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Zeagle Onyx CW Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Zeagle Onyx CW Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

The original Zeagle Onyx won a Tester’s Choice award from Scuba Diving magazine in 2011, and the new Onyx CW bagged it again in 2013. According to Zeagle, the main difference between the two award-winning systems is that the CW is sealed, but otherwise many of the features are in common with the old Onyx.

The first stage uses a direct flow design to reduce turbulence, and an anodized aluminum heat sink along with the external diaphragm improves cold water performance. The system comes with a braided hose and sleek aluminum finish. The first stage has an ample 5 LP and 2 HP ports, and the ZO second stage has a compact profile and exhaust with venturi and breathing sensitivity controls. The Onyx is also compatible with 40% Nitrox mixtures, as one expects from a upper-tier regulator. The whole thing weighs 2.6 lbs, and the reg scored high marks with consumers and even higher marks with reviewers.

Average Price: $500