Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Women's Wetsuit Vest 2018

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Treat yourself to a little more warmth and sun protection in water around 18 to 23°C with this eco-friendly vest
Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Women's Wetsuit Vest 2018 Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Women's Wetsuit Vest 2018
Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Women's Wetsuit Vest 2018

Overview

Treat yourself to a little more warmth and sun protection in water around 18 to 23°C with this eco-friendly vest

Offering supplemental warmth and sun protection, Patagonia's new, neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex® Vest is made from a 1.5mm thickness of 85% natural rubber. By replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, it offers the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions from the manufacturing process by up to ~80%.

Sustainably sourced raw materials

Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Patagonia blends the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone and UV resistance, and meet Patagonia's rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability.

As many recycled parts as possible

The water-resistant exterior face fabric is made from 88% recycled polyester blended with 12% spandex for additional stretch, while the interior lining is stretchy and quick-drying 100% recycled polyester.

Comfort, stretch and an anatomical fit

With clean princess seams at the front and back, the streamlined and anatomical design holds the vest snug to your body through long sessions in powerful surf. A six-inch chest zipper with back flap is soft and comfortable against the skin. The rolled hem with zigzag coverstitching at the neck and arm openings combine with a low-profile, fused-edge hem at the waist.

Seams are sewn with a super-comfortable flatlock construction throughout.

Sizes shown are the US dress size printed on the suit. For UK size, add two to this number.

Not sure which is the best wetsuit for you? Check out our Wetsuit Buying Guide for some help.

The Best Bits

The best bits…

  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber
  • All natural rubber is sourced from Forest Stewardship Council® trees, certified by the Rainforest Alliance
  • High-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining
  • Durable, stretchy and water-resistant 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex exterior face fabric
  • Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for comfort and durability
  • 6" zip at center front for ease of entry and customized fit
  • Fused-edge waist for lower profile
  • Suggested for water temperatures of around 65 to 75°F or 18 to 23°C

Specifications

Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Women's Wetsuit Vest 2018
General
 
Gender
Female
Specifications
 
Hooded
No
Thickness (mm)
2mm
Wetsuit Type
Vest
Zip Type
Zip Free
Seam Type
Flatlock
Thermal Lining
Partial

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