Rip Curl Womens Dawn Patrol 4/3mm Chest Zip Steamer Wetsuit is a no-fuss, full-warmth surfing steamer that is as comfy and stretchy as it is warm (very). The combined layup of their top-shelf E5 Neoprene, chest zip entry system and an expanding Glued and Blind Stitched seam ensures high thermal retention and low water movement - if water can move in and out of your suit, by poor fit or zipper to name a few, then it will struggle to keep you warm.
This wetty is best suited to a wearer who's priority is warmth, flexibility and stretch but don't want or need top-shelf. Sure, there are more expensive suits on the market but they're optimised for warmth and durability. At this point you've got to gauge what's more important to you? Maximising comfort and performance or extending the life of the suit? If your answer is life than you should look towards a tape seam alternative such as the Flash Bomb range.