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Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit

Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit 4.9 5 10
SKU: PAT88423
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Cleanline Staff Member Matt Cleanline Staff

Matt Says:

"When Patagonia stopped production of the R4 Hooded Wetsuit for Women in 2013, we listened to our female customers who desperately needed a suit for the coldest waters on planet earth. We are incredibly proud that Patagonia agreed to build a limited quantity exclusively for Cleanline, and they did so well Patagonia brought back the Women's R4 for Fall 2015! Thanks Patagonia! The R4 is greatly improved on all fronts with added internal and external seam tape, lighter and more flexible neoprene, as well as a new light weight poly lining paired with Patagonia's classic merino wool for the perfect balance of warmth and flexibility. If you're looking for extreme warmth as well as a balance of durability and flexibility then this is the one!"


This season the Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit continues to live up to its reputation as the warmest wetsuit available for women in coldwater surfing. The Women's R4 Wetsuit feels better and performs reliably with new anatomical patterning and high-quality materials. With a stylish feminine cut and Patagonia's midweight chlorine-free merino wool, you will be comfortably wrapped in unparalleled warmth.

The floating front-zip provides ease of entry and maximizes freedom of movement through the shoulders and chest. 100% external seam sealing eliminates leaks. The torso and thighs are lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool; hydrophobic recycled polyester micro-grid thermal lining in the arms and legs dries fast, minimizes weight and offers excellent flex. With 100% external seam sealing to eliminate leaks and high-quality neoprene that meets Patagonia's rigorous standards for stretch, durability and warmth, the R4 Chest Zip Full Suit keeps you loose and warm while you're trimming along smooth walls.

If you are a coldwater surfer and want confidence your wetsuit will keep you warm on the coldest days, the Women's R4 Hooded Wetsuit is the suit you've been looking for.


Thickness: 5.5/4.5mm

Neoprene: Patagonia Hand Selected Highest Quality Neoprene

Seams: 100% External Seam Sealing and Internal Taping on all Critical Areas

Zipper: Patagonia Front Zip (Chest Zip) Technology

Hood: Attached

Model Year: 2015/2016

Manufactures Part Number: 88423


Product Features

  • 5.5mm neoprene (torso/thighs) lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool; 4.5mm (hood/arms/legs) lined with hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester
  • Made with high-quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth
  • Torso/thighs lined with midweight chlorine-free merino wool
  • Hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester thermal lining in arms, legs and hood improves flexibility and dry time
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped on high stress areas
  • Outer lining is durable, water-resistant recycled polyester jersey
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped on high stress areas
  • Detachable front-zip entry for maximum performance and ease of entry
  • Anatomically engineered Supratex kneepads; key loop
  • For frigid water ranging from 38 - 49° F / 3 - 9° C
  • Made in Thailand.


Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Solid Wetsuit for Frigid ConditionsReview by Sonya Sonya
I have been an excel suit fan for years. Yet after my last winter suit barely stood up to 2 winters in the northeast and did not feel particularly warm, I started to wonder. Looking at Excel wetsuit technology available to men I realized that Excel was not investing any effort into keeping ladies warm in cold surf. So I looked to Patagonia for a warm and flexible suit and here we have it. The suit fits great, has nice secure seals on the ankles and wrist, goes on pretty easy(for a winter suit) and has plenty of flexibility for paddling, duck diving, and surfing. The wool seems a little itchy at first but after a couple of sessions I don't notice it. I definitely recommend this suit to anyone who surfs in frigid water. Thanks Patagonia for putting the effort into a decent womens winter suit.
(Posted on 1/24/2017) 2017-01-24
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Fit reviewReview by AC AC
I have not yet worn this in the water, but I wanted to submit a review regarding the fit in case it is of use to prospective buyers. I am 5'5", 123 lbs and I got a size 8. I usually wear a size 6 in Ripcurl, O'Neil, and Excel, but the size 6 in this Patagonia suit was short in the legs and arms. I have a longish torso and it was very tight in the shoulders. The size 8 is a touch loose behind the knees and around the chest, but comfortable everywhere else.
(Posted on 9/28/2016) 2016-09-28
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit AwesomeReview by Mary Mary
Really great suit- flexible and water tight. I actually got a little too warm the last time I wore it!
(Posted on 4/27/2016) 2016-04-27
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Great wetsuitReview by natjane natjane
Just bought the suit for my daughter. She loves it -- comfortable and extremely warm. We are ready for Feb/March!
(Posted on 11/23/2015) 2015-11-23
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit great combo of performance and comfort Review by Maria Maria
I am very happy with this new wetsuit. Just moved from the warm waters of Portugal to New England so I need to be extra warm! The suit is the perfect combination of warmth and performance . It is very flexible and allows to move well even thought I am wearing an R4. Cleanline was the best way to get. I loved the customer service and personal note and tshirt on the package! Thanks a lot!!
(Posted on 11/12/2015) 2015-11-12
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Warm, well-made and comfortableReview by JodieT JodieT
I love my new suit! It took me 10 years to wear out my Xcel Infiniti 5-4-3 and I replaced it with the R4. The R4 is incredibly warm and great quality. I'm super appreciative that Cleanline special ordered this suit from Patagonia and make them available. For that you have a new loyal customer. Loved the starburst and stickers. Thank you.
(Posted on 5/17/2015) 2015-05-17
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit The R4 Patagonia suit is perfect for our PNW waters. Review by Goldie Goldie
I am loving my new R4 Patagonia suit. My first time out in it, I played all day and didn't feel the bitter cold of our PNW water one bit. The fit is fairly true to size I am 5’4’’ and 125 lbs. I ordered a size 8 and it is little bulky around the middle, however the rest of the suit feels nice. The R4 inner wool lining is very soft and cozy inside and is extremely comfortable around the chest, thighs and knees. I am able to stay in the water for hours and not feel chafed or get that stiffing wetsuit feeling. The suit keeps me well warm in the water and out of the water and the hood feature keeps the cold water from seeping down my back. I highly recommend this suit to any lady that loves to play but doesn't like to get cold.
(Posted on 3/24/2015) 2015-03-24
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Best Wetsuit for the Northeast!Review by Randie Randie
I moved from southern California to the Northeast and was really afraid of being cold, but this wetsuit is amazing and keeps me so warm! I highly recommend it, you won't be disappointed!
(Posted on 3/21/2015) 2015-03-21
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Great suit for surfing in the Northwest!Review by jenjones jenjones
I had tried the previous Patagonia women's suit and it was too stiff and restrictive for me. The folks at Cleanline said that it was being redesigned so I took a shot and ordered the new one. Well worth it! It is a very warm and comfortable suit with more flexibility than the previous version. It is still a little firmer than other suits but I know that it will last much longer. I highly recommend this suit to any gal who likes to stay warm and wants a high quality suit. Can't wait to put it on again next weekend!
(Posted on 2/17/2015) 2015-02-17
Patagonia Women's R4 Hooded Chest Zip Wetsuit Even better, more flexible than before! Review by Hayley Hayley
I have owned 4 Patagonia suits over the past several years and I always felt that the Patagonia suits are by far the warmest. I get cold very easily and water conditions are anywhere from a balmy 60 degrees to 48 where I surf, as well as a possible wind chill factor. I have always been warm in these suits, and they tend to be more durable than other brands (you can't beat Patagonia and Cleanline customer service either) but the downfall was the 'stiffness' factor in some of their earlier suits. This suit is still a bit more stiff than per say some other brands (I also own Rip Curl and O'Neil suits) but it is way warmer. And now, they have added an even more comfortable wool lining than before AND seam seals for even longer life span. I would highly recommend this suit for the avid surfer who gets cold easily or wants a suit you can surf all day in cold conditions. The extra cost is well worth the longer life span and warmth. I just got this suit and used it the last few weeks and am VERY pleased.
(Posted on 11/29/2014) 2014-11-29

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Size Chart

At Cleanline Surf we specialize in sizing Women’s Patagonia Wetsuits. If you have any doubt about what size you need we strongly urge you to call and speak with one of our wetsuit experts. Getting the right size is extremely important and in the end it will save you both time and money by avoiding the need for a return.

25′0″-5′2″95-115 lbs29-31″22-24″32-34″11″25-27″
45′1″-5′3″100-120 lbs30.5-32.5″23-25″33-35″11.5″26-28″
65′3″-5′5″105-125 lbs31.5-33.5″24-26″34-36″12″27-29″
85′4″-5′6″110-130 lbs32.5-34.5″25-27″35-37″12.5″28-30″
8T5′6″-5′8″120-140 lbs32.5-34.5″25-27″36.5-38.5″12.5″30-32″
105′5″-5′7″120-140 lbs34-36″26.5-28.5″36.5-38.5″13″29-31″
10T5′7″-5′9″130-150 lbs34-36″26.5-28.5″38-40″13″30-32″
125′7″-5′9″130-150 lbs35.5-37.5″28-30″38-40″13.5″29-31″
145′9″-5′11″140-160 lbs37-39″29.5-31.5″39.5-41.5″14″31-33″

Full Patagonia Wetsuit Size Chart


PatagonIa Ironclad guarantee

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.


We understand that when purchasing gifts, returns and exchanges can be necessary, which is why for the Holidays we are extending our Return Policy so that anything purchased as a gift this Holiday Season is eligible to be returned by the end of January. If you are not 100% satisfied with your product you may return it for a full refund, or exchange by the end of the month of January 2018.

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