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Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Spring Jane

photo: Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Spring Jane wet suit
Patagonia.com says:
Replacing petroleum-based neoprene with natural rubber from hevea trees, we've formulated the Yulex(R) material in our spring suits to be light, comfortable and ultra-stretchy for warm- water surfing. Made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, they offer the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Tapped on a plantation that is 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. Offering supplemental warmth and sun protection in a streamlined, formfitting design, the R1(R) Lite Yulex(R) Spring Jane has a step-in entry and is 1.5mm throughout, lined with stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester; the exterior fabric is an 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex blend. The exterior fabric and interior lining are 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). Princess seams and racerback detailing hold the suit snug to the body without restricting movement; seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Internal key loop included. Made in a Fair Trade Certified(TM) facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65-75deg F/18-23deg C.

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Price Current Retail: $95.93-$129.00
Historic Range: $50.73-$129.00

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