Since 2006, Patagonia has been on a mission to make some of the best performing wetsuits out there without using environmentally harmful materials. That led them to creating a wetsuit in partnership with Yulex who have been helping the company make a portion of their wetsuits from Guayule, plant-based biorubber. Patagonia hopes to eventually create suits made from 100% Yulex and they're getting close as the the suits are curretnly made from 60% Yulex.
This season Patagonia launches two new wetsuits featuring Nexkin technology, a windproof rubber coating that is much more durable than its neoprene counterpart. The suit also features hydrophobic thermal lining that doesn't absorb water and keeps heat close to your body, and water-resistant recycled polyester is used in the arms, legs, and neck.