STARK EVO is a Travel BCD designed for divers who want to have a similar approach to the DIR style DIR style but at the same time do not want to renounce to comfort. STARK EVO in fact is an evolution of STARK (a rigorously DIR BCD). The only difference between the two DIR BCDs is the harness, which is more comfortable and accessorized in STARK EVO. The harness is totally adjustable and it adapts perfectly to your body for a perfect posture. The bladder is lightweight and hydrodynamic and, when it is not inflated, it remains adherent and compact to the tank, allowing more agility. STARK EVO is a recreational BCD with which you can also try more technical 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 STARK EVO is a travel 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 travel BCD is entirely made of cordura 1000 and padded with 2,5-mm pre-compressed expanded polystyrene. The shoulder straps have 2 40-mm nylon D-rings, which are sewn. 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 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.
The buoyancy compensator STARK EVO is available in 8 different colors (except Kevlar model). You can choose between black, white, blue, red, yellow, orange, fuchsia and camouflage
The STARK EVO is designed for divers who love going on holiday but do not renounce to a functional and performing BCD. STARK EVO is only available with the buoyancy thrust of 16 litres and can only be used with a mono tube configuration. The overpressure and rapid-discharge valve is placed in the front part of the bladder, downwards and left, allowing an easier access.
The outer bladder of this DIR BCD is oval and made of cordura 1000. The inner bladder, on the contrary, is made of TEXTANE A/B 210 nylon. If necessary, you can replace the jacket inner bladder thanks to a zip running along the oval inner bladder. In the central part of the BCD bladder, there is a HT polyester strip, vertically placed at the bladder centre. Right at the bladder centre, this diving jacket has 2 stainless steel grommets securing the seatback and the padding.
Buoyancy thrusts: 16 lt
Tank maximum capacity: 15 mono-tank
Overpressure and rapid-discharge valves: 1
STARK is a DIR BCD designed for those divers who like travel light but without sacrificing quality and performance.
Compact and Lightweight
STARK EVO follows the DIR philosophy that aims at functionality optimisation, thus also the inflator is highly functional. Its connection is always placed in the higher part and slightly left in order to facilitate its use and save space. To allow its immediate localization, the inflator holder (sewn in the bladder) supports the corrugated tube. The inflator included in the standard equipment of this travel BCD 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.
The standard pockets of this travel BCD are vertical (6,5x14x20 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 as an object holder or as a ballast container. There is a stainless steel screw that passing through a stainless steel grommet (placed in the back pocket) fixes the pocket and the harness more firmly. It is possible to assemble other models (optional) on your scuba jacket choosing one among the whole Audaxpro pocket collection with an additional charge.