The AquaLung Explorer II Duffel Pack is a mesh bag gone backpack turned dive bag and a really cool one, too.
It surprisingly fits a lot of gear and if you don't need a lot of photography equipment or a thick suit, you could get by just using this one.
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Reasons to buy
- Good quality and high durability
- Unique design
- Super compact
- Perfect as a boat bag
- Back zipper pointed towards wearer
Reasons to avoid
- No crushing or padding to make it more comfortable
- Side zippers not super sturdy
- Too short for freediving fins
Our AquaLung Explorer II Duffel Pack review
Below you find everything you need to know about the AquaLung Explorer II Duffel Pack, its features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.
Duffels might not appear to be the perfect dive bag to protect and carry around your scuba treasures. However, the Explorer II duffel is built differently.
A lot of space, super light, and surprisingly durable, it makes for the perfect boat/backpack dive bag.
It won’t fit an entire coldwater diving set, but everything else will find a place in here. Even if you carry around long freediving fins, they can be attached to the back with the integrated fin straps.
What I really like from a safety standpoint is that the back zipper is located on the person’s back ( instead of outward). Therefore, to open the pack, you have to set it down and nobody can open it without you noticing.
Especially when traveling in crowded areas, this is a safety feature I can respect.
A drawback is the lack of padding or a hard plate on the back. This means you need to think about how you pack the dive bag and don’t make the mistake to put pointy or sharp pieces on top.
Trust me, you WILL feel it and it isn’t pleasant to feel a sharp underwater camera on your back.
The AquaLung Explorer II Duffel Pack dive bag is a pretty cool duffel for divers that comes at a price tag but will be worth it.