Apeks XL4 Regulator Set
Launched by Apeks on 21 October, the new XL4 regulator is designed with the cold-water exploration diver in mind.
Weighing in at a tiny 905g (DIN version), the XL4 is the lightest ever cold-water regulator made by Apeks, and includes their latest cold-water innovation, an over-moulded first stage endcap that reduces ice build-up around the first stage. This technology greatly reduces the risk of a free flow in low temperatures, and cold water performance is further improved by heat exchangers on the first and second stage.
Designed for technical divers looking to reduce the weight of their setup, the XL4 can also be used as a compact regulator for stage cylinders, especially useful for the technical exploration diver with a large amount of equipment.
Although it’s geared towards the technical diving community, recreational divers looking to shave weight from their kit bags to combat excess baggage charges may also wish to take a closer look.