Take a look at gear being used by top sidemount divers around the world and you will see the XDeep Stealth 2.0 Tec.
I am very happy with my Fourth Element Bio-Mapped Argonaut 2.0 Drysuit. The bio-mapping process is as easy as a few pictures and your suit is designed to fit you.
After upgrading from an basic entry level type dive computer, using my Shearwater Teric has been an amazing experience.
If you are looking for a single cylinder wing look no further than the XDeep NX Zen
My Fourth Element J2 Baselayer thermals are worth every penny. They breath really well and I wouldn't go without them.
The Shearwater Perdix AI is an excellent primary or back-up computer. It can also seamlessly interface with the Air Integrated Sensors that are used with the Teric
If you still like carrying all your breathing gas on your back, definitely check out the XDeep NX Project
Depending on the environment that I am diving in, my top layer of thermals will either be Fourth Element Xerotherm, Arctic, or Arctic Expedition.
My Surface Marker Buoy's are Mares XR Surface Markers which are a closed design. Closed SMB's are better than Open SMBs in that they don't accidentally deflate on the surface.
A bolt snap is just a bolt snap until you try the XDeep Bolt Snaps.
The Apeks MTX-R Sidemount Set is a great for sidemount with the swivel turret and great cold water performance.
The Ocean Reef Space Extender is super comfortable in cold Canadian water to warm Carribean water.
The Paralenz is an amazing camera that does not require colour filters and can even watermark your video with depth and temperature. A great piece of kit!
The DJI Osmo Action is our newest camera and we are looking forward to a comparison video between the Paralenz and Osmo Action.
Telling an underwater story is only part of the overall story, there is always a topside story to go with it which often requires more gear.
Currently, my primary fins are Apeks RK3 however I do alternate frequently with my back-up fins.
After trying many different tank straps, we believe D°Luxe Dive Gear Tank Straps are the best. Check them out!
My current back-up fins are Mares Avanti Quattro + which are a great fin for me.
Leave the big dive knives to the movies. The Eezycut line cutters should be a must-have in every divers kit. I have two with me on every dive.
The UK HangAir Drysuit / Wetsuit Hanger has a built in fan to quickly dry your suits.
A collapsible pool may seem strange but it really is a great way to clean all your dive gear before bringing it into the house. When you're done, the pool folds up nice and compact.
After every dive, my hood, gloves, and Drysuit all get cleaned with Revivex Wetsuit + Drysuit Shampoo.
Even after diving in fresh water, my BCD always gets washed and cleaned.
Quite often I will go away for a multi-day diving trip. The Pro-Cleaner works amazing well for my thermals, jacket and hats.
After watching divers in Iceland using Woolpower, I had to try it for myself. With a 200 g/m² base layer and either 400 or 600 g/m² top layer, these socks from Woolpower are amazing!
Staying hydrated has been noted as an important factor in avoid Decompression Illness. Rather than a sugary sports drink, try adding a Nuun tablet to your water.
You may think it's weird but I use a super strong Yeti Loadout Bucket for my regs. With a grit guard in the bottom, and lid on top, every time I get out of the water, my regs are safe until the next trip.
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