Patagonia R3 Hooded Explorer 3mm Chest Zip - Was £449 Now £289
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Was £449 Now £249
FREE SHIPPING ON THIS WETSUIT TO UK AND ALL EU COUNTRIES
48-55° F / 8-12° C
Made for cold water with 3mm neoprene lined with chlorine-free merino wool.
GLUED & BLIND STITCHED
+ Dual neck gasket construction (internal and external) keeps water out.
+ Overlapped front yoke for easy on/off.
+ Chlorine-free merino wool grid lining for superior warmth.
+ Seams are single-needle blind-stitched on the outside using nylon-bonded thread and triple glued for extra durability and strength; crotch seams are internaly taped.
+ Bar tacks (clean-finished and reinforced with a polyurethane tab) reinforce wrist and ankle seams in high stress areas.
+ Anatomically engineered, PVC-free kneepads are flexible and durable.
What Patagonia says:
Warmer. Fast Drying. Durable. Environmentally Conscious.
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. First we tried lining a suit with the Regulator® insulation we use in our alpine clothing, but the polyester absorbed water and turned heavy and cold. So we looked to what divers, sailors and fishermen had been using all these years to stay warm in and on the ocean. 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 while minimizing environmental impact, 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 are more environmentally conscious than other suits. We make them in four styles – R1®, R2®, R3®, and R4® – for all water temperatures, and in several cuts for men and women.