These secure, neoprene-free wetsuit shorts are made of 85% Yulex™ natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, with 100% recycled polyester lining, the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
A more secure alternative to bikini bottoms, their neoprene-free R1® Lite Yulex™ Surf Shorts are made of 1.5mm 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content. Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council® certified by the Rainforest Alliance, Patagonia blend the natural rubber with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meet their rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. The interior lining is stretchy and fast-drying 100% recycled polyester, with 88% recycled polyester/12% elastane on the exterior face. Worn in your usual swimsuit size, the fit conforms to your body for flexibility and comfort while an elasticized waistband keeps the shorts snug and secure. The single back pocket has a handy key loop, seams are sewn with flatlock construction for next-to-skin comfort. Suggested water temperatures: 65–75° F/18–23° C.
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Since 1985, Patagonia has pledged 1% of sales to the preservation and restoration of the natural environment. 1% for the Planet is an alliance of businesses that understand the necessity of protecting the natural environment. They understand that profit and loss are directly linked to its health, and are concerned with the social and environmental impacts of industry.
Patagonia's mission statement is to "build the best product, cause no unnecessary harm, use business to inspire and implement solutions to the environmental crisis." Clear as day! They work hard to produce innovative, high-quality, simple and utile apparel that help explorers and outdoor enthusiasts achieve their dreams.