The “D’Arc” (French for “of Arc”) gets its name from the great Joan of Arc, a woman of action who actually has a lot in common with the Notorious BIG. In this regard, both figures obviously knew how to “go big” -- and how to battle. Both also died by the sword at too young an age. Because of her brief but impactful life accomplishments, Joan is now a Roman Catholic saint and a national heroine of France – while Biggie sits atop Hip Hop’s Mount Olympus. Point being, go big and live hard – except for the part where they burn you at the stake.
CS = Contrast Stitch. All the seams on the D'Arc have the Robin's Egg Blue contrast stitching.
Average Water Temperature Range
50°-60° Fahrenheit. 10°-16° Celcius. (This is an average. Adding a hood and booties will increase the range of water temps you can be comfortable in. Some people may find they can go colder or need thicker rubber for the same water temps depending on personal preferences.)
HIDDEN CHAMBER TECHNOLOGY
Geoprene with built-in air chambers: Warmer, lighter & more buoyant than average mouse-pad neoprene.
Titanium-coated, smooth-skin chest and back panels provide optimum insulation and wind protection.
GEOPRENE STRATEGIC PANELING
Super-low modulus, max-flex Geoprene that balances the body's thermostatic line (i.e. you don't get hot & tired from fighting your suit or cold and bitter from that oil-based neoprene).
HydraSuede, cousin of HydraSilk, is a similarly durable and hydrophobic (i.e., it doesn’t like to absorb water) 4-way stretch nylon. The key difference between HydraSuede and HydraSilk is the “hand” or silky touch.
Human engineered seams enable paddling harmony yet provide a static neck to minimize torque that causes chaffing and flushing.
Inspired by Jet-ski suits, this panel is designed to withstand many-a-swell spent straddling. Better yet, the Saddle Seat's form-active design keeps your undercarriage happy because it won't ride-up.
Provides lateral movement and lowers resistance (& time spent getting in & out of your ichiban game).
100% GLUED AND BLIND STITCHED SEAMS WITH SATIN SEAL TAPING.
A powerful trio that provides durability, flexibility and cushy softness for your skin.
360 DEGREE NECKLINE
No more roughness around your collar. So say goodbye to irritating neck chafing.
EXTERNAL KEY POCKET
Located just above the outer left knee. Includes elastic loop cord, mini-pocket and zipper closure. This allows you to get into your car without having to remove the top half of your suit.