Donut 13 / 15 / 17 AL DIR BCD
The Donut 13 / Donut 15 / Donut 17 DIR BCD includes:
- Choice of Donut 13 (13kgs - 28lbs), Donut 15 (15kgs - 33lbs) or Donut 17 (17kgs - 38lbs) wing with proprietary mono-tank stabiliser (STA),
- BCD inflator hose
- Quality Aluminium back plate,
- DIR harness with SS hardware and accessories, and
- 2 x nylon tank cam bands.
The wings have a classic oval shape and a tough double layer construction. The set is fitted with a standard length corrugated inflator hose but a shorter length hose is provided with the BCD if you wish to swap. The dump valve is locate on the lower left side in an intuitive position. The in-built mono-tank stabiliser means that a metal single tank adapter is not required.
The aluminium backplate is strong but light weight and a good choice for travel where weight is an issue. Choose from a heavy duty stainless steel backplate if you prefer. The Stainless Steel back plate is made from 3mm mirror finish stainless steel and includes a cinch on the left side for quick waist band adjustment.
The DIR harness is made from a tough yet flexible 50mm webbing and includes two shoulder D-rings, a left side D-ring for a stage / Argon bottle, rubber keepers to ensure that webbing ends are kept neat (not a catch hazard) and a very solid stainless steel buckle. The harness has plenty of webbing length, able to be customised for divers of all sizes. The harness also includes a 50mm crotch strap with both a rear D-ring and front D-ring for connecting to a DPV.
The back plate and harness may also be fitted with an optional back pad (with SMB pocket) and also available are upgrades to shoulder pads or a comfort adjustable harness.
The advantage of a backplate and harness system is flexibility. This backplate and harness can also be matched to a 22SE or 17SE wing and twin tanks for technical diving – allowing you to quickly swap between single and twin tank diving modes whenever you want.