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Aeris new Jet Pack BCD contest

Discussion in 'Invade Bonaire, 2013' started by mselenaous, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Key Largo, FL... Dive Capital of the World
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    Hey Invaders!

    We had a very lucky last minute surprise from Aeris. A brand new Jet Pack BCD/travel pac for Invaders to try out. One size fits all, weighs 8lbs and IS also your travel backpack holding ALL you diver gear AND a bit of clothing.

    IF you live it and want to own it:
    1 ask us to borrow it and dive it for 1 dive
    2 after your dive, post a photo of you in the Jet Pack, or post a gear review IN THIS THREAD.

    The names of those who post by Fri 5pm will be put in a hat and drawn by Netdoc at our finale dinner.
    The winner gets to take home that Jet Pack as his/her very own!

    Thank you Doug Krause from Aeris!

    Happy Diving!
    Elena
     
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  2. Steph2337

    Steph2337 Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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    I am in the market for a new BC and was considering the Aeris Jet Pack as one of my choices. I was very excited when I found out Aeris offered one was a tester.

    As a professional light packer, fighting against the rising luggage check-in fees, I love the idea that all your essential dive gear and more can be stowed in the pack and that the BC is part of the backpack and small enough to be considered your personal item.


    A back inflated BC, I liked how there were individual compartments, for fins, masks, etc. It was easy to organize on land as well as on the boat, post dive. Was worried because it is a One Size Fits All, but it was very easy to adjust and offered a snug enough fit for a tiny me. Even the weight pockets were Velcro adjustable so you can choose where it sits on your hips. It was light weight, well padded on shoulder, hip and back straps and was easy to use. Although with all the clips and buckles I did find it difficult to determine how the backpack fit together as one especially when there are two sets of shoulder straps (one for BC and backpack.) But that could be my lack of spatial reasoning skills on holiday mode. Love that it is weight integrated as my current one is not.

    All in all, it is a functional light weight BC, that delivered on its promise for a BC /travel bag in one, it will definitely be a top contender when I purchase a new BC.


    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 using Tapatalk 2

    ---------- Post added June 27th, 2013 at 03:59 AM ----------

    P.S. had pics but my camera flooded and I lost some pics... maybe my buddy has one of me diving in it.

    Sent from my SGH-I747M using Tapatalk 2
     
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  3. mcynet

    mcynet Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indiana
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    I had a chance to Dive the "Jet Pack Bc" for those of you that know me I'm a big guy, I wanted to challenge the one size fits all.. I cant believe it actually fit me... I have to buy a 2xl bc to have a chance and I was able to adjust this with no issues. The BC had 2 weight pockets and no trim weights, and I was able to hold plenty of weight to get down. The bc seemed to work fine under the water but on the surface it was a little goofy. This could be because I may have been missing some of the adjustments. I like the idea of the back pack for a weekend trip but if your on a week long trip I would still pack a bag

    Likes,
    Lightweight,
    Back inflate
    Back pack
    good underwater
    Very adjustable

    Dislikes
    Not enough D Rings
    wing can be a little floppy
    no cummerbund
    no trim weights

    Over all I like the bc and would use it on a . trip and if you keep in mind its a travel bc you'll probably love it

    Enjoy

    Mike
     
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  4. kendallpg

    kendallpg Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Indy
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    What a great idea for a new travel BC... a built in backpack to carry your other gear and some clothing. The Aeris Jet Pack includes a nice travel BC and a detachable backpack that should hold enough clothing for a long weekend dive trip.
    I dove with the Jet Pack at the Scubaboard Invasion of Bonaire. Above water it is a little different because of all of the adjustments that are available, but once you get in the water it feels like you hardly have anything on at all. It is very streamlined underwater.
    There are plenty of places to clip things onto the right shoulder strap and along the waist strap there are 2 moveable d-rings. I would have liked to have trim weight pockets on the back, but there was plenty of room in the front pockets for weight.
    Overall a nice travel BC with a good sized backpack attached for carrying some other gear on the plane.
    Pat Kendall
     

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  5. mselenaous

    mselenaous Island girl ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Key Largo, FL... Dive Capital of the World
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    Just following up, Pat and Mike both took home the new Aeris Jetpack BCDs. Woohoo!
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