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About Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408)

This variable 6 5mm wetsuit system can be tailored to meet your changing temperature requirements The top and bottom components can be worn together in cold water environments, or individually in warmer conditions The step-in jacket has an angled YKK #10 brass zipper for superior corrosion resistance The zippers full-length zipper flap minimizes water entry The new AKONA glide-skin neck, wrist and ankle seals minimize water entry and flushing of the suit The neck, wrists and ankles of these AKONA wetsuits are flush-cut for this purpose The extremely slick surface and flexible properties of the glide-skin material enable the wearer to enter and exit the suit with ease

The Farmer John bottoms with easy donning and doffing Velcro shoulder closure gives double thickness protection from the cold when warn in conjunction with the jacket 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 the 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 All suit seams are glued and blind stitched for durability and strength Suit is Available in 9 sizes from SM to 5XL and comes with a 24 month limited warranty

The Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) is commonly used for Colder Water, Diving and more. The Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Beginner, Casual user, Professional, Recreational User among others. The Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408): Breathable, Comfortable, Dries Quickly, Durable, Easy To Put On And Off.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) Features

  • 6.5 mm Nylon II Neoprene Two Piece Suit
  • Step-In Jacket with Farmer John Bottoms
  • Double Layered Torso for Cold Water Warmth
  • Wear Separate Piece in Warmer Water Both in Cold
  • YKK #10 Brass Zipper with Full-Length Zipper Flap Minimizes Water Entry
  • Velcro Shoulder Closure on Farmer Johns for Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Glide-Skin Neck Seal Minimizes Water Entry and Flushing of Suit
  • Grab Shoulders Create Snug and Movement-Free Fit
  • Grab Shoulders Keep BCD from Shifting
  • Grab Shoulders Prevents Excessive Stretching when Hung to Dry
  • Uniquely Designed and Stylistic Knee Pads
  • Knee Pads give Exceptional Strength and Durability
  • Knee Pad Material is Fully Flexible, and has Hydrodynamic Low Profile
  • 9 Sizes from SM to 5XL
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) Specifications

Material
Nylon Ii Neoprene Rubber
Thickness
6.5 Mm
Seams
Glued And Blind Stitched
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, 3X-Large, 4X-Large, Large, Medium, Small
Closure
Jacket: Ykk #10 Brass Zipper, Farmer John: Velcro Shoulder
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

6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408) Customer Reviews

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Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408)
 
4.2

(based on 27 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (22)
  • Durable (16)
  • Easy to put on and off (13)
  • Dries quickly (8)
  • Breathable (7)

Cons

  • Hard to put on or off (6)

Best Uses

  • Diving (22)
  • Colder water (21)
  • Boating / sailing (3)
    • Chest Size:
    • Feels too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      84% 

      (21 reviews)

      Feels too big

       
    • Length:
    • Feels too short

       

      Feels true to length

       

      92% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels too long

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Beginner (8), Professional (7), Recreational user (7), Casual user (5), Budget shopper (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

A great suit for the price...

I'm both a recreational diver and public safety diver that has used this suit in both good clean water while having fun as well as dirty water doing a recovery dive. While it's not my...Read complete review

I'm both a recreational diver and public safety diver that has used this suit in both good clean water while having fun as well as dirty water doing a recovery dive. While it's not my first choice for a professional dive, the suit holds up well, is very comfortable and definitely nice and warm. I have no complaints, at least not yet!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK suit at a good price

When I ordered this wetsuit the first time I went by the sizing chart, WRONG. The chart said I was on the small end of a 5X, I am 6'4" and 250lbs....Read complete review

When I ordered this wetsuit the first time I went by the sizing chart, WRONG. The chart said I was on the small end of a 5X, I am 6'4" and 250lbs. When the suit came in it was like a tent on me.[...] The suit itself was ok in the way it was made. the knee pads were nothing more than silkscreened designs around the knees. I would have expected a little something better for knee protection for a diving suit. Overall if you need a cheap warm suit this one was a decent looking suit, as far as the actual performance I could not say,[...]

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5.0

Nice suit, nice price

By Lang

from Eau Claire, WI

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Warm

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Cold water
    • Diving

    Comments about Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408):

    Nice suit. Keeps me warm even in chilly Wisconsin waters. Very good durability. I use for recreational and rescue diving. Kept me warm during ice dive. The overlapping layers are really nice for cold water situations

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    • No

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    3.0

    Very heavy product!

    By akiko

    from Romania

    About Me Casual User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water
      • Diving

      Comments about Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408):

      In my opinion is very heavy suite- 6 kilos...

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
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      • Fourth Element

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      3.0

      Thicker than I thought

      By diver97

      from Florence, South Carolina

      About Me Casual User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Going to be warm

      Cons

      • TIGHT ON ARMS

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water

      Comments about Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408):

      This is my first farmer john wetsuit. I thought that I needed a size bigger, but this suit was so thick when putting on both portions, that I had to go 2 sizes larger. Can't wait to try it in the Cooper River.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels too small
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length

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      4.0

      Great suit

      By CWDIVER

      from Turlock, Ca.

      About Me Beginner

      See all my reviews

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

      • Hard To Put On Or Off

      Best Uses

      • Colder Water
      • Diving

      Comments about Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408):

      great suit for cold water.Diving in Monterey is a lot fun when you are comfortable.

      • Chest Size:
      • Feels true to size
      • Length:
      • Feels true to length

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      5.0

      Great Price, Great Suit

      By trayzouave

      from NEPA

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easy To Put On And Off

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Colder Water
        • Diving

        Comments about Akona 6.5 mm Neoprene Men's Two-Piece Wetsuit (AKMS408):

        I work as a golf ball diver and use this suit during the warmer months of the year. I have had this suit for almost a year and it still takes a beating, while keeping me warm.

        • Chest Size:
        • Feels true to size
        • Length:
        • Feels true to length

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        Zeb W  I am six foot. 350 Pounds. What size would you suggest?
        HARRY W  Continuation from above....Get neoprene with quick dry outer coatings if available. Evaporative cooling (aka the swamp cooler effect) can be enormous, especially with a strong cold wind blowing—make sure to take off your wet gear and cover up between dives). I used to use 2 one piece suits a 1.5 mm and a 3 mm with 7mm booties, then I used assorted gloves and hood thickness to dial in for the water temperature I was in—which worked for me over a fairly broad range of temperatures. If you are just doing certification dives in moderate temperature water—the dives will probably be of relatively short duration, at shallow water depths (maybe 30’—which means the neoprene won’t as compressed and useless as it would be at say 100’) in gentle conditions with easy egress if you get cold. Which means you might be able to sneak by with thermal protection that is on the lower side of what is recommended for the water temperatures you are intending to dive in. I hope this helps and have fun diving!
        Shopper  How high to the pants come up?
        LeisurePro S  The bottom layer is a farmer john that comes up over your whole torso to the shoulders.
        Shopper  I am 6' 00'' 160pounds and a 32'' waist, which size would be recommended?
        LeisurePro S  I would recommend a Large.
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