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Tag Archive: modifications


Hollis-SMS100-Modified-Andy-Davis-sidemount

Hollis SMS100 Sidemount Modifications by Andy Davis I regularly have sidemount students  bring the Hollis SMS100 for their courses. The SMS100 is a good sidemount rig, but it is a ‘convertible’ backmount / sidemount system – so it definitely benefits from some ‘sidemount focused’ modification.  Also, it is a rig that primarily caters for cold-water […]

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Modifications Waist Buckle

XDeep Stealth 2.0 – Modifications – Low Profile Waist Buckle by Andy Davis This is a relatively cosmetic modification to the XDeep Stealth 2.0, but it’s something I’ve done on all my different sidemount rigs (6 and counting…). I got the idea after using the Razor 2, which has a two-piece low profile buckle.  Most […]

XDeep Stealth Modifications Crotch Bungee 2

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Modifications : Crotch Bungee by Andy Davis Whilst I am a big fan of the XDeep Stealth 2.0 sidemount system, I always thought that the crotch bungee method of securing the bottom of the wing was less than ideal. With thin exposure protection, it could be uncomfortable (thinking board shorts here….).   […]

XDeep Stealth 2.0 Classic – Modifications – Redundant Buoyancy by Andy Davis The XDeep Stealth 2.0 is a very highly regarded sidemount BCD system.  Unfortunately, it does not come with an option for redundant buoyancy, which is a feature that some wetsuit / warm-water technical divers might desire. It is also a requirement, absent the […]