Apeks Black Ice BCD
Apeks Black Ice BCD
Featuring an impressive design, the Apeks Black Ice BCD is the ideal diving equipment for professional divers and for those who want to indulge in difficult levels of diving. While the heavy duty construction ensures great comfort and stability, the modular design ensures custom adjustments through multiple size settings and adjustable chest straps.
Flexible and Powerful
It uses a patented Wrapture Harness System that includes swivel shoulder buckles and ultra-thin back plate, for extra comfort while preventing the back-plate from riding up the surface. Meanwhile the SureLock II Mechanical Weight Release System provides a safe and secure way to insert and release your weight smoothly, while helps you to spread your weight underwater.
Best in the Range
The key specialty of the BCD is that it can be rigged for twin cylinders by simply using the optional twin cylinder kit. Further, it comes with integrated clips to keep the l.p. inflator hose firmly tucked in its position. The Apeks Black Ice BCD is a perfect option for those who are looking for supreme levels of buoyancy and perfect spread of weight under water.
- Wrapture Harness System (pat. pend.) –
- SureLock II Mechanical Weight Release System (patented
- Dual channel weight pockets in front along with non-ditchable weight pockets in back
- Can be rigged for twin cylinders using the optional twin cylinder kit.
- The air cell has several pass-throughs that allow easy air transfer from left to right.
- 4 dump valves in all, one in each corner. 3 are proprietary flat valves are very streamlined and effective. The dump valve on the upper left is the rapid exhaust valve found at the top of the Powerline inflator.
- The Powerline inflator assembly boasts one of the fastest inflation rates in the industry.
- Has integrated clips to keep the LP inflator hose tucked in securely.
- The adjustable chest strap can be raised or lowered. This not only ensures a good fit but also keeps the strap from running across top of a drysuit valve.
- A dual bladder retraction system is used to pull in the sides of the bladder during deflation. This keeps unit streamlined and reduces drag.
- The air cell is constructed of rugged 840 denier nylon.
- The left pocket is a fold down design with deep capacity, perfect for an extra mask.
- The right pocket is a large utility pocket secured with a robust zipper.
Apeks Black Ice BCD Size Chart
|Weight Capacity (lbs/kg)||42/19||42/19||42/19|
|Height (in)||5'4" - 5'11"||5'9" - 6'3"||6'0" - 6'7"|
|Style||Weight-integrated Back Inflation|
|Sizes||SM/MD, ML/LG, XL/XXL|
|Dump valves||Flat valves (3)|
|Weight System||SureLock II|
|# of D-rings||5 large, angled, stainless|
|Pockets||1 large fold-down, 1 zippered|
|Ditchable weight||All sizes 32lb/14.5kg|
|Non-ditchable weight||10 lb/4.5kg|
|Lift Capacity (lbs/N)||SM/MD - 52/230|
|ML/LG - 52/230|
|XL/XXL - 52/230|
The Apeks Black Ice BCD
The sole BCD in Apeks' range, the Black Ice BCD is made with the technical diver in the mind. Feature rich and tremendously rugged, it's wing design allows for superior freedom of movement and stability in the water. This style is typically preferred by more experienced divers as they take more getting used to.
Choosing the Right BCD
The BCD (Buoyancy Control Device) is worn in the water to control your buoyancy. By increasing or decreasing the amount of air in the BCD allows you to maneuver easily in the water, as well as rise to the surface safely.
There are two main types of BCDs; jacket style and wing style BCDs. Most beginners learn using jacket BCDs as they're simple to use and comfortable in the water. Jacket BCD's wrap around you (like a jacket!) for a snug and secure feel). Wing BCDs on the other hand provide a great deal more control in the water but are more complicated, which is why they're preferred by more experienced divers.
Some BCDs include integrated weights. Without this you'll need to wear an additional weight belt which can be bulky and ungainly. Integrated weights allow you distribute weight comfortably around the BCD and are typically easier to adjust and put on in the water.
Which BCD you choose, ensuring a good fit is critical and should be the first thing you test before you get in the water in case there are issues and you need to return the BCD.
Any BCD you select should have a range of adjustment for optimal fit and control, a low pressure inflator and a variety of pockets so you can carry important pieces of equipment in the water.
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