Patagonia Yulex Wetsuits
We’ve now got a full size run of the new R1, R2 and R3 Patagonia Yulex Wetsuits in-store.
The folks at Patagonia have long been searching for an alternative to neoprene that lessens the environmental impact of making wetsuits. They have now released the 100% neoprene-free Yulex wetsuits, featuring 85% natural rubber, blended with 15% synthetic rubber polymer for increased ozone and UV resistance.
Plant-based Yulex natural rubber is derived from the guayule plant, a hearty desert shrub native to the southwestern United States. Patagonia’s natural rubber sources are fully certified to Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) standards by the Rainforest Alliance.
By going neoprene-free, Patagonia has lessened its dependence on petroleum in the wetsuit manufacturing process, which has significantly reduced their C02 emissions.
Patagonia Yulex suits also have the highest possible recycled polyester content in their interior and exterior linings. This reduces the use of petroleum to make virgin polyester, and re-purposes scrap material which would otherwise go to landfill.
The new Yulex suits still meet Patagonia’s rigorous standards for strength, durability, warmth and sustainability, so you know you are getting an awesome wetsuit while making less of an impact on the environment.
When it comes to wetsuits, you get what you pay for, and with Patagonia what you are getting the highest quality, environmentally friendly product, with an ironclad guarantee.
These epic suits are all fully taped and sealed with a stretchy 100% recycled thermal polyester lining to keep you toasty warm.
Here at Zak’s we provide one of the biggest & best ranges of surfing wetsuits in Victoria – conveniently located right here in Melbourne! Our knowledgeable and friendly staff can help you find the perfect wetsuit for your needs and budget. If you want to learn more about wetsuits in general, check our Wetsuit Guide.