Rating: Sea Lion BCD
Reviewer: Stephen Lindley, - View all my reviews
Very pleased with the quality and adjustability of the Seasoft Sea Lion BCD. The only flaw that I have found is with the quick release weight pockets. If you have soft weights, they have a tendency to shift and fall out the sides, so you will have to use hard weights for this. The benefits well outweigh the drawback.
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Rating: Finally one that fits
Reviewer: Randy E., - View all my reviews
I used this on a recent dive in St. Thomas and it was so nice to have a BC that lived up to the way it was described. With all the adjustments you can make on this BC it fits a large spectrum of people. The only down side would be the lack of pockets the BC has. Overall it lives up to expectations and I would highly recommend this BC to everyone.
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Questions and Answers for Seasoft Sea Lion BC:
My sea lion didnt come with trim pockets, they are not on the back and they are not on the straps. I am leaving on a trip in 1 week and need them ASAP. Seasoft looks like they are an option but you advertised, and i bought from you because you said, that they come with the BC how do we fix this? I fly on 12/7 so the clock is ticking. The BC is great otherwise!
Arthur (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
I've emailed our returns dept to get this sorted out. You can do the same for a little reassurance. email@example.com
Where are the trim pockets? I just received this and I only see 30lbs of integrated weight pockets
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello David, the trim pockets are on the back of the BCD or are attached to the tank band.
The SEASOFT SEALION BC™ fits you, no matter how tall or short, no matter how stout or thin! With the patent pending SEASOFT SEALION BC™, everything is adjustable: the length, width and fit.
Then you have: • Built-in retractor and brass clip to secure your gauge console • Multiple D-RINGS • Two tank straps • Valve strap (strap wraps around the tank valve securing the tank) • Thick, padded lumbar support • Best Ditching Pockets with straight-down release • 30 lb. weight capacity, 40 lb. with optional trim pockets!
The SEASOFT SEALION BC™ is a great BC that is so very comfortable, easy to use, low profile AND affordable!
1. The cummerbund is adjustable up to 20 inches but what is startling is that this is a jacket style BC and yet the sides are low profile.
2. Inside the BC, just under the cummerbund on either side is 1.5" webbing that is adjustable by pulling it through a slide. That webbing is securely attached (it is welded) to the inside of the bladder to the part of the bladder that is against your body. It can be adjusted by 8 inches on either side. It gives you the ability to literally make the BC smaller on each side.
3. But what locks in the fit is the split straps on the shoulder, there are two pull straps on each side. When the diver pulls the front pull straps they are pulling the back of the SEALION BC™ toward the front, when they pull the back pull straps (of the two straps), the diver is pulling the front of the BC toward the back. These opposing forces create a BC that has a solid, no-slip fit!
4. The SEALION BC's length's adjustment is just under the huge lumbar support, the shoulder straps actually run through the top of the BC to the back. Two slides there allow the diver to adjust the length of the BC.
There are only 4 sizes because of the SEASOFT SEALION BC’s patent pending adjustments, it fits everybodys shape or height from 45 to 475 lbs.!
The SEASOFT SEALION BC™ feels like a back inflation BC underwater and a jacket-style on the surface! The SEASOFT SEALION BC™ is just that kind of BC - comfortable, afforable, and loaded with cool features.
The SEASOFT SEALION BC™ comes with a retractor and brass clip for your gauges, plenty of D-rings, a comfortable, padded lumbar support, dual tank straps, a valve strap and a lifetime warranty on the bladder. This is a comfortable; feature rich BC, and for this much money – amazing!
ROOM FOR GROWTH!
Never worry about your child growing out of their BC again! Featured in one of the above pictures are twins Raime and Kailie, age 11, wearing the SEASOFT SEALION BC, size Medium. They each weigh 65 lbs. and then there is Josh 17, and he is wearing the SEASOFT PRO BC. (The Medium PRO BC and Medium SEALION BC have the same fit).