I am new to diving and have tried several different brands and styles of BCD's. I decided to buy my first BCD and found this one. I had never used a back inflate and was alittle nervous, But I thought for the price Id give it a try. I love this BCD!!!!! It has four easy to get to dump valves, Integrated pockets and its very stylish.. I do wish it had metal D's but the plastic one don't seem to be a problem. Out of two dives so far with this BCD I have found the back inflate wing works great. I had heard people say that the back inflate would put your face in the water when on the surface, I have not found this to be a problem!!. The only fault I have found is the weight pocket snaps are very tight and sometimes hard to get out. I feel this will loosen up with use.. Hope this review helps. I feel for a beginner or if youve been diving for years this is a great BCD to have and for the price it can't be beat!!
PADI MSDT Instructor
I have over 300 dives, in both the teaching and recreational areas. I have dove in tropical and temperate salt, as well as a ton of freshwater. The adjustment is excellent, trim is easy, comfort is excellent. Great BC