Gear Review: BCD and Regulator Set

AQUALUNG ZUMA BCD

Being a traveler diver, my first criteria is weight – logical, I don’t need the bulk and excess weight. And I don’t want to hurt my back. At first I was eyeing for Diverite but it was really heavy for my pocket.

The fun, travel-friendly Zuma was just right. This ultra-light, weight-integrated, back inflation BC has everything you need, yet lacks weight and bulk. Once you lift it, you’ll feel for yourself that a size ML/LG weighs less than 2.2kg (4.75 lbs), with the airway and weight pockets included!

Extremely lightweight with great packability, It has padded spine and lumbar support for comfort and stability for a diver.

APEKS FLIGHT REGULATOR

Probably, the lightest regulator in the world! I was simply attracted to its trim features – thin cords, smaller mouthpiece, small console – in other words, tangle-free but very functional. Truly advance and revolutionary yet resilient, efficient and safe.

The most compact, complete regulator is the Flight 2nd stage approximately 20% smaller than the Apeks XTX range. Weight reduction is prime objective, but other benefits result from this design journey, not least the comfort of your regulator. The reduced size offers less drag, the 2nd stage is designed to be as neutrally buoyant as possible reducing jaw fatigue during dive. A more relaxed purchase on regulator mouthpiece is also achieved through the in-line positioning of the primary regulator hose from the 1st stage. The 1st stage has 4 medium pressure ports located in-line for hose comfort and the 2 HP ports are radially configured for optimum hose routing and ideal instrument positioning.

Total regulator weight including hose (yoke version) is only 708g!

NB. Photo credits to Aqualung and Apeks website

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