Oceanic Hera BC 08.6201.51 006134

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Oceanic Hera BC

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  • Integrated Weight System - 30 lb capacity (20 lbs Diver releasable -
    10 lbs non-diver releasable trim weight for improved weight distribution and balance)
  • Designed specifically for a woman
  • Hybrid bladder combines the benefits of both rear inflation and jacket style BCs
  • Adjustable sternum strap
  • Knife mounting grommets on left and right side (knife not included - see below to order)
  • Custom fit harness with multi-position shoulder strap that delivers individual comfort for women of all sizes
  • Depth-compensating cummerbund for a secure fit at all depths
  • 6 Stainless steel D-rings
  • SIZES/LIFT: XSmall/26, Small/32, Medium/38 and Large/46
     
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Oceanic Hera BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 7 reviews.

Rating: BC
Reviewer: Linda Repesh  -  View all my reviews
Fits women better than most BCs Ive tried. Like front weight pocket placement, trim weigh pockets. Im small waisted and was able to fit waist w/ adjustment on the cumberbund.

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Rating: BC
Reviewer: Linda Repesh  -  View all my reviews
Fits women better than most BCs Ive tried. Like front weight pocket placement, trim weigh pockets. Im small waisted and was able to fit waist w/ adjustment on the cumberbund.

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73 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Excellent product
Reviewer: Jennica K.  -  View all my reviews
Quality product by Oceanic. Fits the female figure well. The side pockets are a little tight if you want to put anything in them besides some defog and a couple other essentials. It would be nice to have some extra or expandable space. The hybrid bladder is a definate plus. It adds extra lift not found in a normal jacket style BC but had more comfort and security than a rear inflate.

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319 out of 605 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Awesome Oceanic BC
Reviewer: Rebecca B.  -  View all my reviews
The Oceanic Hera is a perfect BC for women. Being small framed and using rental bcs before was frustrating. Most werent designed especially with a woman in mind and very cummbersome. The Hera has lots of places to adjust to get the right fit. There are ample accessory pockets and attatchment points for all of your gear. The integrated weight pockets work wonderfully. Ive read alot of reviews on other Bcs where weight pockets just fall out. Not this one, very secure. I love being able to enjoy the dive and not fight with my equipment!

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364 out of 692 people found this review helpful.

Rating: BC
Reviewer: John Sobojinski  -  View all my reviews
My wife loves it. Nice to have your own equipment and not have to rely on finding a rental that fits. She is petite and the gear is very comfortable. Easy to adjust the weights with the combination of ditchable and fixed. Love it. Easy to use, very well thought out. All information is easy to see as the displays are large (and I need reading glasses). Highly recommended. Scuba.com deserves 6 stars as my order was placed at 5:00p.m. and arrived at my door at 10:00a.m. the next morning, everything exactly as we ordered and just in time for our trip to Cartagena. The recommendations made by their customer service were excellent.

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Rating: Oceanic Hera BC
Reviewer: Magdita Murray  -  View all my reviews
Great female BC, fits well with handy zip up pockets as well as all sorts of little pockets to store stuff and attach thigns to. The handle on the inside is good. Had some problems with boyancy on the first dive (couldnt get all the air out of the BC) but that may have been my problem.

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Rating: Oceanic Hera BC
Reviewer: Abigail G.  -  View all my reviews
Great BC! Looks great and well fitted for a small woman. Im really glad that the BC has the little loop for the top of the tank in addition to the big tank band because my tank ended up falling out twice by my 4th and 5th dive, but there was no pull on my regulator and it was quickly fixed by my buddy.

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585 out of 1212 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Oceanic Hera BC:


  • Patrick:

    What are the key differences between the Oceanic Hera BC and the Aqua Lung SeaQuest Pearl Womens BC? Thanks! Patrick

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Patrick, the Aqualung Pearl has a few more features geared towards woman. If you are a newer diver the oceanic has a hybrid bladder that would help with neutral buoyancy. Both are great BC's.

Hybrid bladder combines the benefits of both rear inflation and jacket style BCs
Patented Custom Fit Harness with multi-position shoulder straps and cummerbund, the Hera delivers individual comfort for women of all sizes
QLR Integrated Weight System accommodates up to 9 kg plus dual 2,25 kg rear weight pouches for improved in-water positioning. Weight pockets are loaded positioned at a slight downward angle to aid self-loading
Contoured in all the right places
Reinforced shoulders, padded back pack and an adjustable position sternum strap ensure comfort and stability
Pre-bent welded stainless steel d-rings
Integrated instrument retractor sleeve (retractor not included) and Spinner BC Knife mounting grommets

You Asked For It
More than 300 female divers, instructors and Oceanic Dealers participated in a detailed survey to help develop the ultimate women's-specific BC design. Time and time again, we heard what is lacking in today's BCs designed for women - you're looking for a BC designed to fit you; not a scaled down male BC. You're looking for a BC that's comfortable, contoured in all the right places, but one that doesn't sacrifice features or functionality. You want a BC that's travel-friendly, yet rugged enough and packing the lift capacity required for daily local diving. And finally, you're looking for something with a little style - preferably not just big swatches of pink or purple material. You ask for it - Oceanic delivers.

Patented Custom Fit Harness
Oceanic's patented Custom Fit Harness is standard equipment on the Hera. With multi-position shoulder straps and cummerbund, the Hera delivers individual comfort for women of all shapes and sizes.

Hybrid Bladder Design
The innovative design of the Hera allows the freedom of movement and other benefits you have come to expect from a rear-inflation BC. However, the unique wrap-around design of the air cell provides you more lift than most BC’s; as well as an improved, upright orientation when the BC is inflated on the surface.

Patented QLR (Quick Lock & Release) Weight Integration System
Angled down slightly to aid self-loading, Oceanic's patented QLR Quick Lock & Release System keeps up to 20 lbs. of releasable weight in position and stabile throughout the dive. The weight pouches are simple to load and easy to release when you want to. Best of all, our patented positive-lock system helps to ensure that they'll stay put.

Rear Weight Pockets
Located on the back of the BC on either side of the cylinder band. Provides greater integrated weight capacity and better attitude underwater. Carries up to 10 non-dumpable pounds.

Fadeless 1000 Denier Cordura® Construction
Exterior abrasion points are covered in our new 'Fadeless' 1000-denier Cordura - tough stuff that will hold up to years of extreme diving and keep that new look longer.

Optional Integrated Retractor / BC Knife System
Built-in retractor and Spinner BC Knife attachment points - perfect for streamlining gauges, lights and other essentials.

Reliant Integrated Inflator
Ergonomically designed to be functional and easy to use in any dive position, the Reliant Integrated Inflator provides a full range of airway exhaust/inflation control. Simply press a button to produce precise flow for trimming dive attitude or maximum flow for major changes in buoyancy. A large exhaust valve creates a flow rate higher than the inflation rate of the power inflator, improving diver control during ascents.

Patented Depth-Compensating Adjustable Cummerbund
Oceanic's patented depth compensating cummerbund is manufactured from a unique woven elastic material that eliminates the need to readjust as your suit compresses at depth. Oceanic's cummerbund offers up to 8' of adjustment to fit a wide range of sizes. For additional customization, the cummerbund may be easily changed with another size.

Padded Backpack and Additional Lumbar Support
Extra heavy duty padding provides comfort both above and below the surface without having to sacrifice the stability of a hard backpack.

Large Main Zippered Pockets
Zippered so they're easy to get into. Enough room to store your Light, extra Shadow Mask, Pocket Snorkel, and more!

FEATURES & FUNCTIONS
HERA BC
Type
HYBRID
Air Cell Material
FADELESS 500 DENIER NYLON
Shoulder Panel Material
FADELESS 1000 DENIER CORDURA®
Pocket Panel Material
FADELESS 1000 DENIER CORDURA®
Main Pockets / Closure
ZIPPER
Accessory Pockets / Closure
N/A
Max Dumpable Integrated Weight
9 kgs
Max Non-Dumpable Rear Weight Pockets
5 kgs.
Padded Backpack
YES
Lumbar Support
NO
Carrying Handle
YES
Tank Positioning Strap
YES
Stainless Steel D-rings
4
Plastic D-rings
N/A
Sternum Strap
ADJUSTABLE POSITION
Depth Compensating Cummerbund
YES
Right Shoulder Pull-Ball Exhaust
YES
Integrated Retractor Mount
YES
Spinner BC Knife Mount
YES
Air XS 2 Alternate Inflator
OPTIONAL
Lift Capacity

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