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How to attach a pocket to a harness?

Discussion in 'General Scuba Equipment Discussions' started by Smiling Armina, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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  2. drk5036

    drk5036 Barracuda

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    thanks for throwing together a quick picture. I was imagining the pocket being held on with the extra webbing. The plus of this, is you could easily attach or detach he pocket to the harness without having to un-thread everything. I might give it a shot.
     
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  3. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    interesting......
     
  4. drk5036

    drk5036 Barracuda

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    I just gave it a quick try; I think i'll work, but requires tri-glides without teeth to get that thickness of webbing through.

    I had a pocket fall off, using approach the OP used, on my last dive. I also was looking for a way to easily add/remove pockets from the harness, because with my Freedom plate I don't need any extra lead in a 3 mil, but use 4 kg in a semidry that I prefer to have on my waist.

    It's 2 AM now and i'm too tired to drag out my whole rig, but maybe I'll give it a shot this week. I'll post pictures after.
     
  5. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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  6. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    With my method, you can even use the plastic ones (seem to have wider slots)...
     
  7. rhwestfall

    rhwestfall Solo Diver

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    Yeah, that is how they intend those to be used. I use the XS Scuba ones and they aren't like that.....

    I also use my method to secure a bigger pocket...

    YMMV
     
  8. Johnoly

    Johnoly Solo Diver

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    I also put heavy weights in a belt pocket. After you have tested your pocket, go back when it is dried and feel with your fingers for any sharp points either on the pocket nylon straps or which ever hardware you choose. Sand smooth those sharp points with sand paper. I didn't smooth out those points the 1st time and over a hundred dives or so, it started to frey and destroy my wetsuit in just that single area. The sharper points may not feel like much, but over time you'll see the damage to the wetsuit in that spot. It just takes a few minutes to fix a long term problem.
     
  9. lowwall

    lowwall Manta Ray

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    I have the XS Scuba ones too which I use as weight pockets. I have all them all way against the plate and put the hip d-rings on after them to keep everyone in place.
     
  10. Zef

    Zef Divemaster

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    PFFFF....what a dunce I am.

    Thank you to the OP for starting this thread and thank you to @divezonescuba for responding with you pics.

    For the past few years I have been diving with a set of Dive Rite quick ditch weight pockets on my backplate harness. I was using plastic triglides just forward of the pockets strap to block them from sliding forward, after that I have metal triglides holding bent D-rings in place. I never thought the plastic triglides were doing that great a job of securing the pockets in place and I never even thought to thread the harness so the plastic triglides are superimposed on the pocket strap to lock it in place....I just fixed that and my weight pockets are now nicely secured.

    I learned something new today.

    Thank you, thank you, thank you.

    -Z
     
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