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Old 09-24-2007, 02:56 AM   #1
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Regs & gauges in your carry on

I have a reg bag which they'll fit into but thought I might save on space and weight by just wrapping them up in clothing or something that I'll already be taking. What do other people do?
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:24 AM   #2
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I gutted a hard-sided brief case which will hold 3 sets of regulators for my wife and I after partial disassembly. I disconnect some hoses so they lay flat. On most flights, it does not count as a carry-on; so I can still load up a backpack with masks and some other gear. If I take a pony reg or a 3rd spare, they go in checked luggage with some clothing for protection.
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:26 AM   #3
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We always carry our regs/computers on (and the camera/housing). Not worth having it get lost or damaged in checked luggage, though I do know folks who always check regs (not computer) and they've always been fine
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Old 09-24-2007, 07:29 AM   #4
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I bought a reg bag made by Armor, I fit 2 sets of regs in there with other stuff that I need and put it under the seat in front of me. Since on my last vacation the airline lost a bag for a day I'm looking to add a rolling backpack so I don't get my diving delayed. Lucky for me this was a non-diving trip!
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:52 AM   #5
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If you are trying to save on the weight/space I think protecting your computer and guages would be your main concern. I use a heavy duty sports sock (the ones with the cushion padding) for my computer.
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Old 09-24-2007, 09:56 AM   #6
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I always carry regs in a reg bag that is in my carry on bag...I feel like ther is a double layer of protection and its always with me. I like having the reg bag inside my carry on so its no so obvious there is an expensive scuba reg inside.
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I always carry on my regs in a reg bag and my mask in my other carry on. My other gear can take the abuse of the baggage handlers but I don't want my regs being beat up. Also if my bags are lost I can rent a bp/w and fins and I am back in business.
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Here's my carry on bag. Probably the same 1 as Nitrox Scuba Diver. It's big enough to carry 2 full reg sets, log book, travel documents, change of clothes, and maybe a snack or 2. I also carry any sea sickness medication, lights, and computer.

I just wish it had wheels.
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Here's my carry on bag. Probably the same 1 as Nitrox Scuba Diver. It's big enough to carry 2 full reg sets, log book, travel documents, change of clothes, and maybe a snack or 2. I also carry any sea sickness medication, lights, and computer.

I just wish it had wheels.
If you buy the roller bag then the reg bag will "hang" on the handle and sit on top of the other bag..tada. I know more money spent.

I've got the same bag and love it. plenty of room for other items and you can still carry another bag or back pack without penalty. Some will argue about this but as far as I know the airlines allow you one carry one PLUS a personal bag..computer, purse, diaper bag, etc. So basically you can have two. Just don't get them too big or the frown upon that.
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Old 09-24-2007, 02:26 PM   #10
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I put regs in carry on using clothing to protect. It's always seemed a reg bag would allow for less other stuff in the carry on. My console came with small padded cases that slip over it and I slip neoprene socks over the 2nd stages. (The neoprene socks are also backups in case my booties jumped overboard, I would at least have something.)

That said, I've been thinking of trying some kind of reg bag inside the carryon, as what I do now makes for a messy packing job, and even worse repacking when the bag gets searched, which seems to be happening a lot lately.
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