Patagonia Wetsuits – Stay Out Longer!
Now available here @ www.missionsurf.com.
“The beauty of having an amazing wetsuit is the fact that you can surf out of the way places that are colder, and actually stay out longer and get more waves. And that makes us all happier.” –Keith Malloy, Patagonia surf ambassador
When we build a product we want to build the best. When it came to wetsuits, we wanted something warmer, more flexible, better fitting and tough enough to withstand extended use. We started with a combination of limestone neoprene, polyester and nylon, like all the other brands, but then pushed further, unsatisfied with just tweaking the status quo. Looking to what divers, sailors and fishermen had been using all these years to stay warm in and on the ocean we tried wool. Wanting the finest, we chose merino.
It’s the merino lining that gives our wetsuits their added warmth without added rubber. But our patented merino wool grid (U.S. Patent No. 7395553) is just one part of the successful equation. The neoprene we use has a high-density nitrogen cell structure for maximum warmth and durability, the post consumer recycled polyester jersey increases durability, and the quality craftsmanship and attention to little details ensures a great performing, well-made wetsuit.
Patagonia wetsuits are decidedly warmer than standard nylon-lined suits. But that’s not all. They also wear longer, dry faster – and because we use post-consumer recycled polyester, merino softened without chlorine (a pollutant that can harm living organisims), and no PVC (which is made with phthalate, a known endocrine disrupter) – they are more environmentally conscious than other suits. We make them in four weights – R1®, R2®, R3®, and R4® – for all water temperatures, and in several styles for men and women.