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.
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