Sustainable summer surfwear.
When it's borderline board short season, opt for the superior stretch, coverage, and eco-friendly construction of the Patagonia Men's R1 Lite Yulex Short John Wetsuit. This minimalist suit ensures unrestricted mobility, and Patagonia's innovative Yulex natural rubber construction dramatically improves sustainability.
Unlike most petroleum-based neoprenes, Patagonia's Yulex rubber is sourced from plantations in the Guatemalan highlands that have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council of the Rainforest Alliance. Certification means Yulex natural rubber is harvested in a way that doesn't contribute to deforestation, and production is managed in a way that maintains the ecological integrity of the forest. In addition to environmental concerns, certification also enhances the long-term social and economic well-being of forest workers and communities. Of course, none of this means anything if the quality isn't up to par, which is why it has also been developed and tested to meet Patagonia's rigorous standards for performance, durability, and warmth.
- Minimalist protection for warm conditions
- Yulex natural rubber is sustainably harvested
- Recycled lining improves flex and dry time
- Flatlock seams are smooth to reduce irritation
- Back zip entry for easy on and off
- Patagonia is at the forefront of sustainability
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