Men's Eco-friendly wetsuits from Patagonia and Picture Organic Clothing
Our eco-friendly wetsuits from top brands like Patagonia and Picture are made from natural rubber and offer you maximum comfort and freedom of movement. Place your order online in the Surf Shop now!
Patagonia and Picture bio-sourced wetsuits for men
Patagonia and Picture Organic Clothing are among the first brands in the world to produce durable, high performance wetsuits that are as environmentally friendly as possible. With the men's wetsuits made from renewable natural rubber, you now have a sustainable alternative to neoprene wetsuits.
The new ecofriendly wetsuit for men: Replacing neoprene with natural rubber
The petroleum-based product Butadien used in manufacturing classic neoprene wetsuits comes at a huge environmental cost.
Sustainable neoprene suits are available, but without neoprene. With natural rubber from Hevea Trees, Patagonia and Picture have discovered an eco-friendly alternative to neoprene suits.
Eco-friendly natural rubber
This raw material is also present in a number of products, such as aircraft tires, and its properties make it ideal for ecological wetsuits. Ever since it became possible to purchase natural rubber from Hevea plantations with Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification, Patagonia has been producing these new high-quality wetsuits.
Yulex™ Wetsuits from Patagonia have been available since 2016, with the NaturalPrene Eco wetsuit from Picture arriving in the markets in 2017. Because the renewable material is produced by trees and not factories, production reduces CO2 emissions by up to 80 per cent.
Increase your performance with the second generation of Patagonia wetsuits
The natural rubber in Patagonia wetsuits is now 20 per cent more elastic and exceeds previous performance standards. To give you the best performance, your ecological wetsuit has become more elastic and lighter, offering you more comfortable than before.
The element of sustainability is present in the entire production process, from the cultivation of natural rubber to processing in the factory. With Patagonia's Fair Trade certified wetsuits, this sustainability also applies to the factory employees. They receive a fair remuneration and factories ensure healthy and safe working conditions as stipulated by Fair Trade USA.
Robust and durable: Men's wetsuits with Patagonia guarantee
Patagonia also offers a full warranty on wetsuits made of natural rubber. In order to make your wetsuit last as long as possible, you should rinse it with fresh water after every surf session and put it on your waist to dry. Do not let it dry in the sun and avoid overstretching the material and seams when dressing and undressing.
Select neoprene-free men's Full Suits depending on water temperature
Patagonia's environmentally friendly neoprene wetsuits is made just for you, using FSC-certified natural rubber instead of neoprene or petroleum - for surfing sessions in warm and cold water:
- R1 Lite Yulex™ with 2 mm natural rubber for water temperatures between 18-23°C.
- R1 Yulex™ with 3/2.5 mm keeps you warm at 16-18°C for a long time.
- The R2 Yulex™ Front or back-zip Full Suit with 3.5/3 mm provides enough warmth in water temperatures of 13-16°C
- Change seasons with the R3 Yulex™ Front or Backzip Full Suit . The 4.5/3.5 mm wetsuit gives you comfort in water temperatures between 9-13°C
- The R4 Yulex™ Front or Backzip Full Suit with 5.5/4 mm thick natural rubber helps you stay comfortable even in cold water temperatures between 3-9°C.
- For really cold water around 0-3°C you need the R5 Yulex™ Front-Zip Hooded Full Suite with 6,5/5,5 mm.
Buy Eco Wetsuits from Picture Organic Clothing
Picture's surf suits are made from three environmentally friendly materials: NaturalPrene, Aqua-A™ and recycled polyester. NaturalPrene consists of 85 per cent natural rubber and 15 per cent synthetic rubber of petroleum-free origin. The solvent-free adhesive is used on both sides of the rubber and is the alternative to conventional adhesives made from substances that are harmful to the environment and health. The polyester comes from recycled plastic bottles. A sustainably produced wetsuit from Picture contains 45 recycled plastic bottles.
An innovative process allows microparticles to be integrated into the material, allowing the Eco wetsuit to stretch to four times its original size for maximum freedom of movement.
Buy Ecological Wetsuit at the Ecosurfshop
In our neoprene accessories you will find matching head hoods and round- and split-toe booties. Buy your Patagonia or Picture Men's Wetsuit made of natural rubber now online in our Surf Shop!