Scuba Gear Reviews by R Diane Richards
XS Scuba Universal Spring Fin Straps
Rating: XS Scuba steel straps - so far so good 11/11/2011
i bought these to install on a pair of mares quattras. it takes a little bit of work to get the base securely fitted on to the postthe fitting is snug, and sliding it into place is a bear. also, having to work both a phillips head screw and a wrench at the same time was a little awkward, but at the end of the day (actually, an hour or so), i wound up with a solid feeling assembly that worked well in the water on a recent dive trip. while the installation may have been a chore, getting the fins off and on is now a breeze and they held in place during several big steps off a pretty tall gate.
XS Scuba Weight Bag
Rating: I love this weight bag! 11/11/2011
i bought one of these about five (or more) years ago and found it helpful for transporting my soft weight on and off boats. i did not do a lot of cold water diving over the last few years and stored this on a patio where it was exposed to the elementsthe bag looked a little faded, but after a good soak and some spider web removal, it really didnt seem any worse for wear (it had been on many a boat deck prior to spending hard time outdoors at my current apartment). point is, this is a very well made product, and when a friend from out of state booked a channel islands trip with me and i offered to loan her some of my weights, i picked up another bag to carry her stash. the price is also very good. one of my best dive purchases.