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:
- TRANSPAC HARNESS available in sizes M, L, XL, XXL, and L Tall, XLTall or XXL Tall
- WING is available as a single bladder or dual bladder
- Choice of 12-inch, 16-inch or 22-inch elbow corrugated hose along with either 15-inch, 22-inch or 27-inch low-pressure inflation hose. Common configuration is 16-inch corrugated hose with a 15-inch low-pressure inflation hose for an average 6-foot, 225lb man. Please adjust according to chest size, height and individual preference.
- BUTTPLATE available in Standard or 4XL size. If weight or body dimension is 275 lbs +, please order the 4XL buttplate.
- BUNGEES available in 11, 13, 15, 17, 19-inch or any custom size you prefer. Common length when sidemounting tanks with a stage strap and choker is 13-inch for an average 6-foot, 225lb man. Common length when sidemounting tanks using the bungee system only is 17-inch. Petite individuals may opt for 11-inch and 15-inch respectively. Broad individuals may choose 15-inch for stage strap and choker or 19-inch for sidemount using bungee system only.
- CHOKER (BC2720-CHOKER) comes standard with two, nylon tank neck chokers to attach the Nomad bungee clip to and secure the bottle easily under the arm.
- Nomad weight Med: 9.375lbs (4.25kg), Lg: 9.625lbs (4.36kg), XL: 10.06lbs (4.56kg)