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Tilos Mission BCD Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Tilos Mission BCD Review Posted in: BCDs, Between $251-$500

The Mission is the economy entry in Tilos’s BCD line, and in keeping with that intent, it is a simple, straightforward piece of gear with few frills. Fashioned from 420-denier nylon, the Tilos Mission is has only middling fabric durability. The rig has two big velcro-sealed pockets and six stainless steel D-rings scattered about for cargo-carrying, and a basic corrugated hose inflator control with middling lift capacity (41 lbs/18.5 kg in L and XL sizes).

Emphasizing the bare bones approach, there is no integrated weight system, and the design doesn’t even have a right shoulder dump valve. However, it does have a solid interior carrying handle, and delivers a capable, if unspectacular performance in basic BCD functions. The Mission is really something of a throwback BCD, and was probably designed as a rental BCD model for dive shops. That said, if you want a new, cheap BCD, this is a candidate. However, in our opinion, the Cressi Start Pro is a better BCD in this general range.

Average Price: The Tilos Mission is listed at $360, and paying MSRP for this BCD is no bargain. Thankfully, discounts are common, and a shopper ought to have little trouble finding it for sale at under $300.