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Mares Prestige SLS Jacket BCD - Blue or White

MARES-417224 | 417225
$859.00 Sale:$747.33


The Mares Prestige SLS jacket style BCD has a bladder designed to envelope the diver on the sides and back. High lift capacity 10.8 kg x 18.3 kg (24 lb to 38 lb) and very comfortable position on the surface characterise this bladder design. Superbly comfortable and stable yet tough and durable. The air cell is made of durable 420 Cordura denier. The high lift capacity and lighter weight makes this BCD a great solution for the traveling diver.

Stability combined with excellent fit and performance

Available in two colour options, a smart blue or crisp white, the new Mares Prestige SLS BCD is not only functional and comfortable, but strikingly sleek and sophisticated as well.

As far as fit is concerned, thorough and detailed research into the chest and shoulder area has resulted in a new dedicated profile cut specific to each BCD size. this, in addition to the functional swiveling shoulder buckles, provides a truer fit and unprecedented freedom of movement and comfort. The inclusion of two trim weight pockets also allows for even weight distribution and promotes a more balanced dive profile.

The Mares Prestige SLS BCD has Mares Slide and 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 and 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 4 kg and 6 kg (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.

The Mares Prestigs SLS 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 50 mm (2 inch) 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 and an owner's manual.

Mares Prestige SLS Jacket BCD Features

  • Jacket Style BC
  • All Characteristics of Prestige Developed for Greater Comfort/Stability
  • Excellent Fit and Performance
  • Ergonomic, Comfortable Design
  • Comfortable Surface Flotation
  • Air Cell Slides-On-Shoulders, Increased Comfort when Inflated
  • Lift: 10.8 kg x 18.3 kg (24 lbs. to 38 lbs.)
  • Superbly Comfortable and Stable, Yet Tough and Durable
  • 420 Cordura Nylon Construction
  • Mares Slide and Lock System (SLS):
    • Ultimate Weight-Release System
    • Visual Confirmation of Proper Weight Pouch Insertion
    • No Guessing in Pre-Dive Gear Check
    • Sturdy Zipper Closures
    • Works with Soft or Hard Weight
  • SLS Weight Capacities of 4 kg and 6 kg ()9 lbs. and 13 lbs., Size Dependent, Each Pocket
  • Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets
  • Trim Weight Pocket Capacity: 2.27 kg (5 lbs.), Each Pocket
  • SLS and Trim Pockets Work with Block or Soft Pouch Weights
  • Two AISI 304 Stainless Steel D-Rings
  • 4 x Heavy Duty Techno Polymer D-Rings
  • Reduced Weight: (Size L) 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs.), Travel Friendly
  • Back Pack: Mono-Plate Design
  • Elastic Cummerbund
  • Two Rear Quick Dump/Over-Pressure Relief Valves
  • Grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection
  • Adjustable Chest Strap
  • Shoulder Straps Relieve Shoulder Pressure
  • 50 mm (2 inch) Swivel Shoulder Buckles
  • All Straps Equipped with "Squeeze-Style" Side-Release Buckles
  • Ergo Inflator with 3/8" Threaded LP Hose
  • Safety Whistle
  • Two, 3-Dimensional Zippered Self-Draining Pockets
  • Owner's Manual

Mares Prestige SLS BCD Size Chart

Size Colour Height (cm) Weight (kg) Chest (cm) Hips (cm)
XXS White only <165 <55 <95 67-90
XS White or Blue <165 <55 <95 70-94
S White or Blue 160-175 50-70 85-105 70-94
M White or Blue 165-180 60-80 95-115 85-112
L White or Blue 170-185 70-90 105-120 96-112
XL Blue only >180 >80 >110 108-136

Available with blue or white trim. Colour options vary with size. Size XXS is white only. Size XL is blue only.

International shipping: Not available.
Shipping within Australia: Email or call for prices.
Our standard freight fees do not apply.

Note: This item cannot be delivered outside of Australia.

Order In Item:
This is not a regularly stocked item in our Rye dive shop. It will be ordered for you from the Australian supplier, typically resulting in a 3-4 day delay.

(10/19 LRB)

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