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Discussion in 'Sidemount Diving' started by dryin91, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. dryin91

    dryin91 Registered

    # of Dives:
    Location: Alberta
    My buds and I just returned from our now annual trip to the caves of Mexico. My new and now for sale Hollis SMS 100 preformed well in dry suit configuration this summer in our cold Canadian lakes, lots of lift seems trim and fits well. It looks cool but just too many buckles and straps. The trans pack, nomad and armadillo all suffer from the same over the counter sickness. I guess I’m back to a Razor style harness with separate lift, the kind we used in the 60s and 70s. It seems every time a BC is built to do lots of things it will not do any one thing well. I guess once again I learn that less is more.
  2. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    Wait.... there was a simplistic, harness style rig in the 60s and 70s??? Impossible.

    Just so everyone is clear, that was sarcasm. Its just nice to hear someone acknowledge that the Razor wasn't(nearly) the first harness based system.
  3. karstdvr

    karstdvr Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: South GA
    I want a sidemount harness that instead of a crotch strap it has leg loops so it is like a climbing harness. Matt you know where I am going with this :)
  4. Spd 135

    Spd 135 Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Slidell La
    Now there is an idea I really like.
  5. DwayneJ

    DwayneJ Contributor

    Check out the Golem Gear G2 Harness, the break away buckles they use could possibly be used in an integrated climbing/side mount harness.

    G2 adjustable diving harness

  6. karstdvr

    karstdvr Solo Diver

    # of Dives:
    Location: South GA
    Thanks for the link.
    I am thinking something like this PMI Avatar Contour Full Body Harness :: Rescue and Rapid Intervention : Harnesses : Full-Body Harnesses Class III
    I don't like the upper trunk configuration of this harness,but I am thinking a hybrid of the lower half of the PMI harness,and a sidemount configuration for the upper trunk.
  7. rongoodman

    rongoodman ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Albany, NY
    If you're looking for the leg loops as support, as opposed to just getting rid of the crotch strap, Golem Gear says you can use a climbing harness in place of the waist belt on their Armadillo. Something like the Black Diamond Couloir might work.
  8. OneBrightGator

    OneBrightGator Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives:
    Location: St. Augustine, FL
    Kelly, have you seen Bob Schulte's harness? Not quite leg loops, but close.
  9. SuPrBuGmAn

    SuPrBuGmAn Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Tallahassee, FL
    Yes! :)

    I like the price for sure.

    BP wha??
  10. noreastDIVER84

    noreastDIVER84 ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: New York, Long Island
    I have the Nomad and am happy with it for my cold water drysuit diving with big steel tanks. But I have seen the Razor harness and do like the minimalistic approach. I am just not sure how comfortable it would be with two negatively buoyant tanks hanging off of it. I am sure that with AL tanks it is great, but until I try it I cannot say.

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