are there two different models of the litehawk???I see what looks like a stripped down version of this bcd that is sold by some deep discount houses...what up??
There is only one Lighthawk. You may be thinking of the heavier version called the Nighthawk as well.
Hello, I am interested in purchasing the scubapro litehawk bc. I looked at the sizing chart but would appreciate a second opinion. I am 62" 180 lbs. With a 34 inch waist. Should I get the med/large or large/x-large Thank you for your time. Sincerely, Jeff Zagers
i want to buy a bc for my son to travel with, i am considering the Zeagle Stilleto and the ScubaPro LiteHawk - he is 510" but only 150lbs, 16 yrs old. thoughts?
What are the disadvantages of using a travel BC all of the time when diving in warm waters. I would have thought smaller and lighter would be better all of the time
How durable is the plastic harness for the waist strap on this bc? Is there a better buckle you can replace this with?
Hello Kyle, yes there are other buckles that you can switch out if you choose too, but that is the buckle that the manufacture puts on it so if you are looking to replace it you would find those buckles in this section: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-154/Weights-and-Belts.html.
Does the lighthawk priced at $239 come with the corregated hose for the BPI? When you click on the BPI in the product summary it says id does not include the hose but it looks like that would we the case if you were buying it separately
I am a warm water diver mainly. I travel a lot and have a old BC that heavy, so want to get a travel (Light) BC. I ware 2X shirts. Im 6 and 250#. Yes, cost will determine if I can afford to up grade. Which on would you recommend? Would this LiteHawk 2X be the answer? What about the up grade? I now have integrated weight system and like it. Thanks
You mention the up grade. I have a nice Octo now with a hoseless air and computer. Would that just go away. Not sure how that up grade would work. Sorry, for some reason the picture doesnt tell me enough.
How much do the optional accessory quick-release weight pockets cost and how do they attach to the LiteHawk?
Can i buy the quick release weight pockets from you ? I couldent find them on your page.
The LiteHawk does come standard with quick release weight pockets. If you would like additional pockets I can recommend the XS Scuba Quick Release Single Diving Weight Pocket which you can view at: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-154/044024/XS-Scuba-Quick-Release-Single-Weight-Pocket.html
What is the essential difference between the LiteHawk, KnightHawk, and LadyHawk?? Also - is it impossible to dive in colder waters with this BCD??? (i.e. California). 8mm wetsuit, 165 pound? Thanks!
Hello Tannaz, the LadyHawk is designed for women. The LiteHawk is designed for travel. Lightweight easy to pack. Where as the KnightHawk has a hard back plate so it will take up more space in luggage if you take your get on travel location. Also yes you can use the LiteHawk for both local and travel diving.
i just bought the litehawk. i wrongly assumed that the pockets for the weights were quick release. how do you safely dump your weights with this bc in an emergency? i thought about turning the pockets upside down so id just have to open the buckle and the weights could out. would that work or is there a better option?
The Litehawk back-floatation BCs incorporate an array of features which make them a truly complete package for divers who prefer a more streamlined profile.
The LiteHawk is a new edition to our back-flotation family. Divers get the benefits of back flotation in this super lightweight BC made for easy traveling.
Low-drag, low profile progressively-shaped air cell on a light back flotation BC
Elastic cords automatically control the size and keep the air cell streamlined when partially inflated
Constructed in durable 1000 Denier Nylon for long life wear
Super Cinch system for improved stability
Adjustable belt-style waist strap with Nylon lightweight buckle
Lightweight, perfect for travel: just 2,36 kg / 5.2 lbs
Optional accessory quick-release weight pockets
Available with Balanced Power Inflator or optional AIR2 alternate air source
Available for shipment to U.S. zip codes only