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Neoprene Allergy? Patagonia Might Help!

   August 2nd, 2023   Posted In: Articles, News  

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

For those of you who have a neoprene allergy, Patagonia Yulex wetsuits might help solve that problem! Yulex is a hardy plant-based fabric made from natural rubber. And Patagonia uses it in their wetsuits to replace neoprene, which is a very harmful ingredient that just so happens to cause allergic reactions in many people. Yulex wetsuits aren’t just sustainably sourced… they’re also made to last, with a life-time warranty to back it up!

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 hope. If you know you suffer from a neoprene allergy, or maybe you’re not sure if you do but you want to find out, contact us and we’ll send you a Yulex material wetsuit sample (for a small fee). You can wear it around your wrist or ankle to test for a reaction. This is a great way to see if you’re ready and able to commit to buying a wetsuit.

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!

*Editor’s Note: This post was originally published in 2016 and has since been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness. 

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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