$700, 2xu.com
The draw: Enhanced proprioception

First things first: Like the Endorphin, the GHST is crazy light and flexible. A special stretch lining makes it easy to put on while maintaining a second-skin feel. It rides neutral in the water and has a nice roll side to side. It just feels fast. Now about those forearms—2XU ditched neoprene altogether from elbow to wrist for bathing suit-like material designed to increase proprioception. Mission accomplished, but the tight fit at the wrist demands an extra tug to get it off.

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