetsuit material in Japan that combined both highfunctionality and flexibility at a time when wetsuits were primarily composed of the heavy and stiff rubber. Early customers included Japanese Defence Agency and the famous female oyster divers of Japanese fishing industry. These customers sought a wetsuit that allowed for greater mobility underwater, improved heat retention and a better wearing experience. A unique rubber material was developed and patented to resolve these problems.Japanese Neoprene is the worlds best.
The major raw material of this Yamamoto rubber is limestone collected at Mt. Kurohime in Niigata Prefecture. This limestone originates from magma of a volcano eruption in the sea near the Island of Hawaii about 80 million years ago.
NITROGEN GAS INFUSED CLOSED CELL
The closed cells are packed together at an extremely high density and each individual cell is filled with nitrogen gas to prevent water penetration and increase heat retention. The nitrogen closed cell content is over 93% — over 30% higher than most competing materials — and with virtually no water absorption means the weight of this rubber remains nearly identical in wet or dry conditions,
giving you more warmth than thicker wetsuits without the weight.
THERMAL HOOD ____________
Lightweight poly fibres that help insulate and retain body heat for longer periods.
THERMAL CHEST & BACK PANELS ____________
Specifically only used on the chest, back and hood keeping your vital core areas warm without sacrificing flexibility.
THERMAL LIP WARMER ____________
A luxury for those truly cold, harsh water and weather moments. Can just as easily and comfortably be worn up or down.
SEALED WRISTS ___________
Rolled and stitched at the end of the cuff creating an ergonomic fit preventing flushing. Unlike some wrist constructions ours will not rip even when wearing 8mm gloves.
4-WAY STRETCH TAPE __________
A thin comfortable 4-way high stretch neoprene tape. Placed on all interior seams minimising water entry and maximising warmth retention.
_________ DISLOCATING CHEST FLAP
Easiest front entry mini zip system. Effortless
to take on and off. No unnecessary bulky zipper, our fully dislocating mini zipper means no unbalanced restriction or area of tension. Horizontally placed over slant zip, giving greater freedom of movement and smaller area of tension caused by the zip line. Securely held closed with a popper.
_________ GBS SEAMS & DESIGN
Seams and panels have be strategically
designed with flexibility and mobility as the focus. Making for a non restricting comfortable wetsuit. Every seam has been glued and blind-stitched to reduce water entry and excellent durability.
_________ KNEE PANELS
Lightweight, strong, abrasion resistant, high stretch neoprene knee panels. Superior comfort, flexability and durability.
LOW WATER ABSORPTION = LIGHT WEIGHT
Virtually no water absorption means the weight of this wetsuit remains nearly identical in wet or dry conditions, giving you more warmth than thicker wetsuits without the weight.