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About Scubapro X-Tek Counter Weight Pockets, Pair

Does your tank get to buoyant near the end of a dive and you keep getting banged in the head from the valve, maybe you would like to relieve your hips from all that weight from your weight belt or you're looking for a simple weight pocket for string on your Harness Waist Strap or Weight Belt? Whatever you need to get more stability or comfort in diving from the lead weight these Scubapro X-Tek Counter Weight Pockets are what you're looking for.

Pocket easily attaches by sliding over the end of any 2" (5.1 cm) cylinder band, weight belt webbing or harness depending on where you want to hang the pocket. Durable, Strong Nylon construction with Squeeze Style" Quick Release Buckle Closures and all Edges are Taped and Stitched for long life. Pocket can hold up to 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of shot or hard lead. X-Tek Counter Weight Pockets are sold in pairs.

Scubapro X-Tek Counter Weight Pockets, Pair Features

  • Scubapro X-Tek Counter Weight Pockets
  • Great for Added Stability in the Water
  • Prevents Excess Cylinder Buoyancy
  • Can Relieve Hip Stress
  • Can Attach to Any 2' (5.1 cm) Nylon Webbing
  • Durable, Strong Nylon Construction
  • Squeeze Style" Quick Release Buckle Closures
  • All Edges are Taped and Stitched for Long Life
  • Hold Up to 2.2 lbs (1 kg) of Shot or Hard Lead
  • Sold in Pairs

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Scubapro counterweight pockets

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These weight pockets were purchased for new Scubapro X-Tek SS backplate & wing configurations for my wife and I. After a dozen dives we have moved them around a couple times to where I have both of mine mounted upside down as ditchable pockets at the back hip positions of my web belt (only 1 to 3 pounds in each pocket depending on whether I wear a 1 mm or 3mm suit). A simple pinch then pull release process is used like many integrated weight systems. My wife needs very little added weight with her SS backplate and STA so she only mounts one pocket on her tank strap for any final adjustments of buoyancy. These are versatile little pockets that can hold up to one standard 5lb weight belt lead and still be able to get it in and out easily.

 
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You can't dump this weight.

 
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Great pockets, i use weight belt keepers to keep them in place, it is not necessary but its nice to not have to adjust them every time you change tanks

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Dave G  What is the largest strap width these pockets can accommodate? Can I get them over a 3.5" shoulder strap? What are the dimensions of the pockets (L, W, D)?
DENNIS Z  No the widest strap would be 2.5 in. H 4IN W 3.5 D 1.75 . I fit 4lb weight in easily. stay safe
Sean W  I manages to get them into a 2.5" padded shoulder strap on a travel bc, they work great, but it was a real push to get them on. If it were onto 3.5" webbing that you could double over may be.
Dan D  These pouches are only meant for the waist strap on a scuba pro xtex bcd. They will not fit a 3.5" shoulder strap. The waist strap on a scuba pro xtex is about 2.5" wide and is thin since its a plain nylon strap with no padding.
Frank L  Really only 2 inches. Probably not, the loop is sewn to the back, and there is no stretch. Dimensions are 4 x 5 x 2 in.
Dwayne G  I'm looking for weight pockets to put on the straps of my BCD? I tend to have an upward slant when trying to go horizontal and was recommended by my instructor to put small weights on the upper BCD straps to help. I use a Back inflate, weight integrated BC. Any suggestions appreciated.
DENNIS Z  The weights are nice but you know you can't dump them number one. if you have the headroom I found it very helpful to move my tank higher on the bc
HARVEY H  I Have these Scuba pro weight pocket on two of our backplate and wing BCDS upside down at the hips. They are pretty small...maybe fit up to one 5 lb lead. That's plenty for us. These pockets can go on any 2 inch webbing that can be threaded through them. Meaning your upper straps need to separate somehow.the strapping is sewn on to the back of the pockets. Have you thought about putting the pocket on your upper tank strap?moving weight's from your waistline to top of tank may be allit takes to balance your line.
Dwayne G  Thanks Harvey. Yes, I use the trim pockets and yes the straps do have a release to completely separate. I'm hoping these will make the difference. Thanks again.
BERNARD C  If your back inflate BCD has trim pockets {most do} put 2 lbs in each pocket and that should get you horizontal in the water. Trim pockets are sometimes not easily visible so look for them. If no trim pockets, I would put small pockets on both sides of the tank strap since it sits a bit higher and that should pull you horizontal. Again, you only need 2 lbs in each pocket.
Dwayne G  Thanks for your reply Bernard. I do have trim pockets which I use and which certainly help. I'm thinking 2lbs each on the straps may help but we'll see. Thanks again.
Brian O  The pockets are designed to adjust trim issues, so they might help. However, before adding weight I'd consider removing weight (as you may be overweighted). I'm not sure about your experience level, but many people overweight themselves and it causes all kinds of bouyancy and trim problems that typically get worse with the secondary remedies. A lot of instructors also overweight students rather than assisting them relax and breathe naturally which lowers their bouyancy and need for extra weight to go under. You might also experiment with tank positioning. Many people wear their tanks too far down which pulls their head and shoulders up. Additionally you might consider switching to steel cylinders which have better bouyancy properties, especially when you breath them down. Bottom line, I'd start with pulling the tank up first and try adjusting trim without weights first. Heavy fins can also cause the hips and feet to go low.
Dwayne G  Brian excellent comments and suggestions. Thank you!
RUDOLPH W  I also use a back inflate BCD and had the same problem, I used ankle weight around the tank neck until I purchased the pockets that I put on my BCD tank straps, it put all the weights I use (8lbs) in these pockets and it works great, I am an asst. Instructor and have been recommending to divers who BCDs don't come with these pockets to add them.
Dwayne G  Thanks Rudolph. I have also used ankle weights on my tank valve but never felt comfortable with doing that. I appreciate your response.
A A  "Pocket can hold up to 2.2 lbs" - is this correct? Seems too little, looks like it can hold up to 5 pounds.
John C  I can't answer for certain - I purchased these pockets but never had to use them. They were insurance against being too light with a new sidemount setup. However - I think you could get a 4-5 lb lead in each, might be a bit tight, but the closure is very secure. Shot might fit better. 2 lbs would be no problem.
WILLIAM B  It can hold a 5 lb hard weight
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