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Patagonia R4® Yulex® Hybrid Booties

C$ 85.00
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Offering excellent warmth for winter surfing while maintaining a more natural feel on your board, the R4® Yulex® Hybrid Booties are made from 4mm 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, with a fast-drying inverted microgrid interior lining and a soft but durable Supratex sole. Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility. Suggested water temperatures: 38–48° F/3–9° C.

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Light, stretchy and superflexible, our R4® Yulex® Hybrid Booties offer supplemental warmth and protection for cold water surfing while still maintaining a traditional barefoot feel. Made from durable 4mm 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content with a fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted microgrid thermal lining, their minimalist split-toe construction gives you superior dexterity and a close connection to the deck of your board. The exterior face fabric is 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex; soft but durable Supratex soles have Tatex rubber touch points to maximize grip. All seams are triple glued and internally taped. The low-bulk design also slides easily into swim fins for cold-water bodysurfing. Natural rubber content is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility. Suggested water temperatures: 38–48° F/3–9° C.
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  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber (by polymer content) that meets our rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
  • 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted microgrid thermal lining is warm, flexible and fast-drying
  • All seams are triple glued, blindstitched and 100% internally taped
  • Supratex sole with Tatex rubber touch points provides increased traction and flexibility
  • Split-toe design for maximum dexterity
  • Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility
  • 264 g (9.3 oz)
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Materials

Main: 4mm 85% Yulex® natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, lined with 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted microgrid.

Exterior face: 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex.

Natural rubber is from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance.

Made in a Fair Trade Certified™ facility

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Note

We stand behind everything we make, including our wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to perform and wear the way they were intended. Patagonia is not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable, as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin. Download Patagonia Wetsuit Warranty Form

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When we started making wetsuits, we quickly identified neoprene as a material that needed improvements to lessen its environment impact. So we met with the folks from Yulex who wanted to leverage the unique properties of the guayule plant, a hearty desert shrub native to the southwestern United States. Thus began a collaborative long-term project to develop a wetsuit material from guayule rubber.

Compared to traditional neoprene made from petroleum (or limestone), guayule rubber is a renewable resource that provides improved elasticity and softness and can be replaced faster than the product wears out. The agriculture is low-impact and the extraction and processing uses little energy and few chemicals.

Overall, from the crops to the rubber manufacturing, Yulex® guayule rubber has a lower environmental impact than the polychloroprene that it replaces.

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Fair Trade Certified™

We pay a premium for every Fair Trade Certified item that carries our label. That extra money goes directly to the workers at the factory, and they decide how to spend it. The program also promotes worker health and safety and social and environmental compliance, and encourages dialog between workers and management.

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