how much does this Cressi start BC weigh? Does it have any places to carry weights?
Yes, it is a great BCD. I would recommend it, however, I really do not have a lot of confidence in Leisure Pro. They have customer service issues. I placed an order for a trip that was in October 2011. My order was shipped to the wrong address and instead of contacting me they just cancelled it. Oh, and I placed it 6 weeks prior to my trip. I would highly recommend SCUBA Toys
I bought the Cressi Start BCD to replace my Seaquest Preditor - I love it - even better than the old Seaquest - I use it for hunting trips to the Channel Islands - streamlined - minimum drag - perect for us hunters - no place to carry weights - except in the pockets - No problem wearing a weight belt - because I also enjoy freediving with the same belt - when we are conducting classes I wear a BCD with all the features in front of students - because that is what the diver center wants to sell - but - for me - I love the Cressi Start - guess it all depends what you what from a BCD - And of course - Leisurepro service is fantastic -
Thanks Raymond. Sounds like a good light travel BC without the extra charge for being light.
I went ahead and ordered a used Start.
I guess I'll have to wait to get it to find out how much it really weighs.
If it weighs over 7lbs then I'll return it since my regular BC is 8 lbs.
With so many responses I am surprised no one stuck it on a fish scale to get a weight.
Hi Jim - Just put the Cressi Srart on the fish scale - 5 pounds - Again, it is a great BC for us hunters diving the Channel Islands - Today was opening day for lobster - not many bugs on the boat - but - I love the Cressi Start for hunting - All about what you want from a BC - Good diving - Ray
Thank you Ray and all responders.
Less drag is a big bonus, not to mention all the confusion of bells and whistles on my old BC.
Even tho' I do don't usually panic in emergencies, for me, simpler is safer.
I always wear a wt belt anyway. those quick release pockets are too easy to knock loose and before you know what happened you are in a a rapid ascent....
hey Jim M:
let me tell u , very good bcd i used it a lot to teach customers like it,
i dont use weights in fresh water but i took it to the caribbean and put 2 2lb weights in the belt (by the tank) and 2 more in the pockets and works great like a champ im 6,2" and 200 for me its great just like that u gonna love it .
awesome for recreationalk divers
I have the size small and it weighs about 4-5 lbs partially inflated. I wanted a BC that did not have integrated weights and this BC fit the bill. The pockets are super large so you could use them if you wanted.
I have gotten lots of compliments from other divers when they see my Cressi. It fits great and works fantastic and for the price - you just can't beat it !! I've been very pleased with my purchase !!
The Cressi Start is a great BC. I have the size small and it weighs about 4 or 5 lbs partially inflated. I learned how to dive using a weight belt so I was looking for a BC that does not have integrated weights. The Start does not have any integrated weights but it does have super large pockets if you wanted to use them. The Start fits like a dream. My mom has a Cressi BC that she loves so that was why I was looking for a Cressi for me. I've been really happy with it - it works great, looks great and I've gotten lots of compliments from other divers when they see it. It's not expensive and I highly recommend it !!
It is lightweight, guessing a few pounds at the most. It has two large pockets on both sides that I have personally put weights in. The pockets are velcro secured. Ive put 8 lbs of weights in the pockets, 4 lbs on each side to prevent rollover. The weights were the lead shot bags. Im going to invest in heavier weights for my belt to keep the weights out of my pockets.
not sure about the weight but very portable..
no place for carrying weights but very well constructed..
i have 120 dives ( hull cleaning) and no problems so far..
It really doesn't weigh that much. I wouldn't exactly have a number, but having almost no upper body strength, It's very light. It does not have an intergrated weight system. I had to get a weight belt. It does have nifty pockets on the sides, but I would not insert weights into them because of the inconveniece it would be if you had to release your weights in an instant.
Not sure how much it weighs but its pretty lightweight because of its simplicity. Minimalist BC, not a lot of bulk or useless stuff on them. Bought these because they pack for travel pretty well. Has a large pocket on each side.
It is a medium weight BCD not sure of exact weight but you could easily travel with it.
Although not wieght integrated, I have used the two side pockets for non-ditchable weights in a pool environment. Would not recomend this practice in open water.
It's a very light BCD, but it does not have weight integration pockets of any kind
Extremely light weight...maybe a few pounds by itselt. Plus a nice handle to carry if you don't want to wear it. It has 2 large pockets that are NOT designed for weights but I always throw an extra 2 pounds in a pocket for a safety stop weight. Worked just fine. In other words...not integrated but a few pounds in each pocket would be fine.
I would say that it weighs about 6-8 pounds, it has a great hand hold and has a nice hard back back so the tank does not press on you back.
I'm not sure about the weight and i don't have a scale handy but as far as a place to put the weights, it is not a weight integrated BCD but it does have large pockets. I have started putting the weights in the pockets and it does just fine. Usually a 5lb and a 1lb soft weight in each, all the way down to the bottom, front corner of the pocket and they don't shift too much unless I'm upside down.
This bcd has large pockets on each side, but you will not have a way to release weights quickly if you use pockets (NOT A GOOD PLACE FOR WEIGHTS) the bcd is a good one other than that I got 2 of them for my grandsons GOOD LUCK
I purchesed this BC for my wife. It is pretty lite I'd say comparable to most BC. There are pockets on each side. There is not an intergraded weight system. You will have to use a belt. For the price it is a great BC we have over 16 dives in the last 8 month without any issues. Nice and basic
Doesn't weight no more than 5lbs and no it does not have any place to carry weights. Not weight integrated.