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Cle

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Re: Travel BCDs
« Reply #10 on: 26 Mar 14, 11:27 »
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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #11 on: 26 Mar 14, 14:50 »
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  • Aqualung Zuma - plastic D rings
    Cressi Air - no pockets
    Diverite Travelpac - no integrated weights or pockets, but it can be added later
    Hollis Ride BC - same as the Travelpac
    Just a minor correction; the Cressi air travel does has a pocket, it is folded and tuck behind right weight pouch. In fact this BC meets all reqirement except for plastic rings.

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #12 on: 26 Mar 14, 15:46 »
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  • Just a minor correction; the Cressi air travel does has a pocket, it is folded and tuck behind right weight pouch. In fact this BC meets all reqirement except for plastic rings.

    Opps, just realised there's a Cressi Air Travel and Cressi Air Travel 2.0.

    The former has a pocket, but plastic D-rings.
    The latter has pockets and metal D-rings. I missed out the pockets earlier as it wasn't obvious from the pictures. Turns out the Cressi Air Travel 2.0 suits the requirements too.  :D
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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #13 on: 02 Apr 14, 16:27 »
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  • Great - thank you for all the suggestions.
    Unfortunately my dive plans have just been scuppered but it gives me more time to work out something that'll be suitable and i'll check out the suggestions!

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #14 on: 03 Apr 14, 21:32 »
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  • The above or a zeagle express tech. Can get weight pockets for  it, it's light packs pretty flat etc.

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #15 on: 04 Apr 14, 07:52 »
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  • Well, a BCD made with the goal to be light usually does not have metal d rings or integrated weights, that's exactly what adds weight. Only one I can come up with that has all four is the Scubapro Go.

    Diverite Transpac II has metal D rings, but no integrated weight system. However, I have seen people customising the BCD with detachable weight pouches fixed on the belt. I have always find this BCD travel friendly as I can detach the bladder, fold it and keep it within the boundaries of the back pad, which is rather small. :)

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #16 on: 04 Apr 14, 13:16 »
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  • Diverite Transpac II has metal D rings, but no integrated weight system. However, I have seen people customising the BCD with detachable weight pouches fixed on the belt. I have always find this BCD travel friendly as I can detach the bladder, fold it and keep it within the boundaries of the back pad, which is rather small. :)
    Assume this is a BP/w setup in which case it isn't what I want. But appreciate the suggestion!
    The point of "customisation" is exactly what I will avoid for various reasons. I also don't dive that much so even the $800 ballpark was just a finger in the air given I don't know how much these things are!

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #17 on: 04 Apr 14, 14:12 »
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  • Assume this is a BP/w setup in which case it isn't what I want. But appreciate the suggestion!
    The point of "customisation" is exactly what I will avoid for various reasons. I also don't dive that much so even the $800 ballpark was just a finger in the air given I don't know how much these things are!

    No. Transpac 2 doesn't have a backplate although it can be added easily. I am not exactly sure what you are avoiding in customization, but as time goes along, you will find yourself customizing your BCD (if you are getting one) to ensure you are properly equipped, and diving in comfort.

    Does it help if I tell you my gear bag usually weighs less than 12kg? Fins, mask, booties, thermal guard, reg all in. :P

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #18 on: 04 Apr 14, 14:48 »
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  • There is this sale from Leisure Pro for Aeris EX Lite Travel BCD, size XS only..might interest some of you. Check out the link below. Cheers.

    http://www.leisurepro.com/p-aerexl/aeris-ex-lite-travel-bcd-black

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    Re: Travel BCDs
    « Reply #19 on: 05 Apr 14, 23:20 »
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  • No. Transpac 2 doesn't have a backplate although it can be added easily. I am not exactly sure what you are avoiding in customization, but as time goes along, you will find yourself customizing your BCD (if you are getting one) to ensure you are properly equipped, and diving in comfort.

    Does it help if I tell you my gear bag usually weighs less than 12kg? Fins, mask, booties, thermal guard, reg all in. :P
    Hmmm...I tried a mares dragon today out of curiosity and that was bloody heavy...felt like 12kg   (Ok exaggerated) but comfy! Tried a Cressi travelite too but it felt uncomfortable so now see why some of these travel bc's aren't thought as durable from what I've read elsewhere. I Was advised about the costs of the transpac setup and that it would be way above versus the Cressi so it can't be justified. Yeah I can see why your TP is light though!




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