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Mares Dragon BCD with SLS Weight System

$1,159.00 Sale:$1,008.33


Mares Dragon SLS BCD has been designed especially for divers that do not just want safety and comfort, but style as well. The Mares Dragon SLS features plush and the collar has neoprene for extra comfort. Thanks to the many stainless-steel D-rings and spacious pockets, you have a lot of space to bring things along during the dive. The Mares Dragon SLS BCD has a strong legacy of reliability and resilience and this version follows that. Updated with the new Mares Slide and Lock System (SLS) weight pocket system and new materials this Dragon will keep you diving in rough waters.

All the main characteristics of the Dragon have been developed for even greater comfort and stability combined with excellent fit and performance. Mares' new Jacket Style Dragon Bladder design is tightly tailored to reduce drag, placing much of the air cell around the tank. The air cell is contoured to greatly minimise the feeling of the bladder underneath your arms, and gives comfortable surface flotation. Air cell slides on shoulders for increased comfort when inflated. All that ergonomics and still has a lift of 19.3 kg (42.5 lb) size large.

Superbly comfortable and stable yet tough and durable. The air cell is made of durable 420 Cordura denier. The Mares Dragon BCD with SLS 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 lb and 13 lb) 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: 1 upper and 2 lower that are positioned intelligently within your downward vision also functioning as leverage while inserting the weight pockets. Comfort is paramount with the Dragon elastic cummerbund secures the BCD in place and adjusts for wetsuit compression at depth.

The Mares Dragon 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") swivel shoulder straps, adjustable chest and waist straps, all equipped with squeeze-style side release buckles for easy donning and doffing. Two angled high capacity cargo zippered pockets with stretch panels, position of the corrugated hose retaining epaulette can be adjusted, shaped shoulder straps adapt better to alleviate pressure on the shoulders, safety whistle and personalize label on weight pockets all makes this one great BCD.

The Mares Dragon SLS BCD comes in multiple sizes with an Owner's Manual.

Mares Dragon SLS BCD Features

  • Jacket Style BC
  • All Characteristics of Dragon Developed for Greater Comfort and Stability
  • Excellent Fit and Performance
  • Ergonomic, Comfortable Design
  • Comfortable Surface Flotation
  • Air Cell Slides-On-Shoulders, Increased Comfort when Inflated
  • Lift: 19.3 kg (42.5 lb), Size Large
  • 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 lb and 13 lb), Size Dependent, Each Pocket
  • Rear Smart Trim Weight Non-Releasable Pockets
  • Trim Weight Pocket Capacity: 2.27 kg (5 lb), Each Pocket
  • SLS and Trim Pockets Work with Block or Soft Pouch Weights
  • Five AISI 304 Stainless Steel D-Rings
  • 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
  • Position of Corrugated Hose Retaining Epaulette Adjustable
  • 2-Angled High Capacity Cargo Zippered Pockets with Stretch Panels
  • Personalize Label on Weight Pockets
  • Safety Whistle
  • Weight: 4.5 kg (9.9 lb) Size Large
  • Owner's Manual

Mares Dragon SLS BCD Size Chart

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

Available also in the Mares She Dives Kaila SLS BCD, with has the exact same in features, however designed for a women's figure.

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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.

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