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Warm & Durable
Overall the best wetsuit I've owned. I've had this wetsuit repaired twice (typical wear and tear) and it's still holding up in it's 3rd Season now. Purchased in 2018 and taken it all over the world. I've surfed this comfortably in colder water. Handles wind chill better than typical wetsuit material. Pro's 1. Warm and... Read More durable. 2. Free repairs (within reason). 3. Lasts longer than other wetsuits in my experience. Con's 1. Paddle mobility is slightly reduced. 2. Takes a while to break in but who cares really. I'm purchasing a second one here as a backup. Would recommend if you're not into buying a new suit every season and like being warm in pretty cold water.
No Regrets !
I debated for a long time between getting this suit and the O'Neil Psycho Tech. I have used O'Neil suits my whole life and loved the super flexibility of the Psycho Tech. I'm hoping that someday Patagonia will be able to make a suit with something as flexible as O'Neil's Techno Butter, but I found the R2 to be plenty flexib... Read Morele once I got wet and am hoping that with time it will get looser. What I love about this suit was how warm it was. I read all of the user comments about this suit and was a little concerned about water getting into the suit via the ankles and else where. For anybody who is sitting on the fence and worried about this problem, I have had had ABSOLUTELY NO PROBLEMS with water leaking up the cuffs or cuffs. I think that really depends upon the individual's body and this can happen with any brand. That said, I'm very very skinny and yet the wetsuit fit snugly over my wrist and ankles. I have done numerous test just sitting in the water for extended periods and have yet to have this problem. I absolutely love the environmentally friendly aspect of these suits and was willing to sacrifice a little flexibility to have a suit that is fair trade made and that you can feel good about wearing. I have always had back zip wetsuits and was a little concerned about the unorthodox front zipper going from right to left as opposed to the other way, but the zipper works perfectly and like I said above, I have had zero problems with water seeping into the suit. I remember one time I was point sitting on my board and forgot that I had a wetsuit on. I was that comfortable in this suit even though the water off San Francisco's Ocean Beach can get pretty brisk in January. That's why I decided to write this review. I have been a Patagonia user since the early 80's and this is the first time I have bought one of their wetsuits. Like everything else they make, the quality and construction is nothing less than is superb. I only gave it 4 stars because I still think Patagonia can make a wetsuit as flexible as O'Neil's and when they do, I will give it 5 stars. Also, I got the R3 over the R2 because I thought it would be warm enough even it's not rated for temps in the low 50's. The R2 is obviously more flexible than the R3 but I have found it plenty warm enough for water in the low 50's (as I said before, I am pretty skinny and get cold easily....). Hope this review is useful for anyone who is sitting on the fence about the suit. Buy it, you won't regret it.
Great quality but limited mobility
The R2 is warm and well constructed. However, it has limited mobility and very little stretch compared to other suits of equal quality. This limited mobility and stretch is not ideal when paddling for long periods. This is probably due to the sustainable material they use.
Warm, Comfortable, and Flexible after Initial Break-In
Let me first say that I've been a die hard Xcel Wetsuit user for almost 30 years. I've used their ss/fullsuits and fullsuits in cool water, and hooded fullsuits, gloves, booties, ect.. extensively in the much colder Pacific NW for years before moving back home to So Cal. I decided to do my part and use a renewable resource product, try so... Read Moremething different this time, and see what all the Patagonia/Yulex buzz was about... I bought the R2 Yulex Front Zip Fullsuit (size XL) and have used it several times a week from January 2019 to June 2019. It was quite a snug fit out of the box and wasn't very flexible across the chest and shoulders for the first 3-4 surf sessions this past winter. After that initial break-in period it has continued to fit like a glove and is one of the most comfortable, flexible, and warm wetsuit's I have ever owned! I'm totally stoked on it's performance! The only reason I didn't give it 5-stars is that I just noticed a de-lamination in the nylon-2 material and a small separation in the welded rubber seam in the butt area of the suit. This is all from normal surfing use so I'm waiting to see how Patagonia addresses the necessary repairs. I've only read great things about the warranty of their products, so I've got my fingers crossed... I'd like to get a couple more seasons out of this wetsuit.
Love my suit!
A year and a half in and I love it! I haven't had any issues yet. It was stiff and didn't flush well for about a month or so. Once it was broken in, it was perfect. R2 was perfect for LA late fall/winter sessions. Gets a bit toasty around April/May, so I got an R1 for the spring/fall. It's definitely pricey, but hoping it will last a... Read More long time or at least until I get too fat for this size. I'm currently 5'10" 177lbs (about the same as when I purchased). Size: LS
Second generation Yulex is on point
I have been wearing Patagonia wetsuits for over a decade now. I was so excited about the Yulex suits, but the first generation Yulex lacked the stretch and flexibility of traditional neoprene suits and, for some reason, Patagonia changed the sizing of the suits. I’ve been wearing a MT forever (I am 5’10” and 165 lbs), but the first gen Yulex MT fel... Read Moret like a straight jacket. Here comes the part where Patagonia rises above. Not only did they improve the stretch of the second gen Yulex and return to their original sizing, they allowed me to exchange my used first gen suit for a new one. Can you say exceeding customer satisfaction expectations???? Patagonia makes some of the best outdoor equipment, they do it with a conscience, you can’t beat the ironclad guarantee, and their customer service is unparalleled. This suit is super comfy, toasty warm and as almost as stretchy as a neoprene suit. Buy one today.
Oh man... Still not what I was hoping for after reading other reviews. Surfermag.com has a very long review section worth looking at. The below are way too positive. Don't get me wrong. I love this company and their products. Well this is my 10th possible Patagonia suit. I have to say, this years is the best so far, but still not a great produ... Read Morect. Chest zip needs an adjustable drawstring. Neat, its minimal, but flushing is not minimal. Fit is still beyond weird. I am a standard medium in all makes. Very tight in shoulders. Cuffs leak water up the legs and wrists. Durability is ok, but stretch is very limited making it common to tear seams just putting it on. Seams are so unfinished can cut the skin on back of neck. Lining is not soft and extra glue everywhere on seams. Yes, warranty is beyond great. But I just want to go surf. Not swap expensive suits out. Please Patagonia, we are counting on you to figure this out. To great of a concept to fail in execution. Fingers crossed...
After using my R2 suit for a year here's my comprehensive review. Before buying it I tried a suit on in the Santa Monica store. I 100% recommend physically getting into a store and trying one on before investing. Also the staff are really great with helping out and finding the right one. I'm in the water 4-6 hours a day teaching and inst... Read Moreructing swimming outdoors for the summers and I wore my R2 for 8 weeks straight. Even with the heavy use there was no unnecessary stretching and the fit stayed the same.. actually it got better. The more you wear these suits the more they break in and fit well. I had an incident and sliced the leg open, Patagonia by far has the best customer support I have ever received. Concise information immediately, my suit was sent off for repair. I received it around 5ish weeks after sending it. Back in the water it went. SCUBA diving with the R2 suit has been great! you really feel the difference with the tapped seams at depth. It will keep me warm on a 30min dive in water around 12-15 degrees C. A wetsuit wouldn't be complete without it being able to cliff dive in it. It has the flexibility and stretch for a various amount of dives and tricks. Even rock climbing back up to cliffs tearing through bushes and trails the suit has fully held up with no issues. aannndd if you're wearing it a whole bunch definitely invest in some wetsuit detergent. I wear a LS I'm 5'7 - 170lbs. I would not expect anything less from Patagonia. Keep up the amazing work!
I've been wearing Patagonia suits for at lest the lat 7-8 years. The new R2 Front Zip takes the cake. I've worn it now a dozen times or so and it's been great. The warmth to weight is truly impressive. I was mildly worried it might not be warm enough since it felt so light. Not the case at all. Fit is far improved and this new versio... Read Moren has so much more stretch than the last yulex. Well done Patagonia!
New favorite wetsuit
I've been wearing Patagonia wetsuits for a while now and this newest model is by far the best yet. It's way stretchier and lighter than my old R2 front-zip but just as warm. I have some broad shoulders and had a lot of trouble getting in and out of my older Patagonia front-zip (almost got stuck a few times!), but in this new suit it'... Read Mores a cinch. I'm 5'11" and weigh 175 lbs and wear a size L. Stoked to see how it holds up this winter!
Amazing upgrade - super stoked!
I've always liked Patagonia suits but this is by far the best suit they've ever made. It's super soft, stretchy, and goes on really easily. Importantly, it comes off just as easily too. With front zips, it can sometimes be challenging to get it past your elbow when removing the suit - this one comes off with one pull. The fit feels r... Read Moreeally solid as well and mine fits like a glove. Additionally, the fact that the suit is made from Yulex vs. regular neoprene is a huge plus for me. Overall, it's an amazing suit and I'm really happy with it.
Spoiler Alert â€”They Fit Now!
Toasty Warm AND Lightweight. Stretchable STRETCH in the arms, legs, crotch, and shoulders. Who else makes a plant-based biorubber like this? Nobody. Are the people that built your wetsuit getting PAID? This suit is FAIR TRADE CERTIFIED. (read up on THAT!) It's always a few feet bigger when I wear this suit. Perfect for making it, or p... Read Moreerfect for CLOSEOUTS. But definitely go out. It's just too bad it doesn't thin out the CROWDS.
Just picked up the new Yulex R2 Wetsuit. SO Stoked !!! way wayyy way better then previous years!! . I've worn it now a dozen times and the fit feels amazing!!! I have a couple older Patagonia wetsuits, an R1, fullsuit, and R1 lite long arm spring. the New Yulex blend feels smoother, and has so much more stretch than Last years model. I was a m... Read Moreen's medium, and my height is 5'9", weight 155 lbs. and it felt a bit tight, but this years wetsuit I am a Men's Small. the fit is much better and true to size. in fact I have a little room in the stomach, The fit is sooooo comfortable.. overall the new R2 is insane! more stretch, more comfort, and taking it on and off is way easier then past years wetsuits. I give it a double SHAKA rating! Yewww!
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