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HALCYON wings: Traveler VS Traveler Pro

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by mako24, Sep 16, 2013.

  1. mako24

    mako24 Angel Fish

    Hello! i'm new here :wink: I hope I will learn and get a lot of great advices on this board. I would like to ask to the expert here if you evere used one of these two wings and what are the differences? which one would you suggest? I saw that the Pro version is quite more expensive, is the additional money really worth it?

    thanks! :wink:

    [h=1]Halcyon Traveler BC System[/h]http://halcyon.net/bc/single/traveler

    [h=1]Halcyon Traveler Pro BC System[/h]
    Halcyon Traveler Pro BC System | Halcyon[h=1][/h]
  2. Super Noob 1258

    Super Noob 1258 Divemaster

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Fairfax, Va / Islamorada, Fl
    The Traveler wing is it's own wing (30 lb of lift, looks single layer to me based on the one I've handled and the stitching), while the Traveler Pro appears to have an Eclipse wing (available as 30 lb or 40 lb, and dual bladders which are more abrasion resistant). I'm no expert though.

    IMO, the traveler wing is a bit silly, and fills a niche in the market that doesn't really exist. If you want a lightweight plate to travel with, get a Halcyon eclipse with an aluminum plate (whole system is around 7-8 lbs with harness and wing). I recommend the removable STA chanel weight (6 lb) or some trim weight pockets if you foresee needing lots of ballast in the future. If you aren't wedded to Halcyon, most everyone makes a comparable Aluminum plate and wing as well. Light monkey even has a version of the STA with chanel weight now.

    I dive with a Halcyon Eclipse 30lb with a SS plate and another 2lb in pockets for a 3mm/5mm hybrid wetsuit. I dive the plate alone in board shorts. It's served me well.

    Also, I don't bother with that Cinch Crap. Get it adjusted, and don't fix (read: complicate) what isn't broken. I'm sure people will disagree with this though.
    Last edited: Sep 17, 2013
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  3. tracydr

    tracydr Divemaster

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: North Carolina, 3 miles from South Carolina
    I love the cinch strap because I sometimes dive with a dive skin or 3ml and then dive drysuit on the next dive trip or even next dive in the lake if it cools off enough below the thermocline.
    If you always wear the same exposure protection there's no need for it, although it does help in the beginning to get everything adjusted just the way you want it.
  4. mako24

    mako24 Angel Fish

    Thanks for the feedback :) really apprecaite it!
  5. Dr. Lecter

    Dr. Lecter Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: NYC/Honolulu
    The Traveler wing looks very similar to the old Pioneer 27, which is a great wing. Too bad they don't sell it separately from that ridiculous Traveler system (and with the old integrated STA the Pioneer has).

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