What is the most important feature of weight belts? It has to be easy to get rid of it when needed! If there is any emergency situation and you need to take it off underwater, it needs to be done with one hand. Always be completely familiar with the quick release system of your belt and with your buddy’s belt too! The advantages of a rubber weight belt Elasticity Elasticity is the main reason why a rubber freedive belt for freediving is the best choice! Normal nylon belts are tight against the stomach, therefore restrict your breathing. While the elastic rubber provides snug fit! They expand and contract to the water pressure when diving providing maximum comfort when descending and ascending. Stays in place A rubber belt always stays in place thanks to the material’s characteristics. A freedive weight belt should be worn around the hips. A nylon belt becomes loose the deeper you go and could fall down to your armpits as you descend. You can easily solve this problem if you choose a rubber weight belt for freediving that won’t slip up around your chest! Weights cannot move on it On a classical nylon webbed weight belt you need to fix the weights using weight stops to keep them in place. But you can forget about this problem if you use a rubber weight belt for freediving! Your weights will stay where you put them without adding any accessory!