The first TUSA Liberator BCD was launched in 1987 and it gained a good following for being a hard wearing, mid range jacket.
The latest iteration of the TUSA Liberator BCD is due to hit our dive centres this spring.
The 'BC0103B' is a jacket style, wrap-around BCD. It has been designed to be a workhorse - something that you will dive for many years.
This buoyancy control device - like its predecessor, the Liberator Sigma II - has an integrated weight system. TUSA's 'Advanced Weight Loading System' allows you to load lead into two quick release pockets. Each pocket is secured in place by a buckle. When you want to lose your lead, you simply pull the handle and the weight pocket slides out of its housing. Then you pass it up to the boat or dock, or drop it in an emergency.
The Liberator is constructed from black 500 Denier Cordura construction and it has a 420D Nylon interior. It has two pockets that are secured by zip, four resin D-Rings and one stainless steel D-ring on the right hand shoulder.
I hate complicated cylinder straps that make changing cylinders an ordeal rather than a simple exercise. TUSA has fitted their RiteTite Buckle to the Liberator. This system makes changing cylinders a breeze and, in fact, TUSA fit this system to all their BCD's.
Simply make sure that you have a big enough loop to slide the two position cam strap over a cylinder. At this point the strap is partly fed through the buckle. Once the strap is in the correct place on the cylinder, tighten the strap accordingly. Then feed the strap tail through the buckle and pull the buckle home. Job done.
- Available in 5 sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL
- X Small (lift capacity) 8.2kg / 18lb | (weight) 3.2kg / 7.1lb
- Small (lift capacity) 10.2kg / 22.5lb | (weight) 3.3kg / 7.3lb
- Medium (lift capacity) 14.3kg / 31.5lb | (weight) 3.4kg / 7.5lb
- Large (lift capacity) 17.3kg / 38.2lb | (weight) 3.5kg / 7.7lb
- X Large (lift capacity) 20.9kg / 46.1lb | (weight) 3.5kg / 7.7lb
- 3 dump valves
- 1 stainless steel and 4 resin D-rings
- 2 zippered pockets