The wetsuit is extremely warm and the quality of the build looks to tick all the boxes that drew me to the product in the first place. The 5mm back panel is great! My negative comments so far are based on only 3 surfs and I will definitely keep an open mind for the next 6 months of wear. Here goes:
>No key storage - big drawback from practicality point of view. Lockboxes are constantly being ground open on less public breaks here now battery tools are so widely used
>The neck material seems too thick or too rigid to be super comfortable, however so far the suit resists flushing out really well
> The neoprene bunches slightly under the armpits on me which leads to a little discomfort after a 2hr session. I am a pretty standard body shape so haven't had this issue with 3 of the major brands
> The cut of the back panel is maybe just slightly short, leading to some pull at the shoulders during the surf (I have the MT and am 5'11" and slight build at 70Kgs)
The suit is pretty tough to get in and out of, however I'm open to this as it does mean as the neoprene eases the fit should still be good. Overall I'm happy with the purchase and hope to be able to add a star or two if the suit goes well into it's 2nd and hopefully 3rd season. I'm over the waste associated with turning over wetties after a year because they aren't made to last.
Keep up the good work and product development guys, thanks.