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Aqua Quick Release Coil Lanyard

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Aqua Quick Release Coil Lanyard Posted in: Below $100, Other Accessories

In terms of accessories, any diver with more than one piece of handheld gear — dive light, camera, tool(s) — needs something more than just a clip and a D-ring. To keep such items handy, it’s best to have them at hand. Having a camera, for example, floating several inches away is a lot handier than having it attached to a D-ring at the waist, and having multiple items attached to your wrist by lanyards is anything but handy.

That is where items like the Aqua Quick Release Coil Lanyard come in. The design is simple, relying on tried-and-tested parts. A dive clip and key ring on either end serve as attachment points, and in the middle is a springy coil and a strap with a quick-release buckle. The buckle and strap restrains the coil until you need it. Push on the buckle to separate it, and the coil is free to be pulled out to a distance of 36 inches. For extra freedom, the dive clip is mounted on a swivel.

Owners have given this item almost uniformly high marks for ease of use, durability, and keeping things handy.

Average Price: $20