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.
Handmade with high-quality neoprene that meets rigorous standards for strength, durability and warmth; warm recycled polyester grid lining improves flexibility and dry time
One-piece front panel with minimal seam design increases flexibility; internal neck gasket prevents water entry; internal back flap blocks wind; flap has a recycled polyester grid lining, which separates the zipper teeth from the skin for comfort
Extended flap closure at neck with PU-molded hook-and-loop closure allows for a stronger seal and more comfort; center-back zipper with crescent-shaped neoprene panel provides a better-seal and easier zip-up; zipper gusset has drain holes
Neoprene underarm panels have recycled polyester jersey on both sides for better stretch while paddling; wrist and ankle cuff edges are heat-pressed to reduce hydraulic lift and flushing
Anatomically engineered PVC-free kneepads are made with flexible and durable Supratex material
1cm bartacks, glue dots and Melco® reinforcements secure all high stress areas and critical seam locations
Seams are single-needle blind-stitched to the outside with nylon-bonded thread, and triple-glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internally taped
2mm neoprene with a smooth recycled polyester jersey exterior and a recycled polyester grid lining
1020 g (36 oz)
Made in Thailand.
Patagonia's Wetsuit Warranty
We stand behind everything we make, including our
wetsuits. But wetsuits require care if they are going to
perform and wear the way they were intended. Patagonia is
not responsible for wetsuits that are abused or show normal
wear and tear over time. Scratches and fading are inevitable,
as are tears from the occasional close call with a fin.
• Rinse your wetsuit with fresh water after every use.
• After rinsing, fold in half at waist and hang dry.
• Do not store it wet, or in direct sunlight.
• Suit up carefully. We’ve selected high-stretch materials for their
comfort and function. Avoid overstretching fabric and seams. Do
not step on one leg to pull the other leg out.
• If possible, change in a plastic tub or on a mat.
Wetsuit Care Guidelines
abOut Our Warranty
• Repairs made by an unauthorized repair shop if they damage
• Wetsuit classified as “used” or “second” (sold with defects).
• Wetsuits used in commercial operations, wetsuit rental, teaching or instructional programs or activities.
• Fit issues that arise after the wetsuit has been used. Fit issues
should be resolved before the wetsuit hits the water.
Our wetsuit warranty does not cover upgrading your older Patagonia
wetsuit to a current model. We are continuously improving our designs
and materials, but that doesn’t make your existing wetsuit unsatisfactory. It just means that the next one you buy will be even better than