The Sherwood Silhouette BCD is Top-Choice of Dive Schools and Rental Shops Worldwide. The Silhouette's Rugged, Dependable, Durable, and Affordable Design also make this one great Entry-Level Personal BCD that will give you years of Reliable Service. The Silhouette is equipped with Large Velcro Pocket for Storage of Accessories, Easy-to-Use and Maintain Sherwood Oral and Power Inflator Mechanism that makes Buoyancy Control a Snap. BCD has a Rear-Pull Air Dump/Over-Pressure Relief Valve to Quickly-Adjusts and Maintain-Buoyancy throughout Dive. Adjustments for a Perfect Fit are Made-Easy with the Torso Adjustable Shoulder Straps and Waist Strap with Cummerbund both employing Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Easy-Donning-and-Doffing. Accessory Attachment is made Easy with D-Rings at the Waist. The BCD provides Lift Capacities from 17lbs to 40lbs (7.7kg to 18kg) depending on the Size. The Silhouette is also AKONA Pro Kit Ready (see SKU's: GNSRK or GNSRKL).
The Sherwood Silhouette BCD's 3-D designed Jacket Style Air Cell Wraps-Around the BC for Exceptional Stability. Color Buckle Inserts Indicate Sizing for Rental Units and the Built-In convenient Carrying Handle makes Transport-Easy. Buoyancy Control is achieved with Sherwood's Power Inflator System. The Inflator Mechanism has a Cable Activated Pull-Dump that is Easy-to-Activate with a Tug-of-the-Inflator Control. The Inflator includes a Standard 3/8" Threaded Low-Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose. BCD comes with an Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.
This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
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Comments about Sherwood 2013 Silhouette BCD:
There really is nothing seriously wrong with this product, so let me explain why I gave it a 2. First during an early dive using this BC the joint where the inflator/deflator hose attaches to the shoulder of the BC, there is a valve that allows air to exit the BC. That valve fell off during a dive and presented a serious safety issue. Specifically I no longer had a BC to provide buoyancy because any air I put in the BC immediately exited through that joint. The dry suit I had on solved the problem. All that was required was that this valve be screwed on properly. So this was not done when it was initially assembled and a quality control inspection, was either not done or they missed this. Next don't buy a jacket BC unless you strictly do recreational warm water diving, and then buy one with integrated weights. Regarding all my scuba equipment outfitting getting rid of my weight belt was the single most comfortable thing I have ever done.