Best for Small Divers
Faber HP 80

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This tank is well sought-after since it is slightly shorter in size but still holds the same amount of air as a regular aluminum tank, eg Catalina S80. It is the perfect fit for the petite, who are lucky to have low air consumption rates and don’t need any (or minimal) weights. 

It’s lesser length makes it much more comfortable and easier to carry. The constant negative buoyancy means there is no need to bring an extra few pounds as you might with an aluminum. Due to its compact size, it is also worth considering as a twin set as the slimmer profile might help with freer moments.

Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

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    Steel is a more reliable material
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    Perfect for twin/side-mount
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    Perfect for a smaller diver
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    Can be used with both DIN & Yoke
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    The shorter length makes for easier movement

Reasons NOT to buy:

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Faber HP 80

Specs & Features

  • Size: 80 cu ft / 10.2L
  • Weight: 28.3 lbs / 13.0 kg
  • Buoyancy when full: - 8.05 lbs / -3.65 kg
  • Buoyancy when empty:- 1.74 lbs / -0.79
  • Height: 20.8” / 53.0 cm
  • Material: Steel
  • Valve type: Combination Valve, suitable for DIN & Yoke
  • Maximum working pressure: 3442 PSI / 237 bar
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Our Overall Review

4.5

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Steel is a more reliable material
  • check-mark
    Perfect for twin/side-mount
  • check-mark
    Perfect for a smaller diver
  • check-mark
    Can be used with both DIN & Yoke
  • check-mark
    The shorter length makes for easier movement

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markHigher pressure tanks can be tricky to fill

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