Akona 6.5mm  Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest AKH508-SM 022705

Mfg Part #: AKH508

Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest

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  • Brand new & completely redesigned!
    Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Added warmth for that cold dive
  • 6.5mm Hood with 3mm face seal
  • 3mm throughout the body for added warmth and to fit comfortably underneath your suit
  • Earth Friendly Neoprene - good for the Earth
  • Quantum-Stretch chest and neck will stretch 200% more than standard neoprene
  • One-way flow vent to minimize air trapping
  • Skin face seal, seals out water and retains greater warmth
  • 3mm trim-to-fit face seal for custom tailoring
  • SIZES: XSmall through 2XLarge
  • COLOR: Black
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

 

Customer Reviews for Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest:

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Average Customer Review: based on 15 reviews.

Rating: So Small!
Reviewer: Shannon O.
I cant speak to the effectiveness of this product as I couldnt even get it over my head. I followed the recommended size chart, but this item was so tiny that despite repeated attempts, I could not get it on. I am disppointed because it looks to be of good quality. I elected not to size up as the body seemed appropriately sized but the head opening/neck was tiny. I didnt feel like the fit would work even with a size change. I am 5 ft 1 in and 112 lbs and ordered the small.

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14 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rating: good, versatile wetsuit piece
Reviewer: Nicholas Reidy
This is a nice hooded vest that can help a diver make small adjustments to the amount of neoprene he or she is wearing. hood down = low/medium additional heat hood up = medium/medium+ additional heat The thickness of the hood is great, it protects from heat loss very effectively and makes it much easier to dive longer.

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185 out of 339 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Very good Hoodie Vest
Reviewer: David Patton  -  View all my reviews
I use this year round. The trick I have learned... In warmer months, I wear the vest inside the wetsuit. In cooler months, I wear it on the outside. This lets me pull back the hoodie to allow water down my back if I overheat in warmer months, but not get water down my back in cooler months. The zipper on the side really helps out. There is a bleed hole on the top to allow air to escape without creating a bubble. Fits very well. When you need to take it off, just ask a buddy to grab the bottom of the back and pull it right over your head as you bend over. Easy to remove due to the zipper feature. It would be nice if it had a key holder in it though...

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307 out of 596 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hooded Vest
Reviewer: Jack Daseler  -  View all my reviews
The vest was the best thing I have purchased in a long time. I used it with my Henderson 7 ml two piece wet suit and it keep me very comfortable while underwater for 1 hour intervals when I went cage diving with Great White Sharks.

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289 out of 529 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great transitional item
Reviewer: Eric Evans
Ideal for stretching the use of a 3mm suit into autumn. Ive been diving Tahoe in this vest/hood and my 3mm, and it adds just enough warmth for that "in-between" time when a 3 is too light and a 7 is too heavy. This hood/vest combo wears well under a one-piece 3mm or 7mm suit, and adds a great deal of warmth. The cut is very comfortable, even around the neck and arms. The armholes are cut wide enough that there arent any issues wearing it as an underlayer.

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241 out of 512 people found this review helpful.

Rating: too tight
Reviewer: Stephen Silling  -  View all my reviews
I returned this because the neck piece didnt stretch enough.I bought a Henderson version and the hyperstretch was much more comfortable. For something that has to fit over your head yet be snug I suggest a hyperstretch product. Im not fat either.

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344 out of 603 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A good hooded vest
Reviewer: Dane W.
I wear this vest under my 7/5mm wetsuit in 50 degree water and it helps keep me nice and warm.

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154 out of 354 people found this review helpful.

Rating: easy
Reviewer: teresa w.  -  View all my reviews
This item is easy to put on and take off and the zipper on the side makes it easy for one person to get on

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249 out of 530 people found this review helpful.

Rating: LOVE THIS!!!!
Reviewer: john matthews  -  View all my reviews
I wear this under my 3/2 wetsuit. It ROCKS!!!!! Im 64" tall and 200 lbs. The XL fits me great!!!! LOVE the zipper on the side.

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378 out of 721 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Hood
Reviewer: eric M.  -  View all my reviews
Nice fit. No problms noted.

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221 out of 441 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest:


  • Jennifer:

    Hello, We were woundering which sizes to choose: Akona 6.5mm Quantum Stretch Hooded Dive Vest - Female with a weight of 145lbs and a length of 58.5" - Male with a weight of 132lbs an a length of 6 Thank you for your answer.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Chest and weight will be the most important measurements for choosing a hooded vest.

  • Jason:

    What size would a 42 inch chest be for this vest and about a 35 inch waist? Thanks.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jason, going by those measurements I would suggest a size XL for you.

HOODS & NEOPRENE ACCESSORIES: Quantum Stretch Hooded Vest

PRODUCT FEATURES

Made from 3mm 4-way Quantum Stretch neoprene chest, with 6.5mm 4-way Quantum Stretch hood.
Glide skin face and neck seal.
Glued and blind stitched.

Available sizes: XS, XM, MD, LG, XL, 2XL.

 

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