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About Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258)

Akona's Men's 3mm Nylon 2 Neoprene Jumpsuit has glued and blind stitched inside and out. Suit has an YKK #10 brass zipper in low profile water sealing zipper design. The YKK #10 brass zipper is Akona's unique zipper design utilizes dual rubber strips to additionally seal the zipper opening when closed, creating a water resistant closure. In addition, Akona's low profile zipper flap folds over the closed zipper to further seal and secure the zipper in its closed position. The reinforced pull loop at the base of the zipper and pull tab leash makes self-donning of the suit fast and easy.

Akona's uniquely designed and stylistic knee pads provide exceptional strength and durability. Unlike the stiff rubber knee pads utilized on other suits today, Akona's revolutionary knee pad material is fully flexible, and has a hydrodynamic low profile. Akona's grab shoulder material provides superior wear and scuff protection. Designed to grip a buoyancy compensator to reduce shifting, the grab shoulders create a snug and movement-free fit. The unique pattern of the grab shoulder material also prevents excessive stretching of the suit when hung to dry. Suit is available in multiple sizes and is black in color.

The Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258) is commonly used for Diving and more. The Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258) is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner, Casual user among others. The Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258): Breathable, Comfortable, Dries Quickly, Durable, Easy To Put On And Off, Warm.

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This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS258) Features

  • Akona Men's 3mm Jumpsuit
  • 3mm Nylon 2 Neoprene Jumpsuit
  • Glued and Blind Stitched Seams
  • YKK #10 Brass Zipper Low Profile Water Sealing Design
  • Dual Rubber Strips Additionally Seal Zipper Opening when Closed
  • Low Profile Zipper Flap:
    Flap Folds-Over Closed Zipper
    Further Seals and Secure Zipper in Closed Position
  • Reinforced Pull Loop at Base of Zipper Makes Self-Donning Fast and Easy
  • Grab Shoulders:
    Create Snug and Movement-Free Fit
    Keep BCD from Shifting
    Prevents Excessive Stretching when Hung to Dry
  • Uniquely Designed and Stylistic Knee Pads
  • Knee Pads, Exceptional Strength and Durability
  • Knee Pad Material is Fully Flexible, Has Hydrodynamic Low Profile
  • Great Warm Water Suit Design
  • Color: Black
  • Available in Multiple Sizes

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4.5

(based on 17 reviews)

88%

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

What a price!!

Let me start with I'm 6'3, 370lb, and wear a size 60 dress suit coat, 50 waist this wet suit fits me, i don't have a big belly, but definitely have one. It would fit a even taller guy. This suit looks great and fits great. The only thing is it takes some thought to get off, but gets easier the more you do it.

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Not bad, but not great

I bought the Cressi Spring 3.5mm XXL ($120), the Akona Men's 3mm (AKMS258) XXL ($150), and the Akona Quantum Stretch 3mm XXL ($200) all at the same time, so I could keep one and return 2. I'm 6' 1" and carrying a bit of a gut right now at 230 #. All 3 suits fit me basically fine. They pull up nicely into my groin area and snugly in my armpits. I just did my OW certification and the dive shop gave me an Oceanic Ultra 3/2 XXL to wear in the pool and the same in 7mm to wear in the quarry, which...

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5.0

Akona Wetsuit

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from Mankato, MN, US

Used this wetsuit down in Cozumel around Christmas time and it kept me warm the entire time under water. Wetsuit fits perfectly and I couldn't be happier with this purchase.

 
5.0

Liked it so well, I bought another

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Several years ago I bought this same suit and when it was time for a new suit, I bought the same kind again. Obviously I'm pleased with the suit. I'm of medium build and it fits well. I wear it while lobstering in the Keys in the winter and it is a good weight for that. It's durable enough to endure lobster picks and coral snags. I recommend this suit.

 
3.0

Not bad, but not great

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I bought the Cressi Spring 3.5mm XXL ($120), the Akona Men's 3mm (AKMS258) XXL ($150), and the Akona Quantum Stretch 3mm XXL ($200) all at the same time, so I could keep one and return 2. I'm 6' 1" and carrying a bit of a gut right now at 230 #. All 3 suits fit me basically fine. They pull up nicely into my groin area and snugly in my armpits. I just did my OW certification and the dive shop gave me an Oceanic Ultra 3/2 XXL to wear in the pool and the same in 7mm to wear in the quarry, which also fit me fine. The Quantum Stretch was noticeably stretchier than the other 2. I suppose that made it a little bit easier to don, but not much. Not enough that that would make me buy it over the others. It did seem to fit a little bit better, though, which would influence me to it over the other 2. The neck has a nice smoothskin seal on the inside, but the wrist, ankles, and back zipper did not have anything to help seal the suit, so I'm not sure why they bothered with the neck seal. The ends of the arms and legs have a nice binding sewn instead of just having unfinished neoprene. The zipper flap was just thin neoprene and I was able to zip the suit up by myself. Also, I'd say the picture on the website is the result of bad lighting. It looks like it's dark grey and light grey. In reality, it is black and grey and the patterning on the shoulders and back have a couple of streaks of orangeish red in them. The Akona Men's 3mm was not as stretchy as the Quantum Stretch. It did not have seals at the neck, ankles or wrists. It did have a reasonably beefy smoothskin flap inside the back zipper. But, it didn't seem to have any other smoothskin to mate against, so I'm not sure how well it would seal. Besides, the neck, wrists, and ankles all do not have any kind of seal anyway, so again, why bother with a seal over the back zipper? This suit was the only one of the three that I could not zip up by myself and I really gave it the old college try, too. The zipper kept catching on that smoothskin flap. The ends of the arms and legs are completely unfinished. No binding like the Quantum Stretch suit. The suit fit well, but maybe it didn't "hug" my contours *quite* as well as the Quantum Stretch. Overall, of the 3 suits, this is the last one I would keep. The Cressi Spring suit is 0.5mm thicker than the other 2. It felt about as stretchy as the Akona Men's 3mm. Maybe just a *touch* less stretchy since it's a hair thicker. Again, definitely not AS stretchy as the Quantum Stretch. The Spring has smoothskin for seals inside the neck, at the ankles and wrists, and a smaller-than-the-Akona smoothskin flap inside the back zipper. I was able to zip myself up in this suit, no problem. One thing that was different than all other wetsuits I have looked at is that the neck closure flap does not have a downward extension to cover the zipper once you've zipped up and sealed the suit. It does have a small velcro tab just below the neck closure tab that closes over the zipper to (theoretically) keep it from accidentally unzipping. But, most suits have that AND the neck closure flap covers that, too. The ends of the arms and legs are also nicely bound, like the Akona Quantum Stretch. The worst thing I can say about this suit is that it doesn't seem to comform to my body quite as well as the other two. It is good everywhere except that if I bend my elbows or knees I notice a little bit of a ripple that forms in the suit where it's bulging slightly away from my skin. Despite that, with all the seals plus the extra thickness, I think this suit would be the warmest of the 3. And I like that is has red on it. I want a suit that does not have blue, purple, yellow, orange, or green on it, which eliminates a bunch of my options, but I'm just picky that way. None of these three suits has any kind of lining in the interior or any zippers at the wrists or ankles. Other than their stretchiness, they were all about the same effort to pull up my arms and legs. I didn't like that the regular Akona (non-Quantum Stretch) wouldn't work for me to zip it up on my own, and the neoprene felt about the same as the Cressi, but with no seals, so I would definnitely choose the Cressi over it. Which brought it down to Cressi versus Quantum Stretch. The Quantum Stretch fit just slightly better and was, maybe, just a hair easier to get on. But since they are both in the 3mm class, they were both easy to get on. So, with the Quantum Stretch being thinner neoprene, having no seals, and costing 50% more, I decided that the Cressi is the one I would keep of the three. But then..... I found that my LDS (local dive shop) was having a Closeout sale on the 2012 model of Scuba Pro EverFlex suits. Their websuit said they were out of stock on 3/2mm suits, but they had the 5/4mm in my size. And the 5/4 was showing as $180. I didn't really want a 5/4mm suit. But, I figured at $180, it might be worth the hassle of the extra thickness when I didn't need it and actually nice to have on some colder water dives. So, I went by at lunch to try one on. The Scuba Pro EverFlex 5/4mm (2012) XXL fit me just as well as the other suits I'd already tried. It felt a hair tighter around the chest and stomach, but I don't know yet if that's just their fit or if it's because it's a thicker suit. The interior of the body area has a nice gold-colored velour-like lining. I expect it would be nice for warmth. But, it doesn't extend down the arms or legs, so it doesn't really help with putting the suit on. The wrists have smoothskin seals on the inside and they extend much further up the forearm than the smoothskin on the Cressi suit. The ankles have separate smoothskin seals with a zippered cuff over them. This will allow me to put boots on over the leg seals and then zip the outer part of the suit leg over the boot. I suspect this will give a better seal at the ankles than any of the other suits I tried. And in the neck there is a smoothskin seal that is a separate piece of material from the neoprene exterior of the collar. I believe this suit would seal even better than the Cressi. There is also a small D-ring built into the right side hip/upper thigh area that is, I believe, to clip a hood when you're not wearing it. The EverFlex 5/4 also seemed to fit better around the knees and elbows than the Cressi. It stayed tight when I flexed my knees and elbows. I was able to zip it almost all the way up by myself, but not quite. But that may also be partly to do with it being a 5/4mm, so not as stretchy. I had all but whipped out my credit card to buy the EverFlex when I asked one last time "are you SURE you don't have this same suit in 3/2mm in my size?" The sales guy went in the warehouse to check one last time and lo and behold he turned up with one. He said it had been hung up in the Ladies suit rack by mistake or they would have already sold it. After already trying on the 5/4, I went ahead and bought the 3/2 in XXL without even unbagging it. It was only $160. If, for some reason, it doesn't fit, I think I will return it and buy the EverFlex 5/4 - return all 3 of the other suits I tried either way. The Cressi and the 2 Akonas I tried are all nice and if I had just bought any one of them and gone with it, I'm sure I would be quite happy. But, the Scuba Pro EverFlex just seems like a higher quality suit. And with a Closeout price putting it right in the middle of the pack, the Scuba Pro EverFlex is Stuart's Best Buy. ;-)

 
3.0

Not bad, but not great

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I bought the Cressi Spring 3.5mm XXL ($120), the Akona Men's 3mm (AKMS258) XXL ($150), and the Akona Quantum Stretch 3mm XXL ($200) all at the same time, so I could keep one and return 2. I'm 6' 1" and carrying a bit of a gut right now at 230 #. All 3 suits fit me basically fine. They pull up nicely into my groin area and snugly in my armpits. I just did my OW certification and the dive shop gave me an Oceanic Ultra 3/2 XXL to wear in the pool and the same in 7mm to wear in the quarry, which also fit me fine. The Quantum Stretch was noticeably stretchier than the other 2. I suppose that made it a little bit easier to don, but not much. Not enough that that would make me buy it over the others. It did seem to fit a little bit better, though, which would influence me to it over the other 2. The neck has a nice smoothskin seal on the inside, but the wrist, ankles, and back zipper did not have anything to help seal the suit, so I'm not sure why they bothered with the neck seal. The ends of the arms and legs have a nice binding sewn instead of just having unfinished neoprene. The zipper flap was just thin neoprene and I was able to zip the suit up by myself. Also, I'd say the picture on the website is the result of bad lighting. It looks like it's dark grey and light grey. In reality, it is black and grey and the patterning on the shoulders and back have a couple of streaks of orangeish red in them. The Akona Men's 3mm was not as stretchy as the Quantum Stretch. It did not have seals at the neck, ankles or wrists. It did have a reasonably beefy smoothskin flap inside the back zipper. But, it didn't seem to have any other smoothskin to mate against, so I'm not sure how well it would seal. Besides, the neck, wrists, and ankles all do not have any kind of seal anyway, so again, why bother with a seal over the back zipper? This suit was the only one of the three that I could not zip up by myself and I really gave it the old college try, too. The zipper kept catching on that smoothskin flap. The ends of the arms and legs are completely unfinished. No binding like the Quantum Stretch suit. The suit fit well, but maybe it didn't "hug" my contours *quite* as well as the Quantum Stretch. Overall, of the 3 suits, this is the last one I would keep. The Cressi Spring suit is 0.5mm thicker than the other 2. It felt about as stretchy as the Akona Men's 3mm. Maybe just a *touch* less stretchy since it's a hair thicker. Again, definitely not AS stretchy as the Quantum Stretch. The Spring has smoothskin for seals inside the neck, at the ankles and wrists, and a smaller-than-the-Akona smoothskin flap inside the back zipper. I was able to zip myself up in this suit, no problem. One thing that was different than all other wetsuits I have looked at is that the neck closure flap does not have a downward extension to cover the zipper once you've zipped up and sealed the suit. It does have a small velcro tab just below the neck closure tab that closes over the zipper to (theoretically) keep it from accidentally unzipping. But, most suits have that AND the neck closure flap covers that, too. The ends of the arms and legs are also nicely bound, like the Akona Quantum Stretch. The worst thing I can say about this suit is that it doesn't seem to comform to my body quite as well as the other two. It is good everywhere except that if I bend my elbows or knees I notice a little bit of a ripple that forms in the suit where it's bulging slightly away from my skin. Despite that, with all the seals plus the extra thickness, I think this suit would be the warmest of the 3. And I like that is has red on it. I want a suit that does not have blue, purple, yellow, orange, or green on it, which eliminates a bunch of my options, but I'm just picky that way. None of these three suits has any kind of lining in the interior or any zippers at the wrists or ankles. Other than their stretchiness, they were all about the same effort to pull up my arms and legs. I didn't like that the regular Akona (non-Quantum Stretch) wouldn't work for me to zip it up on my own, and the neoprene felt about the same as the Cressi, but with no seals, so I would definnitely choose the Cressi over it. Which brought it down to Cressi versus Quantum Stretch. The Quantum Stretch fit just slightly better and was, maybe, just a hair easier to get on. But since they are both in the 3mm class, they were both easy to get on. So, with the Quantum Stretch being thinner neoprene, having no seals, and costing 50% more, I decided that the Cressi is the one I would keep of the three. But then..... I found that my LDS (local dive shop) was having a Closeout sale on the 2012 model of Scuba Pro EverFlex suits. Their websuit said they were out of stock on 3/2mm suits, but they had the 5/4mm in my size. And the 5/4 was showing as $180. I didn't really want a 5/4mm suit. But, I figured at $180, it might be worth the hassle of the extra thickness when I didn't need it and actually nice to have on some colder water dives. So, I went by at lunch to try one on. The Scuba Pro EverFlex 5/4mm (2012) XXL fit me just as well as the other suits I'd already tried. It felt a hair tighter around the chest and stomach, but I don't know yet if that's just their fit or if it's because it's a thicker suit. The interior of the body area has a nice gold-colored velour-like lining. I expect it would be nice for warmth. But, it doesn't extend down the arms or legs, so it doesn't really help with putting the suit on. The wrists have smoothskin seals on the inside and they extend much further up the forearm than the smoothskin on the Cressi suit. The ankles have separate smoothskin seals with a zippered cuff over them. This will allow me to put boots on over the leg seals and then zip the outer part of the suit leg over the boot. I suspect this will give a better seal at the ankles than any of the other suits I tried. And in the neck there is a smoothskin seal that is a separate piece of material from the neoprene exterior of the collar. I believe this suit would seal even better than the Cressi. There is also a small D-ring built into the right side hip/upper thigh area that is, I believe, to clip a hood when you're not wearing it. The EverFlex 5/4 also seemed to fit better around the knees and elbows than the Cressi. It stayed tight when I flexed my knees and elbows. I was able to zip it almost all the way up by myself, but not quite. But that may also be partly to do with it being a 5/4mm, so not as stretchy. I had all but whipped out my credit card to buy the EverFlex when I asked one last time "are you SURE you don't have this same suit in 3/2mm in my size?" The sales guy went in the warehouse to check one last time and lo and behold he turned up with one. He said it had been hung up in the Ladies suit rack by mistake or they would have already sold it. After already trying on the 5/4, I went ahead and bought the 3/2 in XXL without even unbagging it. It was only $160. If, for some reason, it doesn't fit, I think I will return it and buy the EverFlex 5/4 - return all 3 of the other suits I tried either way. The Cressi and the 2 Akonas I tried are all nice and if I had just bought any one of them and gone with it, I'm sure I would be quite happy. But, the Scuba Pro EverFlex just seems like a higher quality suit. And with a Closeout price putting it right in the middle of the pack, the Scuba Pro EverFlex is Stuart's Best Buy. ;-)

 
4.0

Tough as nails

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Work on the dive charters and normally go through two suits a season (tying in and working around the wrecks), but this suit is tough as nails and normally holds up for 2 + years. The suit is very comfortable and warm as well. Only drawback is that the zipper catches halfway when I'm zipping it up and I have to have someone give me a hand.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
DAVID A  More positive reviews than the Pinnacle wetsuit I was considering. Although I've had my Pinnacle Breaker wetsuit for years and been very happy with it, I wanted to try another product line for my teen son.
DWIGHT P  Easy to put on, offers protection against skin contact with any number of seen and unseen underwater objects. Safety should be number one objective on any dive especially in low visibility situations.
DONN E  It's the right size and weight to throw into a dive bag for a trip for diving or snorkling.
HARRY C  Price and ratings. It is worth the money!
DAWN G  the price was right and it fits beautifully!
Stephen T  Am thinking of getting this in 3mm 3XL how many pounds of weight will I need to add?
GLENN F  I'm 6'5" and weigh 235. I wear 10 pounds of weight in salt water. I only had to add about 4 pounds from my 1mm
DAWN T  Well that depends on a lot of things. Your BP? Your Fins? I felt the 3mm added almost no float.. at worst maybe 3lbs to offset it?
Shopper  I'm 5'9", 170 lbs, waist 32"-33", chest 39"-40", hip 39"-40". I'm somewhat between sizes. It looks like I could either go for a Medium/Large or Large. I'm at the top end of the Medium/Large and bottom end of the Large. Would a large fit me well? Since I live outside the U.S., I am not able to use the PPF program. Once I purchase this product, that's final.
PETER G  I'm 6'0", waist 33-34, chest 41-42, and weigh about 180. I wear a Medium/Large and don't feel consticted in the least. This suit is pretty forgiving and stretchy, so I'd go with the ML if I were you. With 3mm suits (I'm on my 4th) I 've always gone with a Medium/Large (O'Neil, Body Glove, Bare, and Akona) and none of them have been too tight. I think you run the risk of the opposite if you go with the Large. Good luck!
STEPHEN S  I bought this suit for my oldest son who was normally a large. Similar proportions to you but a little bigger. He usually takes a large and we ordered a large but had to exchange it for an XL. These run slightly small so if I were you I would go with the Large. It sounds like it would be ideal for your size. My son was very happy with it and used it on every dive (5 dives per day) for 12 days in the South Pacific without a single issue.
BENJAMIN G  Sorry Don't know
Rafael K  No problem!
JOHN H  I found that their sizes run significantly small. In your scenario, I would definitely get the larger of your choices
Rafael K  Thank you JOHN. I will go for Large!
DAWN G  I found this suit had ample stretch to it. You sound more of a medium/large to me but I would keep in mind how stable is your weight/size....does it fluctuate much? Is there anywhere near you that has store stock you could try a similar item on first for reassurance? If all else fails, resell the item and reorder. Best wishes and happy bubbles!
Rafael K  Thank you, DAWN! I will follow your advice.
WILLIAM B  I'm the same size. I went with the Large. width is good the only thing is if you have short legs they might be a little long.
Rafael K  I have short legs!! Then I should go for M/L? Large is out of stock anyways.
LOWREY H  I would advise going for the larger size. I found the product to be true to size or slightly small. Additionally, with age, neoprene tends to lose some elasticity. It would make the product easier to put on later in its use if not too tight to begin with.
Rafael K  Thank you for your advice. I really appreciate it.
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