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Patagonia’s R2 wetsuit

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Patagonia’s steps toward manufacturing a greener neoprene include incorporating limestone instead of oil as a base for its wetsuit fabric. The company touts suits like the Men’s R2 Short-Sleeved to be warmer as well as more environmentally conscious: A high closed-cell ratio adds dead air space to increase warmth.

Additional eco touches include PVC-free kneepads and a chlorine-free wool suit liner. Patagonia Men’s R2 Short-Sleeved Full Suit costs $510. www.patagonia.com

—Stephen Regenold

This product is a part of a series of “Green Gear” highlighted on Gear Junkie and an accompanying article on ESPN this week. See all the featured products below.

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