It has been suggested that a simple 2 lb ( varies based on person/bcd etc) trim weight on the back of tank will avoid the face down push of a back inflation bcd. Has anyone else had experience using the pocket to do this?
ROBERT M I purchased 2 of these to add pockets for non-releaseable weights on my non-integrated BC. They were large enough for the 4lb weights I used(a 2lb weight would flop around) and they worked fine for about 5 dives. However one started to shred at the side seam and I had to discard it before it broke and lost the weight. I'm not sure that I would purchase one of these again.
BERNARD R If your BCD pushes you forward enough that it's noticable, 2 lbs on the back of your tank probably won't help. I recommend you look for another BCD; I did just that when I had a similar problem. Being pushed forward by your BCD can be dangerous, especially when you surface in choppy water and you're out of, or low on air. It happened to me and I can only recommend a flotation device that solves the problem. I do like having weight on my back, but a BCD with rear weight pockets or a weight belt loaded to the rear is a better way to go. Experiment with different combinations in calm water.
Good luck and happy diving.
DAVID M B You will always play with weight pocket locations for trim. On my system, Once the correct location was found, it is worth its value. Very durable product, ez to use
LEONARDO D I use this,because I don"t like to carry all the weight on my hip.It 's beter for my back
DAVID B I haven't tried it myself but it 's worth s try.
MARK E I suggest 2 pockets with 2# each. I tried one pocket but it makes it hard to adjust the strap. With 2 you have good balance and easy access to the strap.