Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag AKB235 018116 Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag AKB235 018116
Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag AKB235 018116 Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag AKB235 018116

Mfg Part #: AKB235
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  • Brand new & completely redesigned 
  • Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Large top opening with draw cord closure
  • Large outside pocket
  • Padded adjustable shoulder straps
  • Large enough to carry a complete set of dive gear
  • Load your dive gear in and dunk the whole bag in the rinse tank
  • Unique rubber side-carry handle
  • Full-length, zippered side opening
  • Backpack panel features convenient zippered compartment
  • Constructed of heavy-duty PVC coated nylon mesh
  • DIMENSIONS: 30" x 16" x 16"
  • CAPACITY: 6030 cubic inches

Customer Reviews for Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag:

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Average Customer Review: based on 16 reviews.

Rating: Akona Mesh Deluxe Backback
Reviewer: gerald h.  -  View all my reviews
Very well made bag. Like it so much I bought a second. I do wish it had a drain hole on the bottom like my Mares bag but the mesh sides on the Akona go all way to the bottom (the Mares bag mesh sides stop about 2-3 inches from the bottom) so it does drain easily.

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36 out of 64 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great bag,
Reviewer: Kevin K.  -  View all my reviews
This bag is very strong. My wife already had one (for several years), and I bought this one for my gear. The only reason for giving it 4 stars instead of 5 is that the side zipper would be more useful if it opened all the way to the top of the bag. Instead, it stays together at the top, limiting the value of the zipper. Otherwise, its a great product for the price.

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24 out of 46 people found this review helpful.

Rating: akona mesh dive bag
Reviewer: Shane F.  -  View all my reviews
this bag is what i really needed! i ride a motorcycle and i can put all my equipment in this with the exception of my tank. it has a side zipper for easy access or i can use the drawstrings from the top. i can wear it on my back or carry it with the the side handle. i love this bag because i can dip the whole thing in the water and it wont retain a ...awesome bag!

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75 out of 148 people found this review helpful.

Reviewer: Dante P.  -  View all my reviews
Best bag out there for the price, fits all my gear for a easy transfer from land to boat. The shoulder straps are comfortable and provide stability when carrying gear on and off boat. The side zip is brillant granting easy access to anything already packed away. Great design, great function and a great value.

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63 out of 124 people found this review helpful.

Rating: great bag
Reviewer: Robert F.
This bag is great, replaced the one I used to have (lost in a fire). Big enough for a full set of dive gear, also very durable, I traveled with this several times on airlines and never had any issues, it was pretty much like new until the day I lost it. Highly recommended.

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89 out of 177 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Works Great
Reviewer: Andrew C.
Used on a recent dive trip and was able to fit two 3 mil suits, two sets of fins, 2 masks, 2 snorkels, 4 booties, 1 BC and 1 Regulator in the bag. Considering how much weight was in the bag it was surprisingly comfortable. I really have no complaints and will see how it holds up in the long run.

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135 out of 301 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Nice, roomy dive bag
Reviewer: Mark W.  -  View all my reviews
I purchased 3 of these for each diver in our group for a recent trip to Maui. These bags are great! The opening of this bag is large enough that you can easily slip your BC into it with no effort, and there is plenty of room to store my dive gear (3mm wet suit, regulator, fins, mask, snorkel, booties), in addition to my underwater camera, towel and a water bottle. The side pouch is large enough to store all of my dive tools and spare parts. Its very rugged, and it has nice padded shoulder pads for packing all of this stuff from our car (which was usually several blocks away) to the boat. I really like this bag!

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303 out of 574 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Best Value Boat Bag
Reviewer: William Gibbons
Bag appears to be very well made of tough materials. Has two zippered compartments with one for small items and what appears to be a dry area for keeping clothing out of the way. Bag is accessible either through the top (drawstring) or from the side with a large zipper which should make it easier to grab and locate items without pawing through the whole bag. Overall it appears to be a winner and Im looking forward to the summer diving season to put it through its paces and see how well it holds up. Jack G

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211 out of 391 people found this review helpful.

Rating: So far, so good
Reviewer: Jill Grogan
Ive only used this bag on one dive trip to Hawaii, but so far it seems great. The only problem is that because it holds so much, I end up carrying most of the gear for the whole family.

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137 out of 288 people found this review helpful.

Reviewer: Geoffrey Rand  -  View all my reviews
Extremely well built backpack. Cinch cord, grommets, zippers, handles, straps, and mesh all seem overbuilt and look like theyll last as long as the gear that you haul in it. The outside pocket is large enough to hold a reg, however, I use mine to hold my spare parts kit along with sun block, hat, sunglasses, etc. Theres a lot of room in there. The water resistant inside pocket runs the length of the bag and will hold a towel or similar sized items. The bag will easily hold two sets of personal gear (mask, snorkel, fins) with room to spare, or can fit one complete set of diving gear. Much better quality and much cheaper price than a similar mesh backpack sold at my local dive shop.

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396 out of 748 people found this review helpful.

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Questions and Answers for Akona Deluxe Mesh Backpack Bag:

  • Rick:

    Hello, I am interested in a mesh dive bag. Would the "Akona Deluxe Mesh backpack Dive Bag" be something that could be checked at the airport? Would it survive as checked luggage and do others use this as checked luggage? Thanks, Rick

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Rick, yes you could use this as a checked bag. It is seethru so they will be able to see what is inside the bag. If you are not worried about people seeing what is in your bag. 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.

MESH BAGS: Deluxe Mesh Backpack


• The drawstring features rustproof, brass grommets.
• The ripstop exterior pocket comes with an internal key clip.
• YKK Delrin zipper with bronze pull.
• Heavy duty side handle.
• Exterior pocket ideal for mask and defog.
• Interior pocket runs full length of bag.

OVERALL DIMENSIONS: 30' X 15.5' diameter

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