Deep decompression technical dives with multiple stages.
Advanced recreational diving with double tank set. Technical diving with up to two stages.
Toroidal wing-style BCD
Outer shell fabric:
Cordura 1100 dTEX
Inner bladder fabric:
Nylon 440 dTEX
Spacing between backplate mounting holes:
Dry BC weight (without harness):
Permissible tank parameters
Double tank set (twinset)
HYDROS 40:2x 15L HYDROS 50:2x 18L
Od -2°C do 40°C
Od -20°C do 60°C
A classic look, a truly modern design
Don’t be deceived by the look, as ‘old school’ as it is cool, every element of this wing has been uplifted to new heights.
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
The right wing for you. Two robust and reliable wing sizes to ensure you have the optimal choice.
The HYDROS 50 provides 22Kg (50 lbs) of lift and works superbly well for the bigger dives and the bigger divers. Twin high capacity steels, with multiple stages are all in a days work for this wing.
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 twin 7’s or 12’s with a stage, or for the smaller technical adventurers amongst us.