does the Cressi START-ER BC have trim weight pockets?
Yes, they are quick release and hold around 7 pounds
Yes, it does have external weight pockets.
No, there are not trim pockets near the tank. The BC does have pockets for weights (7 pounds max in each). Hope this helps. This BC and reg packages is great, it holds the tank tight, keeps you afloat at the surface well, comfortable, airflow is good, gauges are easily read.
You mean quick release pockets? Yes, it has a pocket on each side, that folds inside itself and then buckles. You pinch the buckles on each side, and the weights fall out and sink. If you mean by "trim" are they kind of low profile, then I'd say yes, they take no more space than the weight and two layers of BCD material and the buckle.
It has two pockets on the outside. They can be used for weights. But have no quick release mechanism