I searched this thread for a question about front zip. Are they alot more comfortable than back zip suits? Or is it that you have more range of motion? Can someone please speculate? Thanks
I have 2 chest zips (Xcel SS Full, Rip Curl E-Bomb Pro 3/2), and an O'Neill Psycho II 4/3. The O'Neill is great, but I prefer the chest zip suits. You have it right - they feel less confining, and there is less "flush." Although I have to say my Psycho II is pretty water tight.
Again, as another thread pointed out, a wetsuit is personal preference. Go try a bunch on and see what feels most comfortable. All I can say is when I tried on my first Xcel chest zip suit in 1998, it blew my mind. A great 3/2 - wore it for years.