Dive Rite Rec XT Armored Wing ({45 lb | 20.4 kg} Lift) w/Plain Elbow, 16-in Hose

$439.00
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DR-BC5300
Dive Rite Rec XT Armored Wing ({45 lb | 20.4 kg} Lift)

Dive Rite Rec XT Armored Wing ({45 lb | 20.4 kg} Lift) w/Plain Elbow, 16-in Hose

Dive Rite Rec XT Armored Wing ({45 lb | 20.4 kg} Lift) w/Plain Elbow, 16-in Hose
Dive Rite Rec XT Armored Wing ({45 lb | 20.4 kg} Lift) w/Plain Elbow, 16-in Hose
  • Hybrid Wing can be worn on single or double tanks
  • Rugged SuperFabric® brand technology XT material
  • Gusset Control System to streamline and reduce drag
  • Includes Plain elbow {16 in | 40.6 cm} corrugated hose
  • Includes {22 in | 55.88 cm} low pressure BC inflator hose
A hybrid wing, the Rec XT Armored Wing can be worn on single or double tanks making it one of the most popular Dive Rite wings. The Gusset Control System on the inside edges of the wing can be used to further streamline the wing for use with singles and avoids the "taco" effect of the wing wrapping around the tank, away from the diver, which diminishes buoyancy control. At full lift capacity, the Rec has { 45 lb | 22.4 kg } of lift, ideal for divers who use light to mid weight cylinders that are 7.25-inch diameter or smaller. The Rec comes standard with a plain elbow, { 16 in | 40.6 cm } corrugated hose, and { 22 in | 55.88 cm } low pressure BC inflator hose. Also available in a dual bladder version (see pricelist below). Approximate dimensions uninflated: { 24 in H x 23 in W | 61 cm x 58.4 cm }
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Brand Dive Rite
SKU DR-BC5300
Weight 5.000000

Dive Rite's Gusset Control System

Gusset-Control Cord The gusset-control cord found on some Dive Rite Wings fulfills a variety of functions. Among them:
  • When the air cell is not inflated, the cord helps lower the air cell profile. This reduces drag and helps protect the air cell from damage.
  • By tightening the cord, you can limit lift capacity to only that needed for a particular application. The benefit is that reduced lift capacity also helps reduce the likelihood of uncontrolled ascents.
  • Tightening the gusset-control cord to its maximum limit helps prevent the air cell from wrapping around the sides of single cylinders. (Some doubles wings do not have GCS and they should not be used with single cylinders.)
  • Loose or tight, the GCS cord helps the Wing maintain a smaller profile for divers traversing in tight passages and the cord compression helps in dumping air.
You can tighten or loosen the gusset control cord by changing the position of the clips at each side of the base of the air cell.

The cord is also very easy to make shorter if you prefer. Just slide the collar off one of the clips, pull the cord out of the clip, cut the cord to shorten, push the cord back into the clip, and reinstall the collar.

For those who prefer not to use gusset cords, the cords can be removed entirely.

Gusset-Control Cord Clip