Is it going to work with drysuite? There is lot more space for compression.
A dry suit is all that I use this buckle on with 30 lbs of weight. If your suit fits you correctly it will work perfectly. There is about 1" of spring in the buckle to compensate for compression. Plenty enough room. It's solid too. I defenitely recommend this buckle. I have lost too many weight pockets and that is a thing in the past now that I have a weight belt. Lose one weight pocket and you can buy 2 of these buckles AND the webbing for the price of replacement of the pocket and weight.
I tried it with my Whites Fusion. I do not think it worked the best because of the drysuit. While the buckle did what it was supposed to do, the outer lycra/neoprene cover on the drysuit did not allow the weight belt to stay in place was well as I liked. I ended up going with a harness system. Now I have a weight intergrated BCD.
I've used this buckle with a 5 or 7 mm wetsuit with complete satisfaction. I've had some scary problems with plastic buckles--difficult to secure, snapping open, especially during giant-stride entries.
I think that it's use is more appropriate for a wet suit that compresses with depth. I used it with my drysuit for awhile and it worked, but I wondered whether it trapped air either above or below the belt. I lost the belt (only had about 4-6 lbs on it) before I could experiment further with it.
I have used it with a dry suit several times. The key is you need to pull it tight enough to almost fully extend the spring when putting the weight belt on. This will keep it as tight as possible.
I use it with a drysuit. Its only a little stretch hut better than a normal buckle
Yes, it will work with a dry suit. When putting the belt on the dry suit must be adjusted to ensure that the belt is tight to the waist just above the hips.