The jury is in! These R4 suits are the _ _ _ _! Josh says, "In my 40 years of wetsuit experience, that's 7 days a week, I have never been SO comfortable or warm!" These suits are very easy to get in and out of, and you don't even notice the wool - except for the fact that it keeps you warm. Feel free to call Josh and hear his whole opinion. (888) 546-6176, or (503) 738-7888.
The Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit is here! Made for frigid water, torso/back/legs 5mm neoprene, sleeves and hood 4mm, underarms 3mm, with chlorine-free merino wool grid lining.
High-quality 5/4mm neoprene backed by a recycled polyester/chlorine-free wool grid laminate to increase warmth by creating a larger dead air space (Patented)
3mm neoprene underarm panels are backed by polyester jersey for greater stretch while paddling
Recycled polyester jersey on butt and legs decreases environmental impact
All seams are glued; critical seams are glued and blindstitched
Internal pullover-style neck gasket (1.5mm neoprene with a polyester jersey surface and key pocket at front of internal gasket) enhances the seal at the neck and prevents water from flushing into the suit
Zipper seams are blindstitched for a clean-finished exterior on the zipper gusset and to eliminate potential seam abrasion
Base of the zipper gusset has drain holes to release internal water
Hook-and-loop closure on the neck flap is set off to the side to reduce chafing
Wrist and ankle seams are clean-finished, reinforced and shielded with coverage tabs for increased durability
One-piece front and back panels eliminate the need for a weak T-joint seam in the crotch
Anatomical, PVC-free kneepads are more durable, provide more grip and create less environmental damage than traditional kneepads
- Patagonia Wetsuit - R4 Women's Hooded Chest Zip Wetstuit Patagonia R4 Wetsuit ReviewReview by Hayley E. Hayley E.
RatingI purchased my first Patagonia the first year they came out. I was in desperate need of a warm suit as I am a very lean and have not been able to find a suit that keeps me warm. I am 5'8" and 135 lbs, and because they didn't make a women's suit with a hood, I purchased a men's small. I was very impressed with how warm the suit was, however, I noticed that I started to get a rash when I wore it. The rash was so uncomfortable that I started wearing a rash guard with it. I was disappointed having to wear another layer, but the suit was very warm so I deemed it worth it. I used that suit for almost three years, about 4-5 times what I get out of most suits (I surf most days there are waves). This year with record cold water temperatures here in the NW I decided it was time for a new suit, and now Patagonia makes the R4 in Women's sizing. I purchased the suit and am happy to report that I no longer get the rash (now I am aware that it was because the suit was a little too large and was sliding around on my skin). I recommend this suit to anyone who suffers from getting too cold, it is WELL worth the investment, you won't regret it! One piece of advice, make sure it is very snug!(Posted on 5/29/2012) 2012-05-29
- Hayley E.
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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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