Surfers have been relying on neoprene since the ‘50s, but it’s a non-renewable, petroleum-based material with an energy-intensive manufacturing process. It’s nasty stuff all round and for a long time surfers have had no other alternative until now… Introducing the world’s first Neoprene free wetsuit by Patagonia.
The new suit is made from Yulex natural rubber, which removes 99% of impurities and comes from plants grown and harvested in a certified carbon-neutral cycle. (FSC standard by the Rainforest Alliance)
Rather than keeping this new rubber to themselves, Patagonia and Yulex will again share this groundbreaking innovation with other companies, hoping to create a shift toward cleaner and better materials throughout the surf industry.
Sounds pretty legit to us! For more info check out Patagonia