November 1st, 2010
When sidemount diving the light canister sometimes needs alternative mounting solutions. The Nomad has 1-inch D-rings to butt mount canisters on the bottom of the rig, but I haven’t liked wearing my light there because the canister flops around due to play between the quick links and strap. I personally like to have the canister stay in one place, so I’ve continued to wear my light on the waist belt in front of the sidemount bottle. The drawback with this mounting is that you end up with excess light cord that you have to deal with.
Recently, while diving Telford I discovered our Quick Belt Mount (LT6090) is the best solution for butt mounting the canister. I attached it to the 2-inch crotch strap above the accessory D-ring. The light stays firmly in place, I have just the right amount of light cord and if I get into a tight spot I can release the canister.