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1st stage Hose protectors - necessary?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Maxwelll, Jan 13, 2021.

  1. johndiver999

    johndiver999 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
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    It makes the hose lighter and easier to roll into a loop for storage. Answer: No Benefit for me.

    I have used braided hoses on my primary second stage and I think the flexibility translates to some degree of comfort,
     
  2. lowwall

    lowwall Loggerhead Turtle

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
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    Almost never. Are you a sea lion? :)

    I've dived with both rubber and braided on a clipped off SPG. No noticeable difference in the water. Rubber is a few ounces heavier and doesn't wrap quite as nicely in the bag, but those are minor details.

    Dupont makes a thin Kevlar reinforced HP hose with a smooth outer layer if you want the luxury option.
     

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