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Diving shorts w/pockets or strap on thigh pocket?

Discussion in 'Apparel' started by Nasser, May 17, 2017.

  1. Skulmoski

    Skulmoski Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    What I like about my Apeks shorts is that I use them with my 5mm, 3mm and with just a long sleeve top when the weather warms up. If I glued pockets, then I would not have the flexibility that I now have. I like my Apeks shorts, and I would buy them again when they wear out.

    Best, GJS
     
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  2. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Barracuda

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: Florida
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    After looking at the options mentioned, I went with XS scuba glue on pockets. I put them where I wanted them and I have them on each suit. Cheaper too.

    I don't have the flexibility that Skulmoski mentions though. But I rarely dive without a suit so either one I grab has a pocket. And one less thing to pack.
     
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  3. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    MUCH prefer the glue on pockets. :)
     
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  4. In2theabyss

    In2theabyss Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Melbourne Bch FL
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    I use the strap on pockets, work great. Adjust to any size wetsuit or none at all, worked great for my recently attained solo cert and for around $50 you cant beat them
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  5. Ready4Launch

    Ready4Launch Barracuda

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: United States
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    For the glue-on pockets, do you think that you could remove and reuse the pockets when the life of the wetsuit has worn out??
     
  6. Ojai Diver

    Ojai Diver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Southern California
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    I don't know. But gluing on the pockets is best if you're not somebody who wants a new wet suit every other year.
     
  7. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    Doubt it. Probably get ruined trying to get it off.
     
  8. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it

    # of Dives: 1,000 - 2,499
    Location: same ocean as you
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    Yes of course you can
     
  9. seeker242

    seeker242 DIR Practitioner

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Pompano Beach, FL
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    How?
     
  10. Alastor

    Alastor Liveaboard

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Italy
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    I don't know, but I often see people carrying used (glued) pockets to be put on other wetsuits. Maybe there are special solvents.
     

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