The Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit follows up the hooded R3 and R4 suits as another of the warmest wetsuits in coldwater surfing. The hood-less R3 is a great year round suit that you can count on to perform reliably while continuing to provide unparalleled warmth and durability. With anatomical patterning and high-quality neoprene that meets Patagonia's rigorous standards for stretch, durability and warmth, the redesigned R3 Front-Zip Full Suit keeps your performance level high when you're stalling into windblown backhand barrels.
The torso and thighs are lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool; hydrophobic recycled polyester micro-grid thermal lining in the arms and legs dries fast, minimizes weight and offers excellent flex. The floating front-zip provides ease of entry and maximizes freedom of movement through the shoulders and chest. 100% external seam sealing eliminates leaks. Other features include a durable, water-resistant recycled polyester outer lining, hidden key loop and long-lasting Supratex kneepads. All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped at high stress areas. If you are a coldwater surfer and want confidence your wetsuit will keep you warm on cold days, the R3 Wetsuit is the suit you've been looking for.
Neoprene: Patagonia Hand Selected Highest Quality Neoprene
Seams: 100% External Seam Sealing and Internal Taping on all Critical Areas
Zipper: Patagonia Front Zip (Chest Zip) Technology
Model Year: 2015/2016
Manufactures Part Number: 88419
- Made with high-quality 4.5mm neoprene (torso/thighs) lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool; 3.5mm (arms/legs) lined with hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester
- Torso/thighs lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool
- Hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester thermal lining in arms and legs improves flexibility and dry time
- 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped on high stress areas
- Outer lining is durable, water-resistant recycled polyester jersey
- Detachable front-zip entry for maximum performance and ease of entry
- Anatomically engineered Supratex kneepads; key loop
- For cold to very cold water ranging from 48°- 55° F (8°- 12° C)
- 1519 g (53.6 oz)
- Made in Thailand
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit Warm suitReview by Art Dept Art Dept
RatingThis suit is definitely warm, but not the most flexible or comfortable I've ever owned. I had a Quiksilver cypher before this, wore it for three seasons, and it was so much more comfortable, stretchy and just as warm if not warmer. I actually have rashes on my armpits from paddling and my arms rubbing against the suit. It's also much tougher to get in and out of than the Cypher. I've heard the Yulex is more flexible but as far as this suit goes, it's not my fave.(Posted on 11/8/2016) 2016-11-08
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit I love this suit!Review by dfiersome dfiersome
RatingThanks to the awesome folks at Cleanline, I swapped my R4 back zip for this suit and it is a world of difference! It is comfortable and warm and fits like a glove! Very stoked with this suit.(Posted on 10/21/2016) 2016-10-21
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit Fab suitReview by B B
RatingSeriously comfortable and warm....very easy neck access...never had a front zip before but it was great. Lots of flex.(Posted on 6/23/2016) 2016-06-23
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit R3 in 47 degree waterReview by Matt Matt
RatingEast coast surfer. Wore today in 47 degree water and felt great. I actually had sweat run down my back. Picked this up at a Goodwill in Charleston for $22. Best money I ever spent. Looked like it had never been worn. Great suit. A little tight getting out of it, but I'm used to back zip suits.(Posted on 2/16/2016) 2016-02-16
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit The goods Review by Rod Barr Rod Barr
RatingI surf OB in Cali mainly and some other cold beach breaks in the area. I haven't worn booties or a hood so far this winter and don't plan to. Incredible wetsuit along with a very active presence in the water keeps me warm on some of the coldest days around here. Clean line is obviously pretty dope too and I'd trust them all sales and shipping related issues. Not as good as being pitted but 5 stars for sure.(Posted on 12/18/2015) 2015-12-18
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit Great suit, great experience shopping!Review by Dpaul Dpaul
RatingCleanline was great to work with, the suit shipped quick and came with all kinds of extras from the shopping crew. Thanks all!!!(Posted on 11/6/2015) 2015-11-06
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit F***ing epic!! Review by Stayrelaxed Stayrelaxed
RatingHad it for a over a year & I never rinse it out. I use it & throw it in the corner of van overnight or hang it directly in the sun to dry. I take absolutely the worst possible care of it. It's still warm & in great condition. I rinsed it out recently and it felt brand new. Knee pad wore out & a couple seams split. I'm sending it back & I'm sure patagonia will take care of it. Well worth the money!(Posted on 5/27/2015) 2015-05-27
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit SO F***ing SickReview by Stoneman Stoneman
RatingSuch an awesome wetsuit. So warm, so comfortable, not to mention you can warranty anything from Patagonia 100 years later. Definitely the warmest wetsuit I have ever had. Not to mention the amazing service at Cleanline. So helpful, and they included an awesome handwritten note in my order, thanking me for supporting a small, family owned business. They also gave me a shirt and stickers. SUCH GOOD BUSINESS RUNNING! I live in Wyoming and mostly surf on the river here, and when I leave to go on surf trips, so I pretty much have to order gear online. Its nice to know that while shopping online I can still support an awesome, family run business. I will do ALL my online surf shopping on Cleanline. THEY RULE(Posted on 4/28/2015) 2015-04-28
- Patagonia R3 Chest Zip Wetsuit F***ING RADReview by Ferris Ferris
RatingThis wetsuit is amazing!!! It is ridiculously comfortable and you won't have to worry about being cold ever again! Not to mention how much beauty and style has been put into it ;)(Posted on 4/15/2015) 2015-04-15
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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
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