Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Long John Wetsuit

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When choosing to purchase a Patagonia wetsuit you know you're making a positive environmental impact on our earth and oceans. The Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex 2mm Long John Wetsuit was sustainably made using naturally grown resources from rubber trees, making it neoprene free and sewn with a Fair Trade Certification. This Long John sleeveless design offers sun protection, warmth and paddle freedom. Fits true to size./p>

Patagonia has reformulated the Yulex material in their spring suits, making them lighter, stretchier and more comfortable. Made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content that replaces a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance, natural rubber is blended with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meets Patagonia's rigorous standards for strength, stretch, and durability. Providing comfort, flexibility and sun protection with minimal weight, the redesigned, neoprene-free R1 Lite Yulex Long John is 2mm throughout, with a high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester lining; the face fabric is 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex. The face fabric and lining are now solution-dyed—using 86% less water than conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA glue that’s free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). An open-arm design offers full freedom of motion for paddling, and the center-back zip allows simple entry and exit. Soft and durable Supratex kneepads flex easily and provide additional comfort against a board deck. All seams have a flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort and increased strength. Easy-access key loop included. Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.


  • Thickness: 2mm
  • Neoprene: Yulex Natural Rubber/Synthetic Rubber
  • Internal Lining: Recycled Polyster Jersey
  • Seams: Flatlock
  • Zipper: Back Zip
  • Hood: None
  • Model Year: 2019/2020
  • Manufacturers Part Number: 88501

Product Features

  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber (by polymer content) that meets rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
  • Solution-dyed, high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining throughout improves flexibility and dry time; exterior face fabric made with solution-dyed 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex is durable, stretchy and water-resistant; lining and face fabric laminated with solvent-free AquaA glue
  • Back zip for easy on/off
  • All seams are sewn with flatlock construction for maximum durability
  • Soft and durable Supratex kneepads
  • Easy-access key loop
  • Fair Trade Certified sewn
  • 723 g (25.5 oz)


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