This new Scubapro Glide X BC will allow you to experience extremely comfortable diving. The Scubapro exclusive jacket style wrap-around air bladder retains its cradle like shape even when fully inflated. Fully adjustable, it comes with an integrated weight system and a wide range of exceptional features. The Glide X is a weight integrated design with both releasable weight pockets with capacities from 20lbs to 24lbs (9kg to 11kg) and non-releasable rear trim weight pockets with 6lbs to 10lbs (2.7kg to 4.5kg) capacities. The BC comes equipped with Scubapro's super cinch tank band a stainless steel cam-action buckle system for easy adjustment and sure grip. The BCD bladder is made from durable 420-denier nylon with a polyurethane external coating, a urethane internal laminate and is radio frequency (RF) welded for airtight integrity.
A custom fit is ensured with the BCD's fully adjustable cummerbund, torso, waist and sternum adjustable strap assemblies. All straps are equipped with squeeze-style" side-release buckles for easy donning and doffing. The BCD provides ultimate comfort with its rotating torso buckles, and padded back pack. Attachment and storage or accessory items are not a problem with the 4-stainless steel D-rings and 2-zippered side pockets. The BC also has grommets for mounting of a BC knife.
To control your buoyancy the Glide X comes with a large shoulder overpressure relief valve with manual pull dump cord and Scubapro's Balanced Power Inflator Mechanism. Scubapro's Balanced Power Inflator provides a high inflation speed, especially at depth. Inflator has different shaped inflation and purge buttons for easy use even in extremely low light or murky water conditions. Inflator is also equipped with a rapid pull dump mechanism with cable pull for easy deflation of the air bladder. Included with the inflator is a 3/8" threaded low pressure hose for attachment to the first stage regulator. The Glide X BCD comes in multiple sizes with lift capacities ranging from 22.5lbs to 38.2lbs (10.2kg to 17.3kg) and weighs 8.20lbs to 9.8lbs (3.71kg to 4.44kg) depending on the BCD's size. BCD is available in multiple colors, comes with an owner's manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.
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Comments about Scubapro Glide X BC:
Will be using this as our BCD for both local and travel dive going forward. These replace the Mares Dragon and Kaila.
Fit very well and the weight of the tank does not tend to pull the collar strap upward against the neck at the front. Noticed that the cummerbund on the Mares are elastic while this one is non-elastic, probably making it more able for the tank to be supported at the waist.
Very easy to don. The pockets are much larger and unobstruted. The Dragon/Kaila's pockets are reduced by the weight buckle hardware.
The tank Super-Cinch buckle is fantastic as it can be detached so that the strap can be routed around the tank and reconnected. No need to lift the whole BCD and struggle inserting the tank through the strap loop anymore. The upper tank loop is adjustble so that the tank height can be set.
The purge valves are lighter to pull. The main purge valve can be open by pulling the inflator tube, good feature.
It is well manufactured with all the pieces properly assembled. As said, it is better than I expected.
Comments about Scubapro Glide X BC:
This is a great BC and I say this after close to 100 dives and 3 years of use. I have yet to have any issues whatsoever. It still looks great and functions flawlessly. The only issue I ever had was figuring out how I would rig the thing and after three years and multiple set ups I think I've finally got it right for me. I have really come to appreciate the fact that I can adjust this BC a lot. There is also a small band to hang over the tank valve so my tank sits at the same spot on every dive. The trim pockets are also a nice touch but only occasionally used. The weight integration is also very nice and easy to use. This BC has outstanding lift I am about 225 pounds and have never had to worry about surfacing. I have no issues with being restricted underwater and float face up once on the surface without the need to have to lean back. This BC also travels well. My entire dive kit minus regulator fits nicely into my Dive n roll. Without hesitation, I would buy this exact model again !!