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Soft backplates

Discussion in 'Deep 6 Gear' started by kelemvor, Mar 2, 2018.

  1. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    I can say it weighs almost nothing....even with the harness it’s still super light, no where near an Aluminum backplate.
     
  2. gcarter

    gcarter Orca

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    My aluminum backplate is only 2 lbs. I am not sure I would like a soft plate enough to justify a < 2 lb. weight savings. Most times when I travel I take the steel because I find I can accommodate the 4 lb difference by shifting things between checked and carry on.
     
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  3. Rich Keller

    Rich Keller Solo Diver

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  4. Anthony A.

    Anthony A. Manta Ray

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    Is the utd softplate completely flexible or does it have a layer inside that makes it semi-rigid?
     
  5. decompression

    decompression Instructor...seriously...

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    There’s a rigid part to it, it flexes but still holds its shape.
     
  6. ams511

    ams511 Solo Diver

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    I am a bit late, but you may be interested in this: Deep Outdoors Matrix Standard Pack
     
  7. StefinSB

    StefinSB ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Sounds like your shoulder straps were set way too tight .....
     
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