The R2 TEC Sidemount Regulator Set combines the R2 ICE first stage with the R5 TEC second stage regulators and includes two SPGs, hoses and a carry bag. These regulators have excellent specifications and have been brought together specifically for technical-level sidemount divers using a proven and widely adopted configuration.
The R2 TEC (R2 ICE) first stage regulator features a balanced diaphragm design with a dry chamber to environmentally seal the diaphragm and prevent freezing in cold conditions and also protect the working diaphragm in heavily silted water. These first stage regulators have 2 HP ports on either side of the 300 bar DIN fitting. A rotating end turret houses 4 LP ports around the circumference and a 5th LP axial port.
The rotating turret allows sidemount divers to store hoses neatly down the side of the cylinder and then fully deploy the regs when needed; for the short reg hose (left), this will be at the start of the dive (before or in-water). For the long hose (right), this enables it to be neatly stored and then fully extended for air sharing drills, or when its otherwise needed. The first stage is made from maritime brass with a high quality frosted chrome finish.
The 5th axial LP port is usually an optional extra but it is included in the sidemount regulator set. It is perfect for short hose connections to the BC and drysuit inflators, minimising clutter and improving streamlining.
The first stage configuration offers some movement for hoses routed down each side of a BC wing when diving with regular twin sets. So while its called a sidemount set theyre also great regulators for backmount diving.
The R2 TEC Sidemount (R5 TEC) second stage regulator is a pneumatically balanced downstream regulator with Venturi flow and breathing resistance adjustments. A heat exchanger allows operation in very cold water with reduced risk of icing. Breathing resistance is in the range of 0.983 1.004 J/L, which reduces breathing effort and helps to minimise air consumption this is a level of performance that you receive as benefits from a world-class regulator.
Tecline R2 TEC regulators are CE certified and tested in accordance with the requirements of EN 250. They also undergo extensive trials in punishing environmental conditions from icy Polish lakes, Mexican caves and (not so punishing) tropical waters. After assembly and tuning, all regulators are tested by two independent technicians, to ensure that they meet Teclines exacting standards for performance and quality. The R2 TEC sets are suitable for use with Nitrox blends up to EAN40 out of the box.
Overall the R2 TEC Sidemount Set offers excellent levels of performance and quality, an affordable price, and the benefits of a first stage with a rotating turret - ideal for sidemount. This set includes:
- 2 x R2 TEC balanced first stage with cold kit, rotating turret and 5th LP port
- 2 x R2 TEC / R5 TEC pneumatically balanced second stage
- 1 x 61cm length braided regulator hose (left)
- 1 x long 210cm braided regulator hose (right)
- 2 x mini / low profile SPGs on 20 cm braided HP hose
- 90 degree elbow and necklace (fitted to left side regulator)
- bolt snap (fitted to right side regulator)
- 2 x 20cm LP inflator hose
- 1 x round regulator bag
and the potential for many sidemount adventures!
A 10 year warranty is provided by SCUBATECH for the first owner, ensuring that the products are free from production and material defects. This warranty is subject to the correct care, operation and servicing performed at least annually by an authorised SCUBATECH service centre (service centres for other major brands may qualify, subject to confirmation). Details are included in the booklet provided with each set of regulators.