STEALTH EVO is a BCD designed for divers who want to have a similar approach to the DIR style but do not want to renounce to comfort, at the same time. STEALTH EVO in fact is an evolution of STEALTH (a rigorously DIR BCD). The only difference between the two scuba jackets is the harness, which is more comfortable and slightly more accessorized in STEALTH EVO. The bladder, on the contrary, is not very big. When it is not inflated, in particular, the bladder of this jacket remains adherent and compact to the tank, allowing more agility. STEALTH EVO is a recreational BCD with which you can also try more challenging immersions.
This jacket is provided with an AUDAXPRO Technical Modular System (T.M.S.), which allows changing the BCD standard configuration according to your needs. Thanks to the Audaxpro T.M.S. you can shape, configure and integrate your BCD as you like. You can, for example:
Adapt your jacket to your physical shape
Adapt it according to the type of immersion
Change its components with any other Audaxpro BCD ones
Upgrade your equipment with a wide series of accessories
The STEALTH EVO is a DIR BCD with a comfortable harness. It is totally adjustable also while wearing it, and it adapts perfectly to your body for a perfect posture and balance.
The preformed harness of this great scuba BCD is entirely made of cordura 1000 and padded with 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene. It is possible to adjust its height with 2 stainless steel buckles placed on the BC anatomical shoulder straps. The harness and the anatomical shoulder straps are blocked and adjustable through 2 stainless steel buckles and fixed with Velcro. You can fasten and unfasten the jacket shoulder straps through 2 50-mm nylon fasteners. The shoulder straps have 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings and as these rings are sewn, you cannot adjust the straps. Moreover, the anatomical shoulder straps of this scuba jacket are equipped with 2 stainless steel little rings each, which help adjusting the breast line. In the part adjacent to the bladder, there is a HT polyester strip vertically placed at the harness centre, where there are also 3 stainless steel grommets (2 in the higher part and 1 in the lower part). Right and left to the central strip there are 2 other strips divided by seams, which allow the big back strips (that fix the tank) passing through the 4 bladder cuts and the harness slots. On the big strips, there are 2 non-slip rubber grips for the tank of the scuba BCD. Your diving will be comfortable. In fact, if necessary, you can replace the ventral belt placing 2 rectangular 50-mm nylon rings, which are on the lower part, at the ventral part level. There are 2 25-mm stainless steel D-rings and 2 50-mm stainless steel D-rings to fix some accessories. The harness is equipped with a HT polyester handle to carry the scuba jacket in the water or on board. There is an anatomical padding (also for the SOFT version of this jacket) with an inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube, fixed with 4 stainless steel screws. This padding is there, where the plate should be placed. A rectangular 50-mm nylon ring, placed centrally in the lower part of the harness, is there for securing the inguinal belt. A stainless steel buckle allows closing the ventral belt of the jacket.
Audaxpro BCs have been designed to ensure the best performances in every kind of diving immersion. For this reason, STEALTH EVO jacket is available in different versions, one for every different need. This is only possible because the BCD Audaxpro are built by combining high technology and skilled Italian craftsmanship.
The DIR buoyancy compensator STEALTH EVO is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
Audaxpro has designed two buoyancy thrusts for your STEALTH EVO BCD, which gives you the possibility to choose the most suitable one for your scuba immersions. You can opt for a 16-liter BCD version to be used only with a mono-tank configuration, or a 18-liter version, which can be used with mono as well as bi-tank configuration. Both models are equipped with 1 overpressure and rapid-discharge valve placed in the front part of the bladder (left, downwards) to facilitate the access.
The outer bladder of this scuba BCD with variable structure is annular and is made of cordura 1000, while the inner bladder is of TEXTANE A/B 210 nylon. If necessary, you can replace the jacket inner bladder thanks to a zip running along the inner bladder. The inflator connection is moved to the left. At the bladder centre, this scuba jacket has a HT polyester strip vertically placed. There you can also find 2 stainless steel grommets, 1 in the higher and 1 in the lower part to fix the plates.
Buoyancy thrusts: 16 o 18 lt
Tank maximum capacity 16 lt: 15 mono
Tank maximum capacity 18 lt: 15 mono e 12+12 bibo
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 1
Thanks to the Audaxpro technical modular system, you can set the weight of your scuba BCD according to the different equipment you may choose for every immersion. The STEALTH EVO BC can be bought or used with plates (Plate versions) as well as without them (Soft version). In both cases, this scuba jacket is equipped with an anatomical plate padding with inner pocket to keep the lift bag or the signal tube, which ensures you the best comfort. In the Plate version, you can opt for a stainless steel plate and back plate to increase the jacket weight, or for a plate and back plate made of anodized aluminium to diminish it. Moreover, in the Plate version, you can choose between 2 different big strips, one for mono-tank (110 cm) and the other one for bi-tank (150 cm) On the big strips there are 2 non-slip rubber grips for the tank.
In its PLATE version, the scuba jacket STEALTH EVO can be assembled either with a stainless steel plate (kg. 2,160) and back plate (gr. 690) or with an aluminium plate (gr. 730) and back plate (gr. 230). To pass from a SOFT to a PLATE configuration you have to take the big back strips (that close the tank) out of the 4 bladder cuts and out of the harness slots. Afterwards you have to unscrew the stainless steel screw fixing the harness and the bladder together. Once you have done this, you have to put the bladder and the harness between the plate and the back plate, and block them with 2 stainless steel screws.
Plate 2,160 Kg
Back Plate 690 gr
Plate 730 gr
Back Plate 230 gr
The STEALTH EVO BCD, which has the same bladder as STEALTH DIR, follows the DIR philosophy, thus it aims at optimising the functionality and at facilitating its use. For this reason, its connection and the inflator holder are placed strategically to facilitate its use, save space and to allow its immediate localization. The inflator included in the standard equipment of this scuba jacket is with simple curve connection and 16’’ spiral corrugated (40 cm). It has a piston control, a nickel-plated brass inner mechanism and derlin non-slip buttons.
With Audaxpro, you can choose among many pockets models for holding ballast and/or cointaining other objects. Choose the one that better matches your DIR BCD STEALT EVO.
The standard pockets of this special scuba BCD are horizontal (6,5x20x14 cm) made with a nylon net, and have a weight capacity of 5 kg. Every pocket has only one zip opening in its higher part. You can use it either as an object container or as a ballast holder. There is a stainless steel screw that passing through a stainless steel grommet (placed in the back pocket), makes the fixing more stable. It is possible to assemble other models (optional) on your diving BC choosing one among the whole Audaxpro pocket collection with an additional charge.
Not only can you customize your jacket technically, but you can also personalize your BCD with the writing you prefer! Audaxpro offers you the chance to embroider your BCD inflator holder.
For example, you can write your name, nickname, acronym, your diver certification number, the didactics, your blood type or any other signs…