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Diving shorts w/pockets or strap on thigh pocket?

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

  1. happy-diver

    happy-diver Skindiver Just feelin it ScubaBoard Sponsor

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    Sharp blade but why put a sh!tty pocket on a new wetsuit
     
  2. njaimo

    njaimo Angel Fish

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    ...the "problem" with the Apex, and others's shorts is that they are neoprene and one has to add weight to adjust buoyancy (I am anal about just having the weight I need and not more). The old ScubaPro shorts were made of only heavy-duty stretchy material, and I did not need added lead to offset their buoyancy -- great for tropical dives or over a thin wetsuit. For my neoprene wetsuit I made a removable thigh pocket out of a Halcyon pocket and rigged it with wide elastic thigh bands (like a SWAT pistol holster) and a loop for the waistbelt. Took some sewing, but it works. My drysuit has glued on pockets.
     
  3. remante

    remante Angel Fish

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    I am very happy with the quality of my DGX pocket shorts.
     
  4. AustinV

    AustinV Nassau Grouper

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    I prefer these to the full short style:

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    They're priced right and they stay tight no matter what... I think they were like 50 dollars on Amazon, I could never get the shorts to sit right.
     
  5. FreeFlyFreak

    FreeFlyFreak Angel Fish

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    So I ordered the DGX pocket shorts they arrived yesterday.
    Unfortunately they are way too short from crotch to waist.
    Literally plumbers crack pulled all the way up, even with no wetsuit on, which would only make issues worse.
    Its going to be my first return to DGX. Other that that major fit issue it looks good.

    Ill try the IST holster belt next
     
  6. archman

    archman Marine Scientist

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    Does anyone know if the glue-on pockets are have minimum recommendations regarding the thickness of the wetsuit?

    I dive with mostly 1mm or 1.5mm neoprene suits and am not sure if the material will be too thin/flexible for a pocket.
     
  7. Ghost95

    Ghost95 Nassau Grouper

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    I don't know about minimum but I glued mine to a 2mm without problems.
     
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  8. Valyngar

    Valyngar Angel Fish

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    Apex short are neutral. You can take them off in water and they will just float in front of you.
     
  9. aldertyler

    aldertyler Angel Fish

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    Another vote for glue on pockets.
     

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