TransPac Classic


Inspired by a remote dive exploration in Japan where divers had to hike their heavy gear through dry portions of cave to get to the underwater sumps. The explorers also needed the versatility to switch their gear configuration from backmount to sidemount to single tanks (flexibility that a traditional hard backplate does not offer). Designed like a backpack, the TransPac Classic disperses weight across the hips and back, minimizing shoulder strain. Adjustable straps adapt to a wide variety of exposure suits and means easy donning and doffing. A soft backplate accommodates sidemount diving, yet gives appropriate support for single tanks, double tanks or rebreathers. Slots in the backplate fit standard 36-inch cam straps (included) for single tank diving. The modular design allows for customization using an assortment of pockets and accessories, depending on the needs and desires of the individual diver. The TransPac Classic is [continued]

lightweight and flattens easily into a suitcase for travel. The TransPac is designed to be used with any wing in the Dive Rite line. Made in the U.S.A.

Please note: The Dive Rite TransPac Classic is not designed to be worn with a metal backplate. Please see Tips for more information.

  • Soft backplate is constructed of 1000 denier ballistic nylon fabric for tear and abrasion resistance.
  • Two-inch (50mm) nylon webbing rated at 7,000 lbs breaking strength forms the shoulder straps and waistband.
  • Four 2-inch D-rings on each shoulder strap are slightly bent for improved access and placement can be adjusted. Note: Sizes XS, Small and Medium have one 2-inch D-ring per shoulder strap due to space limitations.
  • Six 1-inch D-rings on each side of the harness provide attachment points for light canisters, pony bottles, lift bags and other equipment.
  • Grommet mounting holes slide over bolt kit when diving doubles and help diver set trim
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  • Marine Grade 316 stainless steel hardware is used throughout including: (6) 1-inch D-rings, (2) bent D-rings on each shoulder strap (Note: Sizes XS, Small and Medium have one 2-inch D-ring per shoulder strap) and (2) waist D-rings, pivot rings, belt buckle, cam strap buckles, and side plates.
  • Shoulder straps feature pivot rings at chest level for comfort, fit, and load distribution.
  • Acetyl resin engineered plastic quick release buckles on the shoulders for easy doff and don.
  • One-inch nylon webbing rated at 2,200 lbs breaking strength and a Delrin® 1-inch quick release buckle are used for a chest strap.
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  • Narrow, stainless steel base plates allow the shoudler straps to be individually sized in accordance with diver stature. Plates should ride behind the side of the diver on the waistbelt. Their narrow profile makes it easier to place weight pockets over the base plates or add a D-ring to the plate.
  • Crotch strap D-ring for attaching optional 1-inch, 1.5-inch or 2-inch crotch strap.
  • Includes (2), 2-inch nylon webbing cam straps with stainless steel buckles for mounting harness to single tanks. Cam straps are standard 36-inches in length.
  • XS:4 lbs 4 oz (1.92kg), Sm:4 lbs 4 oz (1.95kg), Med:4 lbs 8 oz (2.054kg), Lg:4 lbs 12 oz (2.15kg), XL:4 lbs 14 oz (2.20kg), XLT:5 lbs (2.29kg), XXL:4.93lb (2.23kg),
  • Made in U.S.A.
  1. To avoid the tank hitting the back of the head, use a crotch strap. Also, lower the tank on the back by setting the cam straps at the top shoulder of the tank.
  2. When diving double tanks, a hard backplate is not necessary. Use BC2084 TransPac stabilizing plates instead.Note: The TransPac is not designed to be worn with a metal backplate. When the TransPac first debuted on the market in 1995, cold water divers wanted the fit of the TransPac with the added weight of a metal plate. They would sandwich a metal backplate in between the TransPac and the wing to give them more weight to counterbalance thick undergarments. Dive Rite developed the TransPlate in response to this need. The TransPlate gives the same comfort and support as the TransPac, yet allows divers to use the harness with a metal backplate.

TransPac: How to adjust sideplates for the best fit

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16LB QB Weight Pocket
New and improved! The release handle is now reversed and we've added a Velcro tab for extra security, keeping internal pouches from rolling when mounted horizontally. The 16lb Quick Buckle (QB) Weight Pockets consist of an insert pocket that easily releases when the handle is pulled and a holster that stays securely on the waist belt

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