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Akona 7mm Quantum Stretch Wetsuit

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

Akona is a branch of Sherwood, the Quantum Stretch is their standard wetsuit line, and the 7mm version is the thickest version in that line. The suit has a sealed vertical zipper up the back, plus smoothskin O-rings on the wrists and ankles. From consumers and professional reviewers, the Quantum Stretch earned high marks for being super-stretchy and flexible. Scuba Diving didn’t give it an award, but they did name it one of the best wet suits they saw in 2014. Women’s, 5mm and 3 mm versions are also available.

Average Price: An added bonus is that the Akona 7mm Quantum Stretch is one of the cheapest of the thick wetsuits around. The suit is listed at $325, but often appears for sale for as little as $230.