About Akona Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest (AKH508)

Layering has always been the secret to a warmer dive. If you stay warm while underwater you get longer bottom times, loose less heat for multiple dives in one day and reduce fatigue and the chance of decompression sickness. The AKONA Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest is made with 4-way stretch neoprene that gives the most comfortable fit you have ever worn. A unique rubberized neck panel and an exterior seal provide warmth and reduce the amount of water entry. Combined with an AKONA wetsuit, the Hooded Vest works perfectly to create a glide-skin neck seal which prevents water from seeping in between the suit and the vest. All this means more comfortable and enjoyable diving!

If you don't own an AKONA suit, you will still have the benefit of layering and will feel better on any dive regardless of the water temperature. This Hooded Vest has a thick 6.5 mm 4-way stretch Hood with a 3 mm Vest. The Glide Skin face seal also reduces water entry and can be custom trimmed for a custom fit. AKONA has bar tack the face seal seam on both top and bottom so you can trim to your needs without fear of the glued and blind stitched seams from unraveling. The entire Hooded Vest has glued and blind stitched seams and is taped around the arm holes for added strength and durability. The Hood Vest is available in 6 sizes from XS to 2XL and comes with a 24 month limited warranty.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Akona Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest (AKH508) Features

  • Most Comfortable Hooded Vest You've Ever Worn
  • Give Layering for Added Warmth
  • Layering Increases Bottom Time and Comfort for Multiple Dive Days
  • Staying Warmer May Reduce DCS Potential
  • 4-Way Quantum Stretch Neoprene Hood and Vest
  • 3mm Vest
  • 6.5 mm Hood
  • Glued and Blind Stitched Seams
  • Glide Skin Face and Neck Seal
  • Unique Rubberized Neck Panel Matches AKONA Suit Seal
  • Custom Trim-Able Face Seal
  • 6 Sizes from XS to 2XL
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Akona Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest (AKH508) Specifications

Material
Hood And Vest: Quantum Stretch Nylon Ii Neoprene, Face And Neck Seal: Glide Skin Neoprene
Thickness
Hood: 6.5 Mm, Vest 3 Mm
Seams
Glude And Blind Stitched
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 1.2 lb,
Small: 1.25 lb,
Large, Medium: 1.55 lb,
2X-Large, X-Large: 1.6 lb
Mfr #
SKU
AKNHV
Akona Skin Suits Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large
Height 5'6"-5'8" 5'7"-5'9" 5'8"-5'11" 5'10"-6'0" 5'11"-6'1" 6'0"-6'3"
Weight (pounds) 100-125 125-145 145-160 165-190 185-205 205-220
Chest (inches) 31-33 34-36 37-39 38-40 42-44 45-47
Waist (inches) 26-28 29-31 30-32 33-35 35-37 37-39
Hips (inches) 31-33 34-36 35-37 41-43 40-42 42-44

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2.0

I'm sorry I bought this product

By John

from bay area ca

About Me Casual User

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Looks Like It Should Work

Cons

  • Awkward Fit
  • Didn't Keep Me Warmer
  • Hood Isn't Head Shaped
  • Lots Of Face Seal Cutting

Best Uses

  • Diving

Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest (AKH508):

Buying the proper wet suit is very important. Buying this hooded vest is not the answer to a cold wet suit.
I have never had to cut a hood to make it fit my head and be usable. used with a 7mm one peice suit and I wasn't warmer.

  • Chest Size:
  • Feels too small
  • Length:
  • Feels too short
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

Excellent fit...Super stetch

By Rockrover

from Santa Fe, NM

About Me Casual User

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easy To Put On And Off

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Colder Water

    Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest (AKH508):

    Excellent hood/vest!

    In the past I've tried on other 'traditional' neoprene hood/vests. Needless to say if you've ever tried non-hyperstretch hood/vests you know what I'm about to say. My local blue-hole is chilly at 62 deg constant. I was tired of water flushing down the back of my 7mm so I thought I'd go for a hood/vest. I head to my local LDS, found one that seemed okay (7mm), and headed to the dressing room. About 5 minutes later I literally thought I was going to suffocate in the dressing room putting it on...Then during the removal process I seriously thought I was going to die. While my arms were over my head, I completely cut off my air supply (mouth/nose). I could ONLY get a little sip of air in one position. I knew I was in trouble so I crashed out of the dressing room, arms over head, knocked over a rack of T-shirts, and FINALLY the hysterically laughing sales staff helped my asphyxiated and embarrassed self remove the devils garment.

    I will say you will NOT have the above experience with this hood/vest. It simply is a pleasure to don/doff with no issues. Wet or dry, sweaty or cold, it is a breeze to use. It is also very comfortable, and with my 7mm full suit, I'm perfectly happy in 62 degree water for long durations. Zero flushing down my back as I look around. Go for it...You won't be sorry.

    • Chest Size:
    • Feels true to size
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    Fil S  what is the thickness of the vest/hood?
    GARY L  As stated on the specification tab: Hood: 6.5 mm Vest 3 mm
    Fil S  what is the thickness of the vest/hood?
    GARY L  As stated on the specification tab: Hood: 6.5 mm Vest 3 mm
    Fil S  what is the thickness of the vest/hood?
    GARY L  As stated on the specification tab: Hood: 6.5 mm Vest 3 mm
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