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Made for spring paddles and surf sessions, the Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Long John wetsuit keeps you moving through the water in comfort, thanks to its reformulated, stretchier-than-ever Yulex(R).
We've reformulated the Yulex(R) material in our 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(R) certified by the Rainforest Alliance, we blend the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet our rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. Providing comfort, flexibility and sun protection with minimal weight, the redesigned, neoprene-free R1(R) Lite Yulex(R) 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(TM) 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 flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort and increased strength. Easy-access key loop included. Made in a Fair Trade Certified(TM) facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65-75deg F/18-23deg C.
Features of the Patagonia Men's R1 Lite Yulex Long John Suit Back zip for easy on/off Made with neoprene-free that meets our rigorous standards for Performance, durability, warmth and sustainability Natural rubber is derived from sources that Are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance 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 All seams Are triple glued and blindstitched; internally spot taped at High-stress Areas Floating front-zip with corrosion-proof Salmi zipper provides extra room to get in/out, extends suit?s lifespan and is fully repairable Easy-access key loop 85% Yulex natural rubber / 15% synthetic rubber
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Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Short John
$119 - $149
Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Long-Sleeved Top
$96 - $129
Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Top
$111 - $149
NRS Radiant 3/2mm Wetsuit
$39 - $47
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