Scubapro Hydros BCD, Product Review by Kevin Cook | SCUBA.co.za

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ScubaPro Hydros Pro BCD

The HYDROS PRO is a true breakthrough in dive comfort and convenience. The moldable Monprene®, adjustable fit and multi-attachment points combine to make this the most customizable and comfortable BC ever. Winner of the 2016 Red Dot award for product design, the HYDROS PRO is an incredible feat of SCUBAPRO engineering, built for anyone who loves to dive.

Interchangeable straps, a packable design and an included backpack with room for your entire dive kit make the HYDROS PRO perfect for any destination and any dive.

Product Highlights:

Durable
Monprene® construction means ultra durability. The HYDROS PRO also stands up to UV, chemicals, and abrasion — without showing typical signs of wear. And a modular construction makes repairs — even from remote locations — a snap. It’s a BC for life.

The Perfect Fit
When you are wearing the HYDROS PRO, you won’t even know it’s there. The HYDROS PRO molds to your specific body shape, and has been designed with body grip gel, providing extreme comfort and stability. Near-Zero inherent buoyancy means less lead. And, thanks to a back inflation, smart air system you can dive in any position.

2-in-1 BC
The HYDROS PRO includes both the Trav-Tek straps and a fully integrated weight system. So, with a quick switch of clips, you can transform the HYDROS PRO from a harness travel BC to an integrated weight BC. Now you only need one BC for both local diving and travel.

Customize and Accessorize
Easily add, remove, or replace weight systems, bungees, D-rings, accessories and pockets to make theHYDROS PRO truly your own. With a wide range of mountable accessories and kits, your options are endless — and can quickly be changed based upon the dive and conditions.

Travel Friendly
The HYDROS PRO goes everywhere with you. Instant dry, lightweight and compact, with a unique smart-pack design, the HYDROS PRO also comes with a customized backpack designed to fit your entire dive kit on your back.

Dive in Color
The HYDROS PRO comes in seven colors, perfectly matched to SCUBAPRO suits, masks and Seawing Novas. Separate color kits are also available so you can change up your dive style whenever you want.

Specialized Fit for Women
Smaller air bladder. Shorter inflator hose. Curved shoulder straps that fit perfectly. Experience the difference of diving with a more thoughtfully designed BC for women.

Perfect For

Instructors

Tech Divers

Travel Divers

Female Divers

Young Divers

New Divers

Dive Training

Technical Information
Ultra Durable: Patented Injection Molded Monprene® Gel Harness is extremely resistant to UV, chemicals and abrasion. The fabric-free harness uses no velcro or zippers.

Instant Dry: Ideal for travel due to less water retention and lower post-dive weight.

“BC-4-Life” Modular Design: Customizable to add/remove weight systems, straps and pouches. Extended lifespan due to simplified repairs. Virtually every component, including buckles, can be replaced without stitching.

3D Ergonomic Design: Conforms to your body shape for maximum comfort.

Lightweight: Advanced materials keep weight low.

Neutrally Buoyant: Near-Zero inherent buoyancy requires less lead, resulting in better buoyancy control and much more enjoyable diving.

Body Grip Gel: Prevents BC from shifting and riding up.

Dual-Compound Backplate: Provides the ultimate in stability and comfort. Single tank band system allows for easier assembly.

Torso Flex Zone: Auto-adjusts to your torso length for excellent comfort and freedom of movement.

Articulated Shoulder Straps: Allow straps to adjust to your body shape to achieve a snug fit.

Kit-Up Assist: Holds shoulder straps open for easy donning.

Cross-Flow Channel: Unrestricted internal airflow reduces air trapping for enhanced maneuverability and easy deflation at any angle.

2-Stage Inflation: Tri-bungee system controls air distribution to maintain a compact shape under water and high lift capacity at the surface.

Dorsal Weight-Wing: Anti-abrasion and instant dry. Optimal “Outboard” trim pockets.

Buckle Weight System: Simple, safe and reliable quick-release buckles offer a fixed location for easy one-hand operation.

Multi-Mount Accessory Matrix: Multiple D-Rings and mounting points for a knife + light + SMB + hoses + crotch strap and much more.

Smart-Pack Design: Folding shoulder and waist straps pack into the wing, creating an unbelievably compact package for easy transport and storage.

Rating: 4.40

1 Comment
  1. Jeff Morgan says

    I'm a new diver and within one year earned my PADI Master Scuba Diver certification. I purchased the Hydros Pro BCS with Air 2 "octo" and its the only system I have dove outside of a few training dives using the shops rental gear. I highly recommend the Hydros Pro! Its super nice fitting, nice to dive, and a synch to pack. Nearly all my gear fits nicely into the supplied backpack. The Hydros BCS dries quickly after exiting the water, means less weight and mess to deal with. I have taken the the HYDROS BCS on air travel once to Hawaii and it was super cool as a carry on even with my fins strapped to the backpack compression straps. Back home in the Seattle area I dive a drysuit in salt and fresh water and have logged over 90 dives with this BC system. I have dove this rig in cold conditions, no ice diving yet, and it worked as intended, zero issues with the Air 2. I'm a gear nut and recommend if you can afford this rig to give it a serious consideration. Of course everything in SCUBA should be considered as application specific gear, however any recreational diver should be very happy whit this system. The other thing I really appreciate is getting away from all the nylon cloth and huge velcro cumber bun attachments found on other BCD. Over time velcro tends to eat away at nylon straps and fabrics that are in close proximity of the hooks. The Hydros Pro is a very smart system and works very well. This is not a paid endorsement. So check out some of my diving adventures and subscribe to my youtube post at #SeattleRingHunter Cheers!

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