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    CO2 dsmb

    Hi all

    Having had quite a lot of people recommend one to me, Iíve decided to give a CO2 DSMB a go... but there doesnít seem much choice

    After a quick google - the only one Iíve found is this https://www.divingproducts.co.uk/sho...product_id=376

    Is that it, or are there other brands to look out for?

    Tia

    Nick

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    There are other options but I would recommend the KT one you linked to. They also supply a replacement inflation mechanism which is handy as it is likely to fail from corrosion long before you wear out the bag

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    Quote Originally Posted by OrangeHead View Post
    There are other options but I would recommend the KT one you linked to. They also supply a replacement inflation mechanism which is handy as it is likely to fail from corrosion long before you wear out the bag
    Dunno about that. One of my KT bags is about 20% aquasure at the moment.

    They are a good product, just dont hang them sovewhere they snag when you are dragging yourself through wreck penetrations
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paulo View Post
    dont hang them sovewhere they snag when you are dragging yourself through wreck penetrations
    Haha fair enough, mine lives in a pocket so the salt is the main problem

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    Yeah the Kent Tooling bag seems to be the only one on the market at the moment. There used to be another company making them (Aquatec??).

    I'm surprised none of the bigger companies have had a go at it. Would just be a case of sticking an off the shelf inflator mechanism onto a bag and selling it for £100+

    The KT version has been fine for me for a good few years. It's now pretty faded and pink and I replace the mechanism every now and again for a couple of quid. Preferable to a crack bottle for me.

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    Had a look for a replacement one recently - as the others have said KT seem to be the only people so bought mine from them. (My local dive shop said at the time there's no demand for them any more.) If I remember correctly it wasn't obvious when I ordered online if you got any cylinders with it - but mine did actually come with a couple, so if you're using a a backup (like me) you shouldn't have to buy extras with it.

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    You have to wonder why there’s only one company making them...

    I thought they were more popular <shrugs>

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    Aquatec went out of business after a fire in the factory. as far as I know, KT are the only ones available nowadays.

    KT ones are very nice, but I would question whether the finishing touches like the black hemming around the seams is really necessary - the Aquatec ones were just seam welded and cut, and seemed to work just fine for about half the price.

    It's almost like there's a market opportunity for someone with an ultrasonic seam welder, some waterproof fabric and a supply of UML Mini CO2 cartridge holders.
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    Shame you can’t get the CO2 mechanism separately anywhere...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wardy_uk View Post
    Shame you can’t get the CO2 mechanism separately anywhere...
    They are £4 from KT iirc
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