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ghostkid

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Hollis SMS 100
« on: 12 Apr 16, 19:05 »
Hi,

Any one using Hollis SMS 100 or 75 for sidemount?
Any reviews or comment to share?

gummy

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Re: Hollis SMS 100
« Reply #1 on: 14 Apr 16, 16:25 »
hollis sms 100 is quite a big and bulky sm rig but of cos it comes with big lift capacity too and it seem to able to convert to bm double too.

but if you wanna just do side mount only, better to get a minimalist sm rig. hollis sms 75 can be a a good deal in between sms 100 and sms 50. sms 50 too little lift capacity.

just my 2 cents tots.

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Re: Hollis SMS 100
« Reply #2 on: 17 Aug 16, 15:50 »
For minimalist SM systems, you can consider Razor 2 harness, Xdeep Stealth 2.0 harness. BC will be dependent on what type of diving you are doing, for twin tank non-tec Xdeep Classic and Rec bc are more than sufficient. For tec (3+ tanks), Razor batwing and Xdeep Tec bc.

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Re: Hollis SMS 100
« Reply #3 on: 17 Aug 16, 20:07 »
SMS 75 Is quite nice with the shape of the bladder. Find it keeps me in a better trim then the SMS 100 or my DR nomad Xt. Both the latter's equally good, but definitely heavier. Hollis doesn't really advertise the SMS75 as a multi system, but it does have slots at the back to but the tank band through for back mount. But found backmount on the 75 abit flimsy, maybe cause if the nature of the soft plate/harness. One thing I didn't like on the 75 is the plastic d-rings at the waist. Broke within a few use and swapped it out for conventional d-rings.

Between the SMS 100 or nomad, I prefer the nomad. Find it more adjustable and seem a tat more streamline then the 100z

In hindsight,  I would have gone with the SMS50 instead of the nomad, or even the SMS75 if it was out then.
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Re: Hollis SMS 100
« Reply #4 on: 20 Aug 16, 17:05 »
Hollis has a new sidemount setup - SMS Katana (http://www.hollis.com/smskatana/). I would seriously look into this if I had to decide again.

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Re: Hollis SMS 100
« Reply #5 on: 23 Aug 16, 17:36 »
A good place to read about sidemount gear:

http://scubatechphilippines.com/scuba_blog/sidemount-diving-systems/


I personnally dive with the Hollis SMS 50 and the Aquamundo SM. Have not tried the rest but in the midst of DIY project with a MSR bladder with gear from here:  http://www.diveequipmentco.com/bcd-s/sidemount.html
« Last Edit: 23 Aug 16, 17:40 by clubbye »