Patagonia R1 Yulex 3/2.5 Chest Zip Wetsuit

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Well the reviews are in at Patagonia and the R1 is truly checking all the boxes. Across the board, folks are saying that Patagonia nailed the fit on these which is a big assist in comfort and warmth. Another improvement we're hearing about is the stretch, specifically the range of motion in the arms and the ease of entry and exit. Over time though, that stretch can break down but apparently Patagonia suits are resilient to stretching out and are getting a reputation for holding up in those high stretch areas. Overall the Patagonia R1 Yulex 3/2.5 Chest Zip Wetsuit is durable, warm and flexible with an amazing fit that leaves you feeling good about wearing an all-around sustainably made wetsuit.

The Patagonia R1 Yulex 3/2.5 Chest Zip Wetsuit is made in a Fair Trade Certified facility. These neoprene-free Yulex wetsuits are made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer the same warmth and 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 has been blended with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meets rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. With new patterning for maximum flexibility and improved fit, the R1 Yulex Front-Zip Full Suit is 3mm in the torso and thighs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted microgrid; 2.5mm in the arms and legs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester jersey; the face fabric is 85% recycled polyester/15% 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). The suit’s floating front-zip entry features a corrosion-proof zipper and asymmetrical flap for better seal; unlike other designs, the Salmi zipper is fully replaceable to extend the suit’s lifespan. Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs provide excellent abrasion resistance and increased durability. 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued and internally taped. Easy-access key loop included. Suggested water temperatures: 60–65° F /16–18° C.

Details

  • Thickness: 3/2.5mm
  • Neoprene: Yulex/Synthetic Rubber
  • Internal Lining: Recycled Polyester Jersey
  • Seams: Sealed/Taped
  • Zipper: Chest Zip
  • Hood: None
  • Model Year: 2019/2020
  • Manufacturers Part Number: 88482

Product Features

  • Made with neoprene-free Yulex; natural rubber/chlorine-free synthetic rubber that meets rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability
  • Yulex is natural and sustainably tapped from hevea trees in Guatemala that are FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) certified
  • Torso/thighs: 3mm of 85% Yulex pure natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber
  • Arms/legs: 2.5mm of 85% Yulex pure natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber
  • Solution-dyed, high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining in the arms/legs improves flexibility and dry time; solution-dyed exterior face fabric made with 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex is durable, stretchy and water-resistant; lining and face fabric laminated with solvent-free AquaA glue
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued and internally taped
  • Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs for maximum durability and anatomic fit
  • Floating, asymmetrical front-zip with corrosion-proof Salmi zipper provides better seal and extends suit’s lifespan; unlike other designs, zipper is replaceable
  • Easy-access key loop
  • Derived from sources which are Forest Stewardship Council Certified by the Rainforest Alliance
  • For temperate water ranging from 60 - 65° F / 18 - 23° C
  • 1,021 g (36 oz)
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility
  • Made in Thailand

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