Zippers or Velcro Pockets

Friday, June 27, 2008 2:22 | Filled in Dive Gear, Dive Logs

Tonight I sprung a leak.  I was diving Veterans Park at Redondo Beach when my DUI TLS350 left me with a foot full of water.  The good news is that I was able to test my new ScubaPro MK25/s600 regulator and my new Atomic Mouthpiece .  I bought the new regulator from Ocean Adventures Dive Co. last weekend.  I love my new MK25 and I’m using the leak as an excuse to get pockets put on my drysuit.

 So what do I choose, zippers or velcro for the pockets?  Halcyon has both but I want to save time and money by going with DUI.  Good advice welcome.

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5 Comments to Zippers or Velcro Pockets

  1. Dana says:

    July 16th, 2008 at 1:49 pm

    Probably too late to answer, but…. Get the velcro…

  2. admin says:

    July 20th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Unfortunately i chose zippers before i had much time to ask around. It seems the tech guys prefer Velcro since it cant’ jam. Live and learn.

    I got my suit back a few days ago. I’m super excited to try it out with the new seals.

  3. scuba island says:

    August 26th, 2008 at 10:53 pm


    I just came across your website and saw this article. Sorry to hear about your BC. In regards to zippers vs velcro, I would definitely go zippers. Not only do they not wear out like velcro, you will be much less likely to lose stuff.

    I have just started a new site, where I plan to cover this type of stuff. If you get a chance, check it out!

  4. Scuba Diving Blog by Neutral Dive Gear says:

    September 14th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    I’d have to agree with Scuba Island… zippers last longer and retain equipment much better.

    Sorry to hear about your BC.

    Also be sure to check out our latest post: The Wait is Over!!!



  5. The Scuba Site says:

    October 27th, 2008 at 6:16 am

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