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Mares Magellan Travel BCD - Rear Inflation


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  • Model: MARES-417226
  • Brand: Mares

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Product Description

The Mares Magellan is a super lightweight travel BCD that offers all the features you need combined with new designs and technological solutions that make it extremely comfortable to use. It's trouble free for both male and female divers.

The Perfect Traveling Companion For Your Dives

Ferdinand Magellan (1480–1521) was a Portuguese explorer who was the first to sail around the world in Spanish service. The new Mares Magellan BCD is named after him, and that is not surprising: it is a perfect BCD for travelers.

The Magellan weights just 2 kg (S/M) but still delivers 18.5 kg (41 lbs) of lift, making it a very versatile and capable travel BCD. It is made from a mix of high quality, durable materials (including Cordura). Compressible materials have been added to the shoulders, back and weight pocket areas for even greater comfort.

New concave curvature shoulder straps (patent pending) — These new shoulder straps have an unprecedented ergonomic shape, designed to meet the needs of the female diver as well. Ultimately allowing for maximum comfort and freedom of movement.

Another big advantage is the soft neoprene band at the shoulder straps. This offers extra comfort on the bare skin. The ergonomic concave (hollow) shoulder straps also provide improved comfort at the neck and shoulders.

The BCD does not have a rigid backpack which means it can be rolled / packed down to a really small size, saving significant space in your dive bag and luggage. A strap loop system allows the BCD to be quickly and easily adjusted to your body.

The harness is fitted with two 40 mm (1.6 in) aluminium D-rings below the weight pockets and two 25 mm (1 in) aluminium D-rings on the shoulder straps. With torso adjustable shoulder straps, adjustable chest and waist straps, all equipped with squeeze-style side release buckles for easy donning and doffing.

The integrated quick release weight system is simple and easy to operate with a large quick release buckle. The weight pockets vary in size depending on the size of the BCD. The L/XL includes two 6 kg (13 lbs) capacity pockets, and both the S/M and XXS/XS have 4 kg (9 lbs) capacity pockets. Trim pockets that fit onto the tank strap are available separately that allow your weight to be better distributed for optimal trim.

The Mares Magellan 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 inch threaded low pressure quick disconnect hose. BCD is made from durable 420 Cordura nylon fabric with a urethane internal laminate with radio frequency (RF) welded seams for air-tight integrity. BCD has a foldable non-ridged backpack for compact transport and strap loop backpack feature for easy adjustment. BCD comes with an owner's manual.

A large folding and self-draining pocket is positioned on the right side of the cummerbund.

Mares Magellan BCD Features

  • True Travel BCD
  • Rear / Back Inflation Bladder Design
  • Innovative New Strap System for Increased Comfort!
  • Trouble free for both male and female divers
  • Extremely Light Weight: Size Small/Medium Weighing Only 2 kg (5 lb)
  • High Lift: 18.3 kg (38 lb)
  • High Quality, Compressible and Durable Material:
    On Shoulders, Back, and Weight Pocket
    Greater Comfort
  • Integrated Quick Release Weight System:
    Simple and Easy to Operate
    Vary in Size Depending On Size;
    XL Two 6 kg (13 lb) Capacity Pockets
    M/L and XS/S; 4 kg (9 s.)
    Inside Hook and Loop to Section Pocket Capacity
    Zippered Closure for Positive Weight Retention
    Optional Trim Weight Pocket System
    Trim Weight Pocket Capacity
  • Construction:
    Air Cell; Durable 420 Cordura Nylon Fabric
    Urethane Internal Laminate w/Radio Frequency (RF) Welded Seams
    Weight Pockets; Durable Polyester 600 and ABS Plastic Material
  • Large Folding and Self-Draining Pocket for Accessory Storage
  • Aluminum D-Rings:
    Two 40 mm (1.6 in) D-Rings Below Weight Pockets
    Two 25 mm (1 in) D-Rings On Shoulder Straps
    Multiple Accessory Attachment Points
  • Torso Adjustable Shoulder Straps, Adjustable Chest and Waist Straps
  • All Straps Equipped with Squeeze-Style Side Release Buckles for Easy Donning/Doffing
  • Concave Ergonomic Shoulders (patent pending) Increased Comfort in Chest/Shoulder Area
  • Provides Trouble Free Comfort for Female Divers
  • Maximum Comfort and Freedom of Movement
  • Three 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:
    Intuitive Use and Secure Grip
    Comes with 3/8 inch Threaded LP Quick-Disconnect Hose
  • Foldable Non-Ridged Backpack for Compact Transport
  • Strap Loop Backpack Feature for Easy Adjustment
  • Owner's Manual

Mares Magellan BCD Size Chart

Sixes: XXS/XS, S/M, L/XL

Note: This item cannot be delivered outside of Australia.

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