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My new drysuit is arriving at the shop on Wed. Is anyone still diving a drysuit with a standard weightbelt in conjunction with a weight integrated BC? Just dont want to have 35 pounds of weight on my shoulders plus tank etc. Would like to distribute part of that to the weight belt.
I wear part of my weight on my belt. I even wear old school lead weights. I like the fact that all my weight isn't in one place. Helps to trim me out better and is way more comfortable out of the water as well.
And as an added bonus, if I ever had to ditch my weights, I wouldn't have to toss all of them at once.
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I wear a weight belt when diving dry, it's nice to have all the weight spread out when you have to carry it (i find it easier to lug it in 2 runs then all at once when i'm tired!) Whichever is easiest and works for you!
You will want a weight belt with suspenders, since you can't cinch it tight against your body like you do with a wetsuit (air needs to flow around your body). you can add suspenders, or there are products that are made that are a harness rig, with even pull out weight pockets !!,, you can also use bean bag style shot weights in these belt/harness rigs.