Patagonia reformulated the Yulex® material in our spring suits to make it 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. 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, stretch and durability.
Offering warmth and sun protection for the core and legs while keeping your arms and shoulders just as free as can be, the neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex® Long Jane is 2mm throughout, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester jersey; the exterior fabric is an 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex blend. The exterior fabric and interior lining are now solution-dyed—using 86% less water than conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA™ glue that’s free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). Princess seams and racerback detailing hold the suit snug to your body without restricting movement; seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Step-in entry; easy-access key loop included. Soft and durable Supratex kneepads flex easily and provide additional comfort against the deck of your board. Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility.
Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
To keep your wetsuit smelling fresh and in good condition for seasons to come, why not pick up some Piss Off and give your neoprene a good bath.