Average Customer Review: based on 6 reviews.Rating: ScubaPro LiteHawk Travel BC Review - Scuba Gear Reviews
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.
This is confusing: So what is the real lift capacity in pounds of the BCD - and is that enough for a XL to 2XL guy to (ocassionally, mostly warm water) cold water dive in 7mm wetsuit, hood & gloves... ? I read 56 lbs in the replies to Q&A here (and elsewhere), but in the description of the item it states 31 lbs and on the scubapro web site in their BC master sizing chart it states 29.2 lbs. The latter two are close enough, but where from does 56 lbs keep popping up?
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.
Im really looking hard at this Litehawk. On sizing, I am 6 at 240lbs. Thinking of the M/L since I think the XL/2XL would be too large. So, Im asking the pros.
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?
How do the weights remove from the side pockets? I like to pass my weights up to the boat crew before climbing the ladder. Would that work with this BC?
I use a full face mask so need to carry a spare regular mask for emergency use. Are the pockets in this large enough to hold a regular dive mask?
Where is the size chart for the ScubaPro LiteHawk?
Hello, if you go to: http://www.scuba.com/scuba-gear-3/006748/ScubaPro-LiteHawk-Travel-BC.html right above the order here for size option you will see in Black text the link to the size chart
THE ULTIMATE STREAMLINED TRAVEL BC
Lightweight, low-profile design is built with dive-trekkers in mind.
In the world of scuba diving, nothing exemplifies freedom of movement better than the feeling you get wearing a bulk-free, back-flotation BC. Especially a back-flotation BC built specifically for dive travel. Like the LITEHAWK.
Featuring an ultra-slimmed-down design and a soft, flexible backpack, the LITEHAWK's lightweight, low-profile shape lays flat for packing, making it ideal for travel. The adjustable belt-style waist strap with nylon buckle can be cinched up snug. Add the quick-release rotating shoulder buckles that let you route the straps under your arms, plus the two-position sternum strap, and you end up with a BC that hugs your body like it was custom-made for you.
But you can't fully appreciate the LITEHAWK until you get it in the water. With the tank secured by a lower primary tank band, an upper support strap and an adjustable yoke strap, the entire system locks in, ensuring a controlled, stable ride at depth. The BC carries no inherent buoyancy so only minimal ballast weight is required. Consequently, the two non-ditching pockets can be used either to carry ballast weight or accessories. Optional quick-release pockets are also available, and four aluminum D-rings provide convenient clip-on points for additional gear.
The LITEHAWK provides a streamlined package that travels easy and delivers a comfortable, stable ride at depth, making it well-suited for both tropical and temperate water travel diving.