Mares Quantum SLS BCD


  • Mono plate construction backpacks
  • Jacket style BCD
  • 3 pull-dump/Overpressure relief valves
  • Mares Ergo Inflator
  • Mares Slide & Lock weight release system
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The Quantum offers all the performance of a luxury BCD, no compromises! A new BCD boasting exceptional sturdiness and stability and introducing many innovative design ideas. Mono-plate backpack, it can support single or double tanks with a cylinder capacity of twin 80’s (12 liters) when equipped with optional double tank strap. The Mares Quantum BCD with SLS is a giant step in the evolution of full jacket BCDs. Quantum BCD with SLS features 6 stainless steel D-rings plus 3 resistant techno-polymer 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.

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 left. 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. 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 jacket style buoyancy BC provides 40 lbs. (18 kg) of lift capacity in size large yet is streamlined and weighs only 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg). 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 zippered stretch cargo pockets. D-ring attachment on a side lobe. Optional BCD Attachment Kit allows attachment of a selfie stick with camera for easy access and safe hands-free storage. Openings on side lobes for hose storage provide the diver with a streamlined profile. The Mares Quantum BCD with SLS 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.

Mares Quantum SLS BCD Features:

  • Giant Step in Evolution of Jacket Style BCDs

Multiple D-Rings:

-6 Stainless Steel D-Rings

-3 Resistant Techno-Polymer D-Rings

-All for Complete Accessory Attachment

  • Tough 420 Cordura Material, Endure Exposure Submitted, Holds-Up to Test of Time

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 & Secure Grip

-Comes w/ 3/8″ Threaded LP Quick-Disconnect Hose

  • Provides 40 lbs. (18 kg) Lift (Size Large)
  • Shoulder Straps w/Swivel Action Buckle Design
  • Adjustable Chest Strap
  • Waist Strap w/Adjustable Cummerbund
  • Torso & Chest Straps Equipped w/”Squeeze-Style” Side-Release Buckles
  • Waist Strap w/Traditional Latch Style Steel Buckle
  • Custom Fit and Ease of Donning/Doffing
  • Zippered Stretch Cargo Pockets
  • Openings On-Side Lobes for Hose Storage, Streamline Profile


  • Twin Cylinder Bands
  • Cylinder Capacity of Twin 80’s (12 liters)
  • BCD Attachment Kit
  • Allows Attachment of Selfie Stick w/Camera
  • Hands-Free Secure Storage

Mares Slide & Lock System (SLS):

-Ultimate Weight-Release System

-Visual Confirmation of Proper Weight Pouch Insertion

-No Guessing in Pre-Dive Gear Check

-Weight Capacities of 9 lbs. * 13 lbs. (4/6 kg)

-Sturdy Zipper Closures

-Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets

-Works w/ Block or Soft Weights

  • Weight: 9.9 lbs. (4.5 kg), Size Large

Additional information

Weight 9.9 lbs
Dimensions 21 × 20 × 8 in

XS, S, M, L, XL