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Cressi R1 Weight Integrated BC

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Best buy for the money

By Dawn H.

 -  Westerlo, NY, US

This is my first BC and i am more than pleased with it. I like the large pockets and the fit is perfect

 

On sale, great buy for the money.

By Gerald R.

 -  Lawrence, KS, US

My wife and I are both cretrtified as Master Divers and I been diving for 30+ years. We just got back from during 10 dives in Roatan and the BCDs performed great. They fit great and the integrated weight system so much better than a weight belt. They also pack easy.

The Cressi R1 is a rugged BCD with the Cressi Flat" Lock Aid Integrated Weight System. The R1 BCD is made of durable 500-Denier Cordura internally urethane laminated color-lock nylon material. The BCD comes with a rigid back pack that is padded and is equipped with a built-in carry handle. The R1 is also fitted with features such as a rear kidney and right shoulder pull dumps, an inflator integrated pull dump on the left shoulder and manual deflation from the inflator assembly. Two large zipped pockets can be found on either side of the BCD for convenient storage of accessories. The R1 harness system uses traditional squeeze-style" quick-release buckles and adjustable straps on the shoulders, chest and waist for precise adjustment and fit. A hook and loop fastener adjustable waist cummerbund provide extra security and comfort.

The Cressi R1 BCD comes with the integrated Lock Aid Quick-Release Weight System that hold up to 20 lbs. (9 kg), with 10 lbs. (4.5 kg) in each pocket. Light alloys have been used to make the D-rings in place of traditional stainless-steel with two-D-rings pre-bent for easier attachment of accessory items. The R1 provides from 16.9 lbs. to 36 lbs. (7.6 kg to 16.33 kg) of lift depending on the BCD size. The Cressi R1 BCD is available in multiple sizes, comes with 3/8" low-pressure quick-disconnect hose and owner's manual.

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Ideal for beginners and frequent divers

Rugged BCD with integrated removable weight pockets. A winning mix of our top-of-the-line Aquaride andour Aquapro 5 workhorse makes this a very durable entry-level retail bcd. The R1 is made of Durable500-Denier Cordura, ideal for rental solutions or for intense use. The BCD comes with a Rigid Back Plate that is padded, and is equipped with a Built-In Carry Handle. The R1 has 3-exhaust valves to make buoyancy adjustments easy.

  • The R1 is a rugged scuba diving BCD with integrated removable weight pockets, ideal for beginners and average divers.
  • Made of Durable 500-Denier Cordura, ideal for rental solutions or for intense use.
  • Features a Rigid Back Plate that is Padded
  • It has 3-exhaust valves to make buoyancy adjustments easy and 2 Large Zippered Pockets on for Convenient-Storage of accessories.
  • The R1 Harness System uses Traditional Squeeze-Style Buckles and Adjustable Straps on the Shoulders, Chest and Waist for precise adjustment and fit.
  • A Velcro Adjustable Waist Cummerbund provides extra Security and a superior comfort compared to any other BCD in the same category.
  • The R1 BCD comes with the Integrated Lock Aid Quick-Release Weight System that holds up to 20 lb (9 kg), with 10 lb (4.5 kg) in each Pocket.
  • Equipped with a Built-In Carry Handle. The R1 is designed and manufactured in Hungary by Cressi. Cressi is an Italian brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling and swimming equipment since 1946.

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The R1 has 3-exhaust valves for easy buoyancy adjustments and 2 Large Zippered Pockets for Convenient-Storage of Accessories.

Rugged BCD with integrated removable weight pockets. A winning mix of our top-of-the-line Aquaride and our Aquapro 5 workhorse makes this a very durable entry-level retail bcd.

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Integrated Lock Aid Quick-Release

The Cressi R1 BCD comes with the Integrated Lock Aid Quick-Release Weight System that holds up to 20 lbs (9 kg), with 10 lbs (4.5 kg) in each Pocket. R1 provides 16.9lbs to 36lbs (7.6kg to 16.33kg) of Lift depending on the BCD Size.

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Rigid Back Plate

The BCD comes with a Rigid Back Plate that is Padded and is Equipped with a Built-In Carry Handle.

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Adjustable Velcro

A Velcro Adjustable Waist Cummerbund provides Extra Security and comfort compared to any other BCD in the same category.

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Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Cressi R1 Weight Integrated BCD Features

  • Cressi R1 Weight Integrated BC:
  • Rugged BCD with New "Flat" Lock Aid Integrated Weight System
  • Durable 500-Denier Cordura Color-Lock Nylon Material
  • Internally Urethane Laminated Bladder
  • Rigid Padded Back Pack Equipped with Built-In Carry Handle
  • Rear Kidney and Right Shoulder Pull Dumps
  • Inflator Integrated Pull Dump on Left-Shoulder and Manual Deflation from Inflator Assembly
  • 3/8" Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Two Large Zipped Pockets
  • 6-Alloy D-Rings for Accessory Attachment
  • Harness System with Traditional Squeeze-Style" Quick-Release Buckles
  • Adjustable Straps on the Shoulders, Chest and Waist for Precise-Adjustment-and-Fit
  • Hook & Loop Adjustable Waist Cummerbund provides Extra-Security & Comfort
  • Integrated Lock Aid Quick-Release Weight System:
    20 lbs. (9 kg), w/10 lbs. (4.5 kg) Each Pocket
  • Lift Capacity: 16.9 lbs. to 36 lbs. (7.6 kg to 16.33 kg), Size Dependent
  • Available in Multiple Sizes
  • Owner's Manual

Cressi R1 Weight Integrated BCD Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.3

(based on 10 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best buy for the money

This is my first BC and i am more than pleased with it. I like the large pockets and the fit is perfect

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not what I expected

I purchased this item because it seemed to be the best value for the money. All in all I like this BCD however there are 4 issues I had with this BCD. the first 2 that I really disliked: 1.) It doesn't work with a weight belt. Because this BCD has an integrated weight system, if you wear a weight belt, the extra length of thi BCD skirts over the weight belt and basically "sits" on it. Resulting in a odd feel and look. I really didn't like it at all, so i was kind of forced to use the integ...

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Reviewed by 10 customers

 

Best buy for the money

By Dawn H.

from Westerlo, NY, US

This is my first BC and i am more than pleased with it. I like the large pockets and the fit is perfect

 

On sale, great buy for the money.

By Gerald R.

from Lawrence, KS, US

My wife and I are both cretrtified as Master Divers and I been diving for 30+ years. We just got back from during 10 dives in Roatan and the BCDs performed great. They fit great and the integrated weight system so much better than a weight belt. They also pack easy.

 

Cressi BCD

By Del M.

from Ripon, CA, US

We recently purchased the Cressi Dive package. Very happy with this kit.

 

Good quality/value.

By Austin B.

from Jacksonville, FL, US

Very sturdy, great construction, adjusts well, big pockets, adjusts well, fits great, three purge valves, clip in weight pockets work well.

 

Amazing BCD!

By TIMOTHY

This BC is awesome. Looks great and very comfortable. The oral inflation is a breeze to use and the integrated weights are very convient and are easy to operate. The only downside is that the tank strap is hard to adjust. Overall, awesome BC for recreational purposes.

 

Yes I would by this product again.

By Bubba

from Sulphur , LA, US

The delivery was great. Fast to the door action. It arrived sooner than expected.

 

Love my first BCD!

By Jon

from Keithville, LA, US

I definitely recommend this BCD to anyone!

 

A great BC for the price!

By Tate K.

from San Antonio, TX, US

I purchased mine in 2016 and continued to dive with it in fresh and salt. The integrated weight pockets are excellent! It is a very sturdy and comfortable rig. I only just recently ordered a backplate and wing as I try to move to technical diving. I do not care for the zippered pockets. As other reviews have pointed out, the zippers sip from front to back, and it is very difficult, if not impossible to use these pockets while diving. they had might as well not even be there in my opinion. I do wish there were more D-Ring's on this rig, or at least positioned differently - but all in all, this made for an excellent first BCD, and for the price (currently $349.95) it's hard to beat!

 

Not what I expected

By scubadad

I purchased this item because it seemed to be the best value for the money. All in all I like this BCD however there are 4 issues I had with this BCD. the first 2 that I really disliked: 1.) It doesn't work with a weight belt. Because this BCD has an integrated weight system, if you wear a weight belt, the extra length of thi BCD skirts over the weight belt and basically "sits" on it. Resulting in a odd feel and look. I really didn't like it at all, so i was kind of forced to use the integrated weight. Is that bad? Well, that's a matter of preference. I prefer my weight belt, these pokets aren't the easiest to insert (although I have seen MUCH worse, so their not bad relatiely speaking) I was able to squeeze 10lbs of bag weight in each integrated poket but that was a challenge. then I had a few extra Lbs in the pokets. This was while using a 7mm farmer john & hooded vest on an ice dive that required a lot of weight. Remember the more weight you put in the integrated pokets the less room you have in your zipper storage pockets. 2.) If I have to say there is something that I hate. It's that the pockets zip back to front. When you are underwater it is near impossible to find the zipper located behind your kidneys to open these pockets. And if your lucky enought to do that, good luck tryingn to close them. There is NO WAY you could see them so it's a blind activity, underwater, w/tiny zipper heads, and very difficult to reach. I must say. I hate this aspect of the BCD. 3.) The upper D-Rings are steel however, the lower D-Rings are used much more and they are plastic. It may just be the gear I use but with this BCD, the upper D-Rings are too high and the lower plastic D-Rings are too low. I wish tere were some in the middle like my old Genesis had. 4.) The upper air dump took me at least 10 dives to get used to it's location. I can't tell you why. It just never felt right to me, and you can't see it, so you need to just get used to it. Everything else I like about this BCD. Fits great. I love the handle at the top. Well constructed, should last a long time. I get more air trapped in it then my other BCDs so with this unit make sure you get used to the air dumps and don't rely on your hose valve.

 

Impossible to reach front to back pocket zippers.

By Jon R.

from Arlington, TN, US

All is fine except for the pocket zippers, they are impossible, and I think a fatal design flaw. They zip from front to back, so the zipper sits at your back under your ribs. It's almost impossible to reach the zipper to open the pockets. You have to do some crazy chicken wing looking stretch to reach the zipper. Then, even if you can reach the zipper, you can't see it. You have to do the chicken wing and try to find it, which is almost impossible with gloves on. I bought two of these.m, one for my wife and one for my 11 year old daughter, sizes S and XS. It was impossible for my wife to reach the zipper and my daughter could only reach it if she wore the S, which was too big for her, since the XS fit her. I'm going to have to send them back since the pockets are useless.

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Shopper  What is this called?
JAMES W  Not sure i understand the question.
MARK W  BCD is an acronym for Buoyancy Compensation Device.
Joseph R  We integrated personal floatation system
Tate K  This is called a Buoyancy Control Device - or simply BCD for short. Cressi is the company that makes it, and R1 is the "model" or style.
JAVIER A  BCD or BC. Buoyancy compensator or Bouyacy Control Device, if this is what you're asking
Travis N  BCD
Dyan L  what does the BCD weigh - out of box and on my back - size M or L?
Billy B B  I own a large, and best guess is 5-6 lbs
Patrick W  How can I add 14 pounds of weight to R1 Bcd? I don't want to wear a belt
JAMES W  Hello...it has an integrated pouches... no weight belt needed.
Bubba B  You can get pockets that attach to the tank strap. I use these to distribute weights. I have had 20 lbs in mine.
Patrick W  Thanks Bubba,thinking I'll go old school and add a doable weight belt
David O  Purchase two addition trim weight pockets and attach either side to your tank strap. Cressi also have these.
RICHARD C  This is a great BC. Simply pull out the pockets. Unzip and slip in the lead weights. In your case a 3 and 4 pound in each side.
Tyler P  Yes, It has ditchable pockets.
Jon J  Put one four pound weight and one three pound weight in each of the integrated weight pockets...
Patrick W  Hello Jon I should of been clearer in my question. I have 10 pounds in each pocket now. I need to add 14, but didn't want a weight belt and 14 pounds is more then I wanted in the fixed pockets. I guess I need the belt.
Jon J  Ah. My apologies. Yes, adding that much more weight, I think I'd just go with the belt.
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