Tusa's Soverin Alpha BCD incorporates Tusa's new Advanced Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S III). The BC features a new repositionable D-ring and snap hook design for personal customisation. The Soverin Alpha offers a secure comfortable fit provided by Tusa's Independent Harness System, enhanced lumbar and comfort back pad. The newly designed waist belt adjusts effortlessly and the weight trim pockets are sealed by heavy duty zippers.
ScubaLab Jacket Style BCD Best Buy 2017
The Tusa Soverin-Alpha managed to capture by a hair the highest score for comfort. That's partly due to the cushioned back plate and lumbar support, but credit also goes to the clever harness. The bottoms of the shoulder straps form an inverted Y, and the lower straps' forward ends, which connect to loops holding the cummerbund, are adjustable, allowing you to line up the straps so they're just right. The comfort didn't carry a performance penalty; despite the cushioning, the BC was dead neutral in our objective testing. The new integrated-weight system also was rated very good, loading easily and ditching smoothly. The large cargo pockets get a little snug when inflated, and some scuba divers thought the zippered rear trim pockets should be located a bit higher, but the BC ended up on most divers' top three list.
Intermediate to Advanced Jacket BCD
Tusa's 3rd generation
Advanced Weight Loading System (AWLS III) allows the diver to insert weights into the weight cartridges and loading them easily into the front of the BC jacket. Additionally, with weight distribution to the shoulder area, the weighted-down feeling that is traditionally associated with weight belts is eliminated. Weight cartridges can accommodate 3.63 kg (8 lb) of weight in each cartridge and two rear zippered closure trim pockets can hold up to 2 kg (4 lb) in each non-releasable pocket. The AWLS weight cartridges are easy to release in an emergency, but the safety lock makes sure that they do not release accidentally.
RiteTite Buckle is a 2-position cylinder cam strap for quick-and-easy adjustment. While the strap is being looped through the buckle, the buckle stays in place without needing to be held. This allows for more control and stability.
Ultimate Stabilising Harness completely eliminates tank roll and delivers an amazing fit. The U.S.H. securely holds the air cylinder in place with optimally placed rails and brings the tank closer to the body increasing tank control while reducing weight.
Torso-adjustable shoulder and sternum straps provide excellent comfort along with an adjustable waist strap with cummerbund provides precise adjustment of harness. All straps are equipped with squeeze-style side-release buckles for easy donning and doffing. Sternum strap is equipped with a signaling whistle. The Soverin Alpha BCD has an enhanced lumbar and back pad for maximum comfort.
Independent Harness System (IHS) isolates the BC jacket's harness from the air cell, tightly supporting the tank even with changes in air cell inflation/deflation. The IHS prevents tank slippage and eliminates any gaps between the tank and your back. The air cell is constructed from durable 500D Cordura with a urethane lamination that has radio frequency (RF) welded seams.
Buoyancy control is facilitated with the
Tusa Tilt Valve Inflator mechanism. Inflator is equipped with a left shoulder cable activated pull dump valve and comes complete with a 3/8" threaded QD hose assembly. The jacket BCD also has a right shoulder and right rear lower overpressure/relief valves with pull cords for trimming buoyancy in any position when diving.
The Soverin Alpha BCD provides lift capacities from 10.7 kg to 19.9 kg (23.6 lb to 43.8 lb) depending on size. The Tusa Soverin Alpha BCD comes with an owner's manual.
Tusa Soverin Alpha BC with AWLS III Features
New BCD Jacket Style Design
ScubaLab Testers Choice 2017
Advanced Weight Loading System (A.W.L.S. III):
Newly-Designed Ergonomic Handle Grip
Quick-Lock Releases Weight Cartridges
Insert Weights into Weight-Cartridges, Easily Load into BCD
Weight Distribution to the Shoulder Area Weight Cartridges Capacity: Releasable 8 lbs. (3.63 kg) each Pocket
Non-Releasable Trim Pockets Capacity: Up to 4 lbs. (2 kg) Each-Pocket
Trim Pockets w/Zipper Closures for Added Security
Rite-Tite Buckle: 2-Position Cam Strap for Quick-and-Easy Adjustment
Tusa's Ultimate Stabilising Harness (U.S.H.):
Delivers an Amazing Fit
Securely-Holds Cylinder in Place with Optimally-Placed Rails
Brings Tank-Closer to Body, Increasing Tank Control Tusa's Patented O.P.E.V. Quick Inflate/Deflate System
3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
2-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
Heavy-Duty 500-Cordura Nylon for Superior Strength and Durability
Internal Urethane Lamination for Air Tight Integrity
2-Zippered Pockets for Accessory Items
Adjustable Sternum Strap
Sternum Strap Buckle: Equipped with Integrated Safety Whistle
Torso-Adjustable Shoulder Straps
Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund
All Straps w/ Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing
3 Composite D-Rings
2 Repositionable (1x D-Ring and 1x Snap Hook)
Custom Accessory Attachment Option
Tusa's Durable Tilt Valve Power Inflator and O.P.E.V. Dump Valve
3/8" Threaded Low Pressure (LP) Inflator Hose
XS: 10.7 kg (23.6 lb)
SM: 13.25 kg (29.2 lb)
MD: 16.3 kg (36 lb)
LG/XL: 20 kg (43.8 lb) Owner's Manual
Tusa Soverin Alpha BCD Size Chart
lb Dump Valves
Weight Capacity lb
Release Weight lb
Please Note: The measurements in the above size guide are approximations and are to be used for general sizing purposes only and may be subject to change.
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