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6 pound weight pockets.

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by NautilusCairns, Oct 20, 2017.

  1. dmaziuk

    dmaziuk Regular of the Pub

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    Actually "5lb soft weight" will probably hold a 6lb hard weight... but I don't think I'd pay sixty bucks + s&h to find out.
     
  2. NautilusCairns

    NautilusCairns Barracuda

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    In Australia 3lb weights are the norm, occasionally there are also 2 lb weights. That's why I am after pockets that can take 2X 3lb wights in each pocket.
     
  3. NautilusCairns

    NautilusCairns Barracuda

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    Lol, buying something unseen is always a challenge. That's how I ended up with the big Scubapro Xtek pockets.
     
  4. NautilusCairns

    NautilusCairns Barracuda

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    I have a weight belt, but prefer weight pockets. My old Seaquest Balance pockets took 2X3lb weights nicely.
     
  5. NautilusCairns

    NautilusCairns Barracuda

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    That's right. I've been doing a bit of searching online and so far can only find single weight trim pockets or something that takes 8 to 10 lbs or more.
     
  6. geoff w

    geoff w Divemaster

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    I've got the DiveRite ones you referenced. Depending on the weights you're using it's either easy or hard to fit in 8 lbs per side. Soft weights in light nylon work best. Hard weights in different denomination sometimes are hard to fit in 8 lbs, so 6 lbs is sometimes all you can fit easily
     
  7. NautilusCairns

    NautilusCairns Barracuda

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    Thanks very much. This sounds like the way to go. Have you attached them vertically or horizontally? I was thinking to go horizontal. Is it possible to post a photo of the pocket attached to your rig? Hopefully this isn't too much trouble.
     
  8. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    Hi this is Bruce from SEASOFT. We have a couple of detachable pickets from SEASOFT that work really well. We have now produced videos so you can see them and get an initial explanation on how they work.





    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Dive safe.

    Bruce
     
  9. Bruce Justinen

    Bruce Justinen Dive Equipment Manufacturer

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    PS I forgot to mention, almost all of our products, about 80% of them are made here in the USA in our own factory including both of the above ditchable pockets made in the USA. By the way you cannot have it both ways!

    Made in the USA
    AND made for $1.50 per hour. It will cost more to have it made in the USA! But then your job stays here and your sisters and your uncles job and the neighbors. We keep a lot of jobs here when we buy made in the USA. So instead of looking for the cheapest hood, or pockets or weights or drysuit - look for the one made by workers who help you keep your job. Buy American when you can! Thank you for listening!

    Bruce
     
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