XS Scuba Phantom SL BCD

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XS Scuba's popular Phantom BC, a weight-integrated, back-inflation BC, has undergone a transformation. Introducing the new Phantom SL, the BC that allows you to Spread your Lead! Does your lower...
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Key Features

Weight-Integrated, Back-Inflation BCD
SL (Spread the Lead) Unique Design
Enjoy Diving More Comfortably & Efficiently
XS Scuba Micro Inflator
600D Polytek Fabric/420D Nylon Construction
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Shoulder Pocket Holds 2 x 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) Weight
Catch n Release Weight System w/20 lbs. (9 kg) Capacity
Pair of 1 lbs. (0.45 kg) Ankle Weights
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Product Overview

XS Scuba's popular Phantom BC, a weight-integrated, back-inflation BC, has undergone a transformation. Introducing the new Phantom SL, the BC that allows you to Spread your Lead! Does your lower back get sore while diving? Do you have trouble remaining streamlined and horizontal while swimming? Do you go through your air too quickly? Perhaps your lead weights are all concentrated in the middle of your body?

Recreational divers tend to concentrate their lead weight in the middle of their bodies. Most of the lead is in two releasable pockets on either side of the waist. If more weight is needed, it typically gets added to pockets mounted on the tank band or near the mid-section of the BC. When the diver is in the horizontal swimming position, all the lead lines up in a vertical column know as the Central Drop Zone. This pushes down on the diver's midsection. To compensate the diver tends to arch the back leading to lower back pain and additional drag moving through the water. This is inefficient and can increase air consumption.

Enjoy diving more comfortably and efficiently by spreading your lead! While it is important to keep most of your lead in easily releasable pockets, the rest of it should move forward and back. The Phantom SL (Spread the Lead) has fixed weight pockets located up high on the shoulders. Each shoulder pocket can hold 2 x 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) weight. Combine this with a set of ankle weighs and now you have Spread the Lead. Instead of a Central Drop Zone, you have front, middle and rear weight positions. Try it for yourself and feel what you've been missing.

New Features for Phantom SL:
Weight pockets mounted up high on the shoulders for excellent lead spreading capability. A total of 8 lbs. (3.6 kg) can now be moved forward on the diver's body. XS Scuba recommends hard weight blocks for shoulder pocket that will provide a lower profile. An internal, heavy-duty polyethylene chassis extends well into the shoulders to support the shoulder weight pockets and to keep diver's shoulders comfortable. Swivel shoulder buckles optimize the routing of the shoulder straps for a more custom fit. Enlarged thumb loops accommodate gloved thumbs to more easily pull down on the shoulder straps. Reinforcement panel on the rear of air bladder for increased durability. Increased back padding for added comfort. All-new cosmetics because we all know that you must look good to dive well! Includes a pair of 1 lbs. (0.45 kg) ankle weights

Your Favorite Features Retained:
Catch n' Release weight system with 20 lbs. (9 kg) capacity for the easiest loading weight pockets. Secure your weights with visual, audible, tactile confirmation, single pull ditch for safety. Lowered tank band integrates into BC's waistband to transfer the cylinder's weight to the hips. The tank band features a stainless-steel cam buckle with external adjustment. No hard backpack allows the cylinder to stay in close, next to your body. This makes the cylinder feel lighter and much more comfortable. Drop-down right pocket can hold slates or a small flashlight. Knife mounting grommets on the left pocket. 6 stainless steel D-rings provide many attachment options.

Buoyancy control is provided by the XS Scuba Micro Inflator. This inflator mechanism uses a drift pin design, which provides greater reliability and longevity than those inflators relying upon standard Schrader valves. 3 dump valves are available: a cable-activated rapid exhaust valve at the top of the power inflator airway, a right shoulder pull dump and a lower, rear pull dump. Right shoulder and lower rear dump valves equipped with pull dump cords for easy deflation in any position. Inflator comes with a 3/8" threaded QD hose assembly. The Phantom SL has lift capacities of 25 lbs. (11.34 kg) in sizes XXS/XS/SM/MD, 35 lbs. (15.88 kg) in sizes ML/LG/XL/XXL. The BCD has a harness made from a 600D Polytek fabric throughout with a bladder made from 420D nylon. BCD is available in multiple sizes and comes with an owner's manual.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
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Features

  • Weight-Integrated, Back-Inflation BCD
  • SL (Spread the Lead) Unique Design:
    Does Your Lower Back Get Sore While Diving?
    Do You Have Trouble Remaining Streamlined & Horizontal While Swimming?
    Do You Go Through Air Too Quickly?
    Lead Weights All Concentrated In Middle of Your Body?
  • Recreational Divers Tend to Concentrate Lead Weight In Middle of Bodies
  • Most Lead In Two Releasable Pockets On Either Side of Waist
  • Central Drop Zone:
    Diver in Horizontal Swimming Position, All Lead Lines Up In Vertical Column
    Vertical Column Known as Central Drop Zone
    Pushes Down On Diver's Midsection
  • To Compensate Diver Tends to Arch Back Leading to Lower Back Pain
  • Additional Drag Moving Thru-Water Increase Air Consumption
  • Enjoy Diving More Comfortably & Efficiently by Spreading Your Lead
  • SL (Spread the Lead) Components:
    Keep Most Lead in Easily Releasable Pockets
    Rest of Lead Move Forward & Back
    Fixed Weight Pockets Located Up High On Shoulders
    Set of Ankle Weighs
    Now You Have Spread the Lead
  • Weight Distribution:
    Instead of Central Drop Zone, You Have Front, Middle & Rear Weight Positions
    Catch n' Release Weight System w/20 lbs. (9 kg) Capacity
    Each Shoulder Pocket Holds 2 x 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) Weight
    Pair of 1 lbs. (0.45 kg) Ankle Weights
  • Try It for Yourself & Feel What You've Been Missing
  • XS Scuba Recommends Hard Weight Blocks for Shoulder Pocket for Lower Profile
  • Internal, Heavy-Duty Polyethylene Chassis
    Extends Well into Shoulders to Support Shoulder Weight Pockets
    Keeps Diver's Shoulders Comfortable
  • Swivel Shoulder Buckles Optimize Routing of Shoulder Straps for More Custom Fit
  • Enlarged Thumb Loops Accommodate Gloved Thumbs for Easy Shoulder Adjustment
  • Reinforcement Panel On Rear Air Bladder for Increased Durability
  • Increased Back Padding for Added Comfort
  • Catch n' Release Weight System:
    Easiest Loading Weight Pockets
    Secure Weights w/Visual, Audible, Tactile Confirmation
    Single Pull Ditch for Safety
  • Lowered Tank Band Integrates into BC's Waistband, Transfers Cylinder Weight to Hips
  • Stainless-Steel Cam Buckle w/External Adjustment
  • No Hard Backpack: Cylinder Stays In-Close, Next to Body
  • Makes Cylinder Feel Lighter & Much More Comfortable
  • Drop-Down Right Pocket Hold Slates or Small Flashlight
  • Knife Mounting Grommets On Left Pocket
  • 6 Stainless Steel D-Rings Provide Many Attachment Options
  • XS Scuba Micro Inflator:
    Inflator Mechanism Uses Drift Pin Design
    Greater Reliability & Longevity than Schrader Valves
  • 3 Dump Valves:
    Cable-Activated Rapid Exhaust Valve On Power Inflator
    Lower Rear & Shoulder Mount Pull Dumps
  • 3/8 Threaded QD Hose Assembly
  • Lift Capacities:
    25 lbs. (11.34 kg), Sizes XXS/XS/SM/MD
    35 lbs. (15.88 kg), Sizes ML/LG/XL/XXL
  • Harness Made from 600D Polytek Fabric Thru-Out
  • Bladder: 420D Nylon
  • Owner's Manual
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Key Features

• Weight-Integrated, Back-Inflation BCD
• SL (Spread the Lead) Unique Design
• Enjoy Diving More Comfortably & Efficiently
• XS Scuba Micro Inflator
• 600D Polytek Fabric/420D Nylon Construction
• Shoulder Pocket Holds 2 x 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) Weight
• Catch n Release Weight System w/20 lbs. (9 kg) Capacity
• Pair of 1 lbs. (0.45 kg) Ankle Weights

What's in the Box

• XS Scuba Phantom SL BCD - Low-Pressure Hose - Owner's Manual

Specifications

BC Body Back Inflation
Buoyancy Bag 25 lbs. (11.34 kg), Sizes XXS/XS/SM/MD
35 lbs. (15.88 kg), Sizes ML/LG/XL/XXL
Valves 3 Dump Valves:
Cable-Activated Rapid Exhaust Valve On Power Inflator
Lower Rear & Shoulder Mount Pull Dumps
Pockets Drop-Down Right Pocket
Shoulder Straps Adjustable Torso Straps w/Squeeze-Style Side Release Buckles
Stainless Steel Rings Yes, 6
Waist Strap Adjustable Waist Strap w/Squeeze-Style Side Release Buckle
Chest Buckle Yes, Adjustable Sternum w/Squeeze-Style Side Release Buckle
Oral Inflator XS Scuba Micro Inflator
Materials Harness: 600D Polytek
Bladder: 420D Nylon
Weight Integrated Yes
Weight Capacity Releasable: 20 lbs. (9 kg)
Non-Releasable: Shoulders: 2 x 2 lbs. (0.9 kg) Total 8 lbs. (3.63 kg) Capacity
Pair of 1 lbs. (0.45 kg) Ankle Weights

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I have it for 5 years with over 100 dives I love it. It is a great BCD. Can only recommend it.