And when the icecaps do melt...

Global warming = less ice = more water = surf's up! Patagonia's new high-tech wetsuit is just the latest milestone in a long history of eco-friendly innovations.

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Its new wetsuit is constructed using a number of custom-developed, environmentally conscious materials:

Silicon elbow and knee pads replace toxic polyvinyl chloride (PVC) plastic.
Inner wool lining is woven into recycled polyester, which adds warmth without adding bulk.
Recycled polyester
Outer rubber lining uses neoprene made from crushed limestone rather than petroleum.

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