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Men's R1® Lite Yulex® Long John Wetsuit Reviews

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Ms R1® Lite Yulex® Long John

July 12, 2023


the velcro shoulder sucks, its so uncomfortable. i really wish i could return it but they dont let you return wetsuits. its a waste of money and will never get worn dont make the same mistake i did

Response from Patagonia
July 14, 2023

We're sorry you've been frustrated with the shoulder closure! You're right, like other retailers we are unfortunately unable to accept a wetsuit return for safety/health reasons once the suit has hit the water. For this reason we encourage customers to try the suit out fully on land before getting into the water. Thank you for sharing this review, Cruz.

October 27, 2022

Wish it had a zipper

I need a wetsuit for open-water swimming, but I am allergic to neoprene. I have very few options for sleeveless non-neoprene wetsuits, and this wetsuit would be perfect for me... except having the velcro attachments over the shoulders creates rubbing. I wish I could find one with a back zipper, but alas.

October 4, 2022

The Patagonia Men's R1® Lite

The Patagonia Men's R1® Lite Yulex® Long John Wetsuit is an amazing suit during the dog days of summer..

September 23, 2022

Mostly great

The design is great, material is great and fit seems true to size, but the velcro construction is not so great. I remember seeing a previous review talking about the velcro issue too; because the hook side is on top, and it is the same size as the fluffy side so it's really difficult to line them up nicely. Most of the time the hooks are stic... Read Moreking out slightly and would scratch your skin. First of all the hook side should be on the bottom so it would never scratch your skin, or if the hook side absolutely needs to be on top it should be slightly smaller than the fluffy side so you don't have to line them up perfectly to prevent scratching. Second issue is key loop should not be right under the left armpit, it's very uncomfortable. I think the best place to put a key pocket is on the outer thigh right above the knee. Also please make the key pocket bigger because there are cars using key cards now.

Response from Patagonia
September 30, 2022

Hi Wilson! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We really appreciate all of your feedback. We rely on reviews like these to improve products for future seasons so we'll share this with our design team.

August 29, 2022

Legs and chest.

Great for California summers. Warm and protective where you want it. Velcro is solid.

August 17, 2022

Go back to back or front zip

I have an older version of the long john sleeveless suit that is a back zip that I absolutely loved. I primarily use this for distance-prone paddling and I find the velcro shoulder is difficult to match up exactly which leads to the rough velco rubbing a lot on long paddles. Super bummed on the design here although I understand I'm using it fo... Read Morer a fairly niche sport. It's more bearable during a quick surf session although I'd much prefer to see Patagonia go back to a zipper design vs. shoulder velcro.

July 17, 2022

good for swimming

I use this for open water swims and it works well. Material feels great. The shoulder Velcro is hard to get just right so that it doesn't bother my shoulder, but I've only used it a few times so maybe there's a learning curve. Everything else was perfect. The water I swam in was not cold but I didn't overheat.

April 22, 2022

Great for sailing small boats

I use this for dinghy sailing and it works great. The velcro should strap make putting on/taking off the wet suit easy. The quality looks excellent. I would recommend this product.

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