Yulex points of difference

Yulex® Natural Rubber
The Yulex emulsion removes over 99% of impurities and delivers a stronger, non-sensitizing natural material. Plant sources are irrigated by ambient rainfall and a recycled water supply is used in manufacturing.
Hank Gaskell captures real-time data on a testing trip in Chile. MARK MCINNIS

Lower CO2 Emissions
Using natural rubber in place of nonrenewable, energy-intensive neoprene means up to ~80% less climate-altering CO2 is emitted in the polymer manufacturing process.
Our source plantation in the highlands of Guatemala. The hevea trees are grown on reclaimed farmland and irrigated by ambient rainfall. TIM DAVIS

FSC®/Rainforest Alliance Certified
Certified to Forest Stewardship Council standards by the Rainforest Alliance, our natural rubber sources are compliant with strict social and environmental guidelines for responsible forest management.
Yulex® natural rubber provides the same stretch, warmth and durability as conventional high-performance neoprene. We blend it with a small amount of synthetic rubber for additional ozone and UV resistance. TIM DAVIS

Recycled Fabrics
The highest possible recycled polyester content in our high-stretch exterior and interior linings lessens our use of petroleum to make virgin polyester while repurposing scrap material from the waste stream.
A turn Thor would love: Léa Brassy hammers the lip in icy conditions north of the Arctic Circle. Lofoten, Norway. VINCENT COLLIARD

Ironclad Guarantee
Unique in the surf industry, we stand behind every wetsuit we sell. If it doesn’t perform to your satisfaction, we’ll take it back for replacement, refund or repair.

See patagonia.com/wetsuitwarranty for full details.
Dulce Soto and Patagonia Surf ambassador Léa Brassy in our wetsuit lab in Ventura, California. Making suits from start to finish keeps us connected to our tradition of hands-on design, and allows us to keep refining and improving our concepts and ideas. TIM DAVIS

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