1mm Men's Patagonia R1 Padded Big Wave Vest
Meant to be worn alone or under a wetsuit, this 1/1.5mm Patagonia R1 Padded Big Wave Vest from Patagonia is made with high-stretch recycled polyester/spandex and offers additional floatation as well as impact protection. Other awesome features of this padded vest include: flatlock seams for durability, ergonomically patterned EVA foam panels for protection, and foam edges around armholes for great range of motion.
Yulex is a line of neoprene-free wetsuits crafted from natural rubber and hypoallergenic materials. These sustainably made and fair-trade wetsuits are warm, flexible and durable. The renewable Yulex material comes from hevea trees and is a great replacement to conventional and skin-irritating neoprene. If you experience dermatological reactions to neoprene, a Yulex wetsuit is definitely worth checking out. Learn more about Yulex from our neoprene allergies and hypoallergenic wetsuits blog post.
Patagonia does wetsuits differently. They stand behind every suit with a lifetime warranty (does not cover wear and tear, of course.)