How do you carry your gear?

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How do you carry your gear?

Post by kineese » Sun May 28, 2017 6:01 pm

My dive gear bag (which was just a standard suitcase... not dive specific) has kicked the bucket after over a year of weekly abuse!

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What do you use to transport your gear? Would you change anything about it? How much did you pay for it?

Thanks!

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Gdog » Sun May 28, 2017 7:12 pm

For airline travel? I use a non descript roller bag from costco, that doesnt scream dive gear. I carry my regs and computer in my backpack as carryon. Less questions, less attention.

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by kineese » Sun May 28, 2017 7:27 pm

Sorry!
Around to dive sites (Shore dives and junk).
I've seen hockey bags, mobile tool boxes, big rubbermaids, etc. so I'm trying to figure out which direction I'm going next.

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Post by mz53480 » Sun May 28, 2017 7:31 pm

big rubbermaid tub.
Keeps the car dry & easy to wash gear in too.
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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by mpenders » Sun May 28, 2017 7:53 pm

Plano Sportsman's Trunk.

I used the 108qt sized one for several years. Great size for dive gear (longer fins fit inside it), has a lid AND wheels!:

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https://www.amazon.com/Plano-Heavy-Duty-Sportsmans-Trunk-Grey/dp/B017N98OGC/ref=pd_sim_200_3?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B017N98OGC&pd_rd_r=3A1SPA7691ZF1D78AEDC&pd_rd_w=x4nzH&pd_rd_wg=eaWXM&psc=1&refRID=3A1SPA7691ZF1D78AEDC

Plano finally came out with a couple of other sizes of this type of box. I found that my gear would fit inside the 68qt model. It's a little shorter in length, and fits the back of my suv without having to fold down the seat. Now I have room to bring kids/shore Sherpa's if desired.

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https://www.amazon.com/Plano-1719-00-68-Quart-Tote/dp/B00CW8N1AO/ref=pd_sbs_200_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00CW8N1AO&pd_rd_r=GNVS2G393N6QKVV1WTT0&pd_rd_w=4g4jP&pd_rd_wg=hVzJD&refRID=GNVS2G393N6QKVV1WTT0

I've found both of these boxes locally at Sportsman's Warehouse. The 108qt model could occasionally be found at various (not all) Home Depot stores.

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by mpenders » Sun May 28, 2017 7:57 pm

Oh - and dive weight in a separate heavy duty 2 gal bucket.

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Post by Gdog » Sun May 28, 2017 11:43 pm

One of these from home Depot....
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Tough, large enough to put all my gear in short of tanks and weights!

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Gdog » Sun May 28, 2017 11:45 pm

Penders, do you rent out the shore sherpas?

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by mpenders » Mon May 29, 2017 10:38 am

Had to scale back the operation. Excessive demand for refunds and escalating overhead expenses (aka: bribery) were hurting the bottom line. It was okay when I could negotiate with them individually, but then they threatened to form a union...

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Post by GearHead » Mon May 29, 2017 11:44 am

Something to note about the big rigid bins: While they work great for transporting gear in a personal vehicle, they take up way too much space on the deck of a dive charter. It's good to have separate bags for exposure gear (drysuit, hood, gloves) vs BCD regs, lights, etc. Some of our local charters have less space for gear than others, and big bins just won't fit in some spaces.


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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Scubie Doo » Mon May 29, 2017 12:51 pm

Depends on your rig. What are you driving?


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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by kineese » Mon May 29, 2017 7:37 pm

Scubie Doo wrote:Depends on your rig. What are you driving?


Driving? Subaru Outback hatchback, but sometimes I join the communal van out to the dive sites.
Now if that was a typo and you mean diving then I have both a backmount and sidemount set-up and choose which rig I'm using for that days dive plan.

Thanks for all the responses!

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Post by Gdog » Mon May 29, 2017 8:12 pm

mpenders wrote:Had to scale back the operation. Excessive demand for refunds and escalating overhead expenses (aka: bribery) were hurting the bottom line. It was okay when I could negotiate with them individually, but then they threatened to form a union...

You gotta break those unions. Lol. Good luck, and you can sleep on my couch if you need to lol

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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue May 30, 2017 6:30 am

kineese wrote:
Scubie Doo wrote:Depends on your rig. What are you driving?


Driving? Subaru Outback hatchback, but sometimes I join the communal van out to the dive sites.
Now if that was a typo and you mean diving then I have both a backmount and sidemount set-up and choose which rig I'm using for that days dive plan.

Thanks for all the responses!


I meant driving :). I have a Subaru too (don't dive out of the much though. But I think the smaller Plano box Penders mentioned would be ideal for you.


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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Norris » Tue May 30, 2017 12:24 pm

Yeah plastic bin goes in the car for driving, and a couple bags for boats.
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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Scubie Doo » Tue May 30, 2017 6:17 pm

The cool thing about the Plano box is that it has a rubber oring. This way your gear stays damp if you can't rinse right away. So you avoid any rust.


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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by pogiguy05 » Thu Jun 01, 2017 10:45 pm

My dive vehicle is a 2006 Ford F250 and I bolted this tool box to the side with 1/2 inch bolts. Why cause well you cant trust no one so they going to have to bring their game to take it.

Last time I went diving I actually put my tank/bcd/ and regs together and it fits nicely inside laying down. That way pull it out and ready to go. :supz:
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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by theonly_JT » Fri Jun 02, 2017 8:13 pm

+1 to the large Rubbermaid, very inexpensive and keeps the car dry. I got mine for like $10 from Target
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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by finnegankp » Wed Jun 07, 2017 1:03 am

+1 to Poiguy05. The roller tool totes are great for getting everything together, great for transport over various terrain to get to your setup spot, and can be used as a soak tub when you'd done and want to rinse your gear. They're fairly inexpensive (between $25-50 at Lowes and Home Depot).
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Re: How do you carry your gear?

Post by Nwcid » Wed Jun 28, 2017 12:08 am

I have 3 of the large Husky boxes and use them for all kinds of things, including scuba and they are great.

Most of the time it is like this,

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Post by stphnmartin » Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:41 pm

I love this tub with wheels. First one I had lasted 8 years.

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