Buddy Explorer BCD

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  • Regular price £392.00
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Step outside your comfort zone - in complete comfort

The AP Commando Explorer is a high quality BCD packed with features designed to maximise comfort and allow fine-tune buoyancy control. It is based on the blueprint of the original Commando - and apart from a small difference in the body shape (see below) - it is built to the same high standards in build quality, features and performance.

The Commando Explorer offers the advantages of reflextechnology - the unique AP comfort-fit system which allows you to adjust the jacket fit and customise it specifically to your individual shape - with a one-time simple set-up adjustment in the height position of the waistband, shoulder buckles and the backplate length

Buoyancy control is enhanced with 3 super-responsive dump / over-pressure valves, a choice of emergency breathing valve / inflators and the option of a positive-lock integrated weight system

  • Multiple lightweight aluminium 50mm D-rings - pre-bent to stand-off for easy clip-on
  • 1000 denier twin-bag construction - the toughest build-quality on the market
  • Optional quick-release integrated weight pockets
  • Reflex adjustment - allows you to fine-tune the fit at shoulders, waist and back
  • Ability to upgrade to twinset cambands

Options include:

  • APV200 Inflator or the Auto Air octo-inflator
  • Cargo Clips (standard) or Integrated Weight System
  • Emergency Mini-Cylinders - Din or A-clamp
  • Twinset camband kit (supplied in addition)

Sizing Considerations:

The Commando Explorer is cut differently to the Commando. Sizing experience tells us that the Commando Explorer is usually a better fit for divers with a regular or short back - regardless of overall height. (The Commando is the best fit for a longer back). Whatever your body type - we have a Commando to fit you

Apart from a small difference in maximum buoyancy because of this difference in shape, the Commando Explorer is identical in build quality, features spec, upgrade options and price

Key Features:

  • Reflex comfort-fit system - anatomically contoured, fully padded and adjustable to the finest degree at shoulders, waist and back-plate
  • Rapid release system for either Integrated Weight pouches (optional upgrade) or our unique Cargo Clips (supplied as standard)
  • Unique high-traction, stabilising cylinder-cradle backplate designed to cater for different size single cylinders or twin-cylinder sets
  • Option to add AP twinset cambands
  • Choice of emergency breathing valve/inflators
  • Optional emergency 0.4litre 232bar mini-cylinder DIN or A-clamp (300bar DIN also available)
  • Expandable gusset structure ensures the buoyancy cell inflates away from the body minimising squeeze
  • 10 x  welded aluminium D rings with pre-bent, stand-off shoulder rings for easy location and attachment
  • Foldaway dedicated SMB pouch at rear - large enough to stow an AP SMB or SMBCi (with inflation cylinder)
  • Spacious side-pockets with chunky 10mm zips and easy-find zip-runners
  • Positively buoyant easy-find dump-pull at rear left negatively buoyant easy-find dump-pull at front right
  • 3rd dump/over-pressure valve integrated into the inflator & hose assembly
  • High visibility reflective piping
  • Padded lumbar support
  • Foldaway hose runners
  • Unique AP twin-bag construction with bespoke Endura FX100 1000 denier coated-nylon outer bag air-tight PU welded inner bladder with lifetime warranty
  • Service zip allowing replacement/service of bladder and all valves