Lower Leg Weights

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Item Description

MAKO Spearguns Lower Leg Weights

Our Lower Leg Weights are specifically designed for freedivers who have trouble lying flat (parallel to the ocean floor) after decent.

For divers whose lower bodies are more buoyant than their upper bodies, it is nearly impossible to lay flat and they find themselves having to arch their backs in order to compensate for the greater buoyancy in the lower body as their feet and legs begin to rise. This problem is significantly magnified when diving in cold shallow water because at shallow depths, the thicker wetsuits are even more buoyant because the shallow depth is not enough to compress the neoprene material, thus making the lower body even more buoyant.

In the past, divers have used traditional ankle weights, but, they were much too bulky and did not hold tight to the body. They flopped around too much, and were not streamlined enough for the sport of freediving. For divers needing to overcome a buoyancy issue, these lower leg weights are the answer.

Each weight is 1.5lbs and can easily be ditched simply by pulling on the exposed cord. The weights are held tight to the leg by the rubber straps with buckles. The sheath holds one weight each and prevents the weight from moving.

NOTE: When determining how much overall weight to use, the two lower leg weights must be added into your overall total.

Sold by the pair, includes 2 low profile rectangular weights (1.5lbs each), two sheaths and 4 rubber straps with buckles.

lower leg weight closed sheath

lower leg weight - closed sheath

image-divider lower leg weight open sheath

lower leg weight - open sheath

image-divider lower leg weight removed from sheath

lower leg weight - weight removed from sheath

Optional Mini Mesh Bag

The MAKO Spearguns Mini Mesh Bag is the perfect solution for storing all those smaller items that are essential for your dive. No more digging through your dive bag. Spend less time searching and more time diving!

Includes draw string closure and plastic clip.

Measures 12.5" tall x 9" wide.

Legs Weights fit nicely in the Mini Mesh Bag

Legs Weights fit nicely in the Mini Mesh Bag

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  • 5
    Helped A lot

    Posted by Evan on Oct 5th 2020

    I am definitely new to wetsuits, dive belts , weights and everything else that encompass the sport of freediving and spearfishing. never had a clue of what was needed, much less a lower leg weight. However it does make a difference especially since I am a smaller frame person and using a 7mm Mako Yamamoto wetsuit. without the weight my legs float higher than my the rest of my body. So for me it was the best choice I made. In addition it helps me to fin better. without it I am kicking way to fast and way to light. With the weights on I have steady kicking without exhausting my self. And the bonus of these weights I BELIEVE which was totally unexpected is how my lower ab area is toning itself. note that I have been going everyday since July 5th to the mine pits

  • 5
    Lower leg weiggts

    Posted by Dan Wanfalt on Jul 2nd 2020

    Couldn’t dive without them

  • 5
    Leg weight review

    Posted by Roland Wheeler on Dec 13th 2019

    I have a problem with my legs floating up while wearing a wetsuits, always have. I always hated the old clip around your ankle weights, and of course have a pair. These are far superior and I absolutely love them! To compensate for the 3mil suit I cut the bottom third of the weights off and use the upper 2/3s for that, then add the bottom 1/3 when wearing the 5mil suit. The weights stay in place and are quality made.

  • 5

    Posted by Sam Jackson on Dec 13th 2019