Heat Wave: Patagonia Debuts Its Warm-Water Wetsuit

Surf and Sports // Johnie Gall // 07/13/12
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R1 Back-Zip Full wetsuit: PATAGONIA, $369, available at Patagonia stores.
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R1 Back-Zip Full wetsuit: PATAGONIA, $369, available at Patagonia stores.

We've all been caught between a proverbial rock and a hard place when we realize mid-paddle we've misjudged the water temperature: too warm for your usual suit, too cold for your bikini. Heeding similar frustrations from its customers, Patagonia created the R1 line, a small collection of lightweight wetsuits handmade of neoprene and lined with spandex and recycled polyester...(continued in the Aug/Sept issue).

To find out more about this suit, buy our Aug/Sept 2012 issue for the iPad or subscribe now!



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Originally published in August/September 2012


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