The STEALTH 2.0 TEC was designed to excel in deep decompression diving and in extended cave penetrations. 19Kg of lift in the wing can easily support the multiple cylinders that advanced diving requires. Increasing the STEALTH 2.0 buoyancy meant ensuring that the movement and position of the gas could be properly managed. The STEALTH 2.0 TEC BC does this brilliantly, keeping you stable, balanced and in trim, whatever the level of inflation.
Increasing the lift of the BCD whilst maintaining and even improving the streamlining required a complete rethink on wing design. New solutions offered a spectacular result. Multi cylinders are now easily supported, even if they are large volume heavy steels or cave filled. At the same time, the STEALTH 2.0 TEC is incredibly slender, even when fully inflated.
Many sidemount BCDs place the dump valve on one side or the other. Releasing gas from these systems requires a roll onto your side, which may be OK in 2 cylinder configuration, but when carrying multiple cylinders, changes of trim and balance require considerable effort that really should not be needed.
By placing the dump valve in the centre of the STEALTH 2.0 TEC wing, you can release excess gas with either hand and stay in perfect trim while you do so.
The birth of the STEALTH 2.0 Classic began a revolution in sidemount diving which continues to this day. Three years after the Classic, we decided to make the world’s best sidemount system even better.
As a base we used the outstanding STEALTH 2.0 harness and weight management system, so that all STEALTH components could be seamlessly compatible. STEALTH 2.0 is after all a tried and tested technology and an advanced design. We kept the perfect streamlining and balance as per the Classic, but in a wing that offered additional lift to cope with the demands of deep, multi-cylinder technical dives.
If you happen to catch any part of the system in a narrow wreck passage or cave restriction, it will probably be the upper part of your back first. We have thought ahead and reinforced the upper part of the BCD, improving the fit to your back and eliminating snagging hazards. Safe, functional and secure.
The STEALTH 2.0 harness was a ground-breaking approach that revolutionised sidemount harnesses. At the core of the STEALTH 2.0 system it provides technical divers with a foundation of comfort and safety unparalled anywhere else in the dive industry. The TEC wing is fixed to the harness for added security during the deep part of the dive and on your decompression stops.
The STEALTH 2.0 features harness webbing of differing thickness and stiffness for comfort but also for enhanced performance. Security and adjustability is designed into the harness to enhance the diving experience. D rings on the waist strap can be moved to allow for changes in tank buoyancy and control of cylinder position, even if carrying buoyant high helium mixes. Often copied the STEALTH 2.0 harness is unequalled.
Unlike single piece harnesses the STEALTH 2.0 has independent adjustment of the shoulder and waist straps. Changing the shoulder strap length does not change the waist D ring positions. The crotch strap is an independent adjustment. It is fast and simple to obtain the perfect fit and configuration for multi cylinder diving.
Technical instructors value every minute in the water and rather than spend up to half a day adjusting a single piece harness, you can be diving much much faster.
Three different webbing technologies in the STEALTH 2.0 harness meet the functional challenges of deep technical diving.
On the waist there is a stiff and rigid webbing that ensures the D rings for clipping off your cylinders stay exactly where you want them, even with stages or deco cylinders. Shoulder straps mould to your body by using softer material and give great fit and ease of movement. The crotch strap is super soft but supportive without leading to wear on your drysuit.
Materials technology, applied with innovation.
Attach your weights exactly where you want them. Achieving perfect balance and trim, even with 5 or 6 cylinders, is simple, whether you need one 1Kg or over 20Kg. Designed to keep weights secure and immovable whilst remaining easy to use and flexible, the STEALTH 2.0 weight management system is truly world class.
The XDEEP weight management system allows you to place the weight in an ideal position relative to your centre of gravity. The central weight pocket is simple to move within a considerable range. Just as if you were moving a V or tail weight on a twinset, you can apply the same principle for optimum position and thereby perfect balance.
Enjoy Ôdive godÕ levels of trim and balance – easily.
The STEALTH 2.0 TEC Setup will perform perfectly on a deep trimix dive or on a long multi stage overhead penetration dive. It will even cope brilliantly with a single cylinder dive for fun on a colourful reef. If you add in the versatility that the Classic and REC wings provide you have an almost infinite number of options configurable to the dive you want to do that day.