Question: Are Patagonia wetsuits good?

Are Patagonia wetsuits good for surfing?

For the eco-conscious surfer, or really anyone who values warmth and durability above all else, the Patagonia R3 is an excellent option. While it’s not the most flexible suit ever made it’s at least solid across the board in every category and I think for the right surfer, an awesome wetsuit.

Are Patagonia wetsuits stretchy?

Aside from its incredible thinness, this wetsuit top is also incredibly stretchy, thanks to its improved flexibility because of the 100% recycled solution-dyed polyester lining. Although it’s thin, Patagonia didn’t compromise on the wetsuit’s durability.

What are Patagonia wetsuits made of?

Patagonia uses limestone-based polychloroprene for most of its neoprene products.

Is yulex waterproof?

98% Water Waterproof whereas oil derived standard is nearly 70%. -This wetsuits are more “eco-friendly” than classic neoprene products.

Why is neoprene black?

Neoprene, the type of rubber your wetsuit is likely made from, starts off as a milky white color. Carbon black is a key ingredient added, turning the rubber black to increase strength. It also provides heightened UV resistance for the same reason as heat absorption.

When did Patagonia switch to Yulex?

In 2016 we replaced neoprene rubber with natural rubber to reduce our use of petroleum-based materials.

Is neoprene a rubber?

Neoprene, or polychloroprene, is a synthetic rubber made up of polymers of chloroprene molecules through a process of free radical polymerization and various chemical reactions. The polymers are chemically treated to enhance polymer branching, for a more flexible material.

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Why do surfers wear black wetsuits?

Black is the first color to absorb photons, which is responsible for the UV resistant properties of your wetsuit and aids in the absorption of heat. With the water trapped, you want all the thermal support you can get. Carbon black added to raw neoprene supplies exactly that in terms of both heat and structure.