The updated, next-generation Tusa Liberator buoyancy compensator (BC-0103B) is a durable, wrap around, jacket style BC. The Liberator comes standard with TUSA's ever-reliable tilt valve inflator. TUSA's new Advanced Weight Loading System III provides hassle-free weight loading. The Ultimate Stabilising Harness will ensure a comfortable and secure diving experience.
ScubaLab Jacket Style BCD Best Buy 2018
There's nothing fancy about the Tusa Liberator, but divers found much more than meets the eye. It took top score for assembly thanks to its simple, effective tank strap and tank-buckle cam. "Wow" was how one tester described the BC's comfortable, supportive fit. Although it has a fair amount of padding, it was almost dead neutral in the water. One diver noted that it was "so lightweight, I don't even feel like I'm wearing a BC." Divers found the Liberator stable and flexible, and able to easily switch between vertical and horizontal attitudes.
Its inflator is ergonomic (except for the oddly shaped mouthpiece) and provides precise flow control. The zippered cargo pockets are big and easy to access. Providing performance well beyond what you might expect from such a budget-friendly BC, the Liberator is our Best Buy for 2018.
Intermediate to Advanced Jacket BCD
The Advanced Weight Loading System III (AWLS) allows diver to insert weights into weight-cartridges and load them easily into the front of the BC jacket. Weight distribution to the shoulder area, weighted-down feeling that is associated with weight belts is eliminated. Weight-Cartridges can accommodate from 3.63 kg (8 lb) of weight in each cartridge.
The Ultimate Stabilising Harness (USH) completely eliminates tank roll and delivers an amazing fit. The USH securely holds the air cylinder in place with optimally placed rails and brings the cylinder closer to the body increasing tank control while reducing weight.
The RiteTite Buckle is a two position cam strap for quick and easy adjustment. While the strap is looped thru-the-buckle, the buckle stays in place without needing to be held. This allows for more control and stability.
The Tusa Liberator jacket BCD is made from 500 Cordura and 420D nylon material, 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. Storage and attachment of accessories is made easy with the two zippered pockets and 1 x stainless-steel and 5 x resin D-rings.
BCD comes with an owner's manual.
TUSA Liberator BCD with AWLS III Features
- Updated, Next-Generation Liberator BC-0103 Buoyancy Compensator
- Durable, Wrap-Around Jacket Style BC
- TUSA's Ever-Reliable Tilt Valve Inflator
- 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
Releasable Weight Capacity; 8 lbs. (3.63 kg) Each Cartridge
- TUSA's Ultimate Stabilising Harness (U.S.H.):
Eliminates Tank Roll
Delivers an Amazing Fit
Securely-Holds Cylinder in Place with Optimally-Placed Rails
Brings Tank-Closer to Body, Increasing Tank Control
- Rite-Tite Buckle: Two Position Cam Strap for Quick-and-Easy Adjustment
- TUSA's Patented O.P.E.V. Quick Inflate/Deflate System
- 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Quick-Disconnect Hose
- Two Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
- Heavy-Duty 500-Cordura and 420D Nylon for Superior Strength and Durability
- Internal Urethane Lamination for Air Tight Integrity
- Two Zippered Pockets for Accessory Items
- 1 x Stainless-Steel and 5 x Resin D-Rings
- Adjustable Sternum Strap
- Sternum Strap Buckle: Equipped with Integrated Safety Whistle
- Torso-Adjustable Shoulder Straps
- Adjustable Waist Strap with Cummerbund
- All Straps with Squeeze-Style, Side-Release Buckles for Easy Donning and Doffing
- Owner's Manual
TUSA Liberator BCD Specifications
- Releasable Weight: 8 kg (17 lb)
- Lift Capacities:
X-Small; 8.2 kg (18 lb)
Small; 10.2 kg (22.5 lb)
Medium; 14.3 kg (31.5 lb)
Large; 17.3 kg (38.2 lb)
X-Large; 20.9 kg (46.1 lb)
- BC Dry Weight:
X-Small; 3.2 kg (7.1 lb)
Small; 3.3 kg (7.3 lb)
Medium; 3.4 kg (7.5 lb)
Large; 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)
X-Large; 3.5 kg (7.7 lb)
Size Chart - Tusa Liberator BC-0103B
||45-57 kg (100-125 lb)
||54-71 kg (120-155 lb)
||71-89 kg (155-195 lb)
||86-105 kg (190-230 lb)
||95-118 kg (210-260 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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