This suit is designed to perform through the rigors of barefooting. It's durability makes it a great option for all water sports. They have double-thick seals with a unique neoprene overlay to keep you dry and make the seals last longer. If you ski for longer periods of time and fall frequently, you may experience some wetness inside the suit. Some of this is sweat and some is from water making its way past the seals when you fall. This is a common occurrence with all drysuits. However, you will remain warm while using the suit, even if you do get a little wet.