Original UK BC hanger redesigned for easier useUnderwater Kinetics was the first dive company to provide divers with a series of hangers designed specifically for diving equipment. The hangers had to be non-corroding, non-staining, sunlight resistant and strong enough to support the weight of wet dive equipment while remaining reasonably priced. The inspiration for the unusual shapes of these hangers came from divers who wanted to get their equipment off the floor, out of the sand and up the air for drying after a rinse in fresh water. The hangers turned out to be so rugged that most diving retailers used them to display equipment in their stores.
The hanger designed for holding a BC and regulator has been redesinged for versatility and ease of use. The original design required the diver to remove the dust cap of the regulator and screw the first stage onto the hanger. The purpose of this was to make sure that the regulator did not fall off. In the new design of the BC hanger an inverted T-hook is provided for draping the regulator hoses from the hanger while still providing resistance to slipping off onto the floor. The "shoulder tips" of the hanger are hooked upward to prevent the BC from sliding off as it would on a conventional hanger. In addition the hanger utilizes strong I- beam construction and is non-corroding as well as non-staining.