I have raced in this wetsuit three times and am in love with the performance of this wetsuit. I have also been practicing in this suit twice a week for 5 months and have had no issues with it breaking down or showing any early signs of problems. One of my biggest surprises of the suit was in its ease of removal. I have struggled with other suits getting my feet out of them but with the Wave 3's different materials around your ankle it slides off easily. Definitely give this product a huge thumbs up and provides me with a competitive advantage on the swim and T1!