Its a nice setup, but a lot of the adjustments are not necessary. I found myself adjusting it just once, and it seems to go on the same every time. You might as well save some money and just buy a backplate and a roll of webbing. Also, be aware that this plate does not come with a cylinder mount, cam bands, or a crotch strap (you NEED a crotch strap). The cylinder mount is around $80, the cam bands are $25 a piece. Make your own crotch strap out of webbing. Buying one will cost you around $15-$20..... all it is is 2" webbing with two clips and a D-ring. I wear the harness cross-ways. It seems to make it more comfortable and natural. To do that with this setup, simply unclip the harness from where the chest strap attaches and switch them around.... Very easy to do this with this setup.
This bladder is more than enough for most rec diving. Be aware that it does not screw on like most other bladders. It uses a couple of wing nuts and fat washers in the center of the plate. If your plate claims that it comes with hardware for the bladder, it will not come with these. I actually went down to SCUBA.com in Irvine, and we spent an hour just searching for parts and hardware.
what can i say? i din valve is a din valve. i swapped out the provalves that came stock with my faber hp100s (bought from this site) with these because my 1st stage has an acd conversion on it, which makes the "screw" slightly longer. when you remove the on the provalve to use it as a 200 bar din, it is not very deep (only about 5 threads, or so). the screw on my 1st stage stuck out a little too far for my comfort, so i went with these 300 bar dins which are deeper. this is one of the few 300 bar dins on this site that fit a 3/4" thread (most are 1/2", intended for use on a 3500 psi cylinder). cool thing about this valve is that it can be used if you decide to dive with a dual cylinder set up. this is why these valves are available in "right" or "left" configuration. get one of each and you can attach them with a crossbar. i do have to add that these are pretty sexy looking valves!
Very sleek shades!! But I do have a small complaint: my lenses are slightly different colors. Not noticeable until you look very closely, though. Also... nickel allergy alert: If you have nickel allergies, there is a small metal emblem on the inside of one of the ear-pieces that will give you a nice rash on the side of your face. Clear nail polish or lacquer works.
Great looking watch. Very simple and unique with the dive flag on the face. But as other reviews have stated, the strap is WAY too short to fit over a 7mm wetsuit, which is a standard suit if you are a California diver. There is also a clear plastic film on the back that would usually be taken off. But for anyone with nickel allergies, it seems to create a perfect invisible barrier between the metal and your skin.
Super comfortable sandals!! The little dive flag on it really adds some accent. Divers know what it is, non-divers will ask you what it means... its the best. My only complaint is how noisy they are when they are new. Your feet squeak against the inside and, if you happen to walk on a tile floor, the grips will squeak on that as well. They quiet down when you break them in, though.
There arent too many ways to go wrong with a hat like this. The velcro strap allows it to fit perfectly on just about any head. I will say one negative thing, however: The design on the front is a silhouette of a diver in the color of the diver-down flag. The dive computer hanging down looks a bit X-rated...lol!