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A more secure alternative to bikini bottoms, the neoprene-free Patagonia R1(R) Lite Yulex(R) wetsuit shorts are made of a 1.5mm rubber blend that moves with you as you paddle and kick.
This year we reformulated our Yulex(R) wetsuit material, making it lighter, stretchier and more comfortable. A more secure alternative to bikini bottoms, the formfitting, neoprene-free R1(R) Lite Yulex(R) Shorts are made of 1.5mm 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. 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 and durability. The interior lining is stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester, with 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex on the exterior face. 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). Worn in your usual swimsuit size, the fit conforms to the body for flexibility and comfort while an elasticized waistband helps keep the shorts snugly in place. The single back pocket has a handy key loop; seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Made in a Fair Trade Certified(TM) facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65-75deg F/18-23deg C.