Apeks Sidemount Regulator Set

SKU
AKSIDEMOUNTSET
Our Price £1,149.00 15% SAVING! Standard Price £1,350.00

               

The apeks sidemount set utilises the legendary DST first stage to give you optimal hose routing options on your sidemount setup and the kit contains everything you need to complete your sidemount set and get you in the water.

As the popularity of sidemount diving continues to grow around the world, Apeks delivers a regulator kit that contains all of the necessary hardware and accessories to complete your breathing set-up, including two award-winning XTX50 regulators.

First Stage:

  • Uses the DST first stage
  • 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 4 MP ports on a rotating turret are angled for optimum hose routing with an additional 5th LP port on the top of the turret
  • An environmental dry system keeps water out of the main spring chamber thus preventing ice build-up and keeping silt and contamination out.

Second Stage

  • 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 centre 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 second 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, mould, 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.

Kit Contents

  • 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, 250mm (10 inches) (one for buoyancy system, one for drysuit)
  • 2 ea. brass pressure gauges with 6 inch hoses (available in metric and imperial)
  • 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

The Apeks Sidemount Regulator Kit is the first CE approved sidemount kit specifically for this type of diving.

Connections

DIN only

Type of first stage

Over-balanced diaphragm design, environmentally sealed

Body Type

Cylindrical, MP ports mounted on swivel turret

Number of HP ports

2 (7/16" UNF)

Number of MP ports

5 (3/8" UNF)

Environmental Dry Kit

Standard

First stage exterior

Chrome over marine brass

Orientation

Convertible LH or RH

Coldwater Use

Yes

Type of second stage

Pneumatically balanced

Opening Effort Control Knob

Yes

Integrated Venturi Lever

Yes

Mouthpiece

Comfo-bite™

Exhaust tee

Diver Changeable - comes with 2 sets

Heat Exchanger for freezing resistance

Yes

Hose type

Rubber breathing hoses and braided flexi inflator hoses

Overall work of breathing (WOB) scores

Avg. 0.70 joules/liter

Nitrox compatible

Yes to 40% O2 when new, out of the box / Can be O2 cleaned to 100%.

Gauge face

Tempered glass

Over-pressure relief on back

Yes