Tech Buttplate


When sidemounting stage tanks or rebreather bailout bottles, buttplate rails can be difficult to access if backmounted gear covers them up. Problem solved with our Tech Buttplate. Its rectangular shape places tank attachment points at the edge of the diver's body, while outrigger hardware is easy to find due to its orientation facing outwards on the plate. Tech Buttplate can be mounted to harness by using either the two 2" webbing loops, or using two stainless steel assembly screws (included). Tech Buttplate includes a 2" webbing loop for crotch strap routing. A total of seven (7) stainless steel grommets allow for several mounting options for accessories. Made in the USA.

  • Buttplate made of reinforced nylon to provide the proper amount of rigidity to hold tanks in position and eliminate sag.
  • Two stainless steel handles are used for tank attachment.
  • Includes two stainless steel assembly screws for securing buttplate to backplate.
  • Seven (7) stainless steel grommets for accessory mounting.
  • Accommodates any size crotch strap
  • 1.3lbs (590g)
  • Made in USA
  • Stainless steel grommets give multiple options for mounting accessories such as lift bags, surface marking tubes, etc.
  • Bungee loops (not included) can be tied thru grommet holes as an additional method of securing accessories.
  • The O2ptima rebreather harness comes with offset D-rings for clipping bailout bottles. We recommend using the offset D-rings to clip bungees for sidemounting the bailout, along with a Tech Buttplate for streamlining.


Stainless Steel XT Backplate
Dive Rite's stainless steel XT backplate is one of the few backplates that is made in the USA. All Dive Rite backplates are laser cut and individually finished by hand

Dive Rite is the pioneering creator of technical SCUBA diving equipment for advanced, wreck and cave diving. Our Catalog is vast, ranging from backplates, harnesses and wings (BCDs) to regulators, lights, drysuits and rebreathers. To purchase Dive Rite technical dive gear, find a dealer near you. Also, see the Tech Tour schedule to learn if the Dive Rite team will be near you soon.