Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209) 3X-Large

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About Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209)

AKONA understands the importance of reducing dependence on oil-derived chemicals. AKONA's earth-friendly neoprene uses limestone that is over 99.7% calcium and does not rely on oil as extensively as petroleum-based neoprene. AKONA wetsuits features a full length molded delrin zipper and a #10 YKK marine-grade brass slider. This superior combination of zipper and slider is the ultimate in corrosion resistance and strength.

The glued-and-stitched zipper dam is "skin-out" for added seal and reduced water flushing. The closely guarded, unique lamination process of bonding the nylon to the rubber and AKONA's NEW, strategically designed pattern matched with Lightweight, limestone based neoprene is the science behind AKONA wetsuits. All seams are glued and sewn for strength and durability. AKONA's wetsuits are the most comfortable and best fitting wet suits in their class. AKONA's 3 mm Quantum Stretch Jumpsuit is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209) is commonly used for Diving and more. One reason why the Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209) is popular is because of its Easy To Put On And Off.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209) Features

  • Environmentally Friendly Neoprene Rubber Design
  • Non-Petroleum-Based Neoprene
  • Limestone Over 99.7% Calcium Base Neoprene
  • Unique Lamination Process
  • Nylon II Material
  • 3 mm Quantum Stretch Jumpsuit
  • #10 YKK Marine-Grade Brass Slider
  • Durable Knee Pads
  • Full Length Delrin Back Zipper
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209) Specifications

Material
Nylon Ii Neoprene Rubber
Thickness
3 Mm
Seams
Glued And Sewn
Closure
Back Zipper
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, 3X-Large, 4X-Large, 5X-Large, Large, Medium-Large, Medium, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 2.85 lb,
Large, Medium: 2.95 lb,
2X-Large, Medium-Large: 3.2 lb,
X-Large: 3.35 lb,
3X-Large: 3.65 lb,
4X-Large: 4.15 lb,
5X-Large: 4.5 lb
Akona Mne's Wetsuits Size Chart
  Small Medium Med/Large Large X-Large 2X-Large 3X-Large 4X-Large 5X-Large
Height 5'7"-5'9" 5'8"-5'11" 5'9"-5'11" 5'10"-6'0" 5'11"-6'1" 6'0"-6'3" 6'2"-6'6" 6'2"-6'6" 6'2"-6'6"
Weight (pounds) 125-145 145-160 155-170 165-190 185-205 205-220 220-250 245-275 270-300
Chest (inches) 34-36 37-39 39-41 38-40 42-44 45-47 49-51 51-54 50-53
Waist (inches) 29-31 30-32 31-33 33-35 35-37 37-39 43-46 47-50 50-53
Hips (inches) 34-36 35-37 37-39 41-43 40-42 42-44 50-52 52-54 55-57

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Pros

  • Easy to put on and off (6)
  • Comfortable (3)
  • Warm (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Diving (5)
      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        100% 

        (4 reviews)

        Feels too big

         
      • Length:
      • Feels too short

         

        Feels true to length

         

        75% 

        (3 reviews)

        Feels too long

         
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    4.0

    Nice Wetsuit

    By bcoddy

    from West Suburbun Chicago

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Put On And Off
    • Pretty Nice Fit For A Big
    • Warm

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Diving

      Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209):

      A little long, but I have a big gut to cover and that is one of the downsides of being too big. Otherwise very nice product.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels too long

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      4.0

      Good, but didn't make the cut

      By Stuart

      from Bristow, VA

      About Me Beginner

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      Pros

      • Easy To Put On And Off

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Diving

        Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209):

        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. ;-)

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        4.0

        Good, but didn't make the cut

        By Stuart

        from Bristow, VA

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Easy To Put On And Off

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Diving

          Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209):

          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. ;-)

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          5.0

          Nice suit

          By gmandiver

          from Minneapolis, MN

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy To Put On And Off
          • Warm

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Diving

            Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209):

            Very stretchy and comfortable, I am happy so far. I used it for 10 dives so I am not sure how durable it is but I have no reason to think it is not of good quality.

            • Chest Size:
            • Feels true to size
            • Length:
            • Feels true to length
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            • No

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            5.0

            Worth Every Penny

            By John

            from Florida

            About Me Professional

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Breathable
            • Comfortable
            • Dries Quickly
            • Durable
            • Easy To Put On And Off
            • Warm

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diving

              Comments about Akona Quantum Stretch Men's 3mm Jumpsuit (AKMS209):

              I use this suit for work I am in the water all day. This suit is not only easy to work with it dries quick feels great. Keeps you warm and makes you feel like you never wasted one penny. If your looking for a suit to keep you warm and take the cold edge off this is a really nice suit to own. I will buy another one as soon as this one wears out.

              • Chest Size:
              • Feels true to size
              • Length:
              • Feels true to length
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              RALPH B  excellent fit and value; I think Akona products offer excellent performance for the $$$
              Karl K  I would like to purchase wet suits for my sons. They are about 5 foot 10, weigh 175, and are quite athletic (large shoulders, small waists). I was thinking that Medium-large would be the right size. Do you agree?
              TERRY W  I am 6-2 182lbs. I got the XL the L was to small.
              jeff m  I am 5'9'', my weight fluctuates between 200 and 210. my belly is larger than it should be. What size should I get?
              TERRY W  I am 6-2 180lbs. The large fits me fine. The XL was bit lose but it might work for you. Leisure Pro is great on returning and replacing if you guess the wrong size. So go ahead and order accordingly.
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