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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.