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  • Rugged design with integrated weight system
  • Internally laminated urethane bladder
  • Rear kidney and right shoulder pull dumps
  • Durable 500 denier CORDURA color lock nylon
  • Rigid padded back pack with built in handle

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Cressi R1 Weight Integrated BCD Customer Reviews

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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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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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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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Would you say that this is a "all-round" BC? It seems light but still rugged? I'm looking for a BC that i can use in both cold and warm water, is this one suitable?

Thanks
A shopper on Jun 3, 2013
BEST ANSWER: Heya, Bought this while on holidays in Maui, Hawaii from Leisurepro online, delivered to my hotel super fast :)
Used it about 8 dives there and as my regular BC in Melbourne, Australia.
Its great in both warm or cold water.
Nice and lite, but very strong and solid feeling. Wieght pockets work great. Has everything you need
Very hapy with it :). hope this helps
Does this BCD include a LP hose? And when was it released? :)
Thanks
A shopper on Jun 1, 2013
BEST ANSWER: This includes a LP Quick Disconnect Hose and is a new release for 2013.
What is the weight of size xl?
A shopper on Mar 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Hi There,

The R-1 BC in size XL weighs 7.0 lbs

This includes 2 detachable integrated weight pockets and inflator hose.
What is this called?
A shopper on Nov 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 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.
How can I add 14 pounds of weight to R1 Bcd? I don't want to wear a belt
Patrick W on Aug 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 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.
what does the BCD weigh - out of box and on my back - size M or L?
Dyan L on Nov 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I own a large, and best guess is 5-6 lbs
what size does small fit?
Ashly C on Jul 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Hi Ashley,

Here are the dimensions for size small.

Size Chest Waist Weight
S / 3 35/39 32/37139/172
Any additional photos? Curious about the profile and backplate of this BC.
A shopper on May 20, 2013
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