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Patagonia R1 Lite Yulex Long-Sleeve Top - Women's
It took Patagonia years of research and design to solve surfing's dirtiest problem, which is the use of petroleum-based neoprene in traditional wetsuits. Patagonia's answer to creating a truly sustainable wetsuit lies within the Women's R1 Lite Yulex Long-Sleeve Top. This 1. 5-millimeter wetsuit top is a great addition for cutting the chill of breezy conditions and early morning surf. It's constructed with Yulex natural rubber for high-performance capabilities and added warmth, but without the petroleum and harmful chemicals required for neoprene production. Patagonia claims Yulex natural rubber reduces their wetsuit CO2 emissions by a whopping 80% over standard neoprene-based wetsuits. For greater insight into Yulex natural rubber, it's sourced from a Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified rubber plantation in the highlands of Guatemala. This gives Patagonia total oversight over the production process, maintaining the highest degree of environmental and social responsibility--all without deforesting sensitive ecosystems like many rubber plantations.