What is the overall length of the belt? I have heard they are all 60" no matter if you order the 4 pocket or 8 pocket. I just wanted to make sure this is true. Also, are the pockets secure on the belt or due they move around?
The pockets are removable from the belt and can be adjusted towards the front or back, but they stay in place while wearing the belt. This means that the nylon belt itself can be replaced if it wears out or is not long enough. I don't know about the belt length, but I got the six pocket belt and it had a lot more length than I would ever need. The pockets are well made and well designed, so much better than anything else I've seen. I don't work for XS Scuba, but whoever designs their gear really understands my diving needs.
I know i had to cut the belt because it was long. as far the pockets 4 keepers as shown in pictures 2 on each side. basically the keepers sandwich the pockets on each side.
The total length of the belt on the 4 pocket version is 55 inches. The pockets are secure on the belt, they won't move around during a dive. However, you can adjust them on the belt a little. I have about a 30-31 inch waist, I wouldn't use this belt if your waist is smaller than that.
I don't recall the overall length of the belt as I did cut it down (rounded edges and lightly melted to seal against fraying) but it was definitely a lot longer than the 30" or so that it is now. There are metal "pass thrus" which you can see in the photo which stay in one place once you slide them into the desired position. If you position one on each side of the group of pockets, i.e. 4 in all, then everything stays in place perfectly. If you want more than 2 groups of pockets, then you will need to find a way to secure the additional pocket group in place... Find 2 more metal slides, sew or pin them in place. Overall it's great to be able to just add weights to your pockets positioned exactly where you like them then having to slide, position, hope they stay,... on every dive day.
I love my belt but had to cut it down to fit so I don't remember the exact length. You can look up their website and they have a phone # there where they can answer your questions. Leisure Pro had the best price for this item. The pockets do not shift around and there is a metal slider to keep them stable. The belt does not shift on your body and stays in place. I ordered an extra pocket as I always seem to be weight challenged (steel vs aluminum etc) If you have room on your belt just attach it there and leave it empty for adjustments. I creatively attach mine wherever I can.
I 1st saw this belt when friends were using theirs and they adored it. That was good enough for me. Get it, it's great.
Happy diving and have a great day.
I have the 6 pocket and I had to trim a lot off, I think close to a foot (I have a 36" waist) so I think the size is okay for most people.
The pockets have metal slides on each side of them to keep them from moving during a dive but allows you to pick the location best for you. These are a pain to move so take the time to get it set up correctly before the dive because it will not be possible to adjust in the water.
Yes the belt was long and I cut it off (and remelted the raw edge) because I'm very small.
No, they aren't secure they can be positioned how you like them. Mine
are 2 & 2 .
I really like mine!
I hope that helps! Happy diving :-)
Mine has 6 pockets. It measures 48 inches. Pockets are sewed together in groups of three. Each group slides over the belt which would allow you to put in a longer belt if necessary. The pocket groups are kept from sliding by a belt glide at either end (4 glides total).