Patagonia Women's R1 Lite Yulex 1.5mm Front Zip Vest - Black

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Light and stretchy this vest from Patagonia is eco-friendly being that it's neoprene free using Yulex, which is rubber grown sustainably on tree farms. It's also lined with 100% recycled polyester jersey for extra warmth and comfort. Racerback design for paddling power with front zip entry for ease of pulling on and off. Use this Patagonia Women's R1 Lite Yulex 1.5mm Front Zip Vest for extra coverage to prevent embarrassing moments and board rash.

Providing supplemental warmth and sun protection in the water, the neoprene-free Patagonia Women's R1 Lite Yulex Wetsuit Vest is made of 1.5mm 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, it offers 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 has been blended with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance, and meet rigorous standards for strength, stretch, and durability. The interior lining is stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester; with clean princess seams at the front and back, the streamlined anatomical design holds the vest snug to the body through long sessions in powerful surf. Other features include a six-inch chest zipper with back flap for soft comfort against the skin, a rolled edge with zigzag cover stitching at the neck opening, and low-profile, fused edges at the arm openings and waist hem. Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort; the water-resistant exterior face fabric is made from 88% recycled polyester blended with 12% spandex for additional stretch. Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.

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
  • High-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining throughout improves flexibility and dry time; exterior face fabric made with 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex is durable, stretchy and water-resistant
  • Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for comfort and durability
  • Six-inch zip at center front for easy entry
  • Fused-edge waist for lower profile
  • Fair Trade Certified sewn
  • 227 g (8 oz)
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