Do you think It can fits on a Mares older model BC (frontier Vera) ? I lost a pouch, with a 10 pounds weight, I do not have a clip system or buckle system. Only velcro. My original pouch were app. 41/2 x 10 inches. thanks!
GYFFORD F Hi Annie, I don't think the Tusa pocket will work for you. It might be the right size but if you don't have the Tusa matching clip to holdf it in place then its pointless. You might be able to modify the Tusa pocket and stitch some matching velcro to it to adapt to your Mares BC. There is always a plan to be made. Good luck and safe diving. Regards, Gyfford
IRVING D Sorry Annie but it will not work. The TUSA pockets are secured by a clip that the TUSA BCD has built into it. Without this clip to hold it in place I can guanrantee you the pocket will fall right out. The velcro you have will not hold it in place as the TUSA pocket is made from a resilient or slippery material. I have lost a couple of pockets from my tusa gear when my students forget to buckle the pockets correctly. The weight of the pockets and the materials they are made of just makes them easy to fall out.
JOHN H The TUSA weight pocket is designed to work specifically with the TUSA double lock quick release system. Each manufacture tends to make their equipment to work best with their replacement parts. i would recommend using the Mares pouch, as this equipment is specific to a fun and safe dive, a few $$$ is not worth risking your life or messing up your dive.
Annie L Hi, Thanks a lot to both of you. I lost ALL the pouch; the pouch with a long velcro finishing by a release handle (black and orange writing onto). This long velcro on the pouch, close over the fixed velcro of my bcd, and I have after, to close over it the small velcroed pocket of my bcd (inscripted MARES). I don't know if I'm understandable, I'm french speaking (!)...
so... Does the strap that is on the weight pocket and that terminates by the gray handle part has velcro on its both side? I ca't post an image but you can see in google images if you write " mares frontier vera bcd". You recognize the bcd by its black and orange handle.
I appreciate your help; this is very hard to find something that fits!!
LESLIE C I do not have access to the BC so I am doing from memory. The dimensions appear close. As I remember the pocket slips into a pouch and has a 'interesting' release system. Then I believe there is a velcro section which closes over the end of the pouch leaving the handle available to be pulled. So I doubt you can duplicate the release system but your velcro may do just fine. Good luck....dive safe....leslie
PETE S I use Tusa pouches and as long as the release knob can extend out past velcro, for emergency release they should work fine. They are very comfortable pouches.