• M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,
  • M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,
  • M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,

Patagonia Men's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit

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M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,
M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,
M's R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit,
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A high-performance hooded wetsuit that offers elevated warmth, comfort and stretch, with front-zip entry and a midweight 66% recycled polyester/25% chlorine-free merino wool/9% spandex lining in the torso and thighs. Made for cold water: 48-55º F/9-13º C.

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Four words for Ocean Beach: high commitment, high reward. Made with anatomical patterning and high-quality neoprene that meets Patagonia's rigorous standards for strength and stretch, the R3® Front-Zip Hooded Full Suit offers essential warmth for cold and foggy morning sessions—even through half an hour of sets on the head. The torso and thighs have a 66% recycled polyester/25% chlorine-free merino wool/9% spandex lining for warmth and stretch; the hydrophobic, 67% recycled polyester microgrid thermal lining in the arms, legs and hood dries fast, minimizes weight and offers excellent flex. The floating front-zip provides ease of entry and maximizes freedom of movement through the shoulders and chest, and 100% exterior seam sealing eliminates leaks. Other features include a durable, water-resistant 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex exterior face fabric, hidden key loop and long-lasting Supratex kneepads. All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped at high-stress areas.
  • Made with high-quality neoprene that meets our rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth
  • Torso/thighs have warm chlorine-free merino wool (25%) in the lining along with 66% recycled polyester content
  • Hydrophobic micro-grid recycled polyester (67%) thermal lining (arms/legs) minimizes weight, dries fast and offers excellent flex; exterior face fabric is durable and water-resistant with 88% recycled polyester content
  • 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued, blindstitched and internally taped on high-stress areas
  • Detachable front-zip entry for maximum performance and easy on/off
  • Torso/thighs: 4.5mm neoprene lined with 66% recycled polyester/25% chlorine-free merino wool/9% spandex; hood/arms/legs: 3.5mm neoprene lined with 67% recycled polyester/28% polyester/5% spandex microgrid; exterior face fabric: 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex
  • 1672 g (59 oz)
  • Made in Thailand.

Recycled Polyester

In 1993, we adopted fleece into our product line made from post consumer recycled (PCR) plastic soda bottles. We were the first outdoor clothing manufacturer to do so. PCR® clothing was a positive step towards a more sustainable system – one that uses fewer resources, discards less and better protects people’s health.

Today, we’re able to utilize more sources for recycled polyester and offer it on more garments such as Capilene® baselayers, shell jackets, board shorts, and fleece. We now recycle used soda bottles, unusable manufacturing waste, and worn out garments (including our own) into polyester fibers to produce many of our clothes.

Using recycled polyester lessens our dependence on petroleum as a raw material source, curbs discards and reduces toxic emissions from incinerators.

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Men's R3 Fz Hooded Full Suit is rated 4.3 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very well designed One of the best wetsuits I've owned, super well made and designed
Date published: 2017-01-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Reliable, comfortable and functional I've had just about every version of the R3 hooded suit and this one is the best so far. The R3 does feel stiff the first time you wear it, but it significantly stretches out the more you use it. I've worn this suit as cold as 30 degree air and 45 degree water in the Outer Banks with no complaints at all. In other brands of suits I wear an MT, but moved to an LT for Patagonia (6'1 x 185 lbs with broad shoulders) and it made a big difference for long paddle-outs ... a little room in the leg area, but not enough to be an issue. I've heard that others have complained about the entry point causing flushing, but have never experienced that in this suit. Highly recommend for cold days on the East Coast (although maybe not enough suit for further points North). A great, dependable suit that keeps you toasty!
Date published: 2016-01-24
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally. It all comes together. I've tried a couple of versions of this suit and in the past, the fit hasn't been right or the material was too heavy and not flexible enough (but extremely warm and durable). This time, I'm happy to report that the fit is great, the weight is on par with comparable other 4/3 hooded suits, the construction looks and feels top notch, and most importantly it surfs great. Big supporter of the brand, and happy to now surf in their suits as well. For specs and indication since each brand is slightly different, I'm 175 lbs, 5'9" and wear a L in Rip Curl, LS in O'Neill, LS in Quiksilver and am a L in the R3 hooded.
Date published: 2015-11-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from rebuttal to other reviewer I love this suit! I switched from an Xcell Drylock 4/3 to this and haven't looked back. Perhaps the other reviewer got an old r3? The 2014 R3 is very warm, equal to some 5mm's and flexible. It is stiff when new and/or dry, but really loosens up after about 2-3 surfs. If you have an easy time putting it on when new, it's too big. Compared to the Xcell, it paddles easier, and flushes about the same, which is very little. Quality wise, I never get more than a season (winter surf, spring kite at OB) on a modern (stretchy) suit, but feel like this one might last longer especially due to the wool liner and substantial neoprene. Of the $500 suits out there, this is one that feels like it really cost something to make it. With the exception of the key holder placement, it's darn near perfect.
Date published: 2015-01-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Suit Yet I use my suit for kite surfing, primarily in CA waters North of Santa Cruz and on Lake Tahoe. The R3 is warm, easy to move around in, and is holding up well to the elements. I'm used to retiring my warmer suits after a 1-2 seasons, or dedicating them for trips further South. After two seasons of use, this one is still super warm and shows virtually no signs of breaking down.
Date published: 2014-11-29
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not what I expect out of Patagonia Honestly, I really wanted this suit to be awesome. I have run through xcel drylocks for the past 6 years or so, typically getting about a season and a half out of them surfing at OB in SF. I was frustrated with having to replace them so frequently, but otherwise happy with that suit. I decided to try the R3, despite the added cost, because I believe in Patagonia as a company and I've come to expect quality gear from them. Most of my shells, down jackets, and base layers are Patagonia, and I love them. However, I noticed from the get go that this suit was no where near as flexible as the xcel. I thought that it might loosen up, but that hasn't been the case. It still paddles pretty stiff after a couple of months of use. Which, would be ok if it was warmer or sealed better. But, that's not the case. In fact, it flushes regularly. The chest zip leaks about as soon as I lay on the board. I find myself actually cold in this suit on mild OB days after an hour. That was never the case in the first few months in the drylock. Finally - my suit ripped right on the outside of the shoulder (pretty much where the delt hits the bicep). It had only been used about 10-15 times when it tore, which is insanely frustrating. I have no idea what caused it - but one day there was a slice in the suit. That has never happened to me before. Bottom line, I would not recommend this suit. I applaud patagonia for working to make a more sustainable suit, but unfortunately this one doesn't get the job done. I hope that future iterations are able to live up to some of the other brands, because I would much rather support Patagonia than any other company.
Date published: 2014-11-24
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