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Posted by Walt on May 16, 2006 at 21:55:34:

In Reply to: Dive rite transpac harness sysytem-is it good? posted by Andy V on May 16, 2006 at 10:34:36:

Its well made and durable and the tanks never shifted (even my retired 120's). Three aspects I didn't like:
1. The wing has an elastic cover that does a better than average job of collapsing the bladder, but not as good as a smaller lift wing like the 18# I now use which disappears when not needed cutting drag
2. Ir has that foam back that stays wet (adds weight for return airline trips - threw me over teh limit once)
3. The integrated weight system (I went back to a belt as I needed help to load the weight pockets)

Nice aspects:
- you can really customize it - change rings, change weighting systems, adjustments
- built to last; heavy duty

I switched over to a plastic hardpack with an 18# wing mainly for longer surface swims and a puff of air at depths. I'd go steel or aluminum, but I dive with steel tanks, so don't need the weight and the plastic hardpack weights hardly anything, which is perfect for travel.

The Transpac now hangs, awaiting eBay someday.



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