The Surf wetsuit market is crowded, so Patagonia, as with all of their products, appraoched the surf wetsuit market with a purpose. When it came to wetsuits, they wanted something warmer, more flexible, better fitting and tough enough to withstand extended use. Looking to what divers, sailors and fishermen had been using all these years to stay warm, in and on the ocean, Patagonia tried wool. For comfort and performance, they blend merino wool with polyester, and it’s this merino/polyester blend lining that gives Patagonia wetsuits their added warmth without added rubber. Patagonia makes wetsuits in four weights for all water temperatures – R1® (warm), R2® (cool), R3® (cold), and R4® (frigid) – and in several cuts for men and women. Patagonia wetsuits are decidedly warmer than standard nylon-lined suits, but they also wear longer, dry faster and are made from post-consumer recycled polyester, merino wool softened without chlorine, and no PVC.
For warmer water 65-75º F /18-23º C.