I own an older Aries atmos and I really like the fact that although it is weight intergrated the BC still inflates air around the the sides as well as the back. Is this true of this BC also?
Darrick (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello John, yes this is a jacket style BCD. All jacket style BCD will inflate around the side. If you have any other questions please feel free to give us a call at 1.800.347.2822.
Hi, looking at buying this BCD but Ive got a couple of questions: How heavy is it and how big are the pockets?
Bill (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
For specific weight you might want to contact Aeris http://www.diveaeris.com/about/contact-us/ Typically these weigh around 7-8lbs.
ATMOS BCD The innovative hybrid air cell design of the ATMOS allows the freedom of movement and other benefits you have come to expect from a rear-inflation BC.
The best of both worlds.
The innovative hybrid air cell design of the ATMOS allows the freedom of movement and other benefits you have come to expect from a rear-inflation BC. However, the unique wrap-around design provides you more lift than most BC’s; as well as an improved, upright orientation when on the surface.
The ATMOS offers multiple adjustment and attachment points, allowing customization of the BC specific to the divers needs. The ATMOS is weight-integrated with a combination of dumpable (20 lbs.) and non-dumpable (10 lbs.) weight pockets.
Large, uniquely shaped rear-inflation bladder - Provides maximum amount of lift Wrap-around air lobes on each side allow for an upright position when on the surface Integrated Weight System accommodates up to 20 lbs. plus dual 5 lbs. trim weight pouches on the back for improved in-water positioning Padded Backplate featuring a carry handle and extended lumbar support to transfer tank weight onto hips, relieving stress on shoulders Easily adjustable and replaceable depth compensating cummerbund Tank positioning strap Three (3) over pressure relief valves optimize buoyancy control Stainless Steel pre-bent D-rings prevents fumbling for attachment points Dual adjust sternum with dual positioning to evenly distribute weight Two D-rings located on pocket panel, one on the front and one near the rear Large zippered pockets on both sides Left and right pocket knife mount Bottom front pocket grommets for retractor mounting Elastic utilized to maintain a low-profile when BC is inflated Adjustable harness system Adjustable quick release buckle shoulder
QLR (Quick Lock & Release) Weight Integration System
The Patented QLR Quick Lock & Release System is standard on many of the BCs. Your weights stay in position throughout the dive and do not shift around affecting buoyancy or position in the water. The weight pouches are simple to load and easy to release. Best of all, our patented 'positive-lock' system helps to ensure that they'll stay put.
SM LIFT CAPACITY 31 lbs HEIGHT 5'2'-5'7' WEIGHT 120-155 CHEST 40-44' AIR XS 2 16' MD LIFT CAPACITY 38 lbs HEIGHT 5'7'-6'0' WEIGHT 150-175 CHEST 38-48' AIR XS 2 16' LG LIFT CAPACITY 49 lbs HEIGHT 6'9'-6'5' WEIGHT 180-210 CHEST 40-50' AIR XS 2 16' XL LIFT CAPACITY 60 lbs HEIGHT 6'2'-6'5' WEIGHT 195-240 CHEST 42-52' AIR XS 2 18'