Speardiver Rubber Spearfishing Weight Belt
Rubber weight belt for spearfishing by Speardiver. A marseilles style belt with all stainless steel hardware, buckle, retaining plates, and sex bolts. A marseilles style belt is the safest quick release belt because it opens immediately and completely with one pull on the tag end. The advantages of a rubber belt for freedive spearfishing is that it can be tightened so it doesn't slide up and down the torso during the repeated compression and expansion cycles of descents and ascents, at the same time not impeding breathing because it stretches with the expanding torso. Anyone who tried diving with a rubber weight belt will never go back to nylon webbing.
Made by Speardiver this rubber weight belt is the very best available. What we define as good quality in a rubber weight belt is a correct ratio of stretch versus stiffness. For example the rubber of a Rob Allen belt is too stiff and plastic like. It holds weights firmly against the body (belt doesn't sag away) but doesn't stretch and when tightened to the point of staying put doesn't allow the torso to expand when breathing in. By contrast the rubber of an omer weight belt is too stretchy and the weights pull the belt away from the body. The rubber of Speardiver belts has ideal stretch and stiffness, the belt can be tightened so the weights stay put, and breathing comfort is maintained.
Thickness 0.2" (5mm)
Width 1.9" (4.9cm)
Length 62" (157.5cm)
Number of holes 15
Spacing between holes 1.77" (4.5cm)
I got the belt and see why you liked it. I agree that it is the right amount of stretchy and very solid.
I just got mine in the mail today and I happy with it. It is just as described it as far as flexibility and stretch goes. It has a good feel to it and the rivets that keep the buckle in place are removable in case you ever need to replace the buckle or repair the belt in that area. Good job.
I just bought two of these belts. They are excellent and a great price. Thanks!!!