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

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Ms R1® Lite Yulex® Short John

October 6, 2022

Awesome Suit . . . .But

Aloha, I recently purchased the Men's Lite Yulex Short John wetsuit for the coming winter season here in Hawaii. I chose this particular suit because of the material and fit. One of the best fitting and most comfortable suit that I own. The only issue with this suit is the shoulder velcro attachment. The velcro is stiff and don't think it... Read More was properly sewed together creating an irritation on my neck. I feel it should be sewn under the seam so it would be more comfortable and no hard surface to jab you in the neck. I have already used the suit so could not return it. I had made my own altercation to eliminate the issue, by cutting out a portion of the velcro. I had recently heard of this irritation issue from several others surfers with the same product. Patagonia I love your products, please address this issue so all can truly enjoy the Yulex wetsuit.

October 2, 2022

Terrible design

Velcro is too wide, I was cut and rashed within minutes.

Response from Patagonia
October 6, 2022

Hi William! Thank you for taking the time to write us a review. We're really sorry to hear about the discomfort that the Velcro caused. Please [contact us]( so we can assist you further.

September 21, 2022

Worst Suit I have ever used

Purchased this suit with high expectations having read many positive reviews of Yulex suits and the quality craftsmanship of Patagonia products. Was appreciative the store allowed me to return this item despite Patagonia having a really confusing return policy regarding wetsuits (you need to really dig through the fine print in the support site to ... Read Morefigure out what can be returned or not, lets just say the ironclad return warranty is not so iron clad). 3 major problems with these suits. 1 - Yulex smells like a car tire repair center, no matter how many times I used the suit the smell was so strong I could not dry the suit in my house or an enclosed space like a garage without the odor permeating the entire room and lingering for days. 2 - bottom seams on short John. There are none, no stitching and no glue so when you get blasted on a wave the suit moves around a lot and ends up riding up your leg to where you always need to manually adjust the suit during a session. I checked all my other suits by other brands they have stitching or tape at the seams to avoid this. 3 - material near the arm entries rubs against skin causing major skin rash/irritation. I have never had this problem with any other suit even super old 1990s oneill suits made out of really cheap neoprene. Was so bad after 2 sessions I had to use vaseline and avoid wearing clothes until rash went away. I inspected my other suits (mainly Visual) and they use a soft lining on the edge of the arm holes that avoid chaffing. Terrible product, looks beautiful in pictures and even up close but in terms of functionality/durability/comfort I cannot recommend this product. Staff at store were helpful but initially tried to deny me a refund stating that wetsuit policies were strict on returns. They warned me that in the future if I try to return a wetsuit I would likely be denied a refund. I am so glad I am never buying a wetsuit from Patagonia ever again.

Response from Patagonia
September 23, 2022

Hello Dana, thank you so much for leaving this review and we are very sorry to hear the wetsuit didn't live up to your expectations. Please note, you're more than welcome to return your wetsuit in the future only as long as it has not yet touched the water. We sincerely appreciate your feedback nonetheless and have passed it along to the appropriate teams.

May 4, 2022


Feels awesome great materials and true to size

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