Spearfishing weight belts

Spearfishing weight belt:

There are a few options when it comes to weighting yourself for the purpose of freediving and spearfishing.

By far the most popular is the rubber weight belt but it is a little more expensive than the nylon versions you see around.

While the nylon versions certainly get the job done on a budget they do have some down sides.  Firstly the actual weights are more prone to sliding out of position while out at sea.  It’s not a huge problem but does get annoying after a while.

The biggest benefit of a rubber belt is that it has elastic properties over its ridged counterpart.  This is handy because it reduces the belts tendency to slip up your chest while diving south.  Your body compresses the deeper you go and having that elastic property reduces this annoying habit.

Remember that all belts are worn low, around the hips so it doesn’t restrict your breathe up.  Something else you can buy to stop your belt riding up your chest is a strap that goes from the front of your belt, between your legs and attached to the back of your belt. We don’t currently sell them but they are well worth looking out for and are a cheap solution to the problem if it bothers you.

We sell two versions of the rubber weight belt. A lighter cheaper, version by Riffe and a more heavy duty version by Rob Allen in the belt buckle style. Both belts are fantastic and we use them both for ourselves and the courses. Durable with the right amount of stretch to be effective.

Weight vests – these are handy for people who like to spread out the weight distribution to more points on the body than just the hips.  It can also help if you struggle to duck dive as there is more weight on the upper part of your body.  Purist free divers often wear neck weights to help them glide through the water at the best angle without having to assert any energy to correct their body position.

The down side to weight vests is that they are often not quick release so this should really be checked before purchase.

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Spearfishing weight belt:

There are a few options when it comes to weighting yourself for the purpose of freediving and spearfishing.
By far the most popular is the rubber weight belt but it is a little more expensive than the nylon versions you see around.

While the nylon versions certainly get the job done on a budget they do have some down sides.  Firstly the actual weights are more prone to sliding out of position while out at sea.  It’s not a huge problem but does get annoying after a while.

The biggest benefit of a rubber belt is that it has elastic properties over its ridged counterpart.  This is handy because it reduces the belts tendency to slip up your chest while diving south.  Your body compresses the deeper you go and having that elastic property reduces this annoying habit.

Remember that all belts are worn low, around the hips so it doesn’t restrict your breathe up.  Something else you can buy to stop your belt riding up your chest is a strap that goes from the front of your belt, between your legs and attached to the back of your belt. We don’t currently sell them but they are well worth looking out for and are a cheap solution to the problem if it bothers you.

We sell two versions of the rubber weight belt. A lighter cheaper, version by Riffe and a more heavy duty version by Rob Allen in the belt buckle style. Both belts are fantastic and we use them both for ourselves and the courses. Durable with the right amount of stretch to be effective.

Weight vests – these are handy for people who like to spread out the weight distribution to more points on the body than just the hips.  It can also help if you struggle to duck dive as there is more weight on the upper part of your body.  Purist free divers often wear neck weights to help them glide through the water at the best angle without having to assert any energy to correct their body position.

The down side to weight vests is that they are often not quick release so this should really be checked before purchase.