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  • Anti jam design, Precision machine tolerance
  • Side handle for easy hand to hand switching
  • Stainless steel bolt snaps
  • Designed for wreck/cave system penetration
  • Molded ABS spool construction

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Dive Rite Sidewinder Primary Reels Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.5

(based on 6 reviews)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Great Reel

I use this reel for deep penetration and cross lines for wrecks. The side handle makes it real easy to use, espically turning around in low to zero vis. It is also an easy one to teach wreck students with. I dropped the reel on a tile floor and broke the "winder knob" off. Dive Rite sent me the replacement part the next day. It may be a good idea to keep one or two in your kit.

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Well-Designed Reel

By PATRICK M.

Dive Rite made a very well-designed reel with the Sidewinder. Its design allows you to wind up the reel, like a spool, if a jam occurs. I use mine primarily for wreck exploration with the #36 wreck line. The nylon drag screw works simply and very well. With its simple design, I think it is over-priced but it is a high quality product. Make sure you are experienced and have the proper training before trying to use a reel.

 

Great reel, but...

By Dr C.

Very nice reel. I prefer the side winding handle over the handle on top. This reel won't jam. The only negative is that the spool is made of a hard plastic, which has the potential of breaking. Salvo supply makes a reel & spool that is 100% delrin which makes it superior to the DiveRite reel.

 

Great Reel

By MICHAEL D.

If you're in the market for a reel look no further.

 

Primary reel

By Dr C.

This is a nice reel in that it will not jam and the I prefer the side winder reel. If I had to spend the money again I would purchase a similar reel from Salvo Supply because it is made of 100%derlin, which is a superior product to hard plastic. My Dive Rite reel has not broken but I know of others whose has.

 

Great Reel

By RICHARD F.

I use this reel for deep penetration and cross lines for wrecks. The side handle makes it real easy to use, espically turning around in low to zero vis. It is also an easy one to teach wreck students with. I dropped the reel on a tile floor and broke the "winder knob" off. Dive Rite sent me the replacement part the next day. It may be a good idea to keep one or two in your kit.

 

Great Product

By rcy7

I'm left-handed and it is easy to wind.

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When winding up this reel, or any reel, how do you make sure it spools back evenly? Does it do it automatically?
dyevaz on Jun 8, 2016
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BEST ANSWER: I have been using reels for 20 years from cave diving to low visibility diving in Massachusetts and other types of diving. I have not found a fool proof reel system and instead, I rely on the motion of my left hand holding the reel to pivot the reel slightly left to right as my right hand winds it in. That keeps the line spooling relatively evenly. It is difficult to get the line prefect and so before an important dive I unwind the line and reel it back in while on land to ensure proper operation on the dive.
Where is the handle on the DR Sidewinder?
A shopper on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: You hold it on the left by a full length black piece and reel it up on the right by the black knob. Hope this helps.
Is the handle big enough to comfortably fit a hand with a 5 mil glove?
DMITRI R on Sep 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I Have big dry glove with warm glove under it. And I can used easily the reel under water, I'm satisfy
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