How reliable is the Icon BCD1? It may be our entry level BCD but we have spared nothing in the manufacturing standards of each individual Icon BCD1.
This is our "QA" (quality assurance) final testing procedure on every Icon BCD1:
The entire Air Cell (the main inflation part of the BCD) is fully inflated and deflated for 25 cycles. Followed by a 2 hour stand test whilst fully inflated. If the Air Cell fails at any time during this step, it is destroyed.
The entire Air Cell is once again inflated and deflated for 25 cycles followed by the 4 hour stand test whilst fully inflated. If the Air Cell fails at any time during this step, it is destroyed.
The final step is that we fully inflate the BCD and leave it to stand for 24 hours. The OPVs (over pressure valves) are also individually given a final 2.5 lb and 4.0 lb pressure tests. If the Air Cell or OPVs fail at any time during this step, they are destroyed.
Satisfied and only then do we package the BCD into its packaging.
Other Icon BCD1 features include:
Tough 840 denier outer fabric for robustness and durability.
Denier is made from Non Fade solution dye material which greatly slows down the fading process. This helps make your BCD looking newer for longer!
Unique accent highlights on the shoulder straps for extra underwater visibility.
Adjustable shoulder straps and cummerbund for custom fit. Note that the adjustment can allow for a "cam belt system".
Hard Back Pack for stability.
Two large self-draining Velcro pockets.
Fitted with accessory D-Rings.
Lift capacities are: 24 lbs - X Small & Small, 27lbs - Medium, 28 lbs - Large, 35 lbs - X/Large & XX/Large.