One Of Them Is Not Like The Others

16 Nov 2015 0 Share

Yeah, that's right get ready for a revolution! Photo by Farias / Patagonia

Yeah, that's right get ready for a revolution! Photo by Farias / Patagonia

As warm and comfortable that neoprene has become as a wetsuit material, it's pretty bad for the environment. It's a non-renewable, petroleum-based material that has overtaken the surfing world and has been used since the '70s. We've all got one in one form or another.

Along comes Patagonia with it's innovative, earth loving thinking and initiatives. Not taking no for an answer and pushing the limits of the existing products on the market to create the world's first plant-based wetsuits to say goodbye to neoprene forever.

Now don't be freaked out about the 'plant-based' bit, these guys are serious! (see video below) The neoprene-free Yulex® is just a natural rubber and maintains the highest performance and latest features available in any other top brand including fast-drying thermal linings, floating front and back zips - that are also replaceable and 6 different temperature levels from 0 to 24 degrees C.

SEE ALSO: Brinkley Davies On The Fight For The Great Australian Bight

To top it off Patagonia isn't going to be monopolising their forward thinking, they want the world to benefit and are sharing the technology with all the leading brands. Here's hoping it's one small step, followed by a giant leap.

The range will be available in March 2016 for Australia and Patagonia committed to converting all products to the neoprene free material by the end of 2017!

Want more of the most up-to-date Aussie surf-news? Follow us on Facebook:

The dawn of a new era for the surf industry, Photo by Craig / Pata

The dawn of a new era for the surf industry, Photo by Craig / Pata

Tags: topnews , patagonia , neoprene , wetsuits , Yulex , surfing , video (create Alert from these tags)

blog comments powered by Disqus
Features
The Slump, by Nick Carroll – Part One, The Legend

The Slump, by Nick Carroll – Part One, The Legend

A CW series on what’s happened to Aussie fortunes on the men’s world tour — and what might turn it around

4 15 Jul 2019
Sean Doherty: Style Becomes Him

Sean Doherty: Style Becomes Him

2019 Corona Open J-Bay, Day 3/Round 3

3 14 Jul 2019
Wave Pools Are For Snow Skiers Now? Frankie Oberholzer is the OG Search Legend, and J-Bay Gets Going

Wave Pools Are For Snow Skiers Now? Frankie Oberholzer is the OG Search Legend, and J-Bay Gets Going

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was July 12, 2019

2 11 Jul 2019
Recent

Breaking: John John Florence Is Out For J-Bay, Likely the Rest of the Year

Ugh, goodbye World Title? Goodbye Olympics?

2 Jul 2019
Surfers Announced for the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational in Memory of Shaun Brooks

Surfers Announced for the Bells Beach 50 Year Storm Invitational in Memory of Shaun Brooks

1 12 Jun 2019
WSL Launches Stop Trashing Waves Campaign, Joins Global Climate Movement

WSL Launches Stop Trashing Waves Campaign, Joins Global Climate Movement

3 5 Jun 2019
Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

2 5 Jun 2019
The Last Two Days On The North Coast Have Been Epic

The Last Two Days On The North Coast Have Been Epic

1 5 Jun 2019
Latest News

Nathan Fletcher's New Film, Heavy Water, Looks Epic and It's Coming to Aus This Week

With five special QnA screenings with Nathan and Hollywood director Michael Oblowitz from this Sunday

The Last Two Days On The North Coast Have Been Epic

Some of the best beach break waves in recent memory.

Popular This Week

Wave Pools Are For Snow Skiers Now? Frankie Oberholzer is the OG Search Legend, and J-Bay Gets Going

This Week In Surfing: Ten Things From Surfing & the Internet on the Week That Was July 12, 2019

Mick & Xavier Venture To The Other Side

Mick Fanning & Xavier Huxtable joined Nathan Hedge, Isabella Nichols, Mitch Parkinson, Clancy Dawson, Korbin 'The Search' Hutchings and crew for an epic little morning over on the other side.

Weekend Surf Forecast 12 to 14 July 2019

There's mid-winter joy inbound this weekend.

Sean Doherty: Style Becomes Him

2019 Corona Open J-Bay, Day 3/Round 3

Sean Doherty: J-Bay in a Post John John World

2019 Corona Open J-Bay, Day 1/Seeding Round

Go to Top