Patagonia: Men's R1 Lite Yulex Fz Spring Suit
This year Patagonia have reformulated the Yulex® material in their spring suits, making them lighter, stretchier and more comfortable. Made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content that replaces a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer 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, the blend of natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber helps increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet Patagonia's rigorous standards for strength and durability.
Providing warmth, comfort and sun protection for the core, the neoprene-free R1 Lite Yulex Front-Zip Spring Suit is 2mm throughout, with a stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester interior lining; the face fabric is an 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex blend. The face fabric and lining are now solution-dyed—using 86% less water than conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA glue that’s free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The floating front-zip entry provides excellent flexibility through the chest and shoulders and has a corrosion-proof Salmi zipper that is fully repairable to extend the suit’s lifespan. For additional strength, seams are triple glued and blindstitched, and are internally spot taped at high-stress areas. Easy-access key loop included. Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility. Suggested water temperatures: 18–23° C.
See 'Specifications' for sizing info.