Commando Escape debut for Big Scuba Show

Lightweight version of enduring Buddy range set to premiere

Author: Pat
2nd February 2012
 

A.P. Valves is showing off the new Commando Escape sub three zero at The Big Scuba Show.

The new Buddy BCD is so-called as it weighs less than 3kg, ideal as a lightweight travel jacket.

The Big Scuba Show is the first of two large dive exhibitions happening this season, hosted at Olympia in London from February 19-20th 2011.

Built in response to customer demand for a high quality travel jacket, the Escape utilises a single bladder construction.

The jacket is made using a unique material called OceanSeal 800, specially commissioned by A.P Valves for the best possible balance between quality and weight.

OceanSeal 800 is tough, thanks to high-frequency welds and double-stitching at the seams.

The Commando Escape is available in 5 sizes: S, M, L, XL & XXL, yet weighs in under 3kg in 4 of the 5 sizes.

Features-wise, it packs two huge side pockets with handy internal 35mm D rings and mesh gussets for rapid drainage.

There are two further zippered side pockets. There are dumps on the kidney and shoulder and a third shoulder exhaust/over-pressure valve built into the inflator.

Unusually for a travel BCD, the Commando Escape has a blow-moulded rigid backplate with a carry handle.

The Buddy Commando Escape sub three zero is on sale at some retailers now, priced around £320.

 
 
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