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The neoprene in the Sense has a lighter-weight feel to it than most here. But it still tied the top score in its category for warmth, thanks to the very effective rolled smooth-skin seals at the neck, wrist and ankles that stopped water entry without feeling uncomfortably snug, even after long dives. The Sense also feels stretchier than most suits, and that second-skin flexibility, along with the soft seals, helped it tie the top score for comfort. It has a distinctive look, with contrasting stitching highlights and color inset panels in a blue that (unlike some suits) looked better to our eye underwater than on the surface. The rubberized chest panel helps keep BC straps in place and blocks wind, and the heavy, textured material in the knees and insides of the calves helps resist wear, though it did tend to collect weedy bits. Comfortable and attractive, the Sense was a top contender in its category.