Air Travel from Cressi
Italian flair marks out duo of aeroplane-friendly BCDs
The Cressi Air Travel and Air Travel Lady are the latest offerings from the Italian manufacturer.
The range joins the burgeoning market for airline-friendly dive gear, particularly welcome as the cost of flying abroad increases.
Cressi’s Air Travel BCD has a back-inflation design in the style of a wing, although the cut is of a traditional stab jacket.
At just 2.5kg, it’s certainly at the lighter end of the scale. Weight reduction is at the expense of features: there’s one pocket, no D-rings and no substantive back plate.
However, this lack of skeleton allows the Air Travel to be folded in two and fitted into a complimentary travel bag.
Male and female versions differ slightly in design and sizing – plus the obligatory (what else) blue versus pink colour schemes.
The Cressi Air Travel and Air Travel Lady BCD are available from retailers this spring, priced under 300 pounds.
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