Patagonia is known for their attention to detail and high quality products. The R3® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip Wetsuit lives up to those high Patagonia standards. The suit even features 60% plant-based natural rubber to help reduce the use of conventional neoprene. Made for cold water: 48-55º F/9-13º C. This suit not only keeps your body warm but it keeps you from being subjected to unnecessary toxins. If you have any sort of sensitive skin or just want to play it safe / healthy, this suit is perfect for you. Here are the facts...
The renewable Yulex natural rubber is paired with conventional neoprene in a 60%/40% (Yulex/neoprene) blend; the Nexkin windproof coating reduces evaporative cooling and has an embedded microdenier fabric that makes it much more durable than traditional smooth-skin. The torso and thighs are lined with hydrophobic, 67% recycled polyester microgrid that holds heat close to the body; the arms, legs and collar are lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester for maximum comfort and flex. A floating asymmetrical front-zip keeps you loose through the shoulders and chest, and 100% exterior seam sealing eliminates leaks. All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped for additional strength. ( Patagonia )
This suit performs like a champ! I have been personally testing this wetsuit out for about a month now and I'm still in love with it. The plant-based natural rubber is super comfortable and flexible. The R3® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip maintains Patagonia’s standards for warmth, performance, durability and stretch. If your looking for a warm / flexible suit, you have found it with the R3® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip Wetsuit by Patagonia.
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Great option for people with allergies
I just want to sincerely thank Patagonia for creating a wetsuit that is manufactured without the toxic chemicals and processes that normal suits use. I was suffering from AWFUL allergic skin sores from multiple brands of normal wetsuit manufacturers. This is the ONLY suit that has worked for me. I obviously can't say that this will help everyone who is allergic to neoprene/latex/rubber glues but it did for me. This was a real dilemma for me because I obviously was not going to give up my love for surfing but I also was really struggling with the rashes. These reactions became so bad that I paid to go to an allergist who performed allergy patch tests on me. He was having trouble identifying what I was reacting to because wetsuits can have so many different chemical compounds and byproducts (in the neoprene, glue, tape, etc.) that can cause a reaction. Wetsuits are made from a very nasty toxic process. Finally I rolled the dice on a Yulex after trying multiple suits from different manufacturers. Thank god, it was like night and day. I no longer have these reactions. Anyway, just felt it was my duty to share my experience with Patagonia and other surfers dealing with these types of allergies/reactions.
I recommend this product!
Patagonia stands behind everything they make, including wetsuits. Everyone knows Patagonia has a killer warranty and yes... your wetsuit is covered. But don't try anything funky, warranty only covers the suit if it fails without the normal wear and tear from surfing. So if you get a fin to the chest, probably not covered.
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