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Webbing for harness

Discussion in 'Basic Scuba Discussions' started by marsh9077, Feb 3, 2019.

  1. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia
    Sorry if this has been asked befor ahead of time.

    Anyways its time for new harness webbing, so all I need is the webbing material no hardware. I was looking at Strap Works since they sell there products on amazon. looks like they have three kinds Polypropylene, Flat Nylon, Polyester. And all come is various thickness.

    My main question is what material is best and what thickness? I did see that they have a "scuba nylon webbing" however the thickness says is 0.80" this seems extremely thick I'm worried it will be to stiff??

  2. Marie13

    Marie13 Great Lakes Mermaid ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Great Lakes
    Easiest option is to just contact your favorite retailer that sells BP/W and ask for webbing. They will have the correct stuff and there’s no guessing if a certain type from a non-diving source will work for diving.
    Dogbowl likes this.
  3. racanichou

    racanichou Manta Ray

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Toronto, Canada
  4. Anthony A.

    Anthony A. Barracuda

    How soft or stiff do you want your webbing to be? Im a huge fan of the Halcyon webbing and the DGX one. Halcyon is available from Extreme Exposure. Both places ship.
    rongoodman likes this.
  5. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: "La Grande Ile"
    Piranha, as listed above!
  6. Jim Lapenta

    Jim Lapenta Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Canonsburg, Pa
    Piranha is where I buy my bulk webbing when building, replacing, or making custom harnesses for myself and others.
  7. marsh9077

    marsh9077 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Australia
    Thanks for the info all, looks like I’ll be ordering some from Piranha
  8. Ghetto Diver

    Ghetto Diver Solo Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Beerfield Beach, FL
    I think you meant .08"
    This is the std thickness of webbing I have from Dive Rite and others.
    DR states theirs is nylon. That seems pretty generic though.
    I have purchased from strapworks before (non diving) and they are g2g.
    As others have posted, Piranha Mfg is a good option.
  9. g1138

    g1138 Marine Scientist

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Charleston, SC
    For those coming in and to the OP. Strapworks standard nylon webbing is not resin impregnated. It's going to feel and act like a car seatbelt. Won't hold any position on your triglides and your D-ring positions will keep slipping when tugged. With some cases your belt buckle won't even hold because the webbing is so thin and doesn't allow the buckle teeth to dig in.

    Strapworks description of nylon being poor for water conditions due to stretch and polyester being a better alternative is correct. But you can also solve this disadvantage by adding resin to the nylon.

    Typical scuba webbing is resin impregnated and also typically 1-7/8in width; not a true 2in width. So if you do source from Strapworks you'll want to get the 1-7/8in Scuba Nylon Webbing.

    Different sources will get you different pliability. Last time I looked here was the breakdown for More pliable - Less pliable when wet. Read: more pliable = softer/sloppy; less pliable = stiffer and holds shape.
    Stiff webbing holds it's shape and makes gearing up/off easier. But adjusting it when dry is a huge pain.
    Soft webbing is more comfortable if you're just in a rashguard. But in an extreme case can be so sloppy that you're tangling yourself when getting into it.

    DiveRite; Halcyon; Dive Gear Express; Strapworks; Dive Rite in Scuba; Piranha

    Back in 2012, folks on the board here said DiveRite tended to be too pliable when wet and D-rings could slip out of position when on the boat bench. I'm not sure if they've changed it since then.
    Piranha does not soften when wet. I personally don't like it for harness webbing and just use it for weight belts and knife sheaths.
  10. Charles2

    Charles2 Manta Ray

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Montgomery, Texas

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