Patagonia reformulated the Yulex™ material in the spring suits, making them lighter, stretchier and more comfortable. Made of 85 % natural rubber and 15 % synthetic rubber by polymer content that replaces a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, they offer the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~ 80 % in the manufacturing process. Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Patagonia blends the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet their rigorous standards for strength and durability. Offering warmth and sun protection in a flattering, feminine design, the redesigned, neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex™ Spring Juanita is 1.5 mm throughout, lined with high-stretch and fast-drying 100 % recycled polyester, the face fabric is an 88 % recycled polyester, 12 % spandex blend. The face fabric and lining are now solution dyed—using 86 % less water than conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA™ glue that’s free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). The vertical center-front zipper allows easy entry, seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Easy-access key loop included.
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