Can you reach the InReach mounted in one of those rear weight pockets?
It would be OK to put some blame on the SeaLife Micro 3 also. It is very limiting. That you "failed" with the TG-6 is surprising. Care to say anything more, or give examples?
I can't reach the InReach mounted in the rear weight pocket. I would need to remove my BP/W while on the surface to get to it. It's not too difficult to remove and replace my BP/W while bobbing about, so hopefully it won't be an issue in the unlikely event I ever have to use the InReach.
I have not used the TG-6. That must be someone else's post.
May I ask how much extra money you spent figuring out the details of what worked for you? (Total money spent - cost of final config - money made from selling used gear.) Buying 18 masks at an average of $75 each equals $1350, which is well outside of most people's mask budget.
I didn't sell any of my gear that didn't work out, so I didn't recoup anything on it.
My guess is that I probably spent a bit over $2000 on equipment that I won't use (for me and my wife.)
That's a lot, but it was worth it to me to get everything figured out up front. I'm at a stage in my life where I'm willing to waste some extra money to ensure that my gear is good and my diving experience is optimal.
Since we got certified this past spring, we've been diving in Jamaica, Cozumel, and Cancun. Headed to Florida next week, and to Belize in January. As soon as Australia gets over its COVID panic, we'll be headed there too. So we are getting good use out of the gear. I figure that the more trips we go on, the more reasonable my initial equipment investment becomes.