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runez

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Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
« Reply #10 on: 18 Sep 14, 20:04 »
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  • Backplate not uncomfortable? It seems uncomfortable... And I read that this allows you to carry less stuff but what if I like to carry stuff but don't like leg pockets?

    It's a lot more comfortable than it looks. Pockets can be installed on the waistband to store some items like smb, spools, mirror etc.

    What do you carry on dives?
    The Golden rule of diving - Any diver can call the dive. At any time. For any reason

    Fireflies

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #11 on: 18 Sep 14, 23:26 »
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  • It's a lot more comfortable than it looks. Pockets can be installed on the waistband to store some items like smb, spools, mirror etc.

    What do you carry on dives?
    smb&reel, pointer, camera...hehe. yeah not much.
    because of blondmyth's question, i am now  eyeing hollister.
    noob.

    blondmyth

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #12 on: 18 Sep 14, 23:36 »
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  • Hollis u mean. Lol

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #13 on: 19 Sep 14, 10:36 »
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  • Hollis u mean. Lol
    i think the ipad auto corrected it. lol.. thats like another thing altogether. lol.
    so what bcd u getting?
    backplate seems to require alot more understanding. such as crotch strap size, add pockets for weights, for torch for knife..
    i was looking at oceanic biolite, suited for newbies that want backplate but arent up to par yet? what do u think?
    noob.

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #14 on: 19 Sep 14, 12:34 »
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  • I'm also into Hog type of single strap webbing. I'm using fathom lite. It's cleaner without any paddings. The paddings makea it more difficult to dry too.

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #15 on: 19 Sep 14, 14:29 »
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  • i think the ipad auto corrected it. lol.. thats like another thing altogether. lol.
    so what bcd u getting?
    backplate seems to require alot more understanding. such as crotch strap size, add pockets for weights, for torch for knife..
    i was looking at oceanic biolite, suited for newbies that want backplate but arent up to par yet? what do u think?

    I actually bought a hollis elite 2 before I started this thread.

    Purpose of this thread was to gauge if they are more hog or comfort users here, cos it does seem that there are more hog users in other countries

    Am happy with the elite 2, but only after some adjustment that ensures the harness fits snugly.

    So you would definitely need to spend some time adjusting it so that it fits u, as well as trimming off excess webbing if there is any.

    If well fitted, backplate is a joy to dive in, much easier to maintain horizontal trim as compared to jacket.

    I didn't want any pockets on my waist webbing, so I bought cam band pockets to put weights in

    ghostkid

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #16 on: 10 Mar 15, 19:44 »
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  • Hog style harnesses are a single piece of webbing threaded through the backplate, and a crotch strap attached to the bottom. Comes with 5 d-rings - left and right shoulder, left hip and front and back of crotch strap. Also, the inflator hose is held by a bungee cord.

    The deluxe ones are those with the padded straps, quick release systems, inflator hose keepers, etc.

    I use hog style, because it's easy to pack, maintain, and relatively cheap! It's also more durable and simpler to don imo.


    What is the use of D ring at the back of the crotch strap? I can't think of a use for it.
    Anyone can advise?

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #17 on: 11 Mar 15, 00:22 »
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  • What is the use of D ring at the back of the crotch strap? I can't think of a use for it.
    Anyone can advise?
    That is a butt D ring, I heard they can be used as anchoring point for cords that some divers attach used tanks and spare scooters. For me, I use to attach reels and smb to it, but twice my reels came undone, so one time I was towing a long tail behind me for a while and the other time, I lose the reel. Now I put them in tech pants pocket..  ;)
    So they call it a 'FACT' coz someone made some statements on a 'FACT SHEET'? hummm...

    snikrs

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #18 on: 11 Mar 15, 08:05 »
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  • Yup, siaokao's spot on. It's used more for tech diving primarily.

    If you have a backplate pad that allows you to store lift bags or smb, you can store them with the trailing end out, and attach a bolt snap to the butt d-ring so you have a handle to pull the bag out with. I saw a blog post somewhere previously with a great explanation of that. I'll post back here if I find it.

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    Re: Hog or comfort/deluxe harness
    « Reply #19 on: 11 Mar 15, 18:22 »
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  • That is a butt D ring, I heard they can be used as anchoring point for cords that some divers attach used tanks and spare scooters. For me, I use to attach reels and smb to it, but twice my reels came undone, so one time I was towing a long tail behind me for a while and the other time, I lose the reel. Now I put them in tech pants pocket..  ;)


    Yes. I was thinking of that scenario.. Somehow ends up as a thresher shark. lolz..