Akona Roller Backpack Bag AKB144 018122 Akona Roller Backpack Bag AKB144 018122
Akona Roller Backpack Bag AKB144 018122 Akona Roller Backpack Bag AKB144 018122


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Akona Roller Backpack Bag

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  • Free padded removable regulator bag
  • Free foldaway security sleeve
  • Free water bottle included
  • Free console protector sleeve
  • Large enough for 2 sets of dive gear
  • Save your back by rolling your dive gear
  • Easily maneuvered wheel bag
  • Padded backpack straps with plush lining can be stowed in hidden zipper compartment
  • Telescoping extension handle with zippered cover - See how it works
  • Side handles
  • Heavy Duty #10 YKK Zippers
  • 600 Denier nylon
  • DIMENSIONS: 31" x 21" x 14"
  • CAPACITY: 9114 cubic inches
  • COLOR: Black
  • Add to your storage capacity with optional Akona 3lb slip on duffel (see below to order)

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Average Customer Review: based on 88 reviews.

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Reviewer: John Rinaldi
ON my first couple of trips its been a good bag. Accommodates everything I have to bring plus some. Seems to be durable. Only wish it had a side handle but other than that its a perfect bag for dive equipment. It is heavy and get it into a rental car is quite a lift. I travel a lot so I get free bags otherwise it would be expensive to take on a plane. I am glad I bought it.

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Reviewer: Brent Wauters
Top quality dive bag with subtle improvements over the Akona bag I bought 10 years ago. I could have used my old one longer but the airlines and I were really hard on it. This bag is spacious, strong and luggage quality.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Takes a lickin...
Reviewer: Christopher Kirkham
Just returned from my first dive trip with this bag. Not a short trip... Chicago to Hong Kong to Kuala Lumpur to Tawau (Borneo) to Sipidan and back! The back fully accommodated my fins, BCD, 2 wetsuits, and misc gear PLUS all my clothes, etc. if youre a serious traveling diver, this is the bag to own.

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Rating: Akona Dive Roller
Reviewer: Marilyn Myers  -  View all my reviews
This is well constructed heavy duty Bag. Lots of room for all your gear and clothes. It is a little heavy, and zippers are a little stiff but it is a great value. Was able to get all my gear and clothes in and still meet the 50 pound weight limit. We took 2 of these and one carry on bag each and did Turks and Caicos for a week live aboard. It is a big bag. Added Plus ! it comes with nice regulator bag and computer sleeve free. I would purchase it again.

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20 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Akona Roller Backpack Bag is great
Reviewer: Dennis King  -  View all my reviews
I was surprised that this bag was of such high quality. I was able to but in all my gear with room for a weekends worth of clothes. I have not taken it on a trip yet so I can not say how it holds up in wet conditions but based on the rugged construction, I anticipate no problems. Thanks Akona for making an excellent product. I also purchased your tote bag and it is perfect for boat dives and also for going to my local gym as a gym bag.

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18 out of 35 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Travel With Gear
Reviewer: Paul Parker
the travel bag i bought is great two full sets of gear fit great the only down side is the bag is overweight when filled and therefore baggage fees are a premium. the bag is something i would buy again!!

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8 out of 16 people found this review helpful.

Rating: B.F.B.
Reviewer: John Y.
This is a BIG bag. I bought for a upcoming trip to Belize, holds all my gear and every thing else for the trip.Everything seems well made for the price. I tend to be rough on things and this has held up to my daily crashing and bashing.

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14 out of 25 people found this review helpful.

Rating: More than I expected
Reviewer: Joshua Roberson
This bag is much more than I expected. It is solidly built and with the "plate" in the bottom I could put my tank in the bag also without an issue along with everything else (I dont have a wetsuit) needed for diving. This bag would be big enough for a long weekend of diving with all my gear and all my clothes if I took the tank out of it. Im curious how it will hold up to travel, soon to find out.

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12 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best bag for the money!
Reviewer: Dawn Wheeler
We bought this bag right before our 2 week trip to Bonaire. We had some sort of cheap bag that we used for a quick trip to Catalina and that was disastrous! One of the wheels broke right away and we ended up dragging that damn bag for the rest of the weekend. This akona bag holds both of our equipment and gear no problem and has now been through the airport 4 times and still functions well. Money well spent!

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19 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Too big to be practical
Reviewer: David W.  -  View all my reviews
Very nice dive bag but too big. While it stores most of my and my wifes gear, its hard to go thru x-ray machines, onto dive boats or crusie boat tenders, thru any narrow corridors, etc. Stores both sets of basic gear, but no wet suits. Were going to return it for Akona indivdual dive bags with mesh compartments since this ones so well made with lots of nice features such as large wheels, stowage shoulder straps, etc.

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Questions and Answers for Akona Roller Backpack Bag:

  • Megan:

    I added the Akona Roller Backpack Dive bag to my order, but did not see the free regulator bag in the order. I want to make sure it will be included since it is the reason I am purchasing this bag.

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Megan, Thank you for your inquiry! The Akona Roller Backpack Dive Bag will ship complete with the: • Free padded removable regulator bag • Free foldaway security sleeve • Free water bottle included • Free console protector sleeve If you have any questions or wish to place an additional order, please call us at 1-800-247-2822 or 949-221-9300.

  • Lynne:

    How much does this bag weigh when its empty?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Lynne, this bag empty is 18lbs. If you have any other questions or would like to place an order please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.

    Clarke  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Zac, Thank you for your inquiry! This bag will hold all of your diving gear with space to spare! The AKONA Roller Backpack Dive Bag weight 18 lbs when it is empty. If you have other questions, need help or would like to place an order, please contact by calling 800-247-2822 <> 949-221-9300 or e-mail us at:

  • Deb:

    How does this bag hold up on the flight? Im worried about those outer pockets. I assume from the size it is not carry on. I also like the duffel. Would this work out as my day bag? I am 61 years young and just cant carry as much as I used to.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Deb, this is a great bag for being used as a checked bag. The outer pockets are made out of the same durable material. As for a day bag yes you can use this, but since you are going to have wet gear I would suggest a mesh bag: This one has wheels so you can pull this behind you as you walk.

  • Ahmed:

    does that bag take my 2 large fins and all my gear ?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Yes this roller bag will hold a complete set of gear. One fin goes in each of the side pockets.

  • Michele:

    I would like to use this to carry my gear on and off the boat. It will get soaked. Is it meant to get wet?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Michele, not really designed to get wet. It will not hurt it if it does get wet. If you are looking for a boat bag I would suggest this one. It is the XS Scuba Wheeled Mesh Backpack Dive Bag web link:

  • Chella:

    Can you carry this bag on plane. with out checking it in?

    Aaron  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hi Chella, This bag is to big to be a carry on bag.

  • jake:

    How padded is it? what is the protection for your scuba gear in the bag? i do a lot of traveling and i dont want my gear to break.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Any of the bags designed for scuba gear are fairly well padded and designed to hold dry or wet gear. The denier on the material tells you how heavy duty or thick the material is on the bag. 1000 to 1200 is very durable, but will be weigh more.

  • Steve:

    I have the Akona Lg bag and have loved it but on my return trip from BonAir this week one of my rollers broke off and I was wondering if I can just order that part instead of getting a new bag? Any suggestions?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    You will have to send it to an authorized dealer to be sent back to the manufacturer for warranty repair.

  • bob:

    weight of empty bag? 12.5 or 18? thanks

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    The weight of the bag empty is 18 lbs I'll have to get that other ask the expert fixed. It is for sure 18 lbs (that was a good guess you had). Thank you for the great question.

  • Mishal:

    Hi, I am looking for a bag in which i can carry all my dive gear, and the housing for my camera. is this the right bag? would be great to have some tips. thanks. mishal

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Mishal, this bag is big enough to hold 2 sets of dive gear. So yes this would hold your gear and your camera set-up. This bag is padded but if you are putting your camera gear in this I would make sure you add a little extra padding around your camera gear.

  • Tom:

    For the last 10yrs or so, Ive had an Akona bag similar to this one, but instead of a water bottle, it had a larger upper outside pocket. Is this new bag bigger? My other one is tough to get an exact measurement. I believe the new one is 4 inches longer, but if you could let me know Id appreciate it. Great bag, by the way.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello Tom, here are the measurement of the new bag 31" x 21" x 14". As for the older bag you would need to contact the manufacture directly. We do not have those. You can contact them at 800.347.9766.

  • Amy:

    Hi, I see that your certified instructors are saying that this Akona bag is 18 lbs empty, but the specs say 14 lbs. Which is correct? Looking for a good bag for my fiance and I to travel with, but that wont be overweight. Any suggestions?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at

    Hello, the actual weight is 14 Lbs.

ROLLER BAGS: Roller Backpack

Our most versatile and popular bag—The standard by which all others are designed and judged. With durable wheels, telescoping handle, padded backpack straps, large pockets and an expansive internal compartment, this bag is ready for any adventure. Large perimeter zipper offers easy access to main compartment. Includes travel security sleeve.

• Handles with reinforced box-stitching for increased durability.
• Heavy-duty bronze #10 zipper, slider and pull are rustproof.
• Exterior regulator bag pocket with locking D-ring. The logbook pocket comes with a convenient key clip.
• Mesh paneling allows air circulation.
• Two fin pockets to hold two separate pairs of fins.
• Mesh water bottle holder.
• Includes AKONA padded regulator bag (AKB608).

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 31' X 21' X 14' diameter

WEIGHT: 14 lbs.


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