A Rear or Back inflation BCD is more streamlined and in most cases more comfortable than your jacket/vest type BCDs. Let us help you decide which one is for you!
We prefer Rear Inflation BCDs over Jacket BCDs because we think they provide a better solution, especially for those who regularly do both recreational and technical diving. The rear/back bladder of rear inflation BCDs make them a crossover between a full-jacket style BCD and the harness and wing style BCD most often used by technical divers. With rear inflation jacket BCDs, divers used to a recreational jacket style BCD can get closer to the added benefits of better trim and stability a rear inflation harness and wing BCD provides.