Today we got to meet with many of our reps. We started with Ray from Aeris. We like some of their BCD's. They have a great middle of the road, weight integrated BCD that runs about $300. Look for this in time for Christmas. We also really like the Lavacore suits.
These are trilaminate fleece lined suits. They are great for warmer water (about the same warmth as a 2mm) but you don't need extra weight. They are also great to layer with if you want a little something extra warmth.
From Aeris, we headed down to Scubapro to meet with Richard. We were super excited to see that Scubapro is getting back into the drysuit and technical markets again. These are areas that Scubapro had moved away from in the past.
The first picture is their neoprene drysuit. It will be about $900. It is a 5mm suit. That mean it will be great for colder water. You won't need to wear that much under it to stay warm.
This one is their shell style of suit. I have always preferred these since you can wear different insulating layers and that gives you more options in water temps. This suit is about $1600. Both suits will have a boot similar to DUI rock boots and have SI Tech valves. These are the best values out there. They also come with pockets built into the thighs, a plus for tech divers. Speaking of tech.....
.....Scubapro is getting back into tech gear. They had the S-Tek line a few years ago. I wasn't the biggest fan. They have brought it back and included a harness/ backplate/wing system similar to Halcyon. I have become a big fan of this style of BCD and look forward to trying this one. Lastly we meet with Jeff from Cramer Decker. We do a lot of bags and boots with this company. They are the guys who take care of Akona. They had a really cool regulator bag that folds out into a mesh duffel. This was pretty cool!
It starts out like any old reg bag and then..............................................
TA DA!! The mesh duffel comes out from the side. Pretty cool!
Tomorrow we wrap up and try to book some travel as well..