As sidemount diving continues to grow, Apeks answers the need to deliver a kit that contains all of the necessary hardware and accessories, along with two of their award-winning XTX50 regulators, that will be convenient for the sidemount diver and save him money along the way. Everything a diver needs for a sidemount breathing system is found in the Apeks Sidemount Regulator Kit.
2 ea. XTX50 DIN regulators with 5 port swivel turrets
One XTX50 has a 83” / 210cm hose
One XTX50 has a 24” / 60cm hose
2 ea. custom length MP inflation hoses (one for buoyancy system, one for drysuit)
2 ea. brass pressure gauges with 6 inch hoses (units in PSI)
1 ea. 90° elbow fitting
1 ea. bungee necklace
1 ea. stainless steel clip
2 sets of short exhaust ports
Regulator bag to hold all
Setup illustration, CD manual and quick start guide
Unique over-balanced, diaphragm design - as the diver descends, the over-balancing feature allows the medium pressure gas in the hose to increase at a rate faster than ambient. This results in superior performance at depth.
2 HP ports and 5 MP ports are angled for optimum hose routing
An environmental dry system keeps water out of the main spring chamber thus preventing ice buildup and keeping silt and contamination out
Pneumatically-balanced second stage results in smooth, easy breathing
The XTX purge buttons are large and easy to operate. A 2-stage progressive purge is used. Press the purge on the side for a lower flow rate, useful where more control is required such as filling lift bags etc, then press in the center for the full effect of the purge, i.e. when regulator clearing etc.
The large venturi lever has a soft touch rubber grip, which makes it easier to locate and use. The lever reduces the amount of grit ingress and therefore resists any possible friction giving a smooth operation.
Easy-to-grip opening effort control knob keeps the diver in control
The 2nd stage is manufactured with active protection against infection as all molded parts are produced with an additive that kills MRSA, protects against E-Coli, bacteria and fungi, and is also very effective against viruses, mold, yeast and algae.
A silicone exhaust valve improves the breathing performance of the regulator
The Comfo-bite™ mouthpiece virtually eliminates jaw-fatigue
A heat exchanger (patented) which surrounds the valve mechanism, dissipates the cold caused by gas expansion while drawing in the warmth of the ambient water