PATAGONIA W's R1 Lite Yulex Vest
A high-performance, neoprene-free wetsuit vest made of 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, with 100% recycled polyester lining; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
Providing supplemental warmth and sun protection, the neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex® Vest is made of 1.5mm 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, it offers the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Derived 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. The interior lining is stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester; with clean princess seams at the front and back, the streamlined anatomical design holds the vest snug to the body through long sessions in powerful surf. Other features include a 6-inch chest zipper with back flap for soft comfort against the skin, a rolled hem with zigzag coverstitching at the neck and arm openings, and a low-profile, fused-edge hem at the waist. Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort; the water-resistant exterior face fabric is made from 88% recycled polyester blended with 12% spandex for additional stretch. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
- Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber (by polymer content) that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
- High-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining throughout improves flexibility and dry time; exterior face fabric made with 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex is durable, stretchy and water-resistant
- Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for comfort and durability
- 6" zip at centre-front for ease of entry and customised fit
- Fused-edge waist for lower profile
- 204 g (7.2 oz)