The Mares Bolt SLS BCD is a comfortable rear wing, back inflation style BCD with the SLS weight integration pockets and a Lumbar Support System. The Bolt has been made to be simple, light and comfortable for a travelling diver who doesn't want a bulky jacket style BC. The Mares Bolt SLS BCD is superbly comfortable and streamlined. Great for travel. The Mares Bolt SLS BCD is a giant step in the evolution of back mounted BCDs.
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Capable and versatile, the Mares Bolt BCD is designed to do a lot of things — enough lift for any job, able to handle single or double tanks, compact enough to travel — and manages to do them all very well. The harness (full back plate, cummerbund, swiveling shoulder straps) is stable and comfortable without being restrictive, and the new Slide and Lock weight system makes loading easy and displays a green indicator when secured.
The first thing you will notice when donning the Bolt SLS BCD is the perfect fit. This new level of comfort is achieved via special shoulder pads which are longer, pre-shaped and reinforced, and which work in perfect unison with the lumbar suspension system. This suspension system is inspired by the design of modern hiking backpacks; the system avoids direct contact between the body and the tank support. Bolt SLS BCD features 6 stainless steel D-rings for complete accessory attachment. Made of very tough 420 Cordura material, it will endure any exposure you submit it to and hold up to the test of time.
The air-cell is separated from the harness, resulting in unrestricted freedom of movement. The bladder is equipped with bungee cords that will aid in a low profile when it is inflated and facilitates rapid deflation when dumping air. BCD comes standard with 3 pull-dump/overpressure relief valves, one is incorporated into the top of the Ergo Inflator; another is 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. Mares Ergo Inflator the standard inflation and deflation control device used in sanctioned training programs. Intuitive use and secure grip. The Ergo Inflator comes standard with a 3/8" threaded low pressure quick-disconnect hose.
Superbly comfortable and stable back buoyancy BC provides 21 kg (46 lb) of lift capacity in size large, yet is streamline and weighs only 3.9 kg (8.6 lb). Shoulder straps with swivel action buckle design, adjustable chest strap and a waist strap are all equipped with squeeze-style" side-release buckles that along with the adjustable cummerbund provide a custom fit and ease of donning/doffing. BCD provides storage when needed with its roll-down cargo pocket. The Bolt 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 Mares 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 lb and 13 lb) weight capacities. For a balanced weight distribution, the Mares Bolt SLS BCD also has a rear weight trim pockets with a weight capacity of 2.27 kg (5 lb). SLS weight and trim pockets will work with block or soft pouch weights.
The Mares Bolt SLS BCD comes in multiple sizes with an Owner's Manual.
Mares Bolt SLS Rear Inflation BCD Features
Superbly Comfortable and Streamlined
Great for Travel
Giant Step in Evolution of Back Mounted BCDs
Provides a Perfect Fit
New Level of Comfort:
Achieved via Special Shoulder Pads
Longer, Pre-Shaped and Reinforced
Work in Perfect Unison with Lumbar Suspension System
Suspension System Inspired by Modern Hiking Backpacks
Avoids Direct Contact Between Body and Tank Support 6 Stainless Steel D-Rings for Complete Accessory Attachment
Tough 420 Cordura Material, Endure Exposure Submitted, Holds-Up to Test of Time
Air-Cell Separated from the Harness, Unrestricted Freedom of Movement
Bungee Cords: Aid in Low Profile w/Inflated, Facilitates Rapid Deflation
3 Pull-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves:
One Incorporated into Top of Ergo Inflator
One On Right Shoulder
Third Located on Rear Lower Right of Bladder
Easy Activation; Pull Cords and Cable Activated Ergo Inflator Valve
Mares Ergo Inflator:
Used in Sanctioned Training Programs
Intuitive Use and Secure Grip
Comes with 3/8" Threaded LP Quick-Disconnect Hose Provides 21 kg (46 lb) Lift (Size Large)
Shoulder Straps with Swivel Action Buckle Design
Adjustable Chest Strap
Waist Strap with Adjustable Cummerbund
All Straps Equipped with Squeeze-Style Side-Release Buckles
Custom Fit and Ease of Donning/Doffing
Roll-Down Cargo Pocket
Mares Slide and Lock System (SLS):
Ultimate Weight-Release System
Visual Confirmation of Proper Weight Pouch Insertion
No Guessing in Pre-Dive Gear Check
Weight Capacities of 4 kg and 6 kg (9 lb and 13 lb), Size Dependent
Sturdy Zipper Closures
Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets
Work with Block Weight: 3.9 kg (8.6 lb), Size Large
Mares Bolt SLS BCD Size Chart
International shipping: Not available.
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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.