The XDeep Stealth 2.0 REC Sidemount System is a recreational system for sports divers with a purpose built wing that utilises the proven Stealth 2.0 harness. It has been streamlined, perfectly balanced and tailored to meet the needs of open water divers.
The flexibility and safety that sidemount diving gives to sport and recreational divers is why it’s grown in popularity. The Stealth 2.0 REC is an expert solution for demanding recreational and sport divers. Being free of a rigid tank or BCD allows greater freedom of movement in the water. The streamlined recreational wing and harness combination provide the key to enjoying a balanced and relaxed approach to your sport dives.
The Stealth 2.0 was the first system to have a central dump valve for buoyancy control. Proven in cave and technical diving the advantages are just as important for sports diving. The valve is easy to reach with either hand, and simple to dump excess gas without having to change your position in the water. Having great control over buoyancy means safer and more relaxing dives.
The Stealth 2.0 harness uses differing webbing thicknesses and stiffness to provide better comfort and fit. On the waist there is a stiff and rigid webbing that enhances the ease of use and operation of the D rings for cylinder mounting. Shoulder straps are softer to improve comfort, fit and flexibility. The crotch strap is very flexible, even soft, to reduce chaffing and wear on your exposure suit.
The harness has two ‘nodes’ which act as junctions for the shoulder and waist straps and for positioning the central weight pocket. The harness adjustment allows these nodes to be placed on the axis of rotation so that regardless of your position in the water, the harness will stay exactly as you set it up. The central weight pocket can move relative to the lower node for maximum comfort and zero resistance.
A single piece harness can take hours to properly fit and often need refining post div but because the Stealth 2.0 has independent adjustment of the shoulder and waist straps it is quicker and easier to obtain a custom fit. Adjusting the shoulders does not affect the waist D ring positions, the crotch strap is a simple triglide adjustment.
The Stealth 2.0 utilises an incredibly flexible weight system that has the capacity to cope with configurations from 1kg to over 20Kg and is designed to keep weights secure and immovable. Whether you are in arctic water with a thick exposure suit or in shorts and a T shirt, the weight system is flexible enough to meet your needs exactly
The flexibility designed into the Stealth 2.0 weight system ensures you control weight placement relative to your centre of gravity. The central weight pocket has a considerable range of movement, so it can be ideally positioned for balance. The same principle that is used in twinset diving when moving a V weight into the optimum position.
The weight system uses side fastening bands that are overlaid by a main band that prevents unwanted opening of the pocket, even if in contact with the ceiling of a wreck or cave. It is quick and easy to see if the pocket is improperly secured and corrections can simply be made, even underwater.
XDeep have a handy interactive weight system configurator that allows to you play with the weight pocket options, letting you explore the possible combinations before buying.
The Stealth 2.0 REC is available in this standard configuration or as the Stealth 2.0 REC RB which has a redundant bladder.