I am looking at Travel BCs, I am wondering about the differences between the ScubaPro Equator and the ScubaPro Go Travel.
Does the Equator have a smaller hard backplate ?
Other than $200.00 what are the other differences,
(Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
Hello John, if you are looking for a light weight travel BCD then go with the Go Travel. The Equator is a heavier BCD (hard back plate) larger weight capacity and large bladder. So if you are looking for a travel BCD I would go with the Go Travel.
Perfect for circling the world wherever your dive adventures lead.
The Equator is clean and lean: lightweight design is perfect for traveling, whether diving in exotic tropical warm waters or in northerly cold seas or lakes.
Comfort and performance are assured when wearing the Equator BC with a rash guard in the warm waters of the Caribbean or with a dry suit in the Artic Ocean off the Svalbard Islands.
Front Adjustable design with rotating quick-release shoulder buckles: allows for variations of fit, regardless of the thickness of your wet/dry suit and the adjustable feature also gives you a custom fit feeling.
The buckles make this BC quick and easy to put on and take off.
Smaller back-pack allows BC to fold easily into a travel bag.
This feature is imperative for a traveling diver combating limited space and weight constrictions imposed by most airlines today.
Proprietary quick-release integrated weight system offers more comfort and convenience.
This system replaces the traditional weight belt, using integrated weight pockets.
Soft neoprene neck trim and padded backpack for optimal comfort.
Soft, quality padding makes a difference.
5-point deflation system with 3 dump valves
Fully adjustable cummerbund ensures proper fit and security.
Zippered cargo pockets for all your accessories, plus convenient metal D-rings to hang your most needed items close at hand.
Delivered standard with the Balanced Power Inflator and medium pressure hose.