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Patagonia R4 Yulex 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit

Patagonia R4 Yulex 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit 4 5 2
SKU: PAT88447
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Details

For Fall 2016 Yulex suits we recommend getting one size up from your normal size. For more fitting advice give us a call at 503-738-2061 or 888-546-6176 or use our contact us page.

Still reigning as a premium choice in hooded suits, the Patagonia R4 Yulex Hooded Wetsuit has taken the industry into the future by eliminating traditional petroleum-based neoprene and utilizing Patagonia's neoprene-free Yulex and synthetic rubber materials. What you get is a perfectly flexible, crazy warm coldwater wetsuit that does its part to make less of an impact on our environment.

The Patagonia R4 Yulex Hooded Wetsuit will keep you comfortable in waters down beyond the low 40's, so even when frost coats the beach grass, you'll be smiling in the lineup. All the seams on the R4 are glued and blind-stitched for durability, internally taped for additional strength and then externally sealed to keep water out. 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. 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 toasty warm, neoprene-free hooded wetsuit, the R4 Yulex is a prime example of the highest quality materials paired with cutting edge technology, made by surfers that only want the best.

Details

Thickness: 5.5/4mm

Neoprene: Yulex Natural Rubber/Synthetic Rubber

Seams: 100% Sealed and Taped

Zipper: Chest Zip

Hood: Attached

Model Year: 2016

Manufactures Part Number: 88447

 

Product Features

  • Made with neoprene-free Yulex® natural rubber/chlorine-free synthetic rubber that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability
  • 5.5mm of 85% Yulex Pure Natural Rubber/15% Synthetic Rubber in the Torso/Thighs
  • 4mm of 85% Yulex Pure Natural Rubber/15% Synthetic Rubber in the Arms/Legs
  • 3.5mm Attached Hood with Adjustable Cord Lock
  • Lightweight, Thermal Lining of 51% Recycled Polyester/44% Polyester/5% Spandex Inverted Microgrid in the Torso/Thighs 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 is 88% Recycled Polyester and 12% Spandex
  • All Seams are Triple Glued and Blind-Stitched, Internally Taped and 100% Externally Sealed
  • 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 Cold Water Ranging from 38 - 48° F / 3 - 9° C
  • 1757 g (62 oz)
  • Made in Thailand

Reviews

Patagonia R4 Yulex 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit Super warm, still stiff compared to other brands, EXTREMELY hard to get on and off.Review by C C
Rating
4
I've worn every major brand of wetsuit in the last 10 years. Having worn RipCurl Flashbomb suits for the last 4 or 5 I've become accustomed to the most flexible. The Patagonia is very rigid in comparison. Constant resistance training. After a really windy cold session I was super toasty and even vented a couple times by taking my hood off. I'm saving this suit for the coldest of days. After several sessions it has loosened up a little bit but still stiiff in the neck/shoulders. Pros: super warm, more eco friendly, Ankle cuffs are elastic(revolutionary) Cons: Stiff, Insanely hard to get off
(Posted on 12/6/2016) 2016-12-06
Patagonia R4 Yulex 5.5/4 Hooded Wetsuit Super duper warm but way hard to get on/offReview by Gmoney Gmoney
Rating
4
First of all, I loved my old Patagonia suit that I wore for 7 years. It was lined top to bottom with Merino wool and that made it easy to slip on and off. Now there is no more Merino, and there is actually no fabric whatsoever in the arms and shoulders and they are impossible to get on and off. The rubber(wet and dry) sticks to your skin like glue. I can understand wanting to bring the price down and make the shoulders/arms lighter and more flexible, but the sacrifice is too great in my opinion. The bright side - this suit is INSANELY warm and looks like it will last as long as the last one - forever. Plus it's sustainable!
(Posted on 11/7/2016) 2016-11-07

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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 503-738-2061 or 888-546-6176 or use our contact us page.

Warranty

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

We understand that when purchasing gifts, returns and exchanges can be necessary, which is why for the Holidays we are extending our Return Policy so that anything purchased as a gift this Holiday Season is eligible to be returned by the end of January. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product you may return it for a full refund, or exchange by the end of the month of January 2017.

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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