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Patagonia Women's R1® Yulex® Back-Zip Full Wetsuit

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Patagonia Women's R1® Yulex® Back-Zip Full Wetsuit

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December 18, 2020

Too small wetsuit

This would be a great wetsuit if it was made in the appropriate sizing. Unfortunately my regular size is at least 2 sizes too small in the product. Also, was not able to get an exchange which was a bummer. I had to buy another brand as there were no wetsuits whatsoever available in a larger size through patagonia.

September 16, 2020


I bought this after my entry level ONeill 3/2 wetsuit began ripping at the seams (after 2 surf seasons). I wanted to purchase a suit that would last. Ive only had the Patagonia wetsuit for about two months, but I can already tell that this is a QUALITY suit. It is a super warm. Warm enough for the 60-ish degree water in Santa Barbara. It is almost... Read More too warm and really water tight. I find myself flushing the suit with water to cool down. General fit is great. IM 55 and 115 lbs and wear a small in Patagonia bathing suits, size 4 in Lululemon, and went with a size 6 wetsuit. It does take some time to get on the first few wears, but worth it! The shoulder/armpit Fit is fantastic - Making it easy to paddle and swim. My only complaint is that the zipper does tend to unzip a bit when Im in the water. I generally dont notice unless someone tells me. So, it hasnt hampered my activity at all. I would highly recommend this suit!

August 2, 2020

Fleece lining is awesome

I am 5ft 6in, 132lbs, and a size 6 in most clothes. The size 10 wetsuit is perfect for me. It has loosened up a bit from when I first bought it; it used to be a major struggle for me to get into it, but now I can have it on much quicker. I use it ~1x week for boogie boarding or ocean swimming. I bought it in February at the Patagonia surf shop in V... Read Moreentura, and it has kept me warm in central CA coast waters since I bought it. This suit is SO WARM. I wore it in 57 degree water, and it kept me plenty warm-hand numbness is the only reason I had to get out of the water that day (definitely buying mitts next winter). I love the soft fleece lining, and the internal neck gasket. I tried on the chest zip wetsuits when I was at the store, and felt like I was being strangled and had to contort my shoulders to get into them. The back zip suit is far more comfortable for me. I tend to tighten the neck Velcro closure after I have been in the water for a bit, as it does get more pliable when it is wet, and I sometimes feel some flushing into the neck if I dont tighten it. Bottom line: I love this wetsuit.

January 22, 2020

Man, I’m glad I checked the sizing chart.

First off, in incredibly happy to have this wetsuit. It’s warm, perfect for California winters. However, I’m all things Patagonia and this is the first experience of things running SMALL! I’m 5’4, 130 and the 8 works perfectly. With each wear it gets even better.

May 8, 2019

Ws R1® Yulex® Back-Zip Full Suit

I have always dreamed of owning a Patagonia wet suit, and was excited beyond belief when it arrived. The quality was exactly as expected but it just didn't work out. It was really hard for me to get on and it just didn't fit well. Frankly, I would assume at this price point the average buyer may be more mature and that the cut may be more... Read More in line with shapely woman. I would be happy to work with a focus group to get this built to warm even old surf hags like me....Maybe even help design an entire line, we're the ones with the cash and I still need a new suit!

May 8, 2019

Wet suit

I purchased the womens front cross zipper and could not get into it! I returned it (free shipping) and purchased the back zipper. It’s a thick wetsuit and I love it! Customer service was great with the return.

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