Are Patagonia wetsuits good for surfing?
For the eco-conscious surfer, or really anyone who values warmth and durability above all else, the Patagonia R3 is an excellent option. While it’s not the most flexible suit ever made it’s at least solid across the board in every category and I think for the right surfer, an awesome wetsuit.
Do Patagonia wetsuits stretch out?
Neoprene is hard on the planet, so Patagonia aim safeguard the surf industry by making wetsuits out of alternative, organic materials. … For winter 2018 their wetsuits offer far greater stretch than previous seasons to make getting them on and off easier, without impacting their durability and performance.
What are Patagonia wetsuits made of?
Patagonia uses limestone-based polychloroprene for most of its neoprene products.
What is yulex rubber?
Yulex produces natural solid rubber and emulsion from FSC®-certified forests to enable your customers to create products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner with harmful allergens and contaminants removed.
Is yulex waterproof?
100% Waterproof from top to bottom.
When did Patagonia switch to Yulex?
In 2016 we replaced neoprene rubber with natural rubber to reduce our use of petroleum-based materials.
Why is neoprene black?
Neoprene, the type of rubber your wetsuit is likely made from, starts off as a milky white color. Carbon black is a key ingredient added, turning the rubber black to increase strength. It also provides heightened UV resistance for the same reason as heat absorption.