Below is a list of the most popular customer scuba gear reviews for Diving Clips and Reels, Retractors. Click the product name to view more reviews and details about that product. For longer reviews, click the View Full Review link next to a review to read the whole review.
You can see the most helpful scuba gear reviews for diving clips and reels below. Scuba.com offers gear reviews from the following manufacturers: Akona, Deep See, Innovative, Princeton Tec, XS Scuba and more...
Reviewer: David SmithGood Compass and Slate Combo - This is a good slate and compass combo. You can write on both sides with the attached pencil. With the locking retractor is keeps it out of the way until needed, but handy when you are ready to use it without tugging on you all the time. The only downside is that the compass must be almost perfectly level to use, if it is tilted too much then the dial hangs up on itself and then isnt accurate. For the price it is a good compass, to get 5 starts it would have to allow reading when more out-of-level (but would then cost significantly more, at least when compared to similar compasses).
Reviewer: Paul F.Strong retractor - I use this retractor for my console. It is large and has a very strong retractor force. It feels like 1 or 2 pounds of force. It does keep the console next to my BCD (I have it clipped to the lower D ring on my left). Even in a strong current it does not let out the console. I wish the retracted length could be a little less (its about 6 inches) so that the console would stay even closer to my BCD when retracted (thats why Im giving it 4 instead of 5 stars).
Reviewer: richard brewerRetractable tether - Very handy to have. You can tether anything you want to take down with you. It is lite weight and has a nice long cord. Would recommend for any diver who carrys several items while diving!!
Reviewer: Keith K.Another Great Idea - This light holder with the retractor is a great idea. It cant fall out and get lost. Its in easy reach strapped to my BC waist strap. Only thing I would have changed in the design would be to put the retractor on the outside bottom of the pouch instead of the inside.
Reviewer: russ walbyA must have retractor! - I am so glad that ever after the price of this item I went ahead & got this retractor. The cord is plenty long enough and the power this has to hold what ever you chose in its place untill you trully need it. As far as being able to rely on it functioning with sand, salt or what ever you encounter & get on it / in it theres zero percent chance of it hanging up or getting stuck on you since it self cleans as its oppend and retracted. It comes with multiple anchor/fastners so you can mount it almost anywhere youd like. Cant say enough on what a great product this is. An absolute must have for the serious diver.
Reviewer: Joseph JohnsonWorks well, light spring - Although I love the length of the cable and it works well with no hang-ups, the spring tension on this retractor is very light, not suitable for computers or guages. Use with signal devices or other light accessories is about its limit.
Reviewer: Kurt K.Strong and Sturdy - I bought this as a replacement to the very same model. Ive had the original one for about 150 dives. It’s attached to my pressure gauge consol. It’s attached to my BC on the inside of a pocket and the cord runs out though a brass grommet. I had to retire the original because the cord got frayed over time. The cord was so tough it actually cut clean through the metal grommet before noticed it. Very impressive!
Reviewer: Jesse T.Princeton Tec Locking Retractor with Snap Review - $27.99 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews - I use the Princeton Tec Locking Retractor to hold my computer console. Unfortunately the retractor does not hold it in the proper place unless I place it the lock mode. My last retractor was a bit smaller and did not require me to lock it. Giving quicker access to my computer. Its overall construction seem to be well made.
Reviewer: Michael SmithWorks like a charm - Switching to a wireless air integrated computer meant no more console gauge, so I needed a simple compass for teaching (scuba instructor) and personal use. This one did the trick. Its nothing fancy, but solid and functional. Its a little slow to spin and lock on to a bearing, so be patient. Rather than "built in" retractor, think of it as a "built onto" a fairly large retractor, so its not exactly low profile, but the ability to lock the retractor is nice for keeping it close when not in use.