Axiom i3 BCD
£385.00 RRP £480.00 In StockPlease note: This item cannot be shipped outside the European Union - learn more
The AquaLung Axiom i3 BCD is the same popular and comfortable size and shape of the Axiom BCD but with their simple and user-friendly i3 inflation system. Trading a traditional bulky inflator hose with a simple lever switch that controls the inflation and deflation of your BCD.
A small lever switch on your left hip controls the inflation and all of the dump valves intuitively. Traditional hoses need to be lifted to a certain position to allow gas to purge but because the i3 is connected to all of your dump valves, a simple flick of the switch will open them all so you can dump gas no matter what position you're in.
The inflation system is attached to your BCD so won't float off or move around like a traditional hose so you always know where it is. A simple flick of the switch upwards inflates your BCD and pushing it down deflates it, simple.
If you need to you also have an oral inflation tube so you can orally inflate the BCD if you need to.
The new integrated Wrapture harness system provides better stability and support with swivelling quick release shoulder straps which are secured closer towards the back to provide a more open but more secure fit, helping to prevent the BCD from rolling sliding on the body.
The standard cam band tank buckle has been replaced with a new GripLock system which allows to set and forget the buckle setting after the initial fitting. Minor adjustments are easily made via a Velcro secured strap next to the buckle to make alterations for different cylinders simple. A safety feature has been integrated to prevent injury to fingers when tightening the clamp.
More traditional features include valve retention strap, gauge and octopus pouches, flat e-valves to reduce snags, a knife attachment point and integrated SureLock II weight system.
SureLock II Weight System
D-rings: 5 stainless / 2 plastic
Pockets: 3 (2 w/ zippers)
Ditchable weight : XS - ML 20lb/9kg, LG - XXL 30lb/13.5kg
Non-ditchable weight : 10 lb/4.5kg
Lift Capacity (lbs/N)
- MD - 36/160,
- ML - 41/180,
- LG - 44/190,
- XL - 47/200,
- XXL - 54/240
Limited Lifetime Warranty
Weight approx : 4.1kg
*please not squeeze knife pictured is not included, for illustration purposes only
Aqua Lung Axiom i3 BCD - Features
|Back Plate Type|
?Describes the style of back plate, a travel BCD will usually feature a flexible or partial backplate whereas a standard BCD will have a full rigid (and probably padded) backplate
|Full padded rigid|
|Female Specific Fit|
?Most BCDs are designed to fit men and women but there are a growing number of BCDs designed specifically for women, providing a much better fit and support.
?A standard BCD will provide lift in the back and usually through the front pockets, giving a balanced lift. Hybrids and wing systems will provide lift in different ways depending on the design, a standard wing will only provide lift in the back.
|All round lift|
?Quick release weight systems allow a more comfortable distribution of weight as it no longer has to be solely worn around the waist. Easy removal means that the pouches can be quickly removed and handed over to boat crews on exit or dumped in an emergency.
|Quick Release Buckles|
?Quick release buckles aid donning and removal of the BCD with minimal effort
?Main side pockets for storage
|Single Pouch Capacity (kg)|
?The recommended maximum weight for each integrated weight pouch (based on medium BCD)
|Single Trim Capacity (kg)|
?The recommended maximum weight for each trim weight pocket
|Trim Weight Pockets|
?Trim weight pockets allow weight to be added to the back of the BCD to balance out the distribution. They are also useful to counterbalance the affect of wearing a pony or other redundant system as counter weights can be added to the pouch on the opposite side, helping to prevent rolling.
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