Bought this for a dive vacation in Saba. Being a fat guy i have to carry alot of wt, but i put 18 lbs in this and it trimmed perfectly on the first dive. It is the most comfortable BC i've worn. I've been renting equipment for years so i've worn a lot of BCs. I have over 120 dives on rented equipment. I did 20 dives w/ it no problem. I go thru many positions while diving and all were comfortable. I liked the style of the quick releases, dive buddy commented that he did not. It is a standard camping style release, which i've used for years in other applications. Impossible for the wts to fall out accidentally if clipped. I also like sternum strap and a cumberbund b/c i dive w/o a wetsuit. we will see how it stands up. i don't carry any extra gear so i can't comment if there are "enough" D-rings and such. The only thing that stops me from giving this an excellent is i haven't had it long enough to test durability. On the picky side, it would be nice if the sternum strap moved up & down.