Im deciding between Quantum Stretch and Akonas other 3mm wetsuit. On Akonas website, the other (less expensive) 3mm wetsuit mentions "Glued and blind stitched inside and out", while the Quantum Stretch only mentions "Glued and blind stitched". Does that mean the seams of Quantum Stretch is only "Glued and blind stitched" on one side only?
It's all marketing. Gluing and Blind Stitching are normal methods of building a wetsuit. It keeps the suit from tearing and coming apart at the seams when being worn and over time/use. It also helps control the amount of water that flushes through the suit. Basically, if they aren't all put together exactly the same, it tends to be over kill. And any extra work or materials put into a suit will equate directly into it's cost. You won't be disappointed in either choice.
ADULT WETSUITS: 3mm Quantum Stretch Full Suit
The unique characteristics of the nylon weave combined with the super lightweight neoprene rubber allows our Quantum Stretch suits extraordinary flexibility and stretch capabilities. Standard neoprene wetsuits stretch one way but not the other. This is a limitation of the laminated nylon material necessary to construct a durable wetsuit.
Through years of research and engineering, our neoprene experts have developed a four-way stretch nylon weave capable of withstanding the harsh
elements of diving. The closely guarded, unique lamination process and a strategically designed pattern matched with lightweight, limestone based
neoprene is the science behind AKONA Quantum Stretch wetsuits. The most comfortable and best fitting wetsuits in their class.
• Textured shoulders.
• Glued and blind stitched seams.
• Large, durable YKK #10 brass zipper.
• Reinforced, laminated knee pads.
Sizing Men: SM, MD, ML, LG, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL
Sizing Women: 5/6, 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, 13/14, 15/16