The Apeks Exotec BCD is a revolution in diving comfort, functionality, and seductive engineering design. The ethos behind Exotec is the synthesis of equipment and diver. Created to fit like no other BCD and flow with the natural movement of the diver's body, through the innovative BioReact articulation. Constructed with the usual, exacting Apeks build quality, the Exotec is a paradigm of form and function.
- BioReact articulating waist system for maximum comfort and freedom of movement.
- GripTek fabric keeps the BCD in place both on the surface and underwater.
- The bladder is constructed from super-tough Armoguard slick skin for increased abrasion resistance, faster drying, and a reduced risk of bacterial growth due to the slick surface.
- The anodized aluminum hardware is both strong and lightweight.
- G-Hook chest strap and tank retainer allow for 1 handed simple operation.
- 3 position height adjustable backplate allows for optimum fit.
- Adjustable weight and shoulders.
- 2 large pockets can be folded up flat when not in use to reduce drag.
- Wrapture Harness System - Using patented swivel shoulder buckles and a proprietary, ultra-thin backplate, the Wrapture provides unsurpassed comfort and stability. Wrapture prevents the BC from 'riding up' on the surface. Out of the water, the Wrapture keeps the cylinder close to your center of gravity and transfers the weight to your hips. The result is the ability to stand up straight with a cylinder that is perfectly vertical.
- Because of the multiple size settings at the top of the shoulders, as well as on either side of the waistband, a custom fit can be achieved through any one of three sizes.
- SureLock l Mechanical Weight Release System (patented) - provides safe, single-pull release. Inserting weight is as simple as inserting and 'click'. With SureLock, your weights are secure in the BC. Once engaged, the only way to release the weight is to pull on the handle.
- There are 4 dump valves in all, one in each corner. 3 are proprietary flat valves and are very streamlined and effective. The dump valve on the upper left is the rapid exhaust valve found at the top of the Powerline inflator.
- The Powerline inflator assembly boasts one of the fastest inflation rates in the industry. This environmentally sealed unit has integrated clips to keep the LP inflator hose tucked in securely.
- A dual bladder retraction system is used to pull in the sides of the bladder during deflation. This keeps the unit streamlined and reduces drag.