XDEEP Project Wing
Forget everything you know about backplates and wings. The XDEEP Project wing has took it to another level.
With its unique backplate and donut design, this wing will keep you in perfect trim while diving your twin set.
It might take a little bit longer for us to get hold of some of the designs (currently about 3 weeks) as they’re not all kept in the UK.
If you really want to go to town on the customisation, you can actually personalise your wing with your own design.
The Honest Truth
I love the XDEEP NX series it has made great improvements to the traditional style backplates. The way the webbing is routed on the XDEEP Project Wing makes it a lot easier to get in and out of your twinset harness.
We offer a free wing set up consultation either in person or over video chat to help you get the most out of your new XDEEP Project Wing.
The choice between an aluminium or stainless steel backplate comes down to where you think you’ll be using your new XDEEP Project Wing the most.
If you want to travel with your wing, then aluminium is a great choice as it makes your rig about 2kg lighter than stainless.
BUT, in the water your rig will actually be about 1kg more buoyant compared to a setup with a stainless backplate. This means you’ll need more lead to compensate. There is a silver lining to this though, you can now place this extra weight anywhere you like to help with your trim.
If you’re primarily diving dry suit in the UK, we recommend the stainless option – we’re already carrying enough lead!
And if you’ve never dived a wing before, you’ll find you need way less weight diving with any kind of wing with a backplate compared to your traditional jacket style BCD!
The backplate you choose for your XDEEP Project Wing depends on your height. They make two variations with a 5cm difference in length.
If you’re shorter than 175cm, go for the small
If you’re 175cm or taller, go for the large
TAKING THE TRADITIONAL WING SYSTEM TO NEW HEIGHTS
If it works why change? Because good is not good enough for XDEEP. They wanted to deconstruct the traditional wing and backplate, knowing it works, but realising they can make it a lot better. Every element in the XDEEP Project Wing has been developed to perfection, with no compromises in the pursuit of excellence.
An investment of three years of design time, thousands of hours of testing in the water, constant refinement of the concepts and the application of advanced materials technology brought their ideas to life.
Stability, Ergonomics and Safety dominated their priorities and have been delivered in the Project Wing.
INSPIRED BY THE DIVES YOU DO
Whatever inspires you, it has motivated XDEEP to develop the Project Wing to deliver that experience expertly and safely – however deep, however far and however long you go.
The XDEEP Project Wing belongs to the NX series
Built for unmatched performance and comfort. Epic look is just a side effect.
XDEEP are passionate about doing things better, improving and refining their products. They want BCD’s to be safer, to be robust and reliable and to be more comfortable for divers. XDEEP engineers and designers leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of this goal. From the overall design concept to the little details, everything is examined and improved. Once they have come up with the design, they obssess about identifying and using the best materials.
The NX Series is the culmination of their experience, expertise and passion so far. The NX collection of products has already changed dive industry thinking and has improved diver experiences from exploration cave diving to tropical reefs.
Greater lift with less drag
The XDEEP Project Wing has sufficient lift to support multiple-stage diving with ease, managing to achieve this in a tightly streamlined profile.
This narrower profile reduces drag, easing your resistance and effort through the water, improving gas consumption and reducing the chance of entanglement.
Unrestricted access to valves and perfect hose routing
In an emergency situation every second counts so easy access to your valves is critical. As the XDEEP Project Wing inflator design is so compact, the upper wing size can be reduced and there is no impediment to quick and easy shutdowns.
In addition, the extra space allows for straight and tidy hose routing. Even when fully inflated the Project Wing will not pressure or bend your hoses.
Stability at the surface
When you are at the surface, the majority of the Project Wing is still underwater, providing lift. Even with several stage bottles you feel 100% safe and supported in a higher out of the water position than traditional designs. Comfort during pre-dive S-drills or waiting for your boat in a choppy sea is greatly enhanced.
Small changes can make a big difference
The simple direct connection to the wing greatly improves air flow in and out of the wing. As a result, buoyancy control is more precise. In addition, the inflator is very responsive, deflating faster than traditional designs.
AN ERGONOMIC BACKPLATE – AT LAST!
The shape of the classic backplate was originally driven by the road sign it was cut out from, time perhaps for a change. Taking a proper look at the anatomy and structure of the human back, XDEEP have reinvented the concept.
Enlarging the upper part of the backplate achieves better weight distribution during the dive and removes load from the lumbar region. The lower plate design spreads the load equally well and allows for the optimal attachment of weight pockets and accessories.
The new XDEEP Project Wing back plate is more comfortable, more stable and more protective of your back than any other classic plate.
One-piece harness plus full adjustability.
The security of a classic single-piece harness is unrivaled, but this has meant sacrificing comfort and adjustability. The harness of the XDEEP Project Wing not only keeps all the positives but also adds a level of comfort and adjustment that the most ardent DIR diver will value.
The backplate harness interface is a completely new design, made possible by the changes to the backplate. When unfastened, the shoulder straps are 20% longer than in a standard one-piece making kitting up or kit removal much easier. Tightening the waist buckle, tensions the shoulder straps to provide perfect lift.
V-shaped crotch strap
The XDEEP Project Wing harness is equipped with totally new V shaped crotch strap.
The V shape is more comfortable, eliminating often uncomfortable single strap. By spreading the load in and out of the water, the V strap is a real step change forward. Long scooter rides become a pleasure and even large capacity twinsets and multiple stages will not become unstable.
- Perfect for deep decompression technical dives with multiple stages and exploration diving.
- Cylinder type – twinset (2x18L)
- Buoyancy: 23kg lift
- Toroidal wing-style BCD
- Double shell
- Outer shell Cordura 1100DTEX
- Inner bladder Nylon 440DTEX
- Full set weight: Stainless steel – 5.4kg | Aluminium – 3.3kg
- Dry BC weight (without harness) – 1kg
- Spacing between backplate mounting holes: 11inches