About Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts

If you're a working diver and can never get enough storage pockets to carry everything you need to work underwater XS Scuba has just what you have been looking for. The Highland by XS Scuba 2 mm Super Stretch Neoprene Pocket Shorts will give you plenty of extra storage and attachment points for everything you can come up with to attach to your gear.

Shorts fit over your wet or dry suit are made of Super Stretch Neoprene Rubber with a Nylon Cord Draw String at the Waist with Barrel Lock for a Snug and Secure Fit. The Shorts are Durable with Flat-Lock Stitched Seams for Strength and Advanced Bike Short" Pattern for Comfort. The Pockets have Double Needle Sewn Construction. Shorts have two Cargo Pockets made from 1680-Denier Ballistic Nylon, with Large Velcro Flap Closures. Each Pocket has five .75" (1.9 cm) 316 Stainless Steel Grommets, three 1" (2.5 cm) 316 Stainless Steel D-Rings, and two 4" (10.2 cm) Webbing Straps for gear attachment on each pocket.

Pockets are (H x W x D) 9" x, 6" x 3" (22.9 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm) have Interior Mesh Pockets, and if not in use they can be held flat with Velcro Tabs. Shorts come in 4 sizes of Small, Medium, Large and X-Large are Black in color, are equipped with Hide-Away Nylon Cord Loop for Hanging and are covered by a 24 month limited warranty. So you need more pockets XS Scuba can provide them for you.

The Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts is commonly used for All Diving Applications, Warm Water and more. The Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced among others. The Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts: Easy To Use, Functional, Improves Diving Experience, Solid Construction.

Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts Features

  • Highland by XS Scuba 2 mm Super Stretch Neoprene Pocket Shorts
  • 2 mm Super-Stretch Neoprene Shorts
  • Durable Flat-Lock Seams on Shorts
  • Nylon Cord Draw String Waist with Barrel Lock, Prevent Slipping
  • Hide-Away Nylon Cord Loop for Hanging
  • Advanced Bike Shorts Pattern
  • Three 1" (2.5 cm) 316 Stainless Steel D-Rings per Pocket
  • Large Velcro Flap Closure
  • Interior Mesh Pocket
  • 1680-D Ballistic Nylon Pocket Material
  • Pockets with Double Needle Sewn Construction
  • Five .75" (1.9 cm) 316 Stainless Steel Drainage Grommets on Pockets
  • Fits Over Wetsuit or Dry Suit
  • Two 4" (10.2 cm) Webbing Straps for Gear Attachment per Pocket
  • Pockets Dimensions: (H x W x D) 9" x, 6" x 3" (22.9 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm)
  • Pocket Held Flat with Velcro Tabs when Empty
  • 4 Sizes: Small, Medium, Large or X-Large (see Select Size above for Waist Size)
  • Color: Black
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts Specifications

Materials
Shorts: 2 Mm Neoprene Rubber, Pockets: 1680-Denier Ballistic Nylon, Hardware: 316-Stainless Steel
Closure
Draw String Nylon Cord With Barrel Lock
Seams
Shorts: Flat-Lock Stitched, Pockets: Double Needle Sewn
Pockets
Yes
Dimension/Size
Sizes: Small 25" To 29" (63.5 To 73.7 Cm), Medium: Medium 29" To 33" (73.7 To 83.8 Cm), Large: 33" To 37" (83.8 To 94 Cm), X-Large: 37" To 41" (94 To 104.1 Cm)
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Large: 1.65 lb,
Small: 1.7 lb,
Medium: 1.75 lb,
X-Large: 2 lb
XS Scuba Neoprene Shorts Size Chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Waist (in) 25-29 29-33 33-37 37-41

Highland by 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts Customer Reviews

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4.2

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Solid construction (10)
  • Easy to use (8)
  • Functional (8)
  • Improves diving experience (7)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • All diving applications (9)
    • Warm water (4)
    • Professional (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (7), Casual/ recreational (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (8)

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    Lot's of velcro on the flaps

    I have a 31" waist. I got the size large. It's barely big enough around the waist when wearing a drysuit!!! Maybe the medium would work for me in a...Read complete review

    I have a 31" waist. I got the size large. It's barely big enough around the waist when wearing a drysuit!!! Maybe the medium would work for me in a wetsuit, but I'm very glad I went with the large size.

    Opening the pockets when they are fully closed against the velcro...really difficult! Wow...a lot of velcro in new condition...hard to open that flap. So...look at what another reviewer wrote below. Get some extra velcro tape and simply attach to the velcro on one side or both (flap or pocket of short) to cover some of the active velcro until opening the flap is reasonable (not too hard or easy). As the working velcro wears and the pocket opens too easily, simply remove some of the velcro tape and there you go...fresh velcro available and the flap holds your gear safely without being difficult to open.

    The other issue I have with the shorts results from attempting to wear them with a drysuit. The shorts need more space between the waist and the crotch. Might not be necessary for a wetsuit, but in my drysuit...I really have to hike everything up...almost give myself a wedgie...trying to get the waist of the shorts high enough to go around my hip bones, so it will stay up.

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    Terrible

    These were a gift, to provide more options to stow gear. Unfortunately they did not function well. The waist cord does not thread through grommets, so pulling directly against the unreinforced neoprene will...Read complete review

    These were a gift, to provide more options to stow gear. Unfortunately they did not function well. The waist cord does not thread through grommets, so pulling directly against the unreinforced neoprene will start to rip in short order. These slide on easily, but will also slide off just as easily, especially when wet. I tightened the waist cord to the point of cutting off circulation and it still slid around. Yes, I had the correct size. In fact, when I got out of the water the cord was so tight seawater was pooling around my belly since it couldn't flow down my legs. These shorts constantly moved around during the dive, and I was continually trying to hitch them up. The pockets are great, deep and collapsible with strong velcro. I bought the same pockets from XS as a glue-on option for my wetsuit, and couldn't be happier. The shorts were an expensive mistake.

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    5.0

    Love My Pockets

    By SCUBA Bruce

    from Phoenix, AZ

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Functional
    • Improves Diving Experience
    • Solid Construction

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Diving Applications
      • Cold Water
      • Professional
      • Recreation
      • Tech diving
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts:

      I use these shorts for carrying my spare mask, GoPro camera, flashlight, my largest reel & lift bag fit in the same pocket. The expandable pockets can be compact or balloon out to fit large items. Great way to add pockets to multiple wet or dry suits with only one purchase. I would go with the smallest size you think will work. I wear 36" waist pants and got the large (34"-37" waist)and they fit great over my 2/3MM wetsuit in St Croix recently on a trip where I got my Tech Diver Cert and needed to carry some extra equipment. Can be worn over anything from a bathing suit to a dry suit. Seems very durable, no signs of wear after a week of shore and boat diving (15-20 dives). I saw some people recommend putting some strips of Velcro over some of the pocket flaps because the Velcro is so large and strong. I tried it and appreciated the recommendation.
      I highly recommend this product if you need to add pockets to your dive.

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      1.0

      Terrible

      By Poseidon45

      from Boston, MA

      About Me Advanced

      See all my reviews

      Pros

        Cons

        • Poor Construction
        • Slides Off

        Best Uses

          Comments about Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts:

          These were a gift, to provide more options to stow gear. Unfortunately they did not function well. The waist cord does not thread through grommets, so pulling directly against the unreinforced neoprene will start to rip in short order. These slide on easily, but will also slide off just as easily, especially when wet. I tightened the waist cord to the point of cutting off circulation and it still slid around. Yes, I had the correct size. In fact, when I got out of the water the cord was so tight seawater was pooling around my belly since it couldn't flow down my legs. These shorts constantly moved around during the dive, and I was continually trying to hitch them up. The pockets are great, deep and collapsible with strong velcro. I bought the same pockets from XS as a glue-on option for my wetsuit, and couldn't be happier. The shorts were an expensive mistake.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Add pockets to your diving gear

          By Calvin

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Functional
          • Improves Diving Experience
          • Solid Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • All Diving Applications
            • Cold Water
            • Professional
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts:

            X-shorts have been a great way for me to add pockets to my wetsuit to stow my gear (backup mask, spool+SMB, shears). Gusseted Velcro pockets sit flat when empty. I've seen some people use them over their drysuits also.

            The only mis-information IMHO is the sizing. The waist is elastic, which means it can stretch a good amount (e.g., the medium size is 28" unstretched, 36" stretched). I looked at the recommended size and then purchased one size smaller.

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            4.0

            Lot's of velcro on the flaps

            By Dan

            from Catskills, NY

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Short Waist

            Best Uses

            • All Diving Applications

            Comments about Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts:

            I have a 31" waist. I got the size large. It's barely big enough around the waist when wearing a drysuit!!! Maybe the medium would work for me in a wetsuit, but I'm very glad I went with the large size.

            Opening the pockets when they are fully closed against the velcro...really difficult! Wow...a lot of velcro in new condition...hard to open that flap. So...look at what another reviewer wrote below. Get some extra velcro tape and simply attach to the velcro on one side or both (flap or pocket of short) to cover some of the active velcro until opening the flap is reasonable (not too hard or easy). As the working velcro wears and the pocket opens too easily, simply remove some of the velcro tape and there you go...fresh velcro available and the flap holds your gear safely without being difficult to open.

            The other issue I have with the shorts results from attempting to wear them with a drysuit. The shorts need more space between the waist and the crotch. Might not be necessary for a wetsuit, but in my drysuit...I really have to hike everything up...almost give myself a wedgie...trying to get the waist of the shorts high enough to go around my hip bones, so it will stay up.

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            5.0

            Just what I was looking for

            By Maddogfx

            from Southwest Florida

            About Me Advanced

            Pros

            • Great Pockets
            • Solid Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • All Diving Applications

              Comments about Highland by XS Scuba 2mm Super Stretch Neoprene Shorts:

              These shorts are great in warm water. I ordered a large and almost sent them back for a medium but kept them anyway and like the loose fit.

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              BRUCE H  I purchased these shorts when I was taking when taking my tech diving class to carry spare mask, lights, SMB and reel. They hold my spare mask, both my primary and backup lights, a SMB and my large tech reel. When not tech diving may replace my primary light with my GoPro on a stick.
              james l  I have waist 33" so I could order either M or L!! I plan to use only with wetsuit (3, 5 and 7mm). Which one should I order?
              ABHISHEK A  Medium for sure. Even a 7mm wetsuit will only add 14mm (~ 0.5") to your waist, and they stretch quite a bit as is. Better to have it snug so the cargo pockets don't flop around while you dive.
              Shopper  I'm a small woman diver (approximately a 24" waist, 5'1'' in height) but these shorts see like a great option for my diving needs. Do you think a small will fit or are these constructed primarily for men? Will they be hopelessly large?
              DAVID H  I am a larger person, and I ordered the size that I thought would fit and it was fine. I have worn it in Palau without a wetsuit, and in other places with a wetsuit. It's fine if it's a little tight because it stretches nicely, and it's no problem to be a bit loose. This product is AWESOME. I am a GUE diver, so I like to have my things in the right place when I do recreational diving without my drysuit. I am very glad that I bought these. I might buy another pair as a spare, because every time I like something it stops getting made!
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