A new Pro QD for 2009 that provides a new backpack, additional features and an enhanced cosmetic
Air cell (bladder):
A new lower gusset along the bottom perimeter provides additional lift without adding bulk under the arms
The lobes have been angled for a sleeker, more modern look
There is no longer a cut-out to accommodate a backpack. This maximizes the lift without adding bulk. The new backpack fastens through the material
A series of internal ligaments gives shape to a fully inflated air cell thus preventing squeeze
The best mechanical weight release system just got better!
You used to have to insert a tab into the slot to engage. Could be challenging while wearing a mask and gloves
Now the pocket aligns itself using a rail system. Just insert pocket until it clicks. You don’t even have to look!
The male portion of the mechanism auto-finds the female portion.
Simple, single pull release
The pull force required to release the pocket has been slightly increased for added security
In order to effectively demonstrate the SureLock™II, make sure that the tester is wearing a properly fitted BC.
The weight pocket should contain lead or similar items that give it shape.
Two large lobe pockets are secured with #10 zippers.
These are larger and stronger than previous #5 zippers.
Zipper pulls are easy to grasp with gloves
Features 6 stainless steeld-rings to attach accessories.
The two upper d-rings are angled making them easy to attach items to
Includes attachment grommets for knife
Has a pass-thru grommet for a retractor
Adjustable waistband – new!
Depth compensation on waistband - compresses at depth along with your wetsuit
Lobe retaining D-rings allow you to hold lobe stationary with opposite hand while weight pockets are inserted
Large pull bobs on dump valves
Octo-pocket (patent pending) inside the right lobe
Easy to stow
Just hold pocket open using red tab, put a loop in the hose and insert it
Easy to deploy
Just grab and pull
No more dangling octopuses
Traction Pad over-molded on to the pack cradle prevents tank slippage
Positioning strap allows you to set the Pro QD at the perfect height each time
Carrying handle is molded into the backpack
Outer bag is 500D Armor Cordura
Inner bag is 420D urethane coated nylon
Very durable material
Subject to fading from excessive chlorine and UV
Tough Tec on high wear areas
Assorted solution-dyed, fade-resistant polyesters
The Pro QD represents the best collection of features for the money
The patterns, padding and materials used create a BC that provides comfort, security and stability
Fade resistant, abrasion resistant outer materials will keep your BC functioning and looking good for many years
The most secure and easiest-to-use weight release system in the industry
Pro QD Additional Featues: