The Apeks XTX200 is a coldwater-certified heavy-duty scuba regulator that features a solid design, great value and is totally indestructible.
I have used mine (I own several) on literally thousands of dives and not once has any of them failed me, experienced a freeze or not worked properly.
Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Apeks XTX200 test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.
What We Like
- Coldwater certified
- Never freezes
- 100% reliable
- Great hose routing for backmount
- Rubber turn knob (good for your hands)
Reasons to Avoid
- Hose routing could be better for sidemount
What could be improved
- Add an additional 5th port as default
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In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.
The Apeks XTX series is one of the best scuba regulator series in 2024 and the XTX200 is its flagship model.
It looks cool, works flawlessly, and if you dive backmount, the hose routing is super clean, as well.
ALL regulators at Social Diving are XTX200 and we will probably never get anything else for our students or staff.
It has been around for a long time and has seen some design changes, however, it is one of the most-sold diving regulators ever made for good reasons.
I really like the rubber knob to screw in the regulator into the tank valve. It’s such a nice touch as it will save your hands from hurting, especially in the winter when your fingers are cold.
It makes the entire regulator feel even more valuable which is exactly why the Apeks XTX200 is the flagship model.
Yes, there is the MTX series, as well as the Tungsten…but unless you are planning an ice diving expedition to Antarctica or prefer the design over the XTX200 I see no reason to upgrade.
If you want an absolute workhorse of a scuba regulator, get the Apeks XTX200.
The Apeks XTX200 is one of the best scuba regulators ever made for beginners and experienced divers.
No matter what type of diving you do, the Apeks XTX200 will be your best friend.
If you have any other questions or need advice, leave us a comment below and get the conversation started.
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