We worked closely with Yulex and Sheico to make our wetsuit foam 20% stretchier than its preceding generation, offering more flex in the shoulders and full freedom of movement for the most dynamic performance.
Optimizing stretch and flex without binding at the joints or limiting range of motion, our new suits fit better across a wider spectrum of body types and are a breeze to slip in and out of.
Our newly reformulated Yulex® material makes our new suits 5% lighter than previous models. They’re also softer and faster drying.
Now with a smoother feel against the skin, we’ve updated the weave of our high-stretch linings, loosening up the shoulders for those arm-noodling sessions; new internal tape has a lower profile to eliminate rashing.
Built to last, our new materials continue to match our standards for warmth, strength and durability — and as always, every suit we make is backed by our wetsuit warranty.
Yulex® Natural Rubber
Our renewable Yulex® natural rubber* is tapped from hevea trees that can produce rubber for up to 30 years; it replaces conventional, nonrenewable neoprene.
The raw rubber comes from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance — meaning the trees aren’t grown on newly clear-cut rainforest land, like some of the world’s supply.
We’ve switched to black, solution-dyed interior linings and face fabric, saving 100 liters of water per suit; this is an 86% reduction in water use compared to conventional dyeing.
By replacing neoprene with natural rubber, we’re reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Our new solution-dyed linings also reduce CO2 by 96% compared to conventional dyeing.
Used for lamination of all fabrics in our Yulex® full suits, the water-based AquaA™ glue eliminates harmful VOCs and has the same durability as conventional, solvent-based wet-suit glues.
Reducing the use of petroleum to make virgin polyester, the face fabric is high-stretch 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex; the thermal microgrid lining is stretchy, fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex.