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We reformulated the Yulex® material in our 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. Tapped 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 and durability. Providing supplemental warmth and sun protection for warm-water surfing, the neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex® Vest is 1.5mm thick, with a stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester interior lining; the exterior fabric is made of durable, water-resistant 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex. The exterior fabric and interior 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). Other features include a six-inch chest zipper with backing flap for 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. Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.


85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic, chlorine-free rubber by polymer content; natural rubber is Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance

Stretchy, solution-dyed 100% recycled polyester lining improves flexibility and dry time; stretchy, solution-dyed exterior is 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex

All fabrics laminated with solvent-free, water-based AquaA™ glue

6” center-front zip for easier entry; streamlined design holds close to the body for reduced drag with maximum comfort and flex

Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for comfort and durability

Fused-edge waist offers lower profile and sits snugly and comfortably against the skin

Fair Trade Certified™ sewn

Weight: 227 g (8 oz)


Body: 1.5mm 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey.

Exterior: 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex.

Natural rubber is from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Fair Trade Certified™ sewn


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