Dive Rite Sidewinder Safety Reel

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Dive Rite Sidewinder Safety Reel features a compact side handle for more comfortable line retrieval, and is used by cave and wreck divers as a back-up reel, or by cavern divers as their primary navigation tool.

The Dive Rite Sidewinder Safety Reel features an injection molded polycarbonate spool with a lifetime replacement warranty against breakage, cracking or warping. Side handle reels feature an anti-fouling design that uses precision machined tolerances to ensure that line cannot slip between the spool and the handle. The side-mounted closed-end handle allows ambidextrous single-handed operation and the thumb screw is positioned to ride on the outer rim of the spool, allowing precise drag or complete lock down of the reel. The marine grade stainless steel axle and high quality aircraft grade aluminum frame are highly corrosion resistant. The black knurled lockdown screw has a low profile to prevent snagging, and is made of HDPE to prevent bimetallic galvanic corrosion between the screw and frame. All DR Sidewinder Safety Reels include a marine quality 316 stainless steel medium bolt snap, line stop bead and { 140 ft | 43 m } of #24 white nylon line. Also available is an upgrade to Dive Gear Express exclusive custom-made Hi-Viz Dacron Line, { 180 ft | 55 m } in your choice of Hi-Viz Orange or Glow-in-the-Dark line.

Dive Rite Sidewinder reels offer a couple of unique benefits associated with their design. The Dive Rite spools are held in place with an e-clip, making it a simple matter to remove and replace the spool. This means the diver can inventory spools loaded with several different types of line and quickly swap the line load in order to configure the reel for a specific mission. The design also means it is quick and easy to clear a reel jam by removing the spool. (The Dive Rite reels are not prone to jams, far from it, but we've yet to see the 'jam proof' reel. Reel jams occur regardless of brand or design because the proper function of any reel also depends, in part, on the skill of the user and sometimes just plain bad luck.)


Size #24 Line #36 Line Hi-Viz Line Diameter Spool Reel
Jump/Gap 50 ft | 15 m N/A 80 ft | 24 m 3.25 in | 8.3 cm 1.25 in | 2.2 cm 3.00 in | 7.6 cm
Safety/Deco 140 ft | 43 m 90 ft | 27 m 180 ft | 55 m 3.25 in | 8.3 cm 2.12 in | 5.4 cm 3.75 in | 9.5 cm
Primary 400 ft | 122 m 250 ft | 76 m 550 ft | 168 m 4.25 in | 10.8 cm 3.00 in | 7.6 cm 5.25 in | 13.3 cm
Explorer 900 ft | 274 m 550 ft | 168 m 1200 ft | 366 m 6.00 in | 15.2 cm 3.00 in | 7.6 cm 5.25 in | 13.3 cm
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SKU DR-RE52140x
Brand Dive Rite
Weight (lbs) 1.0000
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  1. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Weight pockets with clip closure



    My wife and I both dive a BP and wing and we bought these as I only need 6lbs three in each pocket and the wife use 10 lbs five in each the nice thing they have a tri glider on the back of the pocket so I don't have to work about a pocket sliding off my waist belt and the clip means not loosing a weight from the velcro coming loose and the weight falling out.
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