The R3 Yulex neoprene-free wetsuit uses a FSC-certified rubber blend that is durable and flexible. The plant-based Yulex rubber lessens the dependence on petroleum and reduces C02 emissions in manufacturing by at least 70%. For the last eight years, the company has pioneered the use of natural rubber in wetsuits. Surfers and manufacturers can now choose plants over petroleum.
This eco-friendly product is a major evolution for our industry because its an open source innovation. A big shout-out to Patagonia for opening the doors to sustainable wetsuits.