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t1 Product Care

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR T1 WETSUIT

Rinse the T1 with clean water after every use.
Hang the T1 to dry, but not on a wire hanger.
When the T1 is dry inside and out, store by folding once or laying it unfolded.
Do not use petroleum jellies, or Pam Spray!
Do not leave the T1 hanging for a long period of time.
Do not expose the T1 to direct sunlight or heat.
Do not machine wash or dry.
Do not dig your nails into the T1!
While Chlorine may hurt other brands, it does not hurt the T1, so go ahead and swim in the pool with it. Just make sure you rinse it really well after every use.

HOW TO PUT ON YOUR T1 WETSUIT

PUT THE BIBJOHN ON FIRST - The logo should be on the left front leg and the closed part of the bib is in back. The easiest way to put on the suit is with either socks on or plastic grocery bags on your feet. Put one foot in the leg of the bibjohn until the foot goes all the way through, then put the other foot in. At this point the suit is gathered around the ankles. Carefully pull the suit up both legs, gradually working your way up covering the calves, then knees, then thighs, then the torso. DO NOT NOT YANK UP FROM THE LEGS. You will want the inseam of the suit to fit snug against crotch. Then pull the bibs on over the shoulders.

PUT THE PULLOVER ON - Once again, plastic grocery bags in your hands simplifies this process. The zipper goes in back. Put one hand into the sleeve so that the seam under the arm of the sleeve aligns with your palm. Pull your hand all the way through keeping the seam aligned with the wrist, the humorous bone (funny bone) and to where the seam splits into two, the two seams go in front and in back of your armpit. After pulling the sleeve up as far as possible, turn the palm of your other arm out, pull your hand all the way through and follow the same alignment of the seam as far up as you can go. Put your head into the torso and pull the top down. Once the pullover is down to your hips, hold the back of the waist while pulling the zipper down to close it. Practice makes this easier. Double check to make sure those seams align under the arms from the middle of your wrist, right over your funny bone.

A TIP FROM EMILIO - As you can see from the image on the left, the seam under the arm of the pullover runs from the middle of my wrist right over my funny bone, where my index finger is. The easiest way to be sure it lines up is to put your hand into each sleeve and feel the seam with your middle finger as you pull the sleeve on.

 

If you put both sleeves on as shown, then pull it over your head, the rest of the pullover will be aligned properly. You will know it is aligned properly when you raise your arm up, the seam runs straight down your arm as shown in the image on the right.

Proper wetsuit alignment can make a huge difference in fit. A twisted arm will shorten effect length of the rubber and inhibit your reach even more. This is not just the case with T1 Wetsuits. I am amazed at how twisted the legs and arms are on some people's wetsuits...in all brands...and they actually race that way. I liken it to riding with a twisted saddle or with two different length crank arms.

HOW TO TAKE OFF YOUR T1 WETSUIT

The new T1 wetsuits are easier than ever to exit, as is demonstrated in the MPEG at www.t1wetsuits.com (click on TECHS AND SPECS). The suit will come off?-both top and bottom--in less than ten seconds.

REMOVING THE ZIPPER PULLOVERS AND ZIPPER VEST - Grab the end of the pullcord and lift up while holding down the back of the Pullover or Vest, at the waist, on either side of the zipper. With the zipper completely up grab the bottom of the pullover with your hands crossed. Where ever it is that you grab the pullover at the waist, DO NOT LET GO OR RE-GRIP. In one motion raise your hands and elbows, pulling it off your head. Grab the body and pull each sleeve off. You will see it slips right off when dry, even faster when wet. DO NOT TRY TO REMOVE THE ZIPPER PULLOVER or VEST BY PULLING FROM THE NECK.

REMOVING THE BIBJOHN - After pulling the bibs off, grab the waist and pull it down to your ankles turning the suit inside out. Lift one foot, grab the suit and pull if off, lift the other foot and do the same. You will see you no longer need to stick your thumbs between the suit and your ankles. The suit slips off you if you let it go inside out!

Click here for more information on T1 Wetsuits and Frequently Asked Questions.

 

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