Smart Trends: Four Advances in Dive Gear That You Should Know About
Travel Gear: With lightweight regs, travel BCs and compact fins, it’s never been easier to pack more gear into less space — without impacting performance.
Tec-Lite: The line between “tec” and “rec” is blurring, a good thing for recreational divers who want some of the capabilities — or just the bad-to-the-bone look — of technical gear.
LED Domination: LED lights have improved so quickly, they’re forcing out even HID technology with smaller, lighter, brighter and longer-burning systems.
Better Budget Gear: Manufacturers are filling out the mid- and entry-level price ranges in their lines, offering more technology for less investment.
Top Innovations: Three Breakthrough Products We Can’t Wait to Try
DUI Electric DiveWear: Battery-powered jumpsuit, boot and glove combo delivering ice-diving warmth without Michelin Man bulk.
Mares Hybrid MRS Plus: A BC with solid backpack stability and comfort that packs easily when folded in half.
Nautilus Lifeline: Combination VHF marine radio and GPS — plus a strobe — creating the ultimate surface-signaling device.