Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 4.75 5 4
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A durable and ultrawarm neoprene-free wetsuit, the Patagonia R5 Yulex Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit is made of 85% Yulex natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility. Suggested water temperatures: 32–38° F/0–3° C.

The Patagonia R5 Yulex Front-Zip Hooded Wetsuit is now 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 is 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 R5 Yulex Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit is 6.5mm in the torso and thighs (hood: 4.5mm), lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled) /5% spandex inverted microgrid; 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, and 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. Adjustable hood opening has cord lock for custom fit. Easy-access key loop included. Suggested water temperatures: 32–38° F/0–3° C.


  • Thickness: 6.5/5mm
  • Neoprene: Yulex Natural Rubber/Synthetic Rubber
  • Internal Lining: Yulex Natural Rubber/Synthetic Rubber
  • Seams: Sealed /Taped
  • Zipper: Chest Zip
  • Hood: Attached
  • Model Year: 2019/2020
  • Manufacturers Part Number: 88496

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. Fair Trade Certified sewn
  • Torso/thighs/hood have solution-dyed 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted microgrid thermal lining that minimizes weight, dries fast and offers excellent flexibility
  • 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
  • Adjustable hood opening with cord lock and easy-access key loop
  • For temperate fridgid water ranging from 32 - 38° F / 0 - 3° C
  • 2,064 g (72.8 oz)
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility
  • Made in Thailand


Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Warm suit!Review by New England New England
I surf in New England from RI to Maine. This suit is my first Patagonia. Last year I got frustrated being cold in a 5mm and with the guidance of the Cleanline crew I upgraded to the R5. I tend to run cold and this is the warmest suit I've ever owned. I've had 5 sessions from 2-3 hours each here in Dec/January in 41 degree water and I haven't gotten cold yet. Suit fits true to the size chart. I'm 5'9 150 and a small fits perfectly. It's surprisingly easy to get on and off. I definitely feel the extra thickness paddling but I am still riding a shortboard.
The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is that it flushes just a little more than I would expect. Cinching the hood helps a lot with this, and overall my core is warm enough that a quick flush hasn't cooled me off too much. Looking forward to seeing how the suit goes when water temps get closer to freezing. Overall very happy with the purchase and will buy Patagonia again.
(Posted on 1/9/2019) 2019-01-09
Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit PerfectReview by Andy Spandy Andy Spandy
Just had a session at south pier Grand Haven, MI, Dec 21st, 38 degrees F. The wetsuit exceeded my expectations, true to size, I bought Large Short. I wasn't cold at all, my hands we sweating. Typically I cut the necks on all my suits because I hate the restriction/claustrophobia, I did not experience any of that with this suit even with a hood, and I don't like hoods. Great wetsuit, Cleanline hooked it up!
(Posted on 12/22/2018) 2018-12-22
Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit update reviewReview by Andie Andie
I wore the suit surfing for the first time as a test. The water here is not really cold enough yet to start wearing the suit full-time. The water was 47 degrees with stiff off shores and air temp about 40 degrees. A cold day with a lot of wind chill. The suit was totally warm, could not feel any cold from the water or air, sure felt good. The suit was surprisingly flexible and did not hinder my longboard surfing, I really like the suit. Getting it off was pretty easy, no problems at all.
(Posted on 12/18/2018) 2018-12-18
Patagonia R5 Yulex 6.5/5 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit True to sizeReview by Roadmaster Roadmaster
I bought this during the Cyber Monday/Black Friday sale so got a good price and free shipping. I got this suit for the warmth, I am a 65 year old long boarder with 50+ years of surfing and it can get very cold here in Virginia. I have 2 Patagonia 2016 pre-yulex suits and love the warmth and the durability factors. The 2017 yulex were said to be less flexible and run small, so I passed on these. This year, 2018, Patagonia said they fixed the fit issue and the suits were more flexible. I have only tried on this new suit in my house and have not surfed in it yet. The fit is excellent, I have always been a classic size medium in all my suits and this medium fit great with no issues. It was slow getting it off first time but this will improve with use. I could fell the thickness of the suit but feel the flex should be just fine for long boarding. Looks to be very well built with a less fuzzy black lining, not the day glow orange/green of the old suits. Thanks to the crew at Cleanline for the good deal and the freebies they included.
(Posted on 12/4/2018) 2018-12-04

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Size Chart

The staff at Cleanline Surf specialize in sizing Patagonia wetsuits. If you have never worn a Patagonia wetsuit before we strongly urge you to call us for expert advice on sizing. 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.

XS5′6″-5′8″120-140 lbs34.5-36.5″28.5-30.5″33.5-35.5″14.5″26-28″
S5′8″-5′10″135-155 lbs36.5-38.5″29-31″34-36″15″27-29″
MS5′6.5″-5′8.5″140-160 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″27-29″
M5′9″-5′11″150-170 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″28-30″
MT6′1″-6′3″160-180 lbs38.5-40.5″30.5-32.5″35.5-37.5″15.5″30-32″
LS5′7.5″-5′9.5″160-180 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″28-30″
L5′10″-6′0″170-190 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″30-32″
LT6′2″-6′4″180-200 lbs40.5-42.5″32.5-34.5″37.5-39.5″16″31-33″
XLS5′8.5″-5′10.5″180-200 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″30-32″
XL5′11″-6′1″190-210 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″31-33″
XLT6′4″-6′5″200-220 lbs42.5-44.5″34.5-36.5″39.5-41.5″16.5″32-34″
XXL6′2′-6′4″210-230 lbs42.5-46.5″36.5-38.5″41.5-43.5″17″31-33″
XXXL6′3″-6′5″230-250 lbs44.5-48.5″38.5-40.5″43.5-45.5″17.5″31-33″

Full Patagonia Wetsuit Sizing Chart


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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 are easy! We understand that in some situations returns or exchanges may be necessary. We also want you to be stoked on your purchase. 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. Items must be in new condition with original tags and packaging.

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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