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New Products from Apeks: MTX-R Sidemount Set & 60m Lifeline Spool

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Apeks have released the following new products:

MTX-R Sidemount Set

The MTX-R sidemount set is a super tough, rugged, high performance, go anywhere sidemount regulator configuration designed to meet the rigours of cold water and extreme sidemount diving. Highly reliable and easy to service out in the field, this is the ideal choice for expedition and exploration divers.

First stages
  • Over balanced for superior performance.
  • Compact environmentally sealed diaphragm system completely eliminating the maintenance issues associated with silicone, oil or grease filling.
  • Recommended for frequent use in cold or contaminated water.
  • Environmental over-moulded endcap & diaphragm that helps prevent ice build-up that can cause first stage free flow in extreme circumstances. Also protects the first stage from impact damage.
  • Double swivel hose for greater freedom of movement and comfort.
  • 5 x 3/8” UNF medium pressure ports & 2 x 7/16” UNF high pressure ports.
  • The 5th 3/8” UNF medium pressure port includes a protective bumper when not in use.

Part No(s): AP0100MTXR (Metric) AP0100MTXRIMP (Imperial)
Price: RRP £1360


60m Lifeline Spool

Inspired by technical diving and versatile enough to be used in a range of diving applications, the new 60m Lifeline spool features easy to grip flared sides to improve deployment and winding.

  • Unique flared design to allow ease of winding whilst wearing gloves and an outer grip for ease of use.
  • A large diameter centre hole for use in cold water whilst wearing gloves.
  • Colour coded to allow ease of identification of each size.
  • High quality, high visibility line.
  • Rugged construction.
  • High tensile line leader to avoid damage to main line when ‘tying off’.
  • Line swivel to prevent line entanglement and twisting.
  • Machined from one piece of aircraft grade aluminium.
  • Anodised coating.
  • Spool is not over-wound, enabling additional line to be added if required.
  • Includes stainless steel bolt snap.
  • Designed and manufactured in the UK.
  • Line is sewn instead of tied to increase strength.
  • Orange line, best for low light conditions.
  • Easy-release pull tabs.
Part No(s): AP0268/K
Price: RRP £80
Find out more information at www.apeksdiving.com

 

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SIZE MATTERS – Fourth Element make it personal

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Recognising the difficulty of knowing if a wetsuit or swimsuit is going to fit, Fourth Element’s team bares (nearly) all to help divers of all shapes and sizes find a suit that, well, suits.

Getting the right size wetsuit is not easy. Clothing sizes are far from standard – a size 10 from one brand is not the same as a size 10 from another. This is complicated yet further by different size charts in different countries, and for many women the frustration does not end there. If you can’t try a wetsuit on it’s almost impossible to know if it is going to fit and many dive shops don’t stock the full range of women’s sizes.

65% of the UK staff at fourth element are female, and like all women, they also face the daunting question when picking new gear of “what size do I need?!” whenever they are shopping. Where fourth element gear is concerned, they were determined to make things easier and give their customers the confidence they need. They compared their own experiences with customer feedback and decided to share their measurements and handy tips along with photos showing them wearing the products.

Of course, this is not representative of all body shapes but customers can now hopefully find a body shape and size close to one they identify with. They can also take advantage of the personal descriptions of the products and get an insider’s view of how the swimwear, undersuits and wetsuits feel to wear.

“Our philosophy has always been to create performance products which fit well and look great, and we are always striving to improve,” said Lauren Williams, Senior Designer. “Our design team is predominantly female; understanding how our products are worn and perform is critical to developing them in future.”

Fourth Element’s range of women’s dive wear spans from UK6 to UK20 but even this can be confusing, so the company is moving from the numbered size system to a universal system with sizes from XXS through to XXXL, to make it easier for customers across the world to identify the size that they need.

It’s not just the swimwear and dive wear that is becoming more accessible. The new Winter 2020 range of t-shirts and hoodies diverges from the usual classic shapes, into a range more relaxed and modern with simple designs that are wearable and flattering for all body shapes.

For a full line up of the team and the suits that they choose, visit https://life.fourthelement.com/size-matters/

For more information contact info@fourthelement.com

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Gear Maintenance: Episode 1 Masks – Sponsored by Dive Rite (Watch Video)

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Everything you need to know to make your scuba diving mask last a lifetime! Welcome to Gear Maintenance!

If you want to support Divers Ready! (for free!) support our sponsor for this series of videos: Dive Rite

To enter to win the ES155 Mask from Dive Rite, you need to:

  1. Subscribe to Divers Ready! if you haven’t already: https://www.youtube.com/c/diversready?sub_confirmation=1
  2. Enter the contest here: https://gleam.io/LOgJt/dive-rite-es155-mask-giveaway

A scuba diving mask is a seemingly simple piece of kit, but there are things that can wrong with it. Proper care, cleaning and preventative maintenance will help you keep your scuba mask in the best condition for years and years. We’ve packed this video full of hints and tips covering storage, protection, cleaning, defogging and maintenance to help you protect the investment you’ve made in your dive equipment.

Oh, and here’s the soft case I recommend. (Yes, this is an affiliate link. Purchases made through this link m ay earn me a small commission at no additional cost to you.)

Mask case: https://amzn.to/35b6Avj

Good luck to everyone!

D.S.D.O

James


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