Built with the explorer in mind, the Nomad XT Sidemount Rig is our "off road" model made with a super-tough exterior. The outer panels of the wing are engineered using SuperFabric® brand technology for optimum resistance to punctures and abrasions, while remaining very flexible.
In addition to its rugged exterior, the Nomad XT has the added benefit of being a modular system: the harness, wing, buttplate and crotch stap are all separate elements. This allows the traveling explorer (or any diver wishing to modify their rig) the ability to trade out wings, remove the buttplate or make any fit adjustments necessary to meet the objective of the dive mission.A longer Gusset Control System (GCS) now allows the diver to control lift by controlling the profile of the wing. This is especially important for divers who wear aluminum tanks when sidemounting or dive the Nomad XT with a single tank. Without the Gusset Control and without using the wing keepers on the waist belt, the Nomad XT delivers a full 60 lbs of lift. Using the GCS and wing keepers, divers are able to streamline the wing's lift according to the tanks they will carry.
The Nomad XT Sidemount Rig comes assembled and includes a TransPac harness, Nomad XT wing, buttplate and 2-inch crotch strap, plus bungees and chokers. Diver needs to specify TransPac size (M-XXL) and bungee size (see our Tech Specs for assistance) when ordering. Available in single or dual bladder. Made in the U.S.A.
The Nomad XT Sidemount Rig is completely customizable as follows: