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***Large Size Only***

Designed for maximum comfort under a wetsuit, the Yulex Water Heater Hooded Vest extends any suit’s thermal range by adding insulation for the head and core. Fair Trade Certified sewn.

Now made from lighter and stretchier 85% natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber by polymer content, the streamlined, low-bulk Yulex Water Heater Hooded Vest easily extends any wetsuit’s thermal range by providing additional insulation for the head and body. Replacing a petroleum-based material with a plant-based one, the Yulex material offers the same performance attributes as conventional stretch neoprene while reducing CO2 emissions by up to ~80% in the manufacturing process. Derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance, the natural rubber is blended with chlorine-free synthetic rubber to increase ozone- and UV-resistance and meets rigorous standards for strength, stretch and durability. The 2mm hood has a warm and fast-drying thermal lining made with 95% polyester (51% recycled)/5% spandex microgrid; the 1.5mm body is lined with high-stretch 100% recycled polyester; the exterior face fabric is made of durable, water-resistant 88% recycled polyester/12% spandex. The face fabric and lining are now solution-dyed—using 86% less water than conventional dyeing—and are laminated with water-based AquaA glue that’s free from harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs). An outer-neck baffle sits over the wetsuit neck to prevent water entry, and the adjustable face opening has a cinch-locking elastic cord. Seams are glued and blindstitched for comfort and durability. Made in a Fair Trade Certified facility.


  • Made with neoprene-free 85% Yulex natural rubber/15% synthetic rubber (by polymer content) that meets rigorous standards for performance, durability, warmth and sustainability; the natural rubber is derived from sources that are Forest Stewardship Council certified by the Rainforest Alliance; the synthetic rubber is chlorine-free
  • Recycled polyester content: 51% in the hood lining, 100% in the body lining and 88% in the exterior face fabric
  • Adjustable face opening with elastic cord and cinch lock
  • Outer-neck baffle prevents water entry
  • Glued and blindstitched construction
  • Fair Trade Certified sewn
  • 386 g (13.6 oz)