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The 2XU is similar in price to the Snugg Lite and Quintana Roo Ultrafull (also reviewed on this site). That’s not the only thing they have in common, as it offers a similarly high level of performance.
It’s supple across the critical shoulder and chest area and its buoyancy is excellent. Fairly short legs and angle-cut foot holes allow you to get it on and off in double-quick time.
If it’s compromised anywhere it’s in comfort, with some of the internally taped joints chafing slightly during longer swims. Also, the neck design would benefit from a smoother-coated neoprene on the inside lining.
As with the Quintana Roo, the high-grip forearms to increase catch on the water are a great feature that you wouldn’t expect to see on an entry-level suit until very recently.
Finally, a two-year warranty as standard shows the manufacturers have a great deal of confidence in their product.