Your BC system is at the heart of your scuba diving kit. There are many choices of what BC system to use and what other equipment you use in addition to your system.
The advantage of diving with a backplate and wing is that the design is streamlined, with no unnecessary clutter on your chest or anywhere else. Halcyon’s backplate and wing offerings are also modular, so you can build on your original system based on your preferences and as you advance in your diving.
How do you choose between the single cylinder systems that Halcyon offers for recreational divers?
Halcyon’s single cylinder systems are based around the Eclipse wing. This wing has a long, narrow profile in order to support your tank and minimize the effort you exert on your dives. This design also eliminates unnecessary drag.
The Eclipse wing comes in three options for lift capacity, which are 20-, 30-, or 40-pound lift. The 30-pound wing is the standard option for recreational divers and works best with aluminum 80s. The 20-pound option is best suited for warm water diving in a wetsuit, is better for traveling, and also works best with aluminum 80s. The 40-pound option is best suited for cold water diving in a drysuit with a steel tank/8 inch cylinders.
Halcyon’s most popular system is the Eclipse System, which established a new standard for single cylinder recreational diving. This system eliminated many of the unnecessary features traditionally seen on BC systems. You can choose between an aluminum backplate or a stainless steel backplate (if you want more weight) in small, standard, or long depending on your body size and preference. The Eclipse System comes with an MC Storage Pak for the storage of dive essentials such as DAMs or lift bags.
The Infinity System builds on the reliable standard of the Eclipse, but with more features. This system comes with the cinch quick-adjust system, allowing you to adjust the harness to your size with a simple push or pull of the webbing. The system comes standard with weight pockets, deluxe harness pads and a back pad for added comfort, which includes a pocket for additional storage capacity.
If you are looking for an even lighter system, particularly for traveling, the Adventure System is a great option. The Adventure System is built around a carbon fiber backplate in small or standard to minimize weight as much as possible. This system also comes with an MC Storage Pak and a carbon fiber STA (single tank adapter). The Adventure Pro System comes with added features such as the cinch quick-adjust system and a built-in single tank adapter. The Adventure Pro System also comes with weight pockets, deluxe harness pads, and an MC Storage Pak. You can choose a black or blue carbon fiber backplate. Both come with weight pockets.
Halcyon’s single cylinder systems can be customized to suit your style and are offered in a wide array of custom colors, webbing, logos, and even embroidery.