I bought this spring suit primarily for wakeboarding. I tried the Roxy Synchro 2 mm and also the Billabong Surf Capsule spring suits. In general, Roxy 2 mm wetsuits have a superior construction. The 2 mm neoprene feels thicker and more durable than other brands. The glued and blind stitched construction really adds to the overall comfort and warmth of the suit. It stays in place and doesn't move around or gap, limiting water intake. The colors and design make for a much, much more flattering fit than other spring suits on the market. This suit elongates the waist whereas several other models make you look boxy and draw attention to hips. This is a very, very flattering suit. The front zip is a matter of preference. I find it to be functional enough, but would prefer a back zip in order to create a fully sealed neck. Fits true to size based on size chart. I would prioritize the chest measurement and if you fall in between sizes with Roxy wetsuits, I would personally size down. Very satisfied with this suit after much searching.