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Padded Weight Belt

Discussion in 'Dive Equipment' started by JohnL, Jun 6, 2018.

  1. JohnL

    JohnL Well-Known Member

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    I've been diving with a weight harness up to now, but it's messy as it tends to get mixed up with the bcd shoulder straps. To simplify, I'm thinking of going back to a weight belt and been looking at the Oceanic padded belt that claims to grip better than a standard belt as well as being more comfortable.
    Anybody used one?
     
  2. Mako-JD

    Mako-JD Active Member

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    I use a pocketed weight belt when on a single. Works well for me with soft lead pouches. Has some grip and never slips at all. I use a wing so added security as it's under my crotch strap..
     
  3. Tribal Chestnut

    Tribal Chestnut Well-Known Member
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    I used to use an Oceanic one with pouches.

    Only reason I stopped was that I gave it to my daughter.

    Never had any problems with it.
     
  4. snowman

    snowman Active Member

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    A couple of people in our club use them and seem happy.

    Interested that you don't like the harness - I've a pathological dislike of weight belts and since getting a twinset a couple of months ago, I've been looking at options.

    I was convinced a harness was the answer, but a few people have been quite negative about them, so now I'm wavering.

    M
     
  5. Graysyid

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    A fella at our dive school was wearing a harness and he was complaining about it getting caught up with his BCD straps
     
  6. nickb

    nickb Active Member

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    I've got one of these (in red) in my large box of never-used-any-more stuff:
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    Very flexible in terms of where the weight goes and very comfortable to wear.

    Yours for a donation to the RNLI if you want it. I get back home from Scapa next weekend so could mail it next week.
     

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