Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Short Sleeve Chest Zip Wetsuit

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For Fall 2016 Yulex suits we recommend getting one size up from your normal size. For more fitting advice give us a call at 503-738-7888 or 888-546-6176 or use our contact us page.

The lightweight comfort of the Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Short Sleeve Wetsuit will fight the chill in cool waters while helping to eliminate the unfriendly production of traditional petroleum-based neoprene by utilizing Patagonia's neoprene-free Yulex and synthetic rubber materials. The result is a perfectly flexible, lightweight, cool water wetsuit that does its part to make less of an impact on our environment.

The Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Chest Zip Wetsuit will keep you comfortable in water as cool as the mid 60's, making it an optimal choice for anywhere a traditional spring suit just won't cut it for a full session. All the seams on the R1 Lite are glued and blind-stitched for durability and then internally taped for additional strength. The asymmetrical front-zip features a corrosion-proof zipper and allows for a full range of motion through the chest and shoulders. Offering the same warmth and action ready attributes as conventional stretch neoprene, plant-based Yulex rubber is blended with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone and UV resistance to meet Patagonia's rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability.

Patagonia's Yulex Wetsuit movement is a push to break away from the non-renewable, energy-intensive manufacturing of neoprene by embracing the use of natural and synthetic rubber, reducing CO2 emissions and helping the industry shift to cleaner and better materials. A warm and supple, neoprene-free wetsuit, the R1 Lite Yulex illustrates the catalyst of the highest quality materials paired with cutting edge technology, made by surfers that only want the best.


Thickness: 2mm

Neoprene: Yulex Natural Rubber/Synthetic Rubber

Seams: Internally Taped

Zipper: Chest Zip

Hood: None

Model Year: 2016

Manufactures Part Number: 88435


Product Features

  • Made with neoprene-free Yulex® natural rubber/chlorine-free synthetic rubber that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability
  • 2mm of 85% Yulex Pure Natural Rubber/15% Synthetic Rubber
  • High-Stretch, 100% Recycled Polyester Jersey Lining Throughout Improves Flexibility and Dry Time
  • Stretchy and Water Resistant Exterior Face Fabric is 88% Recycled Polyester and 12% Spandex
  • All Seams are Triple Glued and Blind-Stitched and and 100% Internally Taped
  • Asymmetrical Floating Front-Zip Features a Fully Replaceable, Corrosion-Proof Salmi® Zipper to Extend the Suit's Lifespan
  • Supratex Kneepads and Ankle Cuffs for Maximum Durability and an Anatomic Fit
  • Easy-Access Key Loop
  • Derived from Sources which are Forest Stewardship Council® Certified by the Rainforest Alliance
  • For Temperate Water Ranging from 65 - 70° F / 18 - 23° C
  • 779 g (27.5 oz)
  • Made in Thailand


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Size Chart

The staff at Cleanline Surf specialize in sizing Patagonia wetsuits. If you have never worn a Patagonia wetsuit before we strongly urge you to call us for expert advice on sizing. If you have worn one in the past be aware that the sizing has changed slightly and you may want to lean towards a smaller suit due to the increased flexibility. We do have a size chart available below, but please take it with a grain of salt. For the perfect fit the first time please call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts.

XS5′6″-5′8″120-140 lbs34.5-36.5″28.5-30.5″33.5-35.5″14.5″26-28″
S5′8″-5′10″135-155 lbs36.5-38.5″29-31″34-36″15″27-29″
MS5′6.5″-5′8.5″140-160 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″27-29″
M5′9″-5′11″150-170 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″28-30″
MT6′1″-6′3″160-180 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″30-32″
LS5′7.5″-5′9.5″160-180 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″28-30″
L5′10″-6′170-190 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″30-32″
LT6′2″-6′4″180-200 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″31-33″
XLS5′8.5″-5′10.5″180-200 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″30-32″
XL5′11″-6′1″190-210 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″31-33″
XLT6′4″-6′5″200-220 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″32-34″
XXL6′2′-6′4″210-230 lbs42.5-46.5″36.5-38.5″41.5-43.5″17″31-33″
XXXL6′3″-6′5″230-250 lbs44.5-48.5″38.5-40.5″43.5-45.5″17.5″31-33″

Full Patagonia Wetsuit Sizing Chart


PatagonIa Ironclad guarantee

We stand behind everything we make, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. Patagonia is not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin.

Wetsuit Care Guideline:

  • Rinse your wetsuit with fresh water after every use.
  • After rinsing, fold in half at waist and hang dry.
  • Do not store it wet, or in direct sunlight.
  • Suit up carefully. We've selected high-stretch materials for their comfort and function. Avoid overstretching fabric and seams. Do not step on one leg to pull the other leg out.
  • If possible, change in a plastic tub or on a mat

Our wetsuit warranty does not cover upgrading your older Patagonia wetsuit to a current model. We are continuously improving our designs and materials, but that doesn't make your existing wetsuit unsatisfactory. It just means that the next one you buy will be even better than the last.


Returns are easy! We understand that in some situations returns or exchanges may be necessary. We also want you to be stoked on your purchase. If you are not 100% satisfied with your purchase you may return it for a full refund, or exchange within 30 days of receiving your order. Items must be in new condition with original tags and packaging.

Please make sure your wetsuit fits before taking it in the water. We are not able to take returns or exchanges on used wetsuits.

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