Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility, our stretchy, neoprene-free Yulex wetsuits are 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer the same warmth and performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process.
Tapped from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance, we blend the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet our rigorous standards for strength and durability. Patterned for maximum flexibility and an improved fit, the R3 Yulex Front-Zip Full Suit is 4.5mm in the torso and thighs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex inverted micro grid; 3.5mm in the arms and legs, lined with high-stretch, fast-drying 100% recycled polyester jersey; the exterior fabric is 85% recycled polyester/15% spandex. The exterior fabric and interior linings are now solution-dyed saving 100 liter's of water per suit compared to conventional dyeing and are laminated with water-based AquaA glue thats free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs).
The suits floating front-zip entry features a corrosion-proof zipper and asymmetrical flap for better seal; unlike other designs, the Salmi zipper is fully replaceable to extend the suits lifespan. Supratex kneepads and ankle cuffs provide excellent abrasion resistance and increased durability. 100% external seam sealing; all seams are triple glued and internally taped. Easy-access key loop included.
Suggested water temperatures: 48-55 F /9-13 C.