I am 5-10 195lbs, fairly fit. All warm water diver, using 3 or 5mm full suit, and only singles at the moment. 37 lb or 24 pound lift?? Tks
If you do not plan on getting into more tech diving then the lighter bladder would work better for you.
The BC would meet your demands/needs without a problem, as, it is smartly designed, and it is quite rugged, also offering more than adequate bouyancy
For the Ride I have the 37lb lift. I am 6'2" 225lbs. Single tank (aluminum especially) you should now fine with the 24lb lift but if you're thinking you might ever throw a pony bottle or or a large steel in it, you might want the 37 for more flexibility. I only put 2 80 aluminims or 72 steels on this rig if I've been diving single with it and someone wants to do a long dive, instead of getting my SMS100 out rigged.
Get the 37lb Lift way more flexibility.
I never like limiting myself or my gear to the minimum for any reason so I would definitely go with the 37 lb. bladder. The overall physical size difference between the two are negligible and the shock cord system keeps either compact and streamline while diving. You never know when you may need to assist another diver on the surface that may be experiencing a BCD problem so the extra buoyancy would be beneficial and safe.
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Hello...I'm 5'10 also..but 255lbs....the 37 gives me plenty...so the 24 should be fine for you as well in my opinion. But if they are roughly the same dimension/weight or close...etc....why not get the 37 just in case? Hope this helps.
37. More lift will not hurt you and this bc is very minimalist so you'll end up with a ton of stuff clipped to the d rings, and whatever weight system you have will be varied and so on. It's easier to have the flexibility
I believe you will be fine with the 24. I am using it with 10mm suit, I am 5-9 and 132 lbs, warm water. When I bought this they recommended the 37 for two tank mount. Hope this helps
24 will suffice. If you want steel 119s and 35 lbs of lead than you need the 37.
I really dont think youll need the 37.i got the 37 for future dives should I need doubles.i think the 37 is bigger an if you dont need the lift its just gonna create extra drag.the wetsuit will also be buoyant. Unless you use alot of weight.the ride features a tec style build so im sure you could always change out the wing in the future.i dove a 7 mil wetsuit in freshwater last week with a scubapro wing and no weightbelt.the ride however has no steel backplate because its a travel bc though you could add one
24 should do you with all that neoprene.
I bought the 24 lbs bcd for my wife but was curious to test it. I have 209 lbs and tested it with success, with a 5mm wetsuit, but I believe that the 37 lbs would fit better. The wing is very small so the 37lbs may not differ a lot from the 24lbs. Important info: Considering that this BCD is very lightweight you may need to pick more weight than you are used to, be sure to buy some weight pockets.
23 pounds would be a better choice
I went with the 34 but only because I will actually carry a load from time to time. My weight belt is also perfectly weighted so I rarely ever inflate it. Haven't inflated it yet....