Scuba Diving - - Encounters -

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Su­per-stretch ma­te­rial and a cut that fit mul­ti­ple divers well helped the Quan­tum Stretch tie top scores for com­fort and range of mo­tion, while a smooth lin­ing made it easy to get on and off. The col­lar, some­what tall, lined with smooth-skin and with plenty of ad­just­ment in the clo­sure, was com­fort­able and sealed thor­oughly with no leaks — even with ex­ag­ger­ated move­ments in­tended to pro­voke wa­ter en­try. How­ever, the an­kle and par­tic­u­larly the wrist seals, both with un­lined hems, seemed slightly large for the size and al­lowed a bit of wa­ter en­try; we tested the suit in size large and, given the ma­te­rial’s high stretch, we would try a size smaller next time. Rub­bery knee patches pro­vide good abra­sion re­sis­tance as well as non­slip trac­tion. Divers also liked the look of the suit, with gray in­set pan­els and tex­tured pat­terns with red high­lights.

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