FtMyersTom - 7/01/2018 7:28 PM
Yes hard side is best for check in but either type pack your gear with BC open laid down first, then lay wet suit inside your open BC with arms and legs partially folded. Then circle up reg and set it on top of wet suit and fold remaining wet suit over reg. Then fold over BC waist belt and Velcro them together, snap chest/shoulder straps closed and pull tight. You can actually set this all up on a bed to get best fit and lift it up as one piece and set it in suitcase. Then simply lay fins on top how ever they fit best. If you have a large suitcase you can pack towels ect below, around sides and on top. I did this a few times before I went to all carry on and had no problem. I have never been over weight with 1 or 3mil and don’t own 5mil. Where I go water isn’t much under 80deg at depth.