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

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We stand behind everything we make, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. Patagonia is not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin. Download Patagonia Wetsuit Warranty Form

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

Was $529 Now $370
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Patagonia Men's R2® Yulex®/Nexkin® Front-Zip Full Wetsuit

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We stand behind everything we make, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. Patagonia is not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin. Download Patagonia Wetsuit Warranty Form

Made for cool water: 55-60º F/12-16º C.

From seed to suit. Made from our revolutionary plant-based Yulex® biorubber, our 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. The renewable, hypoallergenic Yulex® natural rubber is paired with traditional neoprene in a 60%/40% (Yulex/neoprene) blend, while the Nexkin® windproof coating reduces evaporative cooling and has a microdenier fabric embedded in it that is much more durable than traditional smooth-skin neoprene. The torso and thighs are lined with a hydrophobic micro-grid all-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 all-recycled polyester for maximum comfort and freedom of movement. The floating front-zip keeps you loose through the shoulders and chest and 100% external seam sealing eliminates leaks. All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped for additional strength.
  • Revolutionary Yulex® rubber 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, blind-stitched and internally taped on high-stress areas
  • Torso/thighs have a hydrophobic micro-grid all-recycled polyester thermal lining
  • Outer collar, arms and lower legs are lined with water-resistant all-recycled polyester; inside lined with high-stretch all-recycled polyester
  • Detachable front-zip entry for easy on/off and maximum performance
  • Anatomically engineered Supratex kneepads; key loop
  • 60% Yulex®/40% neoprene rubber: 2.5mm (torso/thighs) with a hydrophobic micro-grid all-recycled polyester thermal lining; 2.5mm (arms/legs) lined with high-stretch all-recycled polyester jersey. Outer torso (except shoulders) treated with a 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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