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Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
« Reply #10 on: 17 Jan 11, 11:13 »
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  • online as mentioned by Acidive it's easy
    i bought before too no problemo

    shld think about if u need aluminum b/p style or soft back padding as they offer diff things
    « Last Edit: 17 Jan 11, 11:15 by limk »

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #11 on: 17 Jan 11, 12:39 »
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  • yep, just need the mounting plates for doubles (becos it's softpac)
    slight additional cost however the padding should be more comfortable than using regular backplate set up for twins.
    ehh.. yet to try twins.. but how would a softpack be more comfortable den a regular backplate?
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #12 on: 25 Jan 11, 15:29 »
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  • ehh.. yet to try twins.. but how would a softpack be more comfortable den a regular backplate?

    softpack has padding on the waist straps where the heavier weight of twintanks sit on
    twintanks that have longer mounting bolts do poke into your back so a softpack can kind of mitigate that situation. traditionally cold water divers using drysuit w/ insulating thermals dont usually have such issues.

    a number of people also like to wear just rashguard/bermudas so with a b/plate system, the cut into the skin leaving a reddish mark or damage the rashguard. one suggestion is to modify and add some light padding on the shoulder straps.

    well, pros & cons...the softpack is abit more puffy so it takes up more travelling space and also more time for the internal mesh padding to dry. an aluminium b/plate still is more sleek, closer to diverbody, dries at lightning speed, and is really versatile for single/twin/sidemount/monkey diving.

    some info/pics of a bplate brand
    http://www.agir.se/7f155062-a2ed-4752-b762-cb21833d2be8-9.html
    « Last Edit: 25 Jan 11, 15:37 by limk »

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #13 on: 26 Jan 11, 11:08 »
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  • softpack has padding on the waist straps where the heavier weight of twintanks sit on
    twintanks that have longer mounting bolts do poke into your back so a softpack can kind of mitigate that situation. traditionally cold water divers using drysuit w/ insulating thermals dont usually have such issues.

    a number of people also like to wear just rashguard/bermudas so with a b/plate system, the cut into the skin leaving a reddish mark or damage the rashguard. one suggestion is to modify and add some light padding on the shoulder straps.

    well, pros & cons...the softpack is abit more puffy so it takes up more travelling space and also more time for the internal mesh padding to dry. an aluminium b/plate still is more sleek, closer to diverbody, dries at lightning speed, and is really versatile for single/twin/sidemount/monkey diving.

    some info/pics of a bplate brand
    http://www.agir.se/7f155062-a2ed-4752-b762-cb21833d2be8-9.html
    I agree with point 2 and 3, but since we are talking about Doubles.. I would think a properly setup doubles on a proper backplate should not have bolts poking your back (unless one have such 'fleshy/fatty' back till it 'squeeze' into the bp middle channel).  Stiffer bp will also provide better support and weight distribution both on top side and underwater.  So I'm still not convinced softpack will be more comfortable with doubles compared to a stiff backplate.
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #14 on: 26 Jan 11, 11:34 »
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  • Yep I agree, a proper setup should not have long bolt lengths. Though can be adjusted with a wrench or wingnuts substituted with flat types it's real troublesome esp if already out on a boat. That's one thing to avoid when selecting the setups available at the dive shop =D
    Also, different brand bplate designs (halcyon, agir, oms, etc) have varying channel depths and other features such as no. of holes, positioning, strap angle etc...

    Smaller size person, or a lady may like a softpack for its perceived comfort (maybe u are right on that point too that it wont be as great) For me just a plain bplate is best for all its advantages it brings. It's so flat and easy to store, clean, adjust and use  ;D
    « Last Edit: 26 Jan 11, 11:36 by limk »

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #15 on: 31 Jan 11, 12:05 »
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  • btw just fyi

    yet another 'integrated' bcd called the VoyagerPac BC (sewn together the wind/harness)
    http://www.divegearexpress.com/bcs/travelpac.shtml
    main sell point is that it is lighter for travelling
    this one shld be useful to photographers whose overall weight in the water is more than regular due to equipment

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #16 on: 31 Jan 11, 12:59 »
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  • In that price range, making it a zeagle beater then?
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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #17 on: 31 Jan 11, 14:09 »
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  • In that price range, making it a zeagle beater then?

    Possible, sure why not. Zeagle is a good brand too and popular in europe as well.
    DR has got a good sell point on the lighter weight though i don't quite like this sew-on idea.
    Does deserve some credit for responding to the market for travel friendly gear.

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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #18 on: 31 Jan 11, 14:27 »
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  • The rest of the gear makers (Aqualung, Mares, Oceanic) have been making their own light as leaf travel version for a few years now. They've hit the nail on the head by making a softpac + 40lbs bladder (reminds me of the Stillettos). Also, if your really wanted to dive doubles, it might be able to even take 2 80 AL tanks (I think) with some modding.
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    Re: Dive Rite TransPac EXP 2010 Package
    « Reply #19 on: 31 Jan 11, 16:32 »
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  • coming in at 6lbs (2.7kg), i wouldn't say the voyagerpac (what a name.. marketing fail) is a "lightweight BC".

    build your own lightweight bC! hehe