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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.

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