The Aqua Lung Dimension has been around for a while but is it still a leading BCD on the market. There is a patented Wrapture harness system that attaches to swivel buckles at the shoulder and includes lumbar support. An adjustable strap across the chest can be moved up or down. This is a great idea when diving in a dry suit. The strap is prevented from sitting across the valve.

When out of the water, the Wrapture allows you to stand straight and the cylinder will sit perfectly vertical.

The most impressive feature of the Aqua Lung Dimension i3 has to be the inflation/deflation system. Instead of providing the dangling LPI hose, the patented i3 control system uses a simple lever on the side of the BCD. Lift the lever up to inflate and push down to deflate. Pushing down also opens all the dump valves at once so whatever position you are in, air will be dumped. It can take a bit of getting used to, but once you have, you will see how convenient and easy it is to control your buoyancy.

Our Overall Review

3.9

Reasons to buy:

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    i3 control system.
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    Octopus holder for tidy storage.
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    Console sleeve.
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    Streamlined appearance.
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    High lift capacity.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markBecause the i3 control system takes up one side of the BCD, pocket storage is limited.
  • check-markTank strap is a little low.
  • check-markNo carry handle.

Where to buy:

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Aqua Lung Dimension i3

Specs & Features

  • Type: Wing
  • Capacity: 35 lbf / 15.88 kgf (S) to 50 lbf / 22.68 kgf (XL)
  • Integrated Weights? Yes
  • Number of air bladders/cells: One
  • Number of dump valves: Three
  • Number of D-rings: Four stainless steel and one plastic
  • Designed for: Unisex
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Our Overall Review

3.9

Reasons to buy:

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    i3 control system.
  • check-mark
    Octopus holder for tidy storage.
  • check-mark
    Console sleeve.
  • check-mark
    Streamlined appearance.
  • check-mark
    High lift capacity.

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markBecause the i3 control system takes up one side of the BCD, pocket storage is limited.
  • check-markTank strap is a little low.
  • check-markNo carry handle.

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