Best for: The budget-minded looking for max buoyancy
The S6 is a fine update to Orca’s popular S5 with fewer panels on the legs and arms to increase both comfort and functionality. This suit provides outstanding buoyancy (thanks to 5mm panels on the torso) for those who struggle to keep their lower bodies from sinking. Flexibility through the arms isn’t on par with Orca’s more expensive wetsuits, but the updated neck panel is similar to the collar on the high-end Predator wetsuit and sits low to reduce the chance of chafing or a restrictive feel. When it comes to unbeatable value, we still prefer Orca’s Open Water Wetsuit at $170, but the S6 supplies far more buoyancy.