Mares Prestige SLS BCD



  • Jacket Style BC
  • Excellent Fit and Performance
  • Ergonomic, Comfortable Design
  • Comfortable Surface Flotation
  • 420 Cordura Nylon Construction
  • SLS and Trim Pockets Work w/Block or Soft Pouch Weights
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All the main characteristics of the Prestige SLS BCD have been developed for even greater comfort and stability combined with excellent fit and performance. Mares’ Jacket Style Prestige Bladder is designed to envelop the diver on the sides and back. High lift capacity 24 lbs. to 38 lbs. (10.8 kg x 18.3 kg)and very comfortable position on the surface characterize this bladder design.

Superbly comfortable and stable yet tough and durable. The air cell is made of a durable 420 Cordura denier. The Mares Prestige SLS BCD has Mares Slide & Lock System (SLS) for weight release. This unique weight integrated BCD provides 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 comes in weight capacities of 9 lbs. and 13 lbs. (4 kg and 6 kg) weight capacities. SLS weight pockets will work with a block or soft pouch weights.

Smart D-ring position with large AISI 304 stainless steel rings, 2 bent upper, 4 x heavy duty technopolymer 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 is 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. The 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 a safety whistle all make this one great BCD. The Prestige SLS comes in multiple sizes.

Mares Prestige SLS 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: 24 lbs. to 38 lbs. (10.8 kg x 18.3 kg)
  • Superbly Comfortable & Stable, Yet Tough and Durable
  • 420 Cordura Nylon Construction

Mares Slide & 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/w Soft or Hard Weight
  • SLS Weight Capacities of 9 lbs. and 13 lbs. (4 kg and 6 kg), Size-Dependent, Each Pocket
  • Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets
  • Trim Weight Pocket Capacity: 5 lbs. (2.27 kg), Each Pocket
  • SLS and Trim Pockets Work w/Block or Soft Pouch Weights
  • Two AISI 304 Stainless Steel D-Rings
  • 4 x Heavy Duty Techno Polymer D-Rings
  • Reduced Weight: (Size L) 8.6 lbs. (3.9 kg), Travel Friendly
  • BackPack: Mono-Plate DesignElastic Cummerbund
  • Two Rear Quick Dump/Over-Pressure Relief Valves
  • Grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection
  • Adjustable Chest Strap
  • Shoulder Straps Relieve Shoulder Pressure
  • 2″ (50 mm) Swivel Shoulder Buckles
  • All Straps Equipped w/”Squeeze-Style” Side-Release Buckles
  • Ergo Inflator with 3/8″ Threaded LP Hose
  • Weight: 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg) Size Large

Additional information

Weight 9.9 lbs
Dimensions 21 × 20 × 8 in

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