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    Transpac for carrying long distances

    I've recently been doing more shore entries, some of which require a bit of a walk. I'm using a standard bp/w on my Inspo, but am considering trying a transpac to make those long walks a bit more doable. Does anyone have any experience with the transpac? Does it really transfer the weight to the hips, like they advertise? Or is it mostly just a marketing thing, and I won't see any real benefit?

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    Re: Transpac for carrying long distances

    At least with doubles and singles the transpac harness hangs off your shoulders like a giant sack of potatoes. If anything its worse than a BP/W because there's no rigidity to the back parts at all. I have never seen or found a BC which carries weight like a backpack - on your hips.

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    Re: Transpac for carrying long distances

    Quote Originally Posted by rjack  View Original Post
    At least with doubles and singles the transpac harness hangs off your shoulders like a giant sack of potatoes. If anything its worse than a BP/W because there's no rigidity to the back parts at all. I have never seen or found a BC which carries weight like a backpack - on your hips.
    Back in the middle 90s I was using a transpac. Now I no longer do, and would not be happy if I had to go back to a transpac. Padded anything on a rig is like having 30lbs of extra fat, it doesn't do you any good and just gets in the way.

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    Re: Transpac for carrying long distances

    Quote Originally Posted by rjack  View Original Post
    At least with doubles and singles the transpac harness hangs off your shoulders like a giant sack of potatoes. If anything its worse than a BP/W because there's no rigidity to the back parts at all. I have never seen or found a BC which carries weight like a backpack - on your hips.
    Bummer. I was afraid of that. Figured if it really was worth all the hype, I would see a lot of people using them. Come to mention it, in 10 years of diving, I don't think I've ever actually seen a transpac in the wild. Huh.


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    Re: Transpac for carrying long distances

    I find them to be more comfortable than one piece harnesses for the longer treks, but you are sacrificing in water comfort and ease of use with them. Pros and cons

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