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  • W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,
  • W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,
  • W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,

Patagonia Women's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit

£220.00
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£220.00
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    £220.00 BLK
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    £220.00 CDHG
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Cloudbreak Small: Hemlock Green (CDHG)
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W'S R1 LITE YULEX FZ L/S SPRING SUIT, Black (BLK)
W'S R1 LITE YULEX FZ L/S SPRING SUIT, Cloudbreak Small: Hemlock Green (CDHG)
W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,
W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,
W's R1® Lite Yulex™ Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit,
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A high-performance, neoprene-free spring suit made of 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber with 100% recycled polyester lining and floating front-zip entry; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.

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Our neoprene-free Yulex® wetsuits are made of 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing 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, we blend the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet our rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. Offering full-arm warmth, comfort and sun protection for long sessions, the R1® Lite Yulex Front-Zip Long-Sleeved Spring Suit is 2mm throughout, lined with stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester; the face fabric is an 88% recycled polyester/12% elastane blend. The floating front-zip entry provides excellent flexibility for paddling and has a corrosion-proof Salmi® zipper that is fully repairable to extend the suit’s lifespan. Seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Easy-access key loop included. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
Features
  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber (by polymer content) that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
  • High-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey lining throughout improves flexibility and dry time; exterior face fabric made with 88% recycled polyester/12% elastane is durable, stretchy and water-resistant
  • All seams are sewn with flatlock construction
  • Floating front-zip with replaceable, corrosion-proof Salmi® zipper for maximum performance and better seal
  • Easy-access key loop
  • 567 g (20 oz)
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Size & Fit
Model is 175 cm (5'9") and wearing a size Small
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Materials

2mm 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester jersey; exterior face: 88% recycled polyester/12% elastane.

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

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Recycled Polyester

In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.

Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.

Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.

Biorubber

When we started making wetsuits, we quickly identified neoprene as a material that needed improvements to lessen its environment impact. So we met with the folks from Yulex™ who wanted to leverage the unique properties of the guayule plant, a hearty desert shrub native to the southwestern United States. Thus began a collaborative long-term project to develop a wetsuit material from guayule rubber.

Compared to traditional neoprene made from petroleum (or limestone), guayule rubber is a renewable resource that provides improved elasticity and softness and can be replaced faster than the product wears out. The agriculture is low-impact and the extraction and processing uses little energy and few chemicals.

Overall, from the crops to the rubber manufacturing, Yulex™ guayule rubber has a lower environmental impact than the polychloroprene that it replaces.