DGX Ultimate Hogarthian Harness

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DX-201205A
The DGX premium Ultimate Hogarthian Harness kit includes a lot of quality extras: webbing sleeves for improved abrasion resistance, crotch strap with neoprene comfort sleeve, durable neoprene elastic bands, additional webbing slides to support a variety of assembly options, extra buckle for securing light canister or accessory pocket, snap line and of course a copy of our very detailed assembly and fitting instructions.
Metal Backplate, knife and waistbelt sheath not included, sold separately.

DGX Ultimate Hogarthian Harness

DGX Ultimate Hogarthian Harness
DGX Ultimate Hogarthian Harness
  • The hogarthian harness is a continuous piece of { 2 in | 5 cm } webbing
  • This is a classic DIR/GUE minimalist system
  • Includes all hardware and crotch strap
  • Includes assembly instrcutions
  • NOTE: Metal Backplate, knife and Waistbelt Sheath not included

The hogarthian harness is a continuous piece of { 2 in | 5 cm } webbing that has a total of five D-rings: one at each shoulder, one on the left waist, one at the rear of the crotch strap, plus, the one at the front. The left shoulder has a bungee loop that can be tied to any user preferred size for use in retaining the BC inflation hose assembly. The combination of the left shoulder and waist D-rings are used for carrying stage and deco bottles. The SPG is also clipped to the waist D-ring. The crotch strap front D-ring is used when being towed by a DPV. The rear D-ring is used to carry additional equipment such as reels. The right shoulder D-ring is used to clip the head of the primary canister light, and also the primary long hose second stage regulator following gas switches. Backup lights are clipped to each of the shoulder D-rings and held in place by the elastic bands.

For Hogarthian Harness Assembly Instructions Click Here

Ultimate Hogarthian Harness Kit Contents

  • Nylon webbing harness (Continuous with S/S grommet at center and tubular webbing sleeves)    
  • Nylon webbing crotch strap (Sewn-in D-ring on front, rear bent D-ring and belt slide, and abrasion sleeve)    
  • 2 bent shoulder D-rings
  • 1 straight waist D-ring
  • 5 serrated belt slides
  • 1 S/S belt buckle
  • 4 neoprene elastic bands
  • 4 tubular webbing sleeves
  • 1 plastic belt buckle
  • 1 bungee cord loop
  • { 10 ft | 3 m } of #24 cave line
  • Assembly instructions

NOTE: Metal Backplate, knife and Waistbelt Sheath not included.

The nylon harness webbing has been carefully selected and is soft enough for comfort yet stiff enough to keep it's shape for ease of doff and don. To minimize wear, the harness also features tubular nylon webbing sleeves where the webbing would normally be in contact with the metal plate. The tubular sleeves woven through plate slots also serve to hold the straps in position. Optionally you may choose not to use the tubular sleeves and two additional belt slides are included because some divers prefer to rig the harness with belt slides behind the lower slots instead of the sleeves.

Divers commonly use rubber or EPDM bike tire inner tube as elastic bands to hold their backup lights in place. Unfortunately, tire inner tube is not durable and some divers prefer to have a spare second band. Our kit includes neoprene elastic bands that are proven exceptionally reliable. However, the kit includes additional elastic bands for those who prefer two elastic bands on each side.

Stainless-steel snap clips are used in a variety of ways with technical diving equipment configurations. The hogarthian method to attach the clip to most objects is to tie it on with braided nylon line (aka cave line). This is because nylon line is tough enough to withstand a great deal of abuse, yet can be easily cut in an emergency if the clip is jammed or entangled. A length of #24 braided nylon line is included for tying snap clips to your equipment as appropriate so they may be clipped to the D-rings.

See our separate article titled How to Attach a Snap for instructions.

More Information
SKU DX-201205A
Weight (lbs) 2.5000
Size One Size
Brand DGX
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  1. DGX Ultimate Hogarthian Harness

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    The harness is great - comes with the right stiffness of webbing, and ALL of the hardware needed to set it up - even small details like a length of bungee for the BC inflator keep, and some cave line to attach bolt snaps to the SPG and back-up lights. The sewn-in crotch D-ring is my personal fav - I find adjusting that is often very frustrating! My only quibble - the bent D-rings could be bent a little more. Overall, a great harness!
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    I decided - a pure luxury, I admit, to get another back plate and harness and leave it permanently adjusted for wetsuit cave diving, as opposed to altering the fit of the harness I use for coldwater diving in a drysuit. I ordered the DGX harness as a bit of a test. The webbing on my primary harness is extremely stiff, and wanted slightly softer webbing for the wetsuit. When the harness arrived, I checked it out and installed it on the spare back plate I had waiting for it. The webbing is perfect - not too stiff and not too soft! It also came with ALL the hardware and then some, for setting it up. Couldn't be happier with it. Awesome harness!
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  3. Very good series

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    Good product, good price and very good customer service.
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    Great quality and price, if I ever buy another backplate I'll definitely buy this harness again
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  5. Great operation!

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    Every experience with DGX has been superb.
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The Origin of Hogarthian Configuration

The hogarthian equipment configuration is a minimalist approach to dive gear that was originally conceived by Bill Hogarth Main and refined in the 1990's over an enormous body of dives including the cave exploration dives of the Wakulla Karst Plains Project (WKPP). The hogarthian configuration has been incorporated into holistic philosophies of diving such as Doing It Right (DIR) and the curriculum of several dive training agencies. Every piece of equipment has been considered in a synergistic relationship to every other, resulting in a configuration where carefully selected components along with the skills of the diver are integrated into a complete system. There is no latitude for 'personal preference' in the hogarthian configuration. However, refinements continue with benefit of experience, advancements in technology and availability of products tailored for the hogarthian diver. Adopted by exploration divers of all types, many expert divers view the hogarthian configuration as exceptionally streamlined, safe and relatively inexpensive.

The hogarthian equipment configuration is always a balanced rig, meaning the diver is properly weighted with a minimal amount of compensation lift to maintain neutral buoyancy. The balanced hogarthian diver is never so heavy that they require lift from the BC to ascend, and they can always swim to the surface in event of BC failure. The distribution of weight and lift on the hogarthian diver is also balanced in order to be able to easily maintain proper trim. Balance is achieved with a carefully selected combination of the cylinders, backplate, wing, exposure suit and other equipment. The most common configuration is 8-inch diameter steel cylinders with a harness, aluminum plate, wing and a drysuit. Another popular configuration is 7.25-inch diameter aluminum cylinders with a harness, steel backplate, wing and a wetsuit.



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