A high-performance, neoprene-free hooded wetsuit made of warm and stretchy 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Suggested water temperatures: 38°–48° F/3°–9° C. Fair Trade Certified™ sewn.
- 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic, chlorine-free rubber by polymer content; natural rubber is Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance
- 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple-glued and internally taped
- Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs for maximum durability and anatomic fit
Patagonia's company ethos to produce environmentally conscious products is continued into their wetsuit range. Delivery excellent quality, durability, performance all at a low-impact to the earth.The suit's floating front-zip entry features a corrosion-proof zipper and asymmetrical flap for a better seal, and the Salmi® zipper is fully replaceable to extend the suit's lifespan. Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs provide excellent abrasion resistance and increased durability. 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued and internally taped.
Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility, our neoprene-free Yulex® wetsuits are warm and stretchy 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing 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. Tapped from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® 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. Patterned for maximum flexibility and an improved fit, the R4® Yulex® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit is 5.5mm in the torso and thighs (hood: 3.5mm), lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled) /5% spandex inverted microgrid; 4mm in the arms and legs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester jersey; the exterior fabric is 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex. The exterior fabric and interior linings are now solution-dyed—saving 100 litres of water per suit compared to conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA™ glue that's free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).