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About Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator

The 5 Oceans Back Inflation BCD is prepared for any adventure - its lightweight weighing 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg) and packs flat for travel to the tropics and, at the same time, supplies plenty of lift, integrated weight capacity and range of adjustment to be worn in cold water over thick wetsuits or dry suits.

The 5 Oceans air cell uses a combination of BioFlex material and bungee cords to maintain the streamline profile, yet allows for 40 lbs (18 kg) of lift. Your equipment should enhance, not hinder the joy and exhilaration of diving. Nowhere is this more important than with BC's, where comfort and freedom of movement must be balanced against function and durability. Responding to this challenge led AERIS design engineers to create BioFlex - a unique "living fabric" that stretches, flexes and conforms to the body. BioFlex is an extraordinary fabric, which stretches, fully inflated up to 30% over conventional nylon or polyurethane BC materials, the idea being that if a material could stretch while remaining airtight, you could make smaller air cells, creating less bulk and drag underwater while achieving high volumes of lift when required.

Durable fadeless 1,000 Denier Cordura construction. Exterior abrasion points of the 5 Oceans are covered with this new "Fadeless" material- tough stuff that will hold up to years of extreme diving and keep that "new look" longer. Aeris Quick Lock & Release (QLR) Integrated Weight System that can accommodate up to 20 lbs (9 kg) is standard equipment on the 5 Oceans along with 10 lbs (4 .5 kg) in rear trim pockets. Your weights stay in position throughout the dive and do not shift around affecting buoyancy or position in the water. The weight pouches are simple to load and easy to release, best of all, the patented "positive-lock" system helps to ensure that they'll stay put. Versatile power inflation/deflation with lower pull-dump control, easy to use drop-down pocket , strategically placed stainless steel grommets for adding accessories, a dual-adjustable sternum strap for added stability and comfort, carry handle, tank positioning strap, carabineer with multiple attachment points all make this one great BCD. 5 Oceans comes in 6 sizes from XS to 2XL and 2 color accents. The 5 Oceans is covered by Aeris 30 day satisfaction guarantee and 24 month limited warranty.
Due to MFG restrictions, this can be sold to the USA and Caribbean only.

The Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator Features

  • Back Inflation BCD
  • Rugged Design
  • High Lift 40 lbs (18 kg)
  • Packs Flat for Travel Weighs just 7.5 lbs (3.4 kg)
  • Patented BioFlex Material Air Cell with Bungy Cords
  • maintains a Streamlined Profile and Eliminate Air Shift
  • Durable, Fadeless 1,000 Denier Cordura Shoulder and Pocket Panels
  • 20 lbs (9 kg) QLR Ditch-Able Weight System
  • 10 lbs Weight Trim Pockets
  • Versatile Power Inflation/Deflation with Lower Pull-Dump Control
  • Easy to Use Zippered Drop-Down Pocket
  • Strategically Placed Stainless Steel Grommets for Accessories
  • Dual-Adjust Sternum Strap for Stability and Comfort
  • Carry Handle and Tank positioning Strap
  • Carabineer with Multiple Attachment Points
  • Owner's Manula
  • 30 Day Satisfaction Guarantee
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator Specifications

Bc Body
Back Inflation
Buoyancy Bag
40 Lbs (18 Kg)
Valves
Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief/Inflator Pull Dump
Pockets
Zippered Drop Down
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 1 Carabineer
Waist Strap
Adjustable Webbing
Chest Buckle
Dual Adjustment Sternum
Oral Inflator
Aeris Power Inflator
Materials
Air Cell : Bioflex, Shoulder/Pocket Panel: 1000 Denier Cordura
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
20 Lbs (9 Kg) Qlr, 10 Lbs (4 .5 Kg) Rear Trim
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Blue, Black/Red
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Small
Weight
7.5 Lbs (3.4 Kg)
Mfr #
SKU
AER5O
Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Height 5'0"-5'5" 5'2"-5'7" 5'5"-5'10" 5'7"-6'0" 6'2"-6'5"
Weight (pounds) 100-125 120-145 135-160 155-190 195-240
Chest (inches) 26-36 30-38 32-40 34-42 38-46
Lift Capacity (pounds) 40 40 40 40 40
Weight Capacity (pounds) 20 dumpable/ 10 trim 20 dumpable/ 10 trim 20 dumpable/ 10 trim 20 dumpable/ 10 trim 20 dumpable/ 10 trim
Dry Weight (pounds) 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5 7.5

5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator Customer Reviews

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4.5

(based on 26 reviews)

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96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (21)
  • Easily adjustable (18)
  • Durable (15)
  • Lots of features (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recreation (17)
  • Warm water (17)
  • Cold water (9)
  • Extreme depths (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (8), Beginner (6), Casual/ recreational (5)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (19), Wreck diving (11), Drift diving (10), Night diving (9), Outdoor professional (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (19)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great minimalist BC

I've got 10 dives with this BC now and I've been very happy with the fit and balanced flotation. It is my first back buoyancy BC, but I really like the stability. I...Read complete review

I've got 10 dives with this BC now and I've been very happy with the fit and balanced flotation. It is my first back buoyancy BC, but I really like the stability. I do wish that the BC had a pocket to put things like a car key or other personal items, but I guess that's the point of a minimalist BC. It does have a pouch for small items found below, but doesn't seem meant for personal items.

I'm not a big guy (5-9, 165lbs) and there seems to be a bit of space between my stomach and the abdomen strap, due to the integrated weights not flexing much (I'm keeping 10lb in each, due to diving in the Pacific NW). Also, the weight pockets on the tank strap can make putting the tank on a little bit annoying, but I've gotten used to it now. The integrated weight system is really easy to use and goes in/out with ease.

Surface flotation is great, even in rough water.

I've been very happy with this BC so far, and can't wait to use it in some warm water.

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Uncomfortable

I returned the BC because it just did not fit well, and I don't think a different size would have helped. Once the weight pockets were loaded up they dug into my hip...Read complete review

I returned the BC because it just did not fit well, and I don't think a different size would have helped. Once the weight pockets were loaded up they dug into my hip bones, but if I loosened the straps the BC just slid around. It was a disappointment because it really seemed like a nice, well-constructed BC at a fantastic price. Also, the back plate dug into my the small of my back, altering my posture.

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5.0

Great All around BC as advertised!

By JFowldsJr

from NM

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Dry Suit Compatible
  • Streamlined

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Dry Suit Diving

    Comments about Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator:

    Excellent BC. Very Nice Upgrade From Ex-100 Vest model. Back inflation Stream lines BC. Great for traveling. 45+ lbs (large)buoyancy. Works well w/ Pinnacle Evo 3 Dry suit. Another Great product from Aeris!!!

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    5.0

    The best!!!!!

    By Oksana

    from Ukraine

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator:

        This is perfect!!!!

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        4.0

        Pretty slick

        By Drewski

        from Dublin, CA

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • simple

        Cons

        • Might Want To Add A Cumbe

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator:

        Pretty cool. Very streamlined and easy to use. Great for travel and everyday use in Monterey.

        • Diving Type:
        • Night Diving, Open Water Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        So far so good only a few dives sofar

        By Big Tank Frank

        from Newport Oregon

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation

          Comments about Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator:

          Happy so far

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          4.0

          Am looking for a chance to use it.

          By none

          from ST Thomas soon

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easily Adjustable
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Aeris 5 Oceans Buoyancy Compensator:

              can't wait to use it

              • Diving Type:
              • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

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              Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
              SVEN B  I bought this BCD for my spouse since I love my OMS rig but she is not ready for a back plate/harness, etc. However, I think that a back inflate BCD will suit her well and help her get a better trim. Once her skills improve with practice and she takes her diving to the next level, she can move up to more technical gear. Until that time, this is BCD will be a great step for her and the sizing is perfect!
              L W  So does this unit come with a cummerbund? Some people bought one separately, others said it comes with it. Am I to presume the default setup is the where the weight pouch is part of the waist strap?
              SERGEY L  I bought Aeris 5 Oceans a month ago and mine didn't come with cummebund. I dove with two larger weights in side pockets and two smaller weights in the pockets on the air tank belt. It feels pretty well balanced that way.
              L W  So does this unit come with a cummerbund? Some people bought one separately, others said it comes with it. Am I to presume the default setup is the where the weight pouch is part of the waist strap?
              SERGEY L  I bought Aeris 5 Oceans a month ago and mine didn't come with cummebund. I dove with two larger weights in side pockets and two smaller weights in the pockets on the air tank belt. It feels pretty well balanced that way.
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