The Halcyon Eclipse Single Tank Wing System is a single-tank recreational one-size-fits-all BC system and comes fully set up with integrated weight pockets – the Halcyon ACB Weight System.
This clutter-free system is easily adjustable to suit any size, any type of diving and any thickness of suit a diver may be using.
The Halcyon Eclipse Single Tank Wing System is ideal for men, women and young divers alike and the stainless steel or aluminium backplate with a harness, stainless hardware and backpack can easily be moved to a twinset wing in the future by purchasing a separate wing only.
Halcyon Eclipse Single Tank Wing System includes
- Eclipse Wing (20lbs, 30lbs or 40lbs) with 22″ Inflator inflator hose
- ACB Integrated Weight Pockets
- Aluminum or Stainless Steel Backplate with harness
- MC Storage Pack and SS bolts
- Single Tank Adapter (upgradeable to Weighted STA)
Halcyon Eclipse Wing
The Halcyon Eclipse Wing is a doughnut-design back-mounted Buoyancy Compensator (BC) allowing divers to enjoy perfect horizontal trim underwater and minimising in-water effort.
The Eclipse Wing is available in three lift capacities to maximise comfort and streamlining while accounting for various buoyancy requirements that result from differences in cylinder size, exposure protection, or equipment requirements.
A circular zipper around the inside of the Eclipse wing allows for easy inspection and replacement of the interior bladder if required. A drainage system in the bottom of the wing allows water to drain rapidly from the outer cover to minimise excess weight.
An inflator elbow strain relief constructed from two-inch nylon webbing minimises wear on this connection.
Eclipse 30lbs and 40lbs wings come labelled as Traveler Pro with camp band slots.
Which wing size? The Halcyon Eclipse wing comes in 20, 30 and 40lbs lift capacity and the amount of lift required by a diver depends on his/her kit configuration. Stretched out flat the Eclipse 30 measures 67cm x 46cm compared to the Eclipse 40 which is 70cm x 50cm.
The 30lbs wing is more suitable for a lighter profile diving rig such as a single 12L steel cylinder whereas the 40lbs is ideal for divers who want that “extra bit” of lift for emergency assistance or to carry heavier cylinder setups like a 15L cylinder.
- Lifetime warranty on inner bladder RF welded seams
- Available in three lift capacities: 20lbs, 30lbs and 40lbs
- Outer shell 1680-denier ballistic nylon / Inner bladder 400-denier Nylon
Halcyon Backplate and Harness
The Halcyon Secure Harness fitted to the stainless steel or aluminium backplate allows for infinite adjustability, providing a perfect fit for all divers.
Whether you are diving wet or dry you will find the Halcyon backplate with a harness stable and well-fitted. The five-point system ensures a snug fit and eliminates tank roll and drift.
Halcyon backplates have been refined to provide the highest-quality finish and materials available. Small details, like the unique bends near the bottom of the plate, create an ergonomic curve, increasing diver comfort.
Bent D-rings in the shoulder facilitate one-handed storage of accessories like backup lights or stage bottles. Complete adjustability of D-rings eliminates inappropriate attachment points.
The utility holes allow easy mating with the MC Storage Pak to stow an SMB or to fit a drysuit inflation system.
Which backplate to use? While not set in stone, aluminium backplates are generally preferred by travelling or wet suit divers as they are lighter. The popular backplate for drysuit diving is stainless steel, where the additional weight is a benefit (spreading out the weight needed to compensate for buoyancy while taking it off the diver’s waist).
- Stainless steel: High-grade, polished 304 stainless steel
- Aluminium: high-grade hard-coat aluminium
- Bare backplate weight: Steel 2.22kg / Ali 0.77kg
- Size: 26cm x 39.3cm
Halcyon Single Tank Adapter
The stainless steel Halcyon Single Tank Adapter is designed to attach a backplate and single wing onto the single cylinder. The secure cam bands come with stainless steel buckles and Octogrip Pads to prevent sliding.
The Halcyon Single Tank Adapter plate itself is deep enough to add an optional weight. This optional 6lbs central weight can be removed if not required making it back to a standard single tank adapter.
Halcyon ACB Weight System
The integrated Halcyon ACB Weight System pockets are an ideal solution for divers seeking quick-release weight. Each weight pocket can hold up to 5lbs/2.3kg soft or hard weights.
The vertical orientation consumes less space and the side release buckle prevents accidental weight loss but can be quickly released. The removable weight pouch features an easy-carry handle.
A simple tri-glide connection secures the ACB pockets (Active Control Ballast) on the harness waistband and allows the mounting of a primary light behind.
Halcyon MC Storage Pak
The Halcyon backplate pocket is the most efficient means to store any of the various Halcyon inflatable markers with ease. Stowing your favorite lift device in a Halcyon Storage Pak provides a hassle-free storage place without compromising the ability for rapid deployment of a SMB or lift bag.
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What is the difference between wing and BCD?
The low drag design of the wing spreads the air in a balanced way on the back of the diver, keeping the wing part of the compensator out of the way and offering unprecedented streamlining during a dive.
There are no air-inflated side panels or pockets as on traditional ‘jacket type’ BC’s, avoiding a “legs down” position often caused by air to the side and front of the diver.
There are no restrictions on the diver’s chest – making it extremely comfortable, with no chest compression, and also allowing one size to fit all with no hassle.
The advantages of a wing system over a “jacket type” BC are numerous. The Halcyon Eclipse Wing System depends on a one-piece webbing harness looped through a sturdy aluminium or stainless steel backplate that should last many lifetimes.
Once donned, a webbing crotch strap can be utilised to keep the whole system in place with minimum movement.
The continuous loop harness prevents the frustrating lack of control found with typical buoyancy compensators. Once adjusted to the size and fit of the suit, there is nothing that can break or come loose.