Mares Prestige SLS BCD
The all new Prestige SLS BCD have been developed for even greater comfort and stability combined with excellent fit and performance. Being a Jacket Style BCD, the Prestige Bladder is design to envelope the diver on the sides and back, giving a reassuring feel and offering greater stability on the surface without sacrificing underwater comfort. With 24 lbs. to 38 lbs. of lift depending on the size, the Mares Prestige SLS offers more than enough lift for even the most demanding dives. Superbly comfortable and stable yet tough and durable sums up the Prestige SLS in one sentence. The air cell is made of durable 420 Cordura denier.
The Mares Prestige SLS BCD has Mares patented Slide & Lock System (SLS) for weight release. This unique weight integrated BCD provides a visual confirmation of proper weight pouch insertion, so there is no guessing when you do your pre-dive check before entering the water. In addition, the BCD is equipped with smart trim weight positioning for a balanced feel when diving. The Slide & Lock System (SLS) weight pockets have sturdy zipper closures and are easy to slide into the BCD even when wearing thick gloves. The SLS is the safest system available and come in weight capacities of 9 lbs. and 13 lbs. weight capacities. SLS weight pockets will work with block or soft pouch weights.
Smart D-ring position with large AISI 304 stainless steel rings, 2 bent upper, 4 x heavy duty techno polymer D-rings that are positioned intelligently within your downward vision also functioning as leverage while inserting the weight pockets. Comfort is paramount with the Prestige SLS elastic cummerbund secures the BCD in place and adjusts for wetsuit compression at depth. BCD comes standard with 3 Pull-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves, one incorporated into the top of the Ergo Inflator; one located on the right shoulder and a third is located on the rear lower right. Activation of the valves are made easy with both the upper and lower right valves coming with pull cords and the valve incorporated into the Ergo Inflator is activated by an internal cable attached to the inflator mechanism. Inflator includes a 3/8" threaded low pressure quick disconnect hose.
With torso adjustable 2" (50 mm) swivel shoulder straps, adjustable chest and waist straps, all equipped with squeeze-style side release buckles for easy donning and doffing. Two 3-dimensional zippered self-draining pockets, and safety whistle all makes this one great BCD. The Prestige SLS comes in multiple sizes.
- Excellent Lift Capacity
- Light, Strong And Durable Denier 420
- Improved Fit: Swiveling Buckles, Shoulders, Low-Cut Aircell
- SLS Integrated Weight System
- 3-Dimensional Zippered Self-Draining Pockets
- 2 Rear Trim Weight Pockets
- Reduced Weight: Travel Friendly