Elastic Hose Retainer
These hose retainers are made of a special neoprene-foam-infused material which resists rolling and tearing but still provides adequate stretch. Some divers prefer EPDM hose retainers (available here), while others prefer these elastic hose retainers because they feature a webbing loop which makes it easier to grip them (especially with gloves).
Hoses on your stage and deco cylinders should be neatly stowed and streamlined. This helps reduce drag as well as the risk of entanglement. Some divers use a single hose retainer but we prefer to use 2 retainers per cylinder (especially for CCR bailout cylinders). We use 1 retainer at the top, near the shoulder of the cylinder, and another at the bottom, just above the cylinder clamp.
- Small: Cylinders around 14 cm (5.5 in) diameter (AL30, AL40)
- Large: Cylinders around 18 cm (7 in) diameter (AL80)