Having the means to carry all the necessary components of your SCUBA gear from point A to point B is something that gear manufacturers are paying close attention to these days, taking all the feedback from the diving community and using it to produce the best options possible. Here are just a few products from LeisurePro that will make sure you have all the dive gear you need when and where you need it.
Divers who use a backplate and wing or sidemount system are in a bit different position than those who dive with traditional BCD and tank setups, simply for the fact that the storage capability afforded by a regular setup just isn’t there. That’s exactly what the designers of the Irikonji Elite Dive Shorts were thinking of when they made this awesome, long-lasting pair of cargo shorts.
Constructed from heavy duty 1000D Cordura nylon and lined with 100 percent Lycra, these shorts will perform through hundreds of dives without giving out when you need them most. A total of 7 cargo pockets offer ample space to store a reel, SMB, shears, dive knife, pocket mask, or any other piece of gear you need on the dive, and additional shock-cord loops and D-rings take that capacity even further. Each leg can be cinched tight with shock-cord closures, while the industrial strength Velcro on each rubberized grip pocket flap ensure your gear stays put. Accessory storage on a dive has never been easier!
One of the biggest gripes traveling divers usually have is that it’s so hard to get all their gear into one neat piece of luggage without exceeding airline weight restrictions, but Akona is there to save the day with their Less Than 10 Lbs Roller Bag. The bag itself weighs just over 9.5 lbs, and was tested by the Akona team with an XL 7mm full wetsuit, hooded neoprene vest, large BCD, regulator, octopus, gauges, large pair of fins, mask, snorkel, dive boots, dive gloves, beach towel, rash guard, pair of shorts, and 2 t-shirts to make sure they could stand by their promise of getting your dive gear and essentials in one bag.
The results of these tests weighed in at less than airline restrictions, which means it really can be done! The sturdy 420D nylon exterior provides protection from abrasions as well as stains and mildew, while interior and exterior compression straps ensure every piece stays in place during transport. A wide stance and low height coupled with super-glide wheels and reinforced wheel wells give this bag optimum stability and balance and make it easy to maneuver through airports. You can even complete the set with Akona’s Less Than 7 Lbs Carry On and Less Than 3 Lbs Duffel! Covered by a limited 2-year warranty.