Dive Rite’s Slide Lock 2 features the tight tolerances and innovative features of the new Azimuth series of reels while maintaining the simple, one-handed operation of the dependable Slide Lock series of reels.
Like the Azimuth, the Slide Lock 2 is fabricated from high precision, CNC-machined acetal and stainless steel components. While borrowing from the Azimuth’s ergonomic and low-profile design, this reel retains the unique “thumb flick” locking and unlocking mechanism from the original Slide Lock series. The 400-foot (120 m) size is standard for use as a primary cave reel and is perfect for the extended exploration of any underwater environment. Comes with a stainless steel double bolt snap.
The dimensions of the reel have been thoughtfully chosen for comfort and ease of use, as well as being low profile when clipped off and stowed. A one-piece acetal handle provides a high strength, corrosion-free frame, and an ergonomic grip with or without gloves. The unique in-line clip slots on the handle orient the reel to sit closer to the body when clipped to a D-ring. This design also allows the included double bolt snap to swing out of the way and lay against the handle, negating the need to remove the clip for quick deployment.
By using an all-machined spool design rather than injection molded plastic, tight tolerances can be used at the spool-to-frame interface, making the Slide Lock 2 incredibly smooth to operate and highly resistant to jamming. If the spool does need to be removed, it is a simple procedure using only a 3/16-inch hex wrench to remove the axle. There are no small parts, washers, or clips to lose. A small “fuel gauge” slot on the front panel of the spool allows the diver to see how much line remains at a glance. The fully knurled inner spindle and line-lock holes on the spool side plate completely prevent any slipping of the line on the spool when reeling up.
The Slide Lock 2 reel is proudly made in the USA.