Rating: wetsuit package
Reviewer: stephan bourbonnais,
the fit is perfect the offered a lot of choice for size measurement
the quality is very good
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Questions and Answers for Akona 7mm Quantum Stretch Wetsuit:
Hello, I am a swimmer (no competitor) but want to swm in a lake in NW Washington State that is 50 degrees or so in the winter. I am not thinking I will swim in the deepest part of the winter but would like to extend my swimming season. I am wondering if this is a good choice.
Thanks for the help,
Would this suit be too much for paddle boarding in 50 degree water? Hopefully I dont fall off but I am a beginner so it does happen. I am just wanting to keep the workout through some of the winter in North CArolina
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello Lori, you can use a 3mm or 5mm suit instead. If you go with a 7mm suit you will lose a lot of movement. Since you will not be in the water the whole time you will get better movement with a thinner suit. To help you with the paddle.
ADULT WETSUITS: 7mm Quantum Stretch Full Suit
Entire suit made from 7mm 4-way super-stretch neoprene for extreme comfort. Glued and blind stitched inside and out. Glide skin seal at neck, wrists & ankles. YKK #10 Brass zipper. Low profile water sealing zipper design.
YKK #10 brass zipper. Our unique zipper design utilizes dual rubber strips to additionally seal the zipper opening when closed, creating a water resistant closure. In addition, our low profile zipper flap folds over a closed zipper to further seal and secure the zipper in its closed position. The reinforced pull loop at the base of the zipper makes self-donning of the suit fast and easy.
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.
Our uniquely designed and stylistic knee pads provide exceptional grip and durability. Unlike the stiff rubber knee pads utilized on other suits today, our revolutionary AKONA knee pad material is fully flexible, and has a hydrodynamic low profile.
Our AKONA 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.