Pull down the zipper of the outer cover of the OMS¦ BC and you will see 1000 denier Nylon fabric backed with 5 to 6 oz. of Thermoplastic Polyurethane (TPU). This thicker TPU coating helps prevent abrasion and increases puncture resistance. Most competitors use only 1/2 oz. or no urethane backing on their BC covers making them susceptible to punctures, abrasion and subsequent leaks. Housed inside the outer cover we use a puncture resistant bladder constructed from 200 denier Nylon fabric backed with .12 mm of TPU. Most of our competitors use only a thin plastic film bladder that is more susceptibleto damage. There are other differences such as 100% quality assurance inspection for leaks, imperfections and defects before your OMS¦ BC is delivered. The 45 lb. lift non-retraction band BC's are made from the same superior materials as the banded BC's. The single bladder model has two (2) relief valves; one is located at the diver's right shoulder and one at the diver's lower left. Inflator hoses and Dump valves are interchangeable. The unique elastomeric bands (use is optional) assist in deflation, but still allow the diver to orally inflate the BC. The OMS elastomeric bands evenly compress the BC, eliminating the massive air shift associated with non-banded BCs that typically occur when changing body plane. The OMS bands typically retract the BC to a width lessthan the diver's shoulders, greatly reducing Drag and Snag potential. By adding or eliminating bands in different parts of the BC, the diver can adjust: a) lateral trim to compensate for stage bottles, cameras, etc. b) Horizontal trim, e.g. head up, down or level.
Dimensions: 28"w x 25" h
Weight: 3.66 lbs
Max buoyancy: 45 lbs lift
Bag Material: 1000 denier Nylon with 5-6 oz polyurethane (PU) backing
Bladder Material: 210 denier Nylon with 3.8 oz PU backing
Silicon Bands: Yes