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BP/W pockets, again!

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) & Weight Systems' started by anchochile, Jun 17, 2019.

  1. mcpowell

    mcpowell ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    What about a pair of bike shorts, and then glue pockets on them?
     
  2. T Mogle

    T Mogle Solo Diver

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    Both Scubapro and Apeks, possible others got dive shorts with pockets. Expensive if you are just after pockets, but a good alternative.

    Apeks Tech Shorts
     
  3. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    They're available at LiesurePro and Amazon too. I got a pair and sent them back. They have a coating that makes them very stiff and uncomfortable to wear.
     
  4. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Woof! ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    In warm water, if not wearing pocket shorts (and I have yet to find ones I truly like), a thigh pocket is my choice...

    With cold water, my wet suit has pockets, and so does my dry suit.
     
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  5. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

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    I have the DGX shorts, I thought they sent me the wrong size at first... They are huge! Scubapro and Apeks shorts are much less buoyant. However, the scubapro pockets are small and the Apeks shorts are weird. I have glue on pockets now, but if I had to rent a wetsuit, I would just wear the DGX shorts as there is no shortage of lead. :)
     
  6. CuzzA

    CuzzA Percoidea Wetwork for Hire ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Personally I like using a weight belt for a number of reasons. First, easily ditchable. Second, it makes the rig lighter. Sometimes in certain situations it's best to just take your rig off and hand it up rather than climb the ladder with it on. Third, it makes swapping tanks easier.

    I have tried all the various ways and concluded the tried and true weight belt still reigns supreme. If you put weights on the tank cam straps you will find it makes swapping tanks a pain in the ass. This of course is all my opinion.

    As for the pocket. It could be glued on to a wetsuit, but it also has two inch slots in the back to slip onto a harness. For $8 you can't go wrong. I own one for my doubles rig for a slate and spare mask. Used to have it on my singles rig, but now no pocket on my singles. EMT shears in a sheath, and clip a small SMB and reel off my right side D ring if the dive calls for it. Dive knife on chest strap. PLB and 8' SMB in a under wing lift bag sleeve.
     
  7. -JD-

    -JD- Eclecticist ScubaBoard Supporter

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  8. Schwob

    Schwob Solo Diver

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  9. JBFG

    JBFG Contributor

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    +1 on the IST divers holster. You shouldn't need more lead.
     
  10. Scubatude

    Scubatude Recreational/Techincal Instructor ScubaBoard Business Sponsor

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    We use / sell these and these. I personally prefer the shorts as they are comfortable and very similar in size to my dry suit pockets, so I carry the equipment on every dive from just wearing the shorts, to 3mil, 5 mil, 7 mil, or dry suit.
     

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