Cressi Travel-Friendly Light Back Inflation BCD for Scuba Diving | Patrol: Designed in Italy
(as of Apr 22,2022 23:12:03 UTC – Details)
The Patrol is a dorsal volume BCD, very versatile for all types of diving, with a robust but lightweight construction at the same time and with a low volume of transport but strong and very flexible. The harness system which is completely independent of the air bladder, provides absolute stability of the jacket on the diver and releases all oppression of the chest, axillary and abdominal area, completely, due to the expansion of the bladder to the outside of the dorsal area and surrounding the tank. The design and arrangement of harnesses make it unisex. High-lift capacity dorsal air bladder but with an external volume of stowage always contained, thanks to the elastic containment tensioners that have as an additional mission to facilitate the deflation and avoid displacement of the air during the dive that would cause instability. Patrol’s backpack is very light and semi-flexible to fulfill its function without adding weight or volume to it. Completely covered with comfortable neutral buoyancy padding, made of a closed-cell material that avoids the accumulation of water or air and, therefore, reduces the inherent buoyancy in the jacket and facilitates quick drying. Unlike many BCD considered as “travel jackets”, the stability of the tank underwater is not compromised thanks to the configuration of the air chamber that acts as a guide for the tank. The weight system LAS (Lock Aid System) 2.0, is now more integrated in the profile of the BCD and its thickness is reduced. This system, following the Cressi tradition, guarantees the maximum facility of insertion and releasing of the weight with total safety against accidental losses since its anchors incorporate a spring effect (patented) in anticipation of accidental hooks. Its use is highly ergonomic and intuitive even without looking. Direct System Inflator: Double metal filter in the air entrance under the stem and cylindrical shape around the valve. Very strong body and attractive design. Inflation rate recalibrated, 50% higher (traditional BCD of size M in 4 seconds at 1 ATM). Anti-sand design with minimized mouth inflator nozzle. Push-button with wide clearances with respect to its seat to avoid the blocking action of the sand grains. Vacuum button with sealing using a silicone washer. Push-button integrated into the profile to avoid unwanted inflation when pulling the hose to empty. New very resistant hose of very progressive curvature. Guide clamp-integrated hose. New low profile upper vacuum valve with a non-return valve that prevents the accidental entrance of water. New flap for fixing the hose made of thermo-rubber with embossed logo. 4 D-rings made of ABS. “Y” hose holder. Combination of 420D Nylon + 3 other fabrics. Roll-up side pocket. The Cressi Patrol is manufactured in Hungary by Cressi. Cressi is an Italian brand pioneer in scuba diving, snorkeling, and swimming equipment since 1946. The product is covered by a 2-year limited warranty.
The pockets fit perfectly into their places.
Spring closure (15 mm long) in case of any accidental snags
Capacity of up to 4.5 kg each with flexible weight
The 100% dorsal air chamber has the best buoyancy of the entire Cressi range