Gear Review: The Patagonia Yulex 2.0 Wetsuit

Gear Review: The Patagonia Yulex 2.0 Wetsuit

After testing Patagonia’s first-ever completely neoprene-free R1 a couple years ago, we called it the ‘Tesla of wetsuits’, an impressive synergy of design, craftsmanship, and eco-innovation. But only now do we fully appreciate that comparison given its obvious — though, little discussed — shortcomings. Yulex 1.0 was by almost all accounts — including our own and of those who designed it — not nearly as flexible as neoprene.

Yet, that was a mere footnote among the near universal praise. Indeed, going neoprene free is an incredibly meaningful act of environmental stewardship for a surfer and, for many of them, that alone justified purchasing one — even if there were a few bugs. Ironically, Patagonia itself cast the harshest light on those bugs with the launch of its Fall 2018 line — wetsuits that are so close to perfection they make the previous version seem like a prototype.

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Lululemon Has All Your Father’s Day Athleisure Gifts

Lululemon Has All Your Father’s Day Athleisure Gifts

Looking for a great Father’s Day gift? Lululemon has tons of guys’ stuff that Dad will love. From perfect gym shorts to tech shirts, chinos, and more, Lululemon has a great selection of men’s clothes that are sure to please.

Lululemon is designed by a team of active, fitness-minded designers that know what it takes to make great athletic wear. From hidden gadget pockets to odor-fighting fabrics, each piece of Lululemon tech gear is made precisely for what you use it for.

But it’s more than just athletic wear. From great chinos and fun short-sleeve summer button-downs to awesome rain jackets and backpacks, there’s something for every dad to love at Lululemon. Even the performance underwear and no-show socks are great. And with free shipping and returns, there’s no excuse not to give Dad some Lulu athleisure clothes this year.

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