Patagonia Wetsuit - Made from rubber not neoprene

Patagonia Wetsuit – Made from rubber not neoprene

$429.00

A high-performance, neoprene-free wetsuit made of 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council™ certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

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The future of wetsuits – Made from Yulex rubber not neoprene.

Available as a 3/2.5mm and a 3.5/3mm with both a front zip and back zip option.

 

A Patagonia wetsuit is a high-performance, neoprene-free wetsuit made of 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council™ certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

 

We knew using natural rubber would reduce CO2 emissions in manufacturing. By going to Guatemala, we were also able to do our due diligence to verify that the rubber is bringing real social and ecological value to the region.

— ELISSA LOUGHMAN
Manager of Product Responsibility at Patagonia

 

Our new, neoprene-free Yulex® wetsuits are made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer the same warmth and performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, we blend the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone and UV resistance, and meet our rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. With an anatomical, performance-focused design that maximizes comfort and flexibility while minimizing weight, the R1® Yulex Front-Zip Full Suit is 3mm in the torso and thighs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 51% recycled polyester/44% polyester/5% spandex inverted microgrid; 2.5mm in the arms and legs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester jersey; the face fabric is 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex. The floating front-zip features a corrosion-proof zipper and asymmetrical flap for better seal, stretch and range of motion through the chest and shoulders; unlike other designs, the Salmi® zipper is fully replaceable to extend the suit’s lifespan. Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs provide excellent abrasion resistance and increased durability. 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blind-stitched and internally taped. Easy-access key loop included. Suggested water temperatures: 60–65° F/16–18° C.

 

  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability
  • Natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council™ certified by the Rainforest Alliance; synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
  • Torso/thighs have 51% recycled polyester/44% polyester/5% spandex inverted microgrid thermal lining that minimizes weight, dries fast and offers excellent flexibility
  • High-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining in the arms/legs improves flexibility and dry time; exterior face fabric made with 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex is durable, stretchy and water-resistant
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued and 100% internally taped
  • Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs for maximum durability and anatomic fit
  • Floating front-zip with corrosion-proof Salmi® zipper provides extra room to get in/out and extends suit’s lifespan; easy-access key loop
  • Torso/thighs: 3mm 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, lined with 51% recycled polyester/44% polyester/5% spandex inverted microgrid. Arms/legs: 2.5mm 85% Yulex natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey. Exterior face fabric: 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex
  • 652 g (23 oz)
  • Made in Thailand.

 

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