HYDROS 40 Wing

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The HYDROS 40 wing has 18 kg (40 lbs) of lift that works brilliantly for dives from advanced recreational to extended range and beyond. Good for rebreathers, smaller doubles with a stage, or for the smaller technical adventurers amongst us.

CLASSICALLY INSPIRED LOOK,
RENEWED AND IMPROVED

We believe you can bring innovation to even the most traditional designs.

Recreating a classic wing shape is easy. Doing so whilst improving every element is a challenge we relished at XDEEP. We insisted on developing a precise geometry for stability and balance, thus making perfect trim easy. We improved valve access, increased hose routing options and reduced drag.

Trim that your instructor would be proud of

The wing is carefully designed so that the the centre of buoyancy in the HYDROS wing exactly matches the centre of gravity in your twinset, regardless of the working pressure.

The outcome is that your trim remains stable and flat, regardless of the pressure in the cylinders or the amount of gas in the wing.

Improved valve management

In many classic wings the top section can flap or worse, inflate and block valve access. Some designs even lift the valves away from the diver, making reaching the valves difficult. In the HYDROS we have eliminated this dead zone and reduced the volume of the bladder in top of the wing.

Valve access is much easier and your options for hose routing are neater and tidier.

Improved streamlining with no loss of lift

Wings with a smaller contour have a lower entanglement hazard and greatly reduced drag. The usual trade-off is reduced lift, not ideal.

In the HYDROS all the lift has been maintained by getting rid of the dead zone that is common to many classic designs from the centre of the wing. You get the best of both worlds.

As good above or below the waves

The HYDROS wing is designed to stay predominantly submerged even at the surface. This means that more of the buoyancy is available to lift you higher out of whatever surface conditions you find yourself in. Even carrying two stages and twin 12’s you will experience a noticeable improvement in comfort.

There is also no tendency for the HYDROS to push you face forward like other classic designs. Enjoy both flat trim underwater and a comfortable wait for the boat above.

YOUR HYDROS, YOUR WAY

Specify the lift you want in the wing and the inflator hose length you prefer. The HYDROS will work very well with any standard harness and backplate set-up, although, if we might suggest, order HYDROS as a full set and it will come set up, as you specify it, ready to dive.
Basic parameters HYDROS 50 HYDROS 40
Perfect for: Deep decompression technical dives with multiple stages. Advanced recreational diving with double tank set.
Technical diving with up to two stages.
Buoyancy:
22 kg
50 lbs
18 kg
40 lbs
Type: Toroidal wing-style BCD
Construction: Double shell
Outer shell fabric: Cordura
1100 dTEX
Inner bladder fabric: Nylon
440 dTEX
Spacing between backplate mounting holes:
11 inches
Dry BC weight
(without harness):
1.05 kg
1.2 kg

 

NOTE: BCD ONLY