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M’S R1 YULEX FZ FULL SUIT 3/2.5MM 16–18°C

Tracks - - Rubber Island -

100% Ex­ter­nal Seam Seal­ing | Supra­tex Kneepads and An­kle Cuffs | High-stretch 100% re­cy­cled polyester jersey lin­ing

RRP: $600

“Our de­sign phi­los­o­phy is simplicity. We found that by tak­ing the rub­ber from He­vea tress and then us­ing Yulex pu­rifi­ca­tion, we could cut back a lot of the process and re­duce the car­bon foot­print. Sur­pris­ingly, we learnt a lot from For­mula-1 tyres, which blend nat­u­ral rub­ber with syn­thetic. We ap­plied some of that con­cept to wet­suits and ended up with 85% Yulex nat­u­ral rub­ber and 15% chlo­rine-free syn­thetic rub­ber – a com­bi­na­tion that gives the best per­for­mance in terms of stretch, dura­bil­ity and UB re­sis­tance.”

Blake Thorn­ton dips a wing and lets the tail make it hail.

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