Well, I tried my best to learn how to get out of a Desoto T1 but give up.
I actually bought it a couple years ago and Emilio fit me to it using my
body size which I provided. I have a size 4 suit and I weight 165 lbs. I
emailed Emilio a couple times and he assured me that the suit was right for
me. I tried it then but gave up so put it in the box. I should have
returned it but never got around to it. Dumb. Either my suit is marked
incorrectly and the wrong size or I have the wrong idea of how it should
When I put on the long john bottoms they sort of squeeze me uncomfortably
all over. very tight on my legs and I believe I would cramp before
completing IM distance. I tried to swim in just the johns but the
tightness forced me to abort the swim. I was able to get into the top
but it was extremely tight. Not so much around my chest as it was around
my arms and neck, especially the lower arm, forearm and my arms are not big.
Getting out of the top was another story. It took me and two big guys 7
minutes to free me from the thing today. I thought I was going to
suffocate first. We finally managed to get it over and off my head so I
was free except for my arms. It was very difficult to even get my arms out
of the overly tight sleeves.
Now I need a suit to swim in at IMNZ in March but this T1 will not be it.
I tried it again today and it's impossible. I might try the Desoto
zippered top in size 5 but I can't get any response on my questions from
Desoto. Perhaps I will just purchase another good ole reliable QR or some
other one piece.