Brad Culp is an avid triathlete and contributor to Lava Magazine. Being a lifelong swimmer Culp looks for a suit that is designed for swimmers and not just triathletes. Flexibility is paramount over buoyancy, especially in the shoulders and upper back.

Culp opened his review by saying “I’ve swam in more than 40 different wetsuits over the past few years and I can say without a doubt that this is the best I’ve ever tried. There are wetsuits that are extremely flexible; there are suits with tremendous buoyancy; there are wetsuits that keep you warm in cold water; and there are wetsuits that do a good job of keeping water out of the suit. No other wetsuit balances all four of these things as well as the Cell Gold.”