Questions about this item:
Is this suit the same suit for both men and women?
MAZANDER J No, there are mens and womens.
AMY W Yes, I believe so. It is very stretchy material and although I cannot speak to how it fits a male physique, it fits my curvy female figure nicely. I have owned it since 2008, worn it both under my wetsuit in cold water and on its own in tropical water and it has performed very well in all conditions. I would recommend it.
I have a Akona 3mm wetsuit size 5XL. I am a big guy 6'2, 300lbs. Does it stretch enough where a 3XL may fit, as that is the largest size?
FRANKLIN R Fairly flexible and very well made, but stretching two sizes may be a "stretch". Height is probably no problem. Maybe order one and try on and return if too tight.
LINNEA F Unfortunately, I am 5'7" and weigh 140# so I have no idea if a 3XL would fit. However, My brother is 6', weighs 260# and wears 3XL size shirts so I know a little bit about "large".
Skins are definitely stretchier than wetsuits. It may depend on where your largest body area is. Are you a body builder with huge shoulders, thighs, arms? Or just fat with a big belly? There were three fat divers were on a dive trip I took to Indonesia and all three were different heights. They all wore dive skins so I know it's possible to find something that will fit.
You may need to do what I do whch for you would be to order several different brands in their largest size, try them all on, and keep the one that fits the best sending the others back.
DAVID O My guess is no. I am 6' 220 and the 2xl is tight. You could try and return it if it doesn't fit.
I am just curious about sizing. I notice on the size chart you have is just for mens. The sizes start at an extra small, but your sizing chart shows only mens at a small..I am a woman, 5.5, 125pds, waist-28, hips, 34, chest 33...what size should I get?
LINNEA F Hi Lori - I believe I returned it as it was too heavy for me for tropical plus it didn't fit. I ended up getting a Henderson unisex Neosport lycra skin suit and have been happy with it.
I need a womens 2/3 suit. Do you have any?
Unfortunately, we don't sell any 2/3 suits, but check out Crassi's 3mm summer suit
which is a nice lightweight suit.
Can the suit be washed in washer of should it just be rinsed?
AMY W I was mine in my washing machine with wetsuit shampoo in codl water. I DO NOT put it in the dryer. I have had it for 4 years and it has held up great.
You should just rinse the wetsuit to avoid excess wear. If you would like to give it a more through washing, you can look into getting a bottle of wetsuit shampoo
Would you recommend the skin jumpsuit for 72 degree spring water?
LeisurePro S This suit is recommended for water 70-80 degrees, but provides very little actual thermal value. If you get cold easily, you may want to look into a shorty or a 3mm full suit.
Does this suit provide warmth by itself or is it just another lycra skin suit?
LeisurePro S It is a lycra suit (appx .2mm) and will provide warmth comparable to a t-shirt.
Can you tell me how best to choose my size, and I am assuming that this item has a back zipper ?
LeisurePro S Here
is a size chart for this suit. If you need help deciding between sizes, just let me know. Yes, this suit has a back zipper.
is this Akona Skin Jumpsuit a 1mm? going to bahamas, they recommend skin suit. thanks, will
LeisurePro S This suit is a polyeofin skin, a 0.2mm thickness.
does it protect you from jellyfish stings?
are the akona skin jumpsuits unisex?
LeisurePro S Yes they are unisex
Why Did You Choose This?
DWIGHT P Great undergarment for my 3mm to add more insulation on colder dives with out the pain of donning a 5 or 7mm suit.
LINNEA F I thought it would be a 'skin' but it was too heavy, for me, for tropical. Also, it didn't fit me very well, so I exchanged it for a Henderson Neosport lycra skin suit.
This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
Whats in the box:Skin Suit
The AKONA Skin Suit provides maximum comfort for tropical environments. Ten ounce (283.5 g) Polypropylene, soft brushed lining and flat-lock stitched construction form a comfortable fit to use alone or as layering garment. Wearing a skin suit under your normal exposure suit can keep you much warmer than without. The Skin Suit retains the water that enters your wetsuit and keeps it from flushing out of the wetsuit thus helps retain your body heat.
Other features include ankle & thumb stirrups which won't allow the suit to ride up when in the water or when worn under your exposure suit. Skin Suit has a heavy duty zipper and is fast drying. The non-buoyant material allows you to maintain your current dive weight requirements. Suit is all black with silver stitching. When worn alone the Skin Suit provides sun protection. Suit is available in 7 sizes from XS to 3XL and comes with a 24 month limited warranty.
- Dries Quickly
- Easy To Put On And Off
- Easier to don wetsuit
- Warm water
- Chest Size:
- Feels true to size
- Feels true to length