Alpha, ISTís flagship full-featured, all-purpose Buoyancy Compensator Device delivers the highest quality at a competitive price.
Alpha is a do-it-all, top-of-the-line jacket-style BCD, with a superior 840 Denier Nylon shell designed to provide the best in buoyancy control, comfort, stability, efficiency and style. And all at an entry-level price. This BC will earn big points with you for its ultra-compact yet responsive power inflator, and its overall valve system providing dependable buoyancy and ascent control, multiple D-rings, huge compartments and tailor-fit cutting thatís comparable to custom equipment.
IST has achieved these high-end objectives by innovating its PHS (Personal Harness System). Unlike a traditional jacket-style BCD, PHS functions independently from the air-cell and it can be adjusted to give a personalized fit comparable to custom-made gear. Stability on or below the surface is further enhanced by the tank stabilizing rails and cam strap, which prevent unsetting tank roll. The integrated weight system uses double-lock weight pouches that ditch easily. Two huge cargo pockets offer ample carrying capacity; youíll like the placement of seven stainless steel Delran D-Rings, as well as the extra clips for accessories. Carrying only a little over a pound of inherent buoyancy, the Alpha aced ScubaLabís independent rigid flow rate tests, with all three of its applicable deflate methods able to stay ahead of simulated stuck inflation valve.
The Alpha: Plenty of comfort, exceptional control, surprising price. Comes in five sizes, with 24 to 44 pounds of buoyant lift.
IST - 1ST in BCs.
Alpha is a do-it-all, top of the line BCD like no other. It was designed to provide the best in buoyancy control, comfort, stability and style. IST has achieved these fundamental objectives by introducing the PHS (Personal Harness System). Unlike a traditional jacket style BCD, PHS functions independently from the air-cell and it can be adjusted to give a personalized fitting that only custom-made gear can compare. Stability on or below the surface is further enhanced by the tank stabilizing rails and cam strap, which prevent unsetting tank roll. This should be a part of the essential equipment any serious diver should have.
Advanced features include:
- Superior 840D Nylon shell
- Advanced Ballast Removal System II (ABRS II) takes up to 6kg (13lb) of weight on each side
- Cold water capable power inflator with pull dump
- 2 rear quick air dump valves
- Adjustable sternum strap
- Stainless steel D-rings
- 2 conveniently placed snaps with quick release buckles for easy equipment attachment
- 2 strategically placed rear trim pockets take up to 2kg (4.4lb) of weight each
- 2 generous side pockets
- Cummerbund mesh pocket
- Padded backpack
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