For the best value range of BCDs on the UK market. Praised by "Sport Diver" for their "robust build quality"
Although not shown on all pictures every wing and BCD comes with an inflator hose.
BCD Sizing - See chart at the bottom.
A replacement for the hugely popular Cratos. -see review pages- for both demanding divers and instructors. This is a completely new model not to be confused with the ScubaL version of the Cratos which was sold in America as the Orion.
A tri-laminate 850 denier cordura weight integrated bcd for just over half the price of the competition.
In recent Sport Diver tests the Red Hat Diving bcds were praised for their robust build quality.
The most important measurements for correct BCD sizing are the chest and waist measurements. If your chest and waist are within a particular size but your height and weight fall slightly within another size, we suggest going with the size of your chest and waist. Please note that our BCDs are VERY adjustable.
These sizes are the makers recommendations but I find the Red Hat ones are very generously sized. If you border on two sizes I would go for the smaller. The Red Hat XXL is huge.
|Seac Sub Pro 200||RRP £395|
|Mares Icon||RRP £399.95|
|Cressi Back Jac||Typical discounted price £339|
£259 inc vat
Full function bcd with easy to replace components. The air cell (bladder) and harness separate.
Duragon trilaminate Cordura
Back protection system.
Onova swivel low profile OPV.
Dual position chest straps
Self locking weight release system. One hand release.
Dual cylinder straps
Dual size knife holder
twin rear trim pockets
Roll out SMB pocket
6 Stainless D rings
|HEIGHT||5'2" - 5' 7||5'6"-5'9"||5' 9" - 6'||5' 11" - 6' 8"|
Before ordering an Orion please check your size is in stock as I only keep these in small numbers
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RED HAT DIVING MAXIMUS WING
Now in stock. New design of modular wing.
Maximus BCD with choice of 5 wings, 3 back plates, 2 harnesses and 7 pockets. single and twin adaptors, stainless twinning bands and a whole range of other parts to allow you to have the wing of your choice.
Wings:- 90lb double, 90lb single, 60lb single 50lb single and a 30lb donut single.
The Red Hat Diving Maximus wing system , the new breed of wing style BCD, designed to meet today's style of diving. The stainless or aluminium (optional) back plate combines with harness and bladder (wing) to create a fully-functional BCD with excellent and flexible buoyancy, proper trim, suitable weight, efficient propulsion and integrated life support. With pockets and other accessories to tailor it to your exact requirements from a lightweight travel wing to a 90lb double bladder wing there is a package for you.
Padded back plate, double mounting slot, crotch strap, perimeter mounting holes, A choice of anodised colours on the aluminium backplate.
The stainless plate provides around 6 lbs of non-detachable weight evenly distributed across the divers’ back.
Heavy-duty shoulder straps in combination with optional chest strap allow infinite adjustability.
316 stainless D-rings.
Two dump valves located at the bottom, rear of the horseshoe bladder. One on the 30lb doughnut bladder.
Adjustable waist band with a quick release, stainless buckle provides.
Lift Capacity: 30lb, 50lb, 66lb, 66lb double, 90 lb or 90lb double.
840 Denier Nylon backed to prevent abrasion and punctures.
You choose, type of harness, (Basic, Sport or Premium) type of back plate, size of wing.
Available as extra, Cargo and weight pockets
30lb donut wing
Inner bladder in 420 denier nylon with the outer in a super heavy duty 1500denier cordura.
|30lb wing spares.|
|Outer casing||£81 Add to cart|
|Inner bladder||£36.00 Add to cart|
|Inflator assembly complete||£36.00 Add to cart|
|manual oprv Classic over pressure valve. Suits all current Red Hat Diving BCDs and wings. Coarse thread.||£3.50 Add to cart|
|manual oprv. Innova swivel over pressure valve. Suits all current Red Hat Diving BCDs and wings. Coarse thread||£3.50 Add to cart|
Maximus 50lb and 60lb horseshoe wing
50lb £154.00 add to cart
60lb £159.00 add to cart
Quote from P.K. "excellent product this is replacing my OMS bladder.
Due to a few buyers wanting surgical tubing instead of elastic bungess the 50lb wing does not have any bungees. Bungee elastic can be found on the wing spares page.
Donut X-Tech 20L Black
Donut X-Tech 20L Red
Donut X-Tech 20L Kevlar
Stainless steel backplate
The foundation for all wings is a good quality backplate. The Red Hat Diving backplate will last you a lifetime.
All the holes and slots you are likely to need.
3mm 2.3kg/5lbs approx
The latest batch have "RED HAT" laser cut down the spine. Doesn't make any difference to its use but I had one whinger who complained because it wasn't the same as the pic
Made in UK from 316 marine grade, laser cut and rumbled to take off all sharp edges. Gives a dull slightly matt look. Some of the plates have slight marks where they have rubbed against each other in the rumbler but to rumble each one individually would put the price up.
£79.00 Add to cart
Aluminium back plate with all the slots and holes you need to suit any configuration of twin or single cylinders. weight 760 grams.
Also available Sopras Sub in silver but with fewer holes and slots. See DIR harness pictured on Sopras Sub backplate
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Red Hat Diving Maximus Premium harness.
Full de-luxe harness. Includes comfort pad. stainless buckle, crotch strap, This harness is a complete unit. The backplate slides in behind the soft pad.
£115.00 Add to cart
Red Hat Diving Maximus Sport harness. Harness only
Webbing harness plus two side release fasteners. One stainless weight belt buckle, chest strap, shoulder pads and D rings. Bought with a package or a back plate this will be already assembled but if bought separately you will have to do it yourself, unless you are collecting. Harness only. Does not include pockets shown in picture. The price has just gone up as this now includes soft pad.
£95.00 Add to cart
Sopras Sub adjustable harness.
If you want the security and simplicity of a harness that cannot come apart if a buckle breaks but need the adjustment for ease of donning that a DIR harness doesnt provide then this is the one for you. Only available with the stainless steel backplate shown as the D rings are sewn on after assembly.
Sopras Sub Basic Tek harness
Assemble onto your backplate or if bought with one of our backplates it can be supplied assembled
Pockets for wings are on a seperate page, go to POCKETS
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