What really made a huge impression on everyone in this region, where almost everyone flies to dive, was how little the Peanut wing and harness system weighs. At under 3kgs for everything, as a travel BCD it is almost unbeatable and it’s not as if the low weight comes at the price of a compromise on quality. The wing is double layered and both layers are made of extremely durable material and all the D-rings, slides and the harness buckle are premium stainless steel. This is good quality stuff.
There are also two cylinder bands, which is something I love. I don’t understand why all BCDs don’t have two cylinder bands. The safety benefit is enormous as with two bands it is impossible for the cylinder to drop out during a dive.
It is clear what the designers have done to bring the Peanut’s weight down and you wonder why nobody has thought of this before. The aluminium H-plate is the key. It is a revolutionary breakthrough in backplate design. It is strong where it has to be and has all the features you would want in a backplate but there is no more metal than is absolutely necessary. Everything surplus to requirements has been trimmed off to reduce weight and bulk.