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    travel friendly RB

    Hi all I check in every now and again to see whats new in the RB world. WHat is the hot new rebreather models these days? ANything really travel friendly?

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    yup, isc pathfinder!
    it can all fit in carryon. all bits needed to dive ccr that is. the un-replaceable at dive site parts

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    Quote Originally Posted by zaf88  View Original Post
    Hi all I check in every now and again to see whats new in the Rebreather world. WHat is the hot new rebreather models these days? ANything really travel friendly?
    Hi zaf88
    i think one of the newest and most travel friendly rebreather ist the Poseido SE7EN: CE to 100m, 18kg ready to dive with 3l-Al-Tanks...

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    The Kiss Spirit LTE is tiny, and very light.

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    Travel freindly is more than one issue.


    1: Size & weight

    2: Compatabuility with local supplies and equipment

    3: In the field service and repair

    4: Redundancy built in or cheeply available

    5: Suitability for diving with light weight protection (wet suits light weight dry suits)

    I havent seem anything that ticks all the boxes

    I currently use a JJ which was purchased specificly for its travel freindly nature. You can fit the entire unit including wing and back plate in an overhead bag. (I did last year in spain) Only component you need to leave is the stand

    I have a needel valve on my JJ so if the solinoid fails I can run it on te needle valve. If the adnset totaly fails I have a back up stand alone computer and Id dive it on the full PP02 dsplay HUD only

    It will take all sorts of tanks and you could use a rented back plate ad wing but some wings impeed the counterlungs so id try and avoid that.

    I dived it in very old 5m suit thats more like a 3 and with an Ali plate I needed no lead

    The down side to the JJ is the potted head which all but prevents any field repairs if you trash the cell to HUD link. The other down side is the mettla scrubber housing which can get bent in transit if the head is not installed (asuming you put the expensive head in hand luggage on flights with a 5kg hand luggage limit

    I plan on making a wooden bung to try and prevent dammage to the can.


    At the moment the rEvo Micro titanium must offer the best in terms of field serviciable & repairable travel units. My personal feeling is its not ideal for the bigger dives I often do but aside from that it ticks a lot of boxes.

    Its duel scrubber design also makes it the most lime freindly unit out there.


    I just prefer the JJ as its a better all round unit


    A much cheeper option and not to be ignored is the KISS

    Carrying a spare kiss kidney and display is light weight and very cheep. So in the field it will be a super reliable unit. Its light for travel with the Ali back box and it will just about fit in a OHLocker bag (i got my one in for Mexico)

    This asumes you have the new expidition back box and dont need a back plate?


    Ultra light units are now available but most have cartridge scrubbers which are an expensive pain and they are electronics heavy so any fault in the field is end of trip. That alone rules them out for me.


    ATB

    Mark
    Last edited by Mark Chase; 11th June 2014 at 10:09.

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    Mark, you didn't add the KISS LTE. Has all four points you listed at the top, weights 21 lbs. without tanks, making it very easy an light for carry on. Once you are there 13 cuft for oxygen (19 if you have to) and 40 cuft for dil/bailout. Have to find a rebreather friendly shop that wouldn't have those.
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    New Triton M3s MCCR . It's only 10 kg incl. 1.5 liter O2 cylinder.

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    Also if 2nd hand unit is possible inspiration with narked@90 travel frame is quite light weight for travel and can be easily fitted to overhead.

    Pelagian DCCCR is also quite lightweight and so is ISC Pathfinder.

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    Great stuff here guys thanks so much. What ever happened to the steam machine prism since Hollis acquired them? is that rig any good?

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    Re: travel friendly RB

    Another vote for the Kiss LTE. I carried mine on, threw my fins in my "personal bag" along with dive shorts & tshirt. All I checked were lights & clothes. I was ready to dive right off the plane!

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