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The front-zip Alpha 3 has an asymmetrical closure set at a slight angle, with a wide interior flap to the inside of the collar, covered by an outer flap. If closed with care, the seal is quite effective. But the front zip wasn’t necessarily easier to get on or off than a typical rear zip because the suit was noticeably snug in the shoulders and hips, which required a fair bit of tugging to get in place (zips on the wrist and ankles made it easier). Inside, the Alpha 3 has thick, plush lining; the interior seams have slight ridges, but they weren’t noticeable when wearing the suit. Seams in the underarms and crotch are backed with tape, and there are reinforcing patches at seam junctions. Wrists and ankles have rolled smooth-skin seals, but the zippers have no interior flaps, allowing a bit of water to seep in. With its snug fit, graphics and colors giving a sort of superhero look, the Alpha 3 was one of the more eye-catching suits in our test.