The Fall 2013 Patagonia R2 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit is finally here. No longer will your head go cold on those windy and chilly days where the surf is lining up just right. With high-quality neoprene and a merino wool lining, the new R2® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit offers excellent comfort and flexibility with a contoured 3-panel hood with an adjustable cord to seal in the heat. Features include anatomical patterning, 100% external seam sealing to eliminate leaks, a midweight wool lining in the torso and thighs for warmth, and a recycled polyester lining in the hood, sleeves and legs for increased performance and stretch. With simplified entry and enlarged PVC-free kneepads for long-lasting durability. Critical seams and high-stress areas are secured and reinforced for strength.
Neoprene: Patagonia Hand Selected Highest Quality Neoprene
Seams: Fully Sealed Externally and Taped and Critically Taped Internally
Zipper: Patagonia Front Zip (Chest Zip) Technology
Model Year: 2013/2014
Manufactures Part Number: 87685
Posted by Patrick in Astoria – 23rd Nov 2013
I've worn this wetsuit several times, and I like it for my specific purpose: SUP surfing in the Oregon/PNW. I love the flexibility of the thin (2.5mm) material, especially in my shoulders and legs. Of course, the suit is naturally less warm than my 5 mm. But, it's been comfortable all summer when I tend to overheat; and even this fall down to 50 degrees water temp by using the hood (which folds back comfortably), booties, and gloves. And, paddling more and falling less... Not my only suit, but a welcome addition.
The staff at Cleanline Surf specialize in sizing Patagonia wetsuits. If you have never worn a Patagonia wetsuit before we storngly urge you to call us for experty 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.
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.