The X-Elite Evolution presents interesting news compared to its predecessor X-Elite.
The X-Elite Jacket is an impressively light high-buoyancy rear-mounted BC, anatomically designed for maximum comfort and wearability.
A very successful model that combines the advantages of the back air cell with the versatility of traditional jackets because, in addition to the built-in ballasting system, it has two zipper pockets of considerable capacity.
It is an interesting proposal of 100% dorsal volume, with a robust construction but light at the same time (3,250 kg size M) and with little volume of transport.
The slinging system completely independent from the bag, now also in the shoulder area, guarantees the absolute stability of the vest on the diver and completely frees the chest, armpit and abdominal area from the oppression due to the expansion of the bag towards the dorsal area and around the bottle.
Shoulder straps with anti-scratch profile for use with light suits. Abdominal area with low-profile lobes and large zipped pockets.
The dorsal air chamber offers the maximum lifting capacity of the entire Cressi range (19 kg size M) but with an external storage volume that is always contained, thanks to the elastic containment tensioners that have the additional mission of facilitating emptying manoeuvres.
The new LAS (Lock Aid System) 2.0 ballasting system is now more integrated into the profile of the sling and its thickness is thinner. This system, in the Cressi tradition, guarantees maximum ease of insertion and removal of the ballast in complete safety against accidental loss, as its anchors incorporate a spring effect (patented) in anticipation of accidental hooking. Its management is extremely ergonomic and intuitive even without looking. Two weight-holder compartments anchored in the cylinder band, very useful for defining the finish of the diver. It combines five different fabrics to achieve suitability depending on the needs of each area of the vest.
X-Elite is very light and semi-flexible to perform its function without adding weight or volume to the set. Fully lined with a comfortable neutral floating padding made of closed-cell material that prevents the accumulation of water or air and, therefore, reduces the inherent buoyancy of the sling and facilitates quick drying.
Cressi X-Elite BCD Features:
- Development of rear-mounted air cell
The 100% dorsal air chamber has the best buoyancy of the entire Cressi range, while remaining compact, thanks to the elastic containment straps that also help with drainage
- Air cell material: 420 denier nylon
- Integrated Cressi Flat-lock Aid weight System
The LAS (2.0) weight system integrated into the vest drastically reduces the total volume of the apparatus, making it much flatter, lighter and more discreet. New rubber grip assembled directly on the pocket. LAS makes managing the weight automatic and intuitive, even when wearing the vest or under poor conditions (when floating, in rough water, etc.). The pockets fit perfectly into their places. The “D” ring located at the opening eases the stress on the fabric and facilitates direct insertion. Spring closure (15 mm long) in case of any accidental snags. Loosens in two steps: compensation, then release. Reinforced pockets with a rigid plate for easy glide. Available in all sizes, from XS to XL, and identical on the right and left sides. Capacity of up to 4.5 kg each with flexible weight
- Scratch-resistant shoulder pads for use with lightweight wet suits
- 2 rear ballast pouches
Weight pockets in line with the tank. They are very useful to determine the diver’s tilt
- 3 pressure relief valves
- 50 mm quick-release buckled shoulder straps.
Now, the harness system is completely independent from the air bladder in the shoulder pad area too, giving the vest absolute stability on the diver’s body, completely freeing the chest, armpit and abdominal areas from pressure due to the expansion of the bladder against the back and around the tank
- Four 50mm aluminium D-rings on the shoulder straps.
- Four 25 mm stainless steel D-rings (2 on the pockets and 2 on the lower part of the harness)
- 50 mm quick-release buckle shoulder straps.
Adjustable waist band
- Next generation anatomical inflator with hose retainer.
New anchoring flap for the inflator hose in thermoplastic rubber with embossed logo
New low contour top release valve with check valve to prevent accidental water infiltration
Direct System Inflator: Metal filter for air inflow below the stem and cylindrical filter around the valve. Attractive and durable. Recalibrated speed of inflation, 50% higher. “Anti-sand” design with smaller oral inflation nozzle. Push button with wide opening compared to its casing to prevent it from becoming blocked by grains of sand. Watertight deflation button with exterior washer. New highly durable inflator with very gradual curve. Includes hose clamp
- Multipurpose zip pockets
Pockets with zippers and bindings on the side lobes