Speardiver X Spearfishing Weight Vest
The speardiver X Spearfishing Weight Vest is a one size fits all vest with 4 weight pockets which are positioned on the diver's back. The weight pockets are accessible through a round opening in each pocket, the opening is strecthed to fit the weight inside. Each pocket can hold up to a 2lb weight comfortably. The weights can be regular dive belt weights, or weights molded specifically for the vest pockets interior dimensions. *We do not sell weights specifically made for the vest.
The vest can be worn with the pocket openings on the outside or on the inside against the body. It's secured with adjustable nylon straps and quick release plastic buckles. An effective safe way to additionally secure the vest is with a bungee and ball *not included. The ball is tucked under the weight belt, when the weight belt is dropped the weight vest is free to be removed by unclipping the buckles.
The Speardiver X Spearfishing Weight Vest is for cold water divers who use thicker wetsuits and require more weight and better weight distribution than what only a weight belt can afford. Better weight distribution may also be needed when diving very shallow, or for divers who experience lower back pain caused by the weight belt. The weight vest is not meant to replace the weight belt, but be used together with it. About two thirds of the weight should go on the belt so that in the event it becomes necessary to drop the belt, there will be sufficient increase in buoyancy to allow an easy ascent, and achieve positive buoyancy at a predetermined safe depth. The weight pockets can also be used to stash a car key or a fishing license if shore diving. The vest shoulder straps are a good place to attach a small backup knife.