Patagonia Men's R2® Yulex® / Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Wetsuit | $529.00

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Patagonia Men's R2® Yulex® / Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Wetsuit | $529.00

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Patagonia Men's R2® Yulex® / Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Wetsuit

$529.00
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Made for cool water: 55-65º F/12-18º C.

From seed to suit. Made from revolutionary Yulex® biorubber, the new R2® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Suit offers a responsible, high-performance cool water wetsuit choice while maintaining Patagonia's rigorous standards for warmth, durability and flex. With 100% external seam sealing, the renewable, hypoallergenic Yulex® natural rubber is paired with traditional neoprene in a 60%/40% blend, while the windproof Nexkin coating reduces evaporative cooling and is far more durable than traditional smooth skin neoprene. The torso and thighs are lined with a hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester thermal lining that holds heat close to your body and won't absorb water, while the arms, legs and collar are lined with high-stretch recycled polyester for maximum comfort and freedom of movement. The floating front-zip keeps you loose through the shoulders and chest, while 100% external seam sealing eliminates leaks. All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped for additional strength.
  • Revolutionary Yulex® biorubber meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability, warmth and sustainability. It’s also hypoallergenic (latex-free)
  • Nexkin® windproof rubber coating reduces evaporative cooling and is more durable than traditional smooth-skin neoprene
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped on high stress areas
  • Torso/thighs lined with hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester thermal lining
  • Outer collar, arms and lower legs are lined with water-resistant recycled polyester; inside lined with high-stretch recycled polyester
  • Detachable front-zip entry for maximum performance and ease of entry
  • Anatomically engineered Supratex kneepads; key loop
  • 60% Yulex/40% Neoprene rubber: 2.5mm (torso/thighs) lined with hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester thermal lining. 2.5mm (arms/legs) lined with high-stretch recycled polyester jersey. Outer torso and shoulders treated with Nexkin windproof coating
  • 1406 g (49.6 oz)
  • Made in Thailand.

Biorubber

When we started making wetsuits, we quickly identified neoprene as a material that needed improvements to lessen its environment impact. So we met with the folks from Yulex who wanted to leverage the unique properties of the guayule plant, a hearty desert shrub native to the southwestern United States. Thus began a collaborative long-term project to develop a wetsuit material from guayule rubber.

Compared to traditional neoprene made from petroleum (or limestone), guayule rubber is a renewable resource that provides improved elasticity and softness and can be replaced faster than the product wears out. The agriculture is low-impact and the extraction and processing uses little energy and few chemicals.

Overall, from the crops to the rubber manufacturing, Yulex® guayule rubber has a lower environmental impact than the polychloroprene that it replaces.

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