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Apeks Tech Shorts Long Term Review

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Macan, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Red Sea and Atlantic Ocean
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    Thanks, mate, for bolstering my morale!
     
  2. CWK

    CWK Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
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    I use the Apeks tech shorts. I’m on my second one. The first one lasted about a year (roughly 400 dives).

    After a year of diving, my 3 mm wetsuit gets pretty thin. I replace my wetsuit after a year, so it’s the same with the tech shorts.

    I’ll be buying my third Apeks tech shorts in a few months.
     
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  3. j0rd1

    j0rd1 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Hong Kong
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    I have the Apeks with 200 dives and are doing fine. How many dives had the OP ones??
     
  4. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

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    Shorts arrived and the quality seems just fine.

    I’m with CWK. If they wear out in the next year, then I’ll buy another pair or something else.

    The pockets are colossal. I can fit a pair of split fins, a Spare Air and a back-up Air2 in there.
     
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  5. David Novo

    David Novo Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Porto, Portugal, Europe
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    :D :D :D a jacket bcd is too big to fit?

    I am seriously considering these, despite the mixed reviews.

    I did a couple of dives with highlanders and hated the way they feel on the waist. I would like something that stays in place and both the apeks and 4th element seem to. The latter is just really expensive.
     
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  6. NothingClever

    NothingClever Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Red Sea and Atlantic Ocean
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    Almost fits but I have my rattle, muck stick and one of those full size Etch-a-Sketch thingies on a retractor. Those take precedence.
     
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  7. UTscuba

    UTscuba Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Utah
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    I have a pair although only have a few dives on them so can't add anything to the durability discussion.

    But anyone cares about the sidemount perspective: I was initially worried that the pockets would be in the way of my tanks, but the tanks sit just above the pockets and don't interfere at all, so another happy customer here.
     
  8. Dusty123

    Dusty123 Angel Fish

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    I got 60 or so dives on mine and they are fine my instructor has a pair that got trashed pretty quick. I have never had mine in a pool here he has them in the pool often...So whats the chances the pockets are really sensitive to chlorine?
     
  9. David Novo

    David Novo Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Porto, Portugal, Europe
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    How buoyant are they?
     
  10. Chanly83

    Chanly83 Nassau Grouper

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    Hmmmm... best guess maybe a pound or 2. I dove the same setup between grand caymans and Cozumel only about a month apart. The only difference was the shorts. 8 pounds of weight for both trips and it felt a little harder getting down the first 10 or 15 feet. Also controlling my buoyancy at depth with my breathing felt a little more responsive going up with the shorts than without. I also dove one day without the shorts and sunk quicker both at the surface and depth.
     
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