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Neoprene Allergy? Patagonia Might Help!

   December 29th, 2016   Posted In: Articles, News  

Have a Neoprene Allergy? Patagonia Yulex Wetsuits Could Be Your Solution!

If you’ve ever experienced a neoprene allergy, it’s not pleasant to say the least. The latest wetsuit technology from Patagonia might just solve that problem!

While it’s not an exact guarantee yet, the brand new line of neoprene-free (and potential hypoallergenic wetsuit) Yulex wetsuits from Patagonia may prevent a neoprene allergy reaction.

Hub Hubbard, Patagonia’s Wetsuit Product Manager and the mind behind the Yulex line, said, “Some people are allergic to Thiuram, which is not present in our rubber. However that’s not to say they aren’t allergic to some other ingredients, like foaming agents or lamination glues. We’ve had some people be successful with the yulex rubber and some have still had reactions.”

So there’s some hope for those suffering from a neoprene allergy. If you tend to experience a wetsuit allergy or maybe you’re not sure if you will, contact us and we’ll send you a Yulex material wetsuit sample that you can wear around your arm or leg to test for a reaction (for a small fee). That way, before taking the dive – no pun intended – of committing to buying a wetsuit, you can see if Yulex causes a neoprene allergy or not.

Interested? Call us (866-906-7848) or email (service@wetsuitwearhouse.com) and we’ll be happy to help ease any neoprene allergy woes!

Want to know more about Yulex? Check out this video!

*Update: Patagonia recently updated and added more information concerning the ingredients their neoprene-free line of Yulex wetsuits do and do not contain. Check out our latest in-depth post explaining why Yulex wetsuits are a hypoallergenic wetsuit option and how these suits could help those with neoprene sensitivities!*

Lauren (LoLo) has been turning words into blog posts for Wetsuit Wearhouse since 2014. She learned to surf for the first time ever in Costa Rica but she gravitates more towards SUP. When she's not scouring the web for travel deals, you can find her either hiking, running, gardening, tending to her animals, or reading a good book outside on a beautiful day.

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