The OMS Silicone Retraction Bands is a 12 pack of 33 cm (13 inch) long, 1/4 inch diameter silicone tubing is used in conjunction with any OMS wings that have retraction bands (compression straps). Great item to have in your save a dive kit. They are a great item, you will find yourself using them for a lot more than on just your wing.
If you have an OMS Wing with Retractor Bands and need a replacement set than this is what you're looking for. This set of 12 bands is made from durable elastomeric silicone rubber tubing and the bands are easy to install on your air cell. Retractor Bands are a must for increasing the deflation rate of the wing and also create a lower profile for the wing which is handy when diving in overhead, cave and wreck diving environments. The OMS Retractor Bands come with an installation guide.
OMS Retraction Bands (12 Pack) Black Features
- 12 Piece Set
- Each is 33 cm (13 in) long, 1/4 inch diameter
- Durable Elastomeric Silicone Rubber Tubing
- Easy to Install on Air Cell
- Must for Increasing Deflation Rate
- Create Lower Profile, Less Drag
- Handy when Diving Overhead, Cave and Wreck Environments
- Installation Guide
What are the benefits to using OMS Silicone Retraction Bands?
The unique OMS elastomeric bands assist in deflation, but still allow the diver to orally inflate the BC.
The bands typically retract the BC to a width less than the diver's shoulders greatly reducing Drag and Snag potential.
The bands evenly compress the BC, eliminating the massive air shift associated with non-banded BCs that typically occurs when changing body plane. By adding or eliminating bands in different parts of the BC, the diver can adjust:
Lateral trim to compensate for stage bottles, cameras, etc.
Horizontal trim e.g. head up, down or level.