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    Xcel 4/3 Back Zip - $148 on Whiskey Militia

    Seems like a decent deal, though not quite as good as last week's 5/4/3 clearance.

    Read the description carefully. Not sure any seams are taped.

    Shipping is a lot less than before. Definitely no hood on this one.

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    I have this suit in a 3/2 and don't really like it. It's too long and I have a MS. The bottom legs fill up with water and the top scrunchs a lot and leave's my neck rashed bad.

    Was waiting for a 4/3 on Whiskey too..but think I want a Front Zip.

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    def go with a front zip

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    chest zip is quite nice more comfortable and warmer, worth waiting for
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    Last edited by JDallam; Jan 19, 2011 at 06:59 AM.

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    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by machots View Post
    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've always had back zips..but I got from most friends that the front-zip is more comfortable and water tight.

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    Hmm. I might replace my 4-3 so I was thinking of switching it up. Thanks for the help man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by machots View Post
    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.

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    Also, forgot that my son has an O'Neill Mutant 3/2 and loves it. He's says very little water gets inside - he's even wearing it on days I'm wearing my 4/3. It's an impressive suit.

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    NO FLUSHING!! thats what i love about them!