38-48° F / 3-8° C
Made for frigid water with 5mm neoprene (front and back torso, seat), 4mm (arms & legs), 3mm (underarms, external gasket, hood) lined with chlorine-free merino wool (except accessories).
R4® Hooded Front-Zip
Full Suit Men | Women
R4® Gloves Unisex
R4® Booties Unisex
48-55° F / 8-12° C
Made for cold water with 3mm neoprene lined with chlorine-free merino wool (except accessories).
R3® Hooded Front-Zip
Full Suit Men
R3® Front-Zip Full Suit Men | Women
R3® Back-Zip Full Suit Men
R3® Hood Unisex
R3® Gloves Unisex
R3® Booties Unisex
55-65° F / 12-18° C
Made for cool water with 2mm neoprene lined with chlorine-free merino wool.
R2® Back-Zip Full Suit Men
65-75° F / 18-23° C
Made for warmer water with 2mm neoprene and recycled polyester.
R1® Back-Zip Full Suit Men | Women NEW
R1® Back-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit Men | Women NEW
R1® Back-Zip Short-Sleeved Full Suit Men NEW
R1® Back-Zip Spring Suit Men NEW
R1® Reversible Long-Sleeve Top Men | Women
R1® Reversible Vest Men | Women
R1® Reversible Spring Juanita Women
R1® Reversible Spring Jane Women
Visit our blog and get the facts on limestone-based neoprene from the Patagonia Fabric Development team.
Read "Geen Neoprene"?
When we build a product we want to build the best. When it came to wetsuits, we wanted something warmer, more flexible, better fitting and tough enough to withstand extended use. We started with a combination of limestone neoprene, polyester and nylon, like all the other brands, but then pushed further, unsatisfied with just tweaking the status quo. Looking to what divers, sailors and fishermen had been using all these years to stay warm, in and on the ocean, we tried wool. Wanting the finest, we chose merino.
It’s the merino lining that gives our wetsuits their added warmth without added rubber. But our patented merino wool grid (U.S. Patent Nos. 7395553, 7992218 and 7743428) is just one part of the successful equation. The neoprene we use has a high-density nitrogen cell structure for maximum warmth and durability, the post-consumer recycled polyester jersey increases durability, and the quality craftsmanship and attention to little details ensures a great-performing, well-made wetsuit.
We make them in four weights for all water temperatures – R1® (warm), R2® (cool), R3® (cold), and R4® (frigid) – and in several cuts for men and women. Patagonia wetsuits are decidedly warmer than standard nylon-lined suits, but that’s not all. They also wear longer, dry faster and we use post-consumer recycled polyester, merino wool softened without chlorine, and no PVC, which is made with phthalate.
Some wetsuit brands build their wetsuits from “bio-based” fabrics derived from bamboo and corn. Bamboo can generally be cultivated organically and without irrigation, but factories typically recover only half of the toxic solvent used to convert the fibers into fabric. Visit our blog to learn why we don't use bamboo fabrics in our wetsuits.