Tecline Donut 13 "Ultralight" Backplate/Wing BC Set
The Tecline Donut 13 is a classic backplate and wing system for single tank divers who believe, "If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it." Tecline has kept the design, made it more durable and added some innovations to boot!
The Donut 13 wing’s oval shape is a tried and tested design that allows for easy operation in any position with free unobstructed flow of air between the sides, top and bottom, when shifting the air around the bc for compensation.
It boasts a lift capacity of 13kgs / 29lbs to provide positive buoyancy on surface. Built with special Heavy Duty Nylon 1000D, the soft outer shell is extremely durable and resistant to snags & tears. Marine grade YKK zip reveals an interior bladder made of Nylon 840 with high resistance to aging and cracking.
A reinforced inflator elbow loop with wide webbing strip is strategically placed to the left of the wing so as not to interfere with the cylinder's valve. An OPV dump valve is situated at an easy-to-locate position, convenient for the release of gas when diver is horizontal or upside down.
The Donut 13 wing also comes with an innovative integrated single tank stabiliser, which helps to align the BC on the cylinder without requiring a full-sized single tank adapter (STA). This single tank stabiliser is also easily removable, to accommodate an STA at any time.
Grommet holes on the exterior allows for easy drainage of water, when packing up after a dive. The wing comes with a 55cm / 22" Proflex braided inflator hose and a 40cm corrugated hose.
The DIR harness, comprising of a single continuous webbing is threaded through the backplate, making the ultimate reliable solution, with minimal failure points. This is especially important during your travels which may take you to remote locations where a broken part may cost the dive of a lifetime.
Paired with an Aluminium Backplate, the Donut 13 Backplate and Wing set is "ultralight", consisting of everything the travelling recreational diver will need on a BC.
The Tecline Donut 13 wing is available in three different colours - Black, Red and Blue. Custom colours and logo embroidery are also available. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on bespoke wings.
The Donut 13 Backplate and Wing "Ultralight" BC set comes with:
1 x Tecline Donut 13 Wing
1 x Proflex 55cm Low Pressure Inflator Hose, Black
1 x Tecline 3mm Aluminium Backplate
1 x Tecline DIR Harness
2 x Tecline Delrin Buckle Tank Cam Band
1 x Tecline Deluxe Weight Pockets
1 x Tecline Trim Weight Pockets
Tecline's wings are fully compatible with backplates from other manufacturers, so long as there are mounting holes on the backplate 28cm / 11-inch apart (center to center of grommet hole), when mounting with a single tank adapter (STA). They can also be used without an STA, by threading a tank cam-band though the slots on both the wing and backplate.