What is the size of this product? Is it bulky?
STACEY P Its not bulky at all, fits in your hand. Its a great reel, easy to hold on to
RON L This Reel is bigger than a finger reel, spread your fingers it is as big as your hand and is 2 inches deep.
DAN T The real is 6 1/4 inches from the bottom of the reel to the top of the handle, and 5 inches front to back. I love this reel, it has a ratchet, lock and free spin options. It also has enough room between the reel and handle if you had to wear gloves. I just wish I had bought this in a bigger size.
LARRY K I liked the quality and finish, but returned it for the smaller:
Aluminum Reel with Tension & Locking system (blue frame)
Approx. the same price.
BRIAN D The reel itself is approximately 4" in diameter 2" wide, the handle sticks out a bit more. Overall the dimensions are reasonable, it is not massive. I clip mine to a lower D ring on the shoulder strap of the harness of my BCD near the waist belt, making it assessable but streamlined. The swivel clip allows the reel to move freely and I don't notice it at all once it is on. I use it for low vis diving and to send up my SMB. The locking mechanism does not allow single handed operation in my experience but is simple enough to use. The build quality is very good and it is a great value for the money.
KEN B the 290' is about the size of my hand(4x6) and maybe two inches wide.fits in my bc if needed or attached. no problems.
ROBERT A Depends on what you consider bulky. The handle adds some size to it, but it has never gotten in my way diving, normally clipped to my BC when not in use. I used this during my Cavern Diver certification and it proved to be a very good reel. I highly recommend it!
JENNIFER H I would say it is good sized but easy to handle while diving.. When clipped on your lower BCD D-rings it does not get in the way. The reel part itself is about 3 inches in diameter. From the edge of the reel to the handle is about inch and a half. handle fots in your hand great and the clicking feature really helps prevent a free spool.