Gear: Scott SCBA


Scott SCBA

Category: Turnout & Duty Gear
Subcategory: Accessories
Price: Varies
Average Rating:
(75 Votes)

Scott Airpacks and masks.

Member Reviews

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    DSGROOMS, Thu, 27 Mar 2008 00:12:25 UTC.
    1st review

    Our department uses Scott Airpacks. I have found them to be reliable, durable, and have the best technology.

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    SCFD410, Mon, 31 Mar 2008 18:09:40 UTC.

    Scott is also the brand my department uses. We all really like them and will choose there carbon fiber bottles over our heavy metal ones any day.

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    FarmingtonFD, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 15:04:33 UTC.

    My dept uses the 4.5's with carbon bottles, and I must say they are excellent. They function very simply, are extremely easy to change the bottles, and they are very durable. I also like how Scott doesn't update their masks very often, so they are compatible on all the new packs, and on some of the older ones.

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    Txfiremanlee, Thu, 17 Apr 2008 23:15:20 UTC.

    Scott is a good pack we have 4.5's in our dept. They are alittle pricey when it comes to added options but they have good options. only problems we are having with them are the batteries. They seem to eat batties alot but some of it my be due to operator error. Not my favorite pack but the ones that we bought due to under bidding.

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    k5kowboy, Tue, 22 Apr 2008 18:05:02 UTC.

    Great airpack. The harness is more comfortable than those I've worn in the past and the carbon fiber bottles makes you feel like you are carrying air on your back (oh, wait, you are). Seriously, the padding is in all the right places, the heads up display is easily viewable, and the optional voice amplifier makes communication much easier - even works well with a radio. The only downside that I have found is the battery life seems a bit short.

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    fsfireslayer13, Mon, 28 Apr 2008 05:15:22 UTC.

    Great SCBA! Both my departments use Scott's, these airpacks are very dependable and user friendly!

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    patcav, Tue, 06 May 2008 04:46:44 UTC.

    Scotts are the only packs that our department has ever had, very durable and lightweight.

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    moosecfd368, Wed, 07 May 2008 20:45:29 UTC.

    I have used Scott brand air packs for 99% of my career and will never use anything else. They work and are comfortable (Air Pack Fifties), and I like the low profile masks that wont get snagged.

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    Chief25sr, Wed, 14 May 2008 03:03:22 UTC.

    New composite cylanders are great

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    newlin16, Thu, 15 May 2008 04:50:56 UTC.

    scott is by far the best brand out there, may weigh a little more but worth it

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    firexrulz, Mon, 19 May 2008 14:30:38 UTC.

    Our Department uses Scott packs all the way back when they had the aluminum tanks the carbon fiber makes it a lot easier on your back and very light weight and very dependable on getting the job done right.

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    Account Removed, Fri, 23 May 2008 01:05:04 UTC.

    the only ones our dept. has , very nice airpacks

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    mccallisterbrian, Sat, 24 May 2008 17:36:09 UTC.

    used these in the navy. they can get slamed into the steel bulkheads and keep on going

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    LadyFirefighter08, Thu, 29 May 2008 21:24:14 UTC.

    We use Scott SCBA's at our fire station. I've never tried another type of pack but I like this one. Stick to what I am used to.

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    Account Removed, Tue, 24 Jun 2008 08:38:37 UTC.

    The SCOTT 4.5 SCBA's are easy to use and firefighter friendly

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    bassball112001, Mon, 30 Jun 2008 19:07:11 UTC.

    Great SCBA! my department uses Scott's, these airpacks are very dependable and user friendly with a carbonfiber bottle

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    kzov, Sun, 20 Jul 2008 20:10:35 UTC.

    As far as i can tell these are great pieces of equiptment.

    This is they only airpack my department uses.

    There is often a discussion as to what brand of airpacks are the best, and i think the answer is conclusive : The best SCBA is the one you train with

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    FIRE25MAN, Mon, 21 Jul 2008 22:11:06 UTC.

    Scott is the best

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    CRFF06, Tue, 29 Jul 2008 21:47:31 UTC.

    we have the nxg2's and they work great and fit great

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    David007, Fri, 01 Aug 2008 01:00:28 UTC.

    Nxg2's.... so light i forgot i was wearing one. It feels like all you have is the harness and backplate, no bottle. EXCELLENT!!

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    firenut, Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:14:30 UTC.

    Thats the best SCBA on the market today.

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    eugenio_oliver, Mon, 18 Aug 2008 06:04:43 UTC.

    i have been using this scba for more than five years now. it is very reliable and user friendly. It never let me down in any fire fighting or hazmat operation.

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    leatherhead_1987, Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:59:54 UTC.

    I have been using scott airpacks for 2 years on my career dept., we have survivair at my volly dept., and i would rather have scott anyday over survivair. There more comfortable and economical. Their just great!!!!!

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    Account Removed, Fri, 22 Aug 2008 21:13:19 UTC.

    SCOTT airpacks are the cadillac of all airpacks...for a short time our district switched to MSA after demo-ing SCOTT, MSA and ISI airpacks...wasnt too long before the penny pinchers decided to go back to SCOTT...I personally have always like the SCOTT airpack...enjoy the fit...and appreciate the steps SCOTT has taken to make the airpack NFPA compliant

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    JIM, Sat, 23 Aug 2008 00:18:27 UTC.

    Much better now then when I started out. Much lighter and durable.

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    Aldrin, Sat, 23 Aug 2008 17:03:02 UTC.

    Scott Airpack has an excellent features, now we are using Nxg2 feels like nothing on your back. Very light....

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    BigBadBull539, Wed, 27 Aug 2008 17:40:59 UTC.

    Out of the three fire departments I have ran with Scott's SCBA are the best packs/ brand there could be out there helping us do our jobs when needed..

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    hallberg630, Mon, 01 Sep 2008 18:18:58 UTC.

    thank god for government grants and smart ppl in our department. We used to have the old MSA steel bottles and elephant trunk masks....then one day we got scott and it turned my life upside down haha...i wouldnt trade this!

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    Fyrmanjon, Tue, 02 Sep 2008 14:03:40 UTC.

    We use them and compared to the old packs we had, lots, lots better. very comfortable when wearing for long time and very lightwieght.

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    fdny, Fri, 05 Sep 2008 12:44:11 UTC.


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    Account Removed, Mon, 08 Sep 2008 16:49:40 UTC.

    best pack on the market! wouldnt use anything else

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    umberger, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 03:48:39 UTC.

    The best air pack made

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    alcofrd3chief, Tue, 09 Sep 2008 04:16:10 UTC.

    just currenty purchased 12 ap75 and I am very pleased with the performance of the pack.

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    NDFIRE, Mon, 29 Sep 2008 21:23:26 UTC.

    Good product, some what light weight,the only problem if any you can't buddy breath with this unit.

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    Blackdawg99, Sun, 12 Oct 2008 02:16:27 UTC.

    the best by far

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    izinigr8, Wed, 15 Oct 2008 00:24:03 UTC.

    i love it its so much lighter then the other ones

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    Chuck_A, Thu, 23 Oct 2008 22:08:46 UTC.

    I am familiar with the NFPA compliant and the industrial Scotts. No complaints.

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    Hallsbury, Fri, 24 Oct 2008 20:49:41 UTC.

    Fits and works well, never had a problem with this piece of equipment except to replace the batties from time to time. Best 1 word definition, Reliable.

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    ltken63, Mon, 27 Oct 2008 03:16:32 UTC.

    I think that Scott is a good air pack and love the old Air-pack 50's but these new NXG2's have way to many electrical problems. The station I run at has had 2 board upgrades so far and still have multiple probelm from the heads up display not working to the audibles for the pack shuting off well the pack is in use. I think there are to many wires anymore in what used to work great.

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    COsborne, Tue, 18 Nov 2008 06:17:32 UTC.

    I have always used Scott Airpacks and masks. There was a time we switched to MSA. I did not like them. Scott packs are easy and have been around for a while and they are reliable.

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  • Maltese_fire_max30
    firefighter636, Tue, 02 Dec 2008 22:39:59 UTC.

    We use the Scott,s 4.5, Great SCBA, easy to use, comfortable to wear, love the voice amplifier, the only downside is that it seems to eat batteries quick, but other than that it's a simple, reliable and tough.

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    Account Removed, Wed, 14 Jan 2009 03:54:30 UTC.

    All I,ve ever used, All I ever knew, All I would ever trust, Nothing but the best!

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    Account Removed, Thu, 15 Jan 2009 08:25:36 UTC.

    I mostly use MSA and Survivair SCBA's, but had the opportunity to wear the Scott Air-Pak 75 with 4500psi bottles at a training class recently. I was amazed at how lightweight the pack was compared to what I usually wear. I kept forgetting I had it on. I like the way the regulator twists in and locks to the facepiece, it feels more secure than the usual MSA snap-in type. On the downside, the motion detector for the PASS device is located in the bottom of the unit, so I found myself having to jump up and down or side to side in order to keep the alarm from activating. On the MSA packs, the sensor is contained inside the device itself, so you can just tap or shake the device with one hand. It also seemed that the lithium batteries needed replacing more often than with the Survivair units I'm used to.

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    ToTo, Thu, 22 Jan 2009 04:29:11 UTC.

    Both of my depts use the scott air packs. the have the best technology on the market and are very userfreindly. i wouldnt wear anything but a scott.

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    JPB5153, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 20:18:22 UTC.

    Best Air-Pack ever made bar-none no other pack can match the safety systems and versitile

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    slemons17, Fri, 23 Jan 2009 21:23:57 UTC.

    great equipment! our company is outfitted with scott and noone can stop saying good things about it. very reliable.

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    driver, Thu, 29 Jan 2009 16:45:38 UTC.

    this scba is 1980s and has not change

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    Pogo911, Fri, 30 Jan 2009 01:05:47 UTC.

    I've used the Scott 4.5 in two departments including the DoD fire academy and it is a reliable rig. Lightweight and easy to use. Changing out bottles is a snap, visibility is great.

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    RedneckRandy26, Sat, 31 Jan 2009 02:53:28 UTC.

    I have used Scott, viking, and MSA and I feel scott has the best and most comfortable to offer by far.

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    noraa52, Tue, 03 Feb 2009 15:35:06 UTC.

    we have these packs in our dept. works great,duralble,light weight, low-maintence, and dependable

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    firefighter4thecross, Fri, 13 Feb 2009 18:39:12 UTC.

    We use these in our department, and they are wonderful. Easy and quick to change out bottles in an emergency.

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    blackcat, Mon, 16 Feb 2009 18:50:01 UTC.

    they are one of the best on the market

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    kvfcbxc, Tue, 17 Feb 2009 22:21:00 UTC.

    My whole department uses scott... they;re very durrable and very reliable

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    adkins374, Mon, 02 Mar 2009 18:57:27 UTC.

    this is what we have so i like them.. they are sorta light. i love them

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    samartturner, Wed, 04 Mar 2009 20:00:40 UTC.

    Nicest airpacks and easiest to operate. A standard SCBA for my area fire departments

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    DKing505, Fri, 06 Mar 2009 03:15:28 UTC.

    i like them allot and recomend them to any department

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    emt27ff, Tue, 10 Mar 2009 05:21:34 UTC.

    i like them allot and recomend them to any department

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    devildog88, Fri, 20 Mar 2009 16:55:38 UTC.

    We just recently replaced all of our old Scott 22 systems with the newer 4500. Ours have the Heads Up Display, locator systems with them. They are a very nice system, with a lot of options. The only difference I would make is getting the 1 hour bottles verses the 30 minute bottles.

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    ltfirechick41, Wed, 01 Apr 2009 01:23:34 UTC.

    We use scott packs at both company's i run for we find them very reliable

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    marengofire1615, Sun, 26 Apr 2009 14:37:15 UTC.

    we use them and have had no problems after about 5 years of use.

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    hardtohold911, Thu, 07 May 2009 16:29:56 UTC.

    The scott packs are nice and light weight would like yhe mask to be bigger like an MSA

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    KMacht, Thu, 02 Jul 2009 04:29:12 UTC.

    One of the best packs around

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    eboggie83, Wed, 15 Jul 2009 23:11:33 UTC.

    A great pack, you don't even feel it on your back

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    sandy2501, Fri, 07 Aug 2009 13:46:59 UTC.


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    Account Removed, Mon, 10 Aug 2009 22:15:53 UTC.

    I used these things on a daily basis during my time in the Navy. I think the Scott SCBA is a great product and allows life saving air during fires and overhauls in confined spaces. The SCBA is a major life saving tool not just in this great nations military services, but also in fire departments around the world. A+ in my book

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    rebal1oo, Wed, 12 Aug 2009 18:13:29 UTC.

    These packs are very easy to use and it doesn't take long to train someone on their use.

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    Account Removed, Sun, 16 Aug 2009 22:31:25 UTC.

    Has never failed us! Really reliable

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    rabbithunter72, Sat, 22 Aug 2009 06:28:35 UTC.

    these new bottles in my experience last longer and the lightness of them compared to old metal ones is amazing.

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    sleepwalkingfall, Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:07:31 UTC.

    Easy to use, reliable and durable.

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    AIT, Fri, 13 Nov 2009 01:38:04 UTC.

    Z-BEST!, love the heads-up display, buddy breathing, and built in pass alarm.

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    FlarkO, Thu, 07 Jan 2010 18:31:11 UTC.

    Scotty Packs! I love these things. They have saved the lives of myself and my crew when I was fighting submarine fires in the navy. They are very easy to donn, takes less than 1 minute, and very easy to maneuver around with. Also they don't weigh a ton so it won't slow you down.

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    resaw, Tue, 19 Jan 2010 19:42:32 UTC.

    Excellent dependable product.

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    maulding, Wed, 27 Jan 2010 21:32:39 UTC.

    This is a pretty good pack, but I don't like how long it is...and the cross contamination between the mask and 2nd stage regulator is not good. I prefer the Sperian Warrior SCBA - it is superior to the Scott or MSA pack.

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    helpmeout, Sun, 07 Feb 2010 18:05:36 UTC.

    This is the only scba I would ever think of using.Been using scott for going on 14yrs and I love there product.No problems what so ever

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    ETFPD829, Tue, 18 May 2010 02:08:50 UTC.

    Our dept. have the scotts 2216 alum. bottles i prefer this unit after ive used msa with the mask hose and ive used dragger in the fire academy and i think the scotts are buitter and simpler than the others ive used

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