About Dive Rite Hydro Lite BCD System
The Dive Rite Hydro Lite Buoyancy System is a tech inspired, light weight BCD for discerning single tank divers. Incorporating a technical soft backplate and wing design, the Hydro Lite offers all-in-one convenience without sacrificing the features that advanced divers demand. Designed specifically for streamlined, warm water diving and ideal for travel, the Hydro Lite comes in at only 6.2 lbs. (2.8 kg) in a compact and easily packable format. Proudly made in the USA using the same durable materials and hardware as the rest of the premium Dive Rite line, the Hydro Lite will easily hold up to years of your most epic diving adventures.
A mountaineering backpack style harness keeps the rig stable and guarantees that the Hydro Lite is as comfortable out of the water as it is in it. On land the harness is designed to distribute the load to the hips and alleviate added stress to the back and shoulders. Standard 2″ (5cm) waist and shoulder webbing allows the diver to add or remove any D-rings or accessories to customize the BCD. Adjustable quick release straps and integrated chest strap make getting in and out of the harness a snap. For added stability the harness features a 1.5″ (3.8cm) crotch strap. Four 2″ (5cm) D-rings are located on the chest and waist belt. An integrated lumbar pad, hip pads, and shoulder pads are included for additional comfort. Available in multiple harness sizes with quick adjustability for in-between sizes.
An integrated 30 lbs. (13.6 kg) lift air cell provides the ideal amount of lift for a diver, tank, and weights, while maintaining a streamlined shape. Positioned for perfect trim, the 360° oval shape hugs the cylinder preventing the air cell from tacoing” around the tank and trapping air. The Hydro Lite uses a rapid exhaust” power inflator assembly on the left shoulder and an over-pressure valve with pull dump on the lower left of the wing. Extremely rugged, the Hydro Lite air cell is designed for the long-term using a 600-Denier polyester material outer bag and a 210-Denier nylon laminated radio frequency (RF) welded inner bladder.
For added stability the Hydro Lite features dual tank straps, as well as a tank height adjustment strap. The top tank strap is Dive Rite’s 2″ (5cm) stainless-steel non-marring roller buckle cam strap. The bottom strap is a quick adjust hook and loop retainer designed to provide additional tank stability while reducing overall weight. The Hydro Lite features an integrated low profile 12 lbs. (5.44 kg) weight system with quick release pulls. By eliminating the use of additional holsters or large pull handles, the integrated weight system adds minimal bulk to the BCD. Each pocket can be quickly loaded with up to 6 lbs. (2.7 kg) of either block or soft weight. The combination hook-and-loop and buckle retainer holds the weight securely while allowing the diver to quickly ditch their weight in case of emergency. The shoulder, chest and crotch straps are equipped with squeeze style side release buckles, waist buckle latch-style stainless-steel, the inflator comes with a 3/8″ threaded quick disconnect hose and the BC comes with an owner’s manual.