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Akona AKMS508 7mm Wetsuit Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Akona AKMS508 7mm Wetsuit Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Wetsuits

Akona has a reputation for making high-quality wetsuits at low prices, and the 7mm AKMS508 certainly lives up to that bill, providing plenty of insulation for divers exploring chilly waters. The dive suit’s toros area is made of standard neoprene for insulating the body’s core, while the arms and legs include Quantum Stretch panels for extra flexibility. Rounding out the suit are Glideskin seals on the neck, wrists and ankles. The latter is an especially nice touch, since one usually only sees Glideskin on the neck seal. The zipper is backed with smooth, self-sealing flaps. In sum, it is a thick, warm wetsuit that admits a minimum of water, and it is reasonably priced at that. Scuba Diving magazine gave it a “Most Bang for the Buck” rating in 2008, and Leisure Pro users rated it at 4 1/2 flags.

Average Price: $300