About Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860)

The BCJ-3860 Evolution Platina BC is Tusa's most fully featured Wrap-Around Style Jacket. The Evolution Platina is ideal for any diver who desires a Robust-Traditional-Style-Jacket. The BCJ-3860 offers Tusa patented features such as the Advanced Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S.), the Independent Harness System, and the Ultimate Stabilizing Harness. Additionally, the Evolution Platina incorporates Tusa's Waist Support System allowing for customizable shoulder/harness fit.

Tusa's Advanced Weight Loading System (AWLS) allows the diver to insert weights into the weight-cartridges and loading them easily into the front of the BC jacket. Additionally, with weight distribution to the shoulder area, the weighted-down feeling that is traditionally associated with weight belts is eliminated. Weight-Cartridges can accommodate 8lbs (3.63kg) of weight in each Cartridge and two Rear Trim Pockets can hold up to 4lbs (2kg) in each Non-Releasable-Pocket. The AWLS Weight Cartridges are easy to release in an emergency, but the safety lock makes sure that they do not release accidentally. The Evolution Platina BCD's "Independent Harness System" (HIS) isolates the BC Jacket's Harness from the Air Cell, tightly supporting the tank even with changes in Air Cell Inflation/Deflation. The HIS prevents tank slippage and eliminates any gaps between the tank and your back. HIS featuring an Integrated-Carry-Handle, additional adjustability to dial in a perfect fit and a neutrally buoyant construction allowing the diver to Shed the Lead" removing approximately 2 lbs (1 kg) of lead from their system.

Tusa's Ultimate Stabilizing Harness (USH) completely eliminates tank roll and delivers an amazing fit. The USH securely holds the air cylinder in place with optimally placed rails and brings the tank closer to the body increasing tank control while reducing weight.

The Ritetite Buckle is a 2-Position Cam Strap for Quick-and-Easy Adjustment. While the strap is being looped through the buckle, the buckle stays in place without needing to be held. This allows for more Control-and-Stability. This feature is part of all Tusa BCJ's. The Waist Support System (W.S.S) significantly enhances comfort and fit by dispersing the weight load around the hips. The W.S.S. integrates the adjustable shoulder harness system with the rear stabilizing plate and cummerbund to effectively unload the hips while ensuring a snug fit.

The Jacket BC is Built-to-Last with a Shell constructed from Durable 840-Denier Nylon and a Urethane Laminated Interior for Air-Tight Integrate. The Jacket has plenty of room for Accessory Storage and Attachment with 2-Large Zippered Pockets and 9-D-Rings (5-Stainless Steel, 4-Resin). Buoyancy Control is accomplished with the O.P.E.V. Quick Inflate/Deflate System and 2-Rear Quick-Dump Valves. The BC provides 24lbs (5.44kg) Lift Capacity. BCD has an Adjustable Sternum, Torso-Adjustable Shoulder Straps that provide Excellent Comfort and Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund provides precise Adjustment of Harness. All Straps are equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing. BC comes with a 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose; Owner's Manual and a 12 month limited warranty.

The Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) is commonly used for Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational, Recreational Diver among others. The Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860): Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) Features

  • Tusa's Most Fully Featured Wrap-Around Style Jacket
  • Ideal for Divers who Desires a Robust-Traditional-Style-Jacket
  • Advanced Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S.):
    Insert Weights into Weight-Cartridges Loading Easily into BCD
    Weight Capacity: 8lbs (3.63kg) Releasable
    Rear Trim Pockets 4lbs (2kg) in each Non-Releasable-Pocket
  • Tusa's Patented Independent Harness System (I.H.S.):
    Isolates the BCD's Harness from the Air-Cell
    Tightly-Supporting the Tank even with Changes-in-Air Cell Inflation/Deflation
    Prevents-Tank-Slippage
    Eliminates any Gaps Between the Tank and Divers Back
  • Tusa's Ultimate Stabilizing Harness (USH):
    Completely Eliminates Tank Roll
    Delivers Amazing Fit
    Securely Holds Cylinder in Place
    Brings Tank Closer to Body Increasing Tank Control
  • Rite-Tite Buckle: 2-Position Cam Strap for Quick-and-Easy Adjustment
  • Waist Support System (W.S.S):
    Significantly Enhances Comfort and Fit
    Dispersing Weight Load Around-the-Hips
    Integrates Adjustable Shoulder Harness with Rear Stabilizing Plate and Cummerbund
    Effectively Unloads Hips while Ensuring Snug Fit
  • Durable 840-Denier Nylon with Urethane Laminated Interior
  • 2-Large Zippered Pockets
  • 9-D-Rings (5-Stainless Steel, 4-Resin)
  • O.P.E.V. Quick Inflate/Deflate System
  • 2-Rear Quick-Dump Valves
  • 24lbs (5.44kg) Lift Capacity
  • Adjustable and Removable Sternum Strap
  • Torso-Adjustable Shoulder Straps
  • Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund
  • All Straps: Equipped with Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing
  • 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Owner's Manual
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag
24Lbs (5.44Kg)
Valves
2-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves, Left Shoulder Cable Activated Pull Dump
Pockets
2-Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable With "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 5-Stainless Steel, 4-Resin D-Rings
Waist Strap
Adjustable Waist Strap With "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckle And Cummerbund
Chest Buckle
Yes, Adjustable Strap With "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckle
Oral Inflator
Yes, Tusa O.P.E.V. Quick Inflate/Deflate System
Materials
840-Denier, Urethane Laminated Interior
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
8Lbs (3.63Kg) Releasable Each Pocket, 4Lbs (2Kg) Non-Releasable Each Pocket
Mfr #
SKU
TBTJ38
Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) Size Chart
  Small Medium Large/X-Large
Height 5'2"-5'4" 5'6"-5'10" 5'10-6'5"
Weight (pounds) 120-155 155-195 190-260
Chest (inches) 38-40 40-42 43-46
Waist (inches) 28-36 32-40 36-44
Lift Capacity (pounds) 28 35 44
Weight Capacity (pounds) 16 dumpable, 10 trim 16 dumpable, 10 trim 20 dumpable, 10 trim
Product Weight 9.5 lbs 9.75 lbs 10 lbs

Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860) Customer Reviews

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4.6

(based on 77 reviews)

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    (25)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (70)
  • Easily adjustable (69)
  • Lots of features (59)
  • Durable (52)

Cons

  • Heavy (3)

Best Uses

  • Recreation (61)
  • Warm water (54)
  • Cold water (33)
  • Extreme depths (11)
  • Professional (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (20), Recreational diver (20), Advanced diver (10), Casual/ recreational (10), Beginner (9)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (60), Wreck diving (34), Night diving (28), Drift diving (27), Cave diving (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (32), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most confortable BCD ever!

Bought this for my trip to Similan Islands, Thailand for an exhausting 15 dives in 4 days trip. I was absolutley satified with this. The price was exceptional and the fit and adjustability...Read complete review

Bought this for my trip to Similan Islands, Thailand for an exhausting 15 dives in 4 days trip. I was absolutley satified with this. The price was exceptional and the fit and adjustability had me wearing this BCD around the house before I left. The padding and adjustments made this truly a pleasure to dive in. At depth or on the surface with full inflation it still is like a glove. Want a good BCD, I have used tons of them but this one hit the nail on the head! Almost forgot, I added the TUSA inflator, integrated octo and it too worked great.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Odd feeling BC

I have used this BC for 20 warm water dives so far. It feels very bulky, and although big pockets are handy, the independent harness idea means the whole jacket seems to move...Read complete review

I have used this BC for 20 warm water dives so far. It feels very bulky, and although big pockets are handy, the independent harness idea means the whole jacket seems to move around on you too much.

The L/XL size was too big for me at 170 lbs and 6 foot. It's oversized. Might be fine for a bigger guy. I tried my wife's Selene on and it felt much better as it didn't move around as much underwater.

Nice weight pockets, lots of fasteners, but quite heavy for travel. The backplate adds lots of weight. Nice inflater valve. Dump valve strings are a bit flimsy. No suitable knife attachment or flashlight pocket. Doesn't fold up well for travel so takes up too much space, unlike it's sister, the Selene.

If you are a woman considering this BC, forget it.

This jacket might work better if I had a thick heavy wetsuit or drysuit on and was diving locally.

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4.0

HEAVY

By ninak

from Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easily Adjustable
  • Lots Of Features

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Drift Diving
  • Recreation
  • Warm Water
  • Wreck diving

Comments about Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860):

It's a good quality BCD, but it is HEAVY. Has lots of features and D-rings, but again - HEAVY. Next BCD would be definitely looking more closely at the weight.

  • Diving Type:
  • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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5.0

great BCD

By sfldivern

from Miami, FL

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Easily Adjustable
  • Lots Of Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860):

    Excellent BCD all around, good room in the pockets, lots of features to attach your extras, integrated weight system that's easy to manage with lots of room in the weight pockets. I was concerned about the size - I ordered a large and when it came in it was too big, but after adjusting the inner straps - it's perfect!

    • Diving Type:
    • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    It's good to me

    By MacDiver

    from Seoul, Korea

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860):

      I recommend this BCD to beginner to expert..
      It's very comfortable for me..

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Rescue Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Excellent choice for a beginner

      By iScream

      from NYC

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860):

        This is a wonderful BCD to any beginner - reliability, dependability, stability, absolute easiness to control boyancy by someone who has just been certified. This BCD was purchased for my friend immediately after getting Open Water certification and prior going onto his first diving vacation.

        • Diving Type:
        • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        300 dives and going strong!

        By Tjack

        from Taos, NM

        About Me Advanced

        See all my reviews

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Cold Water
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Tusa Platina Evolution BCD, Black (BCJ-3860):

          My Tusa Platina has over 300 dives on it and is going strong. I've dived it in warm and cold water using everything from a 3mm to a drysuit
          it has held up very well, still looks almost new even after being out in the weather for a week at a time on live aboards. The stainless D-rings and pockets are great for adding gear, you can clip off a pony bottle nicely. The pull dump on the inflator hose works great and the weight distribution trims out well. It has a substantial secure feel compared to many rental BCs I have used. I really like this BCD.

          It is a little bulky and heavy for travel when you are trying to get all your gear on the plane under 50 pounds. The weight pockets can fall out if you do not clip them in correctly. I will not put more than 6 ponds in each pocket. I had to replace the inflator hose once due to some mishap on a boat in Belize, but after so much abuse this seems acceptable.

          Overall a great BC and you get a ton for the money

          • Diving Type:
          • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          ROGER M  Great for diving and demolition work. First bcd and it will probably last longer than me but just too heavy for travel. I still use it when I do lake or quarry dives because you don't have to worry about toss it on the rocks with its 1000 denier construction.
          jesus a  does someone know if this jacket is euro small or is asia smalll??? im about 5.11 and 150 pounds , pants size 30 , should i buy it small or not.???
          MICHAEL K  They run small. My wife and I ordered the next size up from our normal USA sizes and that's fine.
          Shopper  how old is this product, and what is the weight?
          Steve S  It has been out a few years, but it is brand new. It weighs 9.5 - 10 pounds depending on the size you get.
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