STEALTH 2.0 REC SIDEMOUNT FOR SPORTS DIVERS
The flexibility and safety that sidemount diving gives to sport and recreational divers is why it’s grown in popularity. Building on the proven advanced design and materials technology used in the STEALTH 2.0 Tec and Classic family, the STEALTH 2.0 Rec is our expert solution for demanding recreational and sport divers. The STEALTH 2.0 system delivered in an easily usable and friendly form.
Freedom for Wrecks and Reefs
Being free of a rigid tank or bcd allows great freedom of movement in the water. The STEALTH 2.0’s streamlined recreational wing and harness combination provide the key to enjoying a balanced and relaxed approach to your sport dives.
Extend your fun time
Carrying twin cylinders is the safest and in sidemount, the most balanced and streamlined way of diving. The STEALTH 2.0 ensures that cylinders are kept tight and secure to the body, eliminating movement. The perfect balance provided ensures minimal drag in the water, reducing effort, improving gas consumption and enhancing underwater time and enjoyment.
Easy Access for Buoyancy Control
The STEALTH 2.0 was the first system to have a central dump valve for buoyancy control. Proven in cave and technical diving the advantages are just as important for sports diving. The valve is easy to reach with either hand, and simple to dump excess gas without having to change your position in the water. Having great control over buoyancy means safer and more relaxing dives.
It is possible to set your inflator on the left or right side of the wing, meaning you can feed either cylinder and choose which hand you prefer for inflation control. It’s easy to tailor your set-up for drysuit or warm water board-short diving.
Tough and hardwearing
Unlike cave divers you may not be squeezing through small passages, but your system will still get wear on the back from boat dives, shore entries and even just being transported. At risk areas are protected with tough and long lasting materials that preserve the integrity of your equipment.
STEALTH 2.0 REC HARNESS CORE TECHNOLOGY
The STEALTH 2.0 harness was a ground-breaking approach that revolutionised sidemount systems. Built on the core technology of the STEALTH 2.0 TEC and Classic systems our REC harness provides sports and recreational divers with the same strong foundation of performance, comfort and safety. The REC wing, designed specifically for sports diving, is fixed to the harness for simplicity of use and security.
The STEALTH 2.0 features harness webbing of differing thickness and stiffness for comfort and for enhanced performance. Security and adjustability is designed into the harness to deliver ease of use and an enjoyable in-water experience. You have full control over your tank position, your balance and trim at all times throughout the dive. Often copied the STEALTH 2.0 harness is unequalled.
Easy On, Easy Off
Tough buckles make getting in and out of the STEALTH 2.0 Rec system just as easy as any other BCD. Safe and secure in use, but easy to operate even in thick gloves. All the adjustability of the original STEALTH 2.0 in an easy to use form.
Freedom to Move
Don’t surrender your freedom! Some systems take this major advantage of diving sidemount away with rigid plates and inflexible components. The STEALTH 2.0 enhances the experience of being free to move in the water as if you were a part of it.
Smart Materials Technology
Intelligently utilising different types of material throughout the system for webbing, for weight systems and for the wing means great comfort and performance. The waist has rigid webbing that ensures the D-rings for clipping off your cylinders stay exactly where you want them through the dive. Shoulder straps use softer material to mould to your body giving providing perfect fit, comfort and ease of movement. The crotch strap is super soft reducing wear on your suit but still supportive.
THE WORLD’S MOST INNOVATIVE SIDEMOUNT WEIGHT SYSTEM
The STEALTH 2.0 weight system is very flexible and extremely secure. Weights are locked into the rear central pocket and can be configured to achieve a perfect balance. Using droppable front and trim pockets allows easy management of weights up to 23Kg. Pass your weights up to the boat, get in and out of the water easily and if needed you can drop weights quickly in an emergency.
Secure Drop Weights
We agree that it’s good practice in recreational diving to be able to drop weight if needed to establish surface buoyancy. You will be used to doing this through a weight belt or from your backmount bcd. We have specifically designed the side pockets on the STEALTH 2.0 REC to provide quick and easy weight release. The secure pockets can accommodate up to 23Kg that can be dropped in an instant if needed.
Weight where its needed
Between the side, rear and trim pocket options offered by the STEALTH 2.0 system you can have virtually any weight placement you prefer, allowing you to establish perfect balance and trim in the water.
A total capacity including the back pocket system, large trim and large droppable pouches can accomodate between 1Kg and 30Kg of lead to be carried with ease, exactly where you want it
Easy to Balance
100% certain closing ballast
Nobody likes the cylinder with every movement is moving sideways. Unfortunately adapters integrated into the bag does not provide.
Plan Your Perfect Setup
Use the weight configurator to try out the huge range of options the STEALTH 2.0 offers. Decide on where, how and in which pocket types (droppable or fixed) you would prefer your weight. Then in seconds you can set it up for real.
Click through and see what will work best for you.
MEET WORLD’S MOST FLEXIBLE SIDE MOUNT SYSTEM
As ideal as the STEALTH 2.0 is in recreational configuration, it is still part of an amazingly flexible system that can be configured for whatever type of diving (Cave, Technical, Expedition) you want to do. You can add or swap components from a wide range of choices to create the perfect system for any application you wish.
Quick and Easy to Change
Moving from one application to another is the work of only a couple of minutes. The system is simple to set-up and simple to change if your diving plans for that day demand that you customise your STEALTH 2.0 exactly to those needs.
Advanced materials technology utilised in innovative design has been the key to XDEEP’S success. Using only the very best materials sourced from Germany and USA and designed and built in Europe, we will never compromise on quality.
CORDURA® 1100 dTEX
CORDURA® is a widely known brand of polyamide fabrics of the highest resistance resulting from special weave structure and weaving method. The outer side of CORDURA® fabric is coated with Teflon aperture, which ensures very high resistance to abrasion. The inner side of the CORDURA fabric we use is coated with a layer of polyurethane.
The XDEEP dive gear are only made of CORDURA® fabric produced in Germany in compliance with the highest quality standards of INVISTA company.
CORDURA® is a registered trademark of INVISTA company for resistant textile fabrics. More information on CORDURA® fabric can be found on www.cordura.com Teflon® is a registered trademark of E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. To get more information on Teflon® product, visit website www.teflon.com.
The moisture inside the BCD or a buoy creates perfect conditions for the development of different types of microorganisms, including fungi and pathogenic bacteria.
By removing water from the BCD after the dive, like it or not you form some aerosol which is filled with numerous bacteria. And from there it is very easy for them to get to your lungs and sinus.
Many divers have already experienced how bothersome it is, when chronic problems with upper airways deprived them of diving for many long months.
In order to reduce the risk, the inner shell in all XDEEP buoyancy compensators and SMBs contains special agent preventing the development of bacteria and fungi. The agent, safe for people, permanently adheres to the shell, so it does not rinse off and protects your dive gear during the entire period of use.
TPU 0.215mm coating
To provide water tightness of the bladder in each wing the bladder material is coated with a special outer shell made of thermo-weldable polyurethane, during the production. It enables welding the bladder consisting of two parts and filling it with air.
Its parameters and quality translates directly into your safety and durability of the BCD. We can say with no exaggeration that it is one of the most essential parts of each wing and diving buoy.
In general, in wings and jackets shells of thickness from 0.08 mm to 0.2 mm are applied. In xDEEP buoyancy compensators we use materials coated with as much as 0.215 mm-thick TPU shell. The shells of higher thickness are more resistant to any damage that thinner shells. Consequently, it provides better safety of use.
“K” type inflator
K-type inflator used as a standard type of inflators in all our buoyancy compensators is a balanced piston type inflator, which enables precise adding of the gas to the buoyancy compensator.
The body of the inflator is made of POM-H poliacetal of very high mechanical durability and 100% resistance to salt water.The seat of the valve is made of metal and therefore the inflator is definitely more resistant to freezing than other inflators made completely of plastic. All metal parts of the inflator are made of top quality alloys resistant to salt water.
The inflator is equipped with the most popular type of medium pressure hose connection so there are no problems with its incompatibility with the first stage hose. The material retains very high mechanical resistance and flexibility both in low winter temperatures and in tropical heat.
Welding of some elements in the dive gear, such as reinforcement of valve seats, requires precise heating-up of the joint without heating-up the entire element. The said requirement is satisfied only by the state-of-the-art welding method, i.e. ultrasonic welding.
It involves introducing sound waves of over 20KHz frequency to the fabrics to be joined together using sonotrode (picture nearby). At the junction of two fabrics the mechanical energy is converted into heat and pressure, which results in welding the fabrics. The heat is generated point-wise only at the junction of the fabrics to be joint together, which as a result makes it possible to avoid harmful heating of the entire fabric.
The elements of our SMBs and diving BCDs are welded with the use of specialized numerically controlled welding machine and instrumentation specially constructed for the said purpose.
The process guarantees very precise control of energy transferred to the fabric providing solid and repeatable welds.
Welding is one of the stages in the production of BCDs and diving buoys. In XDEEP we attach a lot of significance to the quality of the said process since durability and weld resistance exert great impact on your safety.
From among several different welding technologies, we have selected HF welding because of very high repeatability of parameters, homogeneity of welds and fully automatic process.
The fabric is inserted between two electrodes and then the computer begins to control the welding process. The electrodes are connected to the source of high-frequency electric power, and a special controller strictly regulates the power and time of welding to obtain the top-quality weld.
Thanks to such advanced technology and top-quality of fabrics used for production, XDEEP scuba gear is provided with lifetime guarantee on all welds.
Fabric laser cutting
The bladders in all xDEEP wings are cut with the use of specialized laser for cutting fabric.
The computer-controlled machine equipped with high power laser cuts the shape of the bladder with an accuracy of one tenth of a millimetre with all necessary openings. The edge of the material at the cut is immediately protected against fraying during longer use.
Amann Serabond thread
Serabond® is the top quality technical thread of Performance techX type, made of continuous polyester fibres and produced in Germany by Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG, the leading company on the market of more than 150 years of tradition.
Serabond thread used as a standard thread in XDEEP diving gear was specially designed for long years of operation in extreme marine conditions and is highly resistant to all types of factors which occur during diving at sea, including the impact of salt water, UV radiation and variable temperatures.
Thanks to such reliable thread you can be sure that XDEEP diving gear will last for many years, regardless of the types of dives you are going to use it for.
Serabond is a trademark of Amann & Söhne GmbH & Co. KG. More information on Serabond thread can be found on the producer’s website: http://www.amann.com
Triple, fully trimmed seams
Apparently, the seams which are of little importance, in the diving gear can cause a lot of trouble. We enormously care about the quality of the XDEEP diving gear.
The XDEEP wings are provided with a triple seam, trimmed from inside, which protects the BCD against fraying of the material edges. Such solution increases the costs of the production but guarantees that the final product will be very resistant and durable.
CNC EDGE BEVELLING
The diving gear is rather expensive so it should be constructed so as to last for many years. The diving equipment parts include backplates and single tank adapters made of metal which sharp edges could cause wear through the outer shell of BCD or dry suit.
In XDEEP backplates and adapters all edges are additionally processed which involves cutting the edges at 45 degree angle using a special computer-controlled machine. The special robot precisely grinds all the edges with an accuracy of one hundredth of a millimetre.
The stiffeners in the diving gear are subject to significant load and have to last for many years in extreme environment. Due to extreme temperatures and salt water only the best and the most expensive materials are adequately durable and resistant.
In STEALTH 2.0 sidemount system and weight pockets we used high quality polymer stiffener of high resistance to material fatigue.
The applied polymer retains its parameters within a wide scope of temperatures; therefore it can resist both tropical heat and arctic frost.