Ordinary neoprene wetsuits have always been measured in millimeters. But there’s more to Patagonia® suits than just neoprene and nylon. Our merino wool lining combined with high-density neoprene sets a whole new standard for performance and warmth. So we use an R-Rating standard that shows the appropriate suit for the waters you surf.
WARRANTY & NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
WARRANTY REPAIRS cover anything that appears to have failed under normal use, such as a torn seam,
blown-out panel, or a broken zipper. We do not charge for warranty repairs.
NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS cover damage due to normal wear and tear or damage not caused by a
malfunction. For example, your fin sliced your wetsuit. We charge for non-warranty repairs.
WHO DETERMINES IF IT’S A WARRANTY OR NON-WARRANTY REPAIR?
Someone from Fletcher Chouinard Designs (FCD) will determine whether your wetsuit repair is or is not covered by
our warranty. They will contact you if there will be a charge and/or to discuss repair options.
CHARGES FOR NON-WARRANTY REPAIRS
Minimum Charge (applied toward any repair) $30.00
Re-glue Seams $30.00
Replace Kneepad $35.00
Replace Small Panel $40.00
Replace Large Panel / Zipper $80.00
Cleaning / Washing Fee $20.00
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
All wetsuits are repaired at FCD Surfshop in Ventura, Calif. Turnaround time is approximately 1-3 days excluding
shipping. FCD has the ability to repair the vast majority of panels, tears, nicks and zippers.
FIRST, FILL OUT THE FORM
Fill out the Patagonia Wetsuit Repair Form on the next page. Please write clearly, provide complete information and
give a detailed description of the repair you want done. Also give us a visual of the area in need of repair by marking
it on one of the wetsuit drawings on the repair form.
HOW TO SHIP YOUR WETSUIT
1. Make sure your wetsuit is thoroughly washed: free of dirt and sand, and completely dry. We will not repair suits
that are sandy, dirty or wet as they damage our machines. We will add a $20 charge and three days delay for
washing and drying time.
2. It’s best to ship your suit in a box large enough to prevent excessive creasing.
3. Place the Patagonia Wetsuit Repair Form (completely filled out) in the box with your wetsuit.
Ship your suit to:
FCD HEADQUARTERS – WETSuIT REPAIR
FlETCHER CHOuINARD DESIgNS
43 S. Olive Street
Ventura, CA 93001
WHO PAYS FOR SHIPPING?
You pay to send your wetsuit to us; we pay to send it back. This applies both to warranty and non-warranty repairs.
All wetsuits will be shipped back to you from FCD.