Patagonia R1 Yulex Front Zip Wetsuit 2019

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A summer-weight wetsuit made from Patagonia's super-stretchy plant-based rubber
Patagonia R1 Yulex Front Zip Wetsuit 2019 Patagonia R1 Yulex Front Zip Wetsuit 2019
Patagonia R1 Yulex Front Zip Wetsuit 2019


A summer-weight wetsuit made from Patagonia's super-stretchy plant-based rubber

The newest formulation of Patagonia's plant-based neoprene-substitute, Yulex, retains all the eco-benefits of previous versions and boosts stretch more than ever before. The 2019 R1 Yulex Front Zip wetsuit is now tailored to fit a greater range of sizes even better and is still built with Patagonia's trademark attention to detail and durability.

Once again Patagonia's commitment to ecology and impact has produced a superior wetsuit that not only performs superbly, it causes 'no unnecessary harm'. A recommended temperature range of 16-18°C or 60-65°F means the Patagonia R1 Wetsuit is capable of keeping you toasty in cool waters from spring to autumn at the right latitudes, or most of summer in Scotland…

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The Best Bits

The best bits…

  • 85% planet-friendly Yulex rubber construction is sourced from FSC Certified sources and processed to create Patagonia's stretchiest rubber yet. A 15% synthetic rubber content is mixed in to further improve the longevity and durability of the wetsuit.
  • Fast-drying inverted microgrid thermal lining in torso, thighs and hood. Made from recycled polyester and elastane. This super warm lining dries rapidly and insulates effectively, whilst offering excellent flexibility.
  • Water-resistant 100% recycled polyester jersey lining in arms and legs. This flexible lining is laminated with solvent-free AquaA glue and as with all wetsuit tech - it dries fast.
  • Durable, water-resistant face fabric contains an 85% recycled polyester/15% elastane blend that doesn't inhibit the rubber's stretch and sheds water quickly.
  • 100% external liquid seam sealed and internally taped GBS seams offer the best durability in almost any wetsuit we sell. Patagonia's suits aren't just built for a season, their built to last.
  • Anatomic Supratex Knee Pads and ankle cuffs increase the suits durability at key points and seal out flush.
  • Corrosion-proof Salmi asymmetric chest zipper. Patagonia use a replaceable zipper design that provides a super seal from the sea.
  • Easy-access key loop securely stashes your housekeys during the session. Not recommended for electronic key fobs though.
  • 3mm rubber in torso and thighs for increased warmth in the core areas of the body.
  • 2mm rubber in arms/legs improves flexibility in areas that need to move a bit more freely.

Size Guide

Find Patagonia Men's Wetsuit Size Guide below:

XS 5'6"-5'8" 120-140 34½-36½ 28½-30½ 33½-35½ 14½ 26-28
S 5'8"-5'10" 135-155 36½-38½ 29-31 34-36 15 27-29
MS 5'6½"-5'8½" 140-160 38½-40½ 30½-32½ 35½-37½ 15½ 27-29
M 5'9"-5'11" 150-170 38½-40½ 30½-32½ 35½-37½ 15½ 28-30
MT 6'1"-6'3" 160-180 38½-40½ 30½-32½ 35½-37½ 15½ 30-32
LS 5'7½"-5'9½" 160-180 40½-42½ 32½-34½ 37½-39½ 16 28-30
L 5'10"-6' 170-190 40½-42½ 32½-34½ 37½-39½ 16 30-32
LT 6'2"-6'4" 180-200 40½-42½ 32½-34½ 37½-39½ 16 31-33
XLS 5'8½"-5'10½" 180-200 42½-44½ 34½-36½ 39½-41½ 16½ 30-32
XL 5'11"-6'1" 190-210 42½-44½ 34½-36½ 39½-41½ 16½ 31-33
XLT 6'4"-6'5" 200-220 42½-44½ 34½-36½ 39½-41½ 16½ 32-34
XXL 6'2'-6'4" 210-230 42½-46½ 36½-38½ 41½-43½ 17 31-33
XXXL 6'3"-6'5" 230-250 44½-48½ 38½-40½ 43½-45½ 17½ 31-33

Buying Guide

Not sure what these Yulex wetsuits are all about? Read all about natural rubber in our Patagonia Yulex Wetsuit Buying Guide.


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