Regulator Double Braided Flex Hose

Rating:
99% of 100
As low as $17.95
In Stock
SKU
DX-7034xx
Our double braided flex low pressure regulator hoses are kink resistant and made specifically for scuba diving with chromed brass fittings.

Regulator Double Braided Flex Hose

Regulator Double Braided Flex Hoses
Regulator Double Braided Flex Hoses
  • Double-braiding resists snags and abrasions
  • Kink resistant with chromed brass fittings
  • More flexible - 1/3 lighter - UV resistant
  • 3/8-inch male to 1st stage - 9/16-inch female to 2nd
  • All hoses are Nitrox Ready

Dive Gear Express regulator flex hoses are constructed with an inner lining of High Syntactic Polyvinyl Chloride. HS-PVC is a member of the TPE family of plastics. The inner lining is reinforced with an inner sheath of braided fiber and an outer jacket of braided filament. External double-braiding better resists the snags and abrasions encountered in diving. Double braided hoses are much more flexible, a third lighter, UV & kink resistant and enormously stronger. All these hoses are Nitrox Ready.

The typical low pressure regulator hose is a 3/8-inch male at the end that screws into the first stage LP port, and at the other end you'll find a 9/16-inch female that screws onto the second stage regulator body. Our most popular regulator hose lengths are approximately {22 in | 56 cm} for backup regulators, {26 in | 66 cm} long for sport regulators, {40 in | 102 cm} for octo/stage/deco regulators, and {7 ft | 2.1 m} for technical regulators.

These hoses have a rated working pressure of {1,500 PSI | 102 BAR} and a burst pressure rating of {6,000 PSI | 408 BAR}.

More Information
SKU DX-7034xx
Weight (lbs) 0.3500
Brand DGX
Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
  1. 1 person found the following review helpful
    nice hose for the money

    By

    on

    I've bought many of these over the years and always been satisfied with the quality and durability.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
  2. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Good hose

    By

    on

    Good hose great price and verry flexible and lightweight
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
  3. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Regulator and inflator hoses

    By

    on

    Hoses are working out perfectly as expected. No adapters needed for Poseidon first stage attach point and fit to omega II second stage. Inflator fit right to the trans pac. Very satisfied with purchase, shipping and follow up from DGE. Thanks guys and gals.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
  4. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Regulator Double Braded Flex Hose

    By

    on

    Purchased to test different hose routing options for my sidemount rig. Hoses were exactly as described, reasonably priced and functioned as expected. They routed as expected and dived well. I have no hesitation to purchase again in I need different lengths in the future.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
  5. 1 person found the following review helpful
    Great Shop, Prices, and Selection

    By

    on

    Dive Gear Express is the best place to buy hoses. Best prices, selection, and service. if you are not sure what you need, they will give you best advise to help improve your diving experience.
    Comment Was this review helpful to you? Thank you for your feedback! You already voted Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
See all 52 reviews
Post a comment as
Only registered users can write comments. Please, Sign in or create an account
Only registered users can write reviews. Please, Sign in or create an account
Tek Tip Warning Image WARNING

Keep in mind that all SCUBA hoses will fail sooner or later either due to age, storage conditions or handling. Scuba hoses, regardless of brand and materials, require some minimal care. Do not allow hoses to receive prolonged exposure sunlight, as the heat and UV from strong sunlight will significantly shorten the life of the hose. Do not attempt to flush the inside of the hose with any form of solvent or other chemical, new hoses are factory clean and if you have any reason to think they are no longer clean then the hose should be replaced. Prior to every dive trip you should always pressurize and inspect your hoses for mechanical damage, corroded fittings, bulges and leaks. Dive Gear Express suggests replacing all SCUBA hoses every five years or 500 dives, whichever comes first.

Choosing the Best Regulator Hose Length

The most common hose length found on the primary SCUBA regulator is about {28 to 30 in | 71 to 76 cm}. For many divers, this hose is too long and will cause the hose to "bow out," and create unnecessary drag and tug on the mouth. This makes for an uncomfortable dive, particularly in current. Some divers and even manufacturers attempt to improve the situation by making the hose even longer and perhaps adding a 360° swivel - which usually makes the problem even worse. Many of our our experienced divers choose the slightly shorter length of a {26 in | 66 cm} flex hose, feeling it is more comfortable with less drag and pull.

Increasingly we see our experienced single tank divers using a {40 in | 1 m} hose routed under their arm with the primary regulator on 90° swivel and use a shorter {22 in | 56 cm} hose for the backup regulator. The backup regulator is hung on a necklace directly below the chin. The { 40 in | 1 m } hose is also the common choice for the alternate regulator used on traditional sport diving "octopus" configurations. It is the most popular length for technical diving stage and deco regulators as well.

Many advanced divers and instructors believe the common hose lengths are too short in out-of-air situations and now use a much longer hose, often { 60 in | 1.5 m } for those who dive open water exclusively. Technical divers have adopted a length of { 84 in | 2.1 m } for overhead environments.

About Us    Contact Us

Conditions of Use    Privacy Notice   

© Copyright 2009 to 2018 Dive Gear Express®
Message Icon