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About Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System

Hybrid represents the apex of Mares Jacket Style BC product development. Thanks to features such as a completely detachable harness and air cell, seamless shoulder straps and special padding around the wings of the back pack, we have reached an unparalleled maximization of comfort, fit, stability and lift.

The Foldable Backpack System maximizes the blend of comfort, lightness and size. The grip provided by the rubber portion of the backpack in contact with the tank, when open it ensures total stability and comfort of a long backpack, but when folded it's 30% shorter than a traditional backpack. The honeycomb structure makes it 40% lighter than a traditional backpack, weighing 8.3 lbs (3.8 kg) in large size making this the perfect travel BC. The Quick-Pak system makes it easy to compact and transport the BC with a few simple moves. Once closed it is minimal 17" x 12" x 12" (45 x 30 x 30 cm) in size and can easily be transported in your suitcase or a small travel backpack.

The Hybrid is equipped with Mares MRS-Plus 13 lbs (6 kg) Mechanical Release System in Medium, Large and X-Large and 8.82 lbs (4 kg) in X-Small and Small. A simple click ensures easy and secure storage of the weight pockets. A single outward pull on the oversized handle releases the weights. If you don't need to use the maximum weight load each pocket has Velcro dividers to eliminate weight shifting adding stability to your dive. Two trim weight pockets attached to the tank strap hold an additional 10 lbs (4.5 kg) between the two pockets.

Comfort is important, but durability means years of maintenance free use. The outside of the BCD is made from durable 420 Cordura Denier Nylon with strong polyurethane inside. Seven lightweight aluminum D-Rings and grommets for accessory attachments and Mares Force Knife Collection allows maximum accessorizing. With adjustable and removable chest strap, zippered pockets, ergonomic transport handle, and lots of lift 42.5 lbs (19.3 kg) in the M/L size makes this one great BCD. The Hybrid comes with a Low Pressure Hose; Owner's Manual is available in three sizes and has a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System is commonly used for Cold Water, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced among others. The Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System: Comfortable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System Features

  • Jacket Style BC
  • Seamless Shoulder Straps for Comfort
  • Folded to Compact Size, Very Lightweight
  • Great Buoyancy Lift
  • Quick-Pak System
  • MRS Plus (included): M/L, X/L13 lbs (6 kg)
  • MRS Plus (included): XS/SM: 8.82 lbs (4 kg)
  • Trim Weight Pockets on the Tank Strap 10 lbs (4.5 kg) Total
  • Grommets for Attaching the Mares Force Knife
  • Adjustable and Removable Chest Strap
  • 2 Zippered Pockets
  • Two Rear Flat Quick-Dump/Over-Expansion Relief Valve
  • Ergo Inflator with LP Hose
  • Materials: - Inflatable Bag, 420 Cordura Denier Outside/Polyurethane Inside
  • 7 Aluminum D- Rings
  • Adjustable Waist Strap and Cummerbund
  • Buoyancy: XS/SM: 30.8 lbs (14.2 kg)
    MD/LG: 42.5 lbs (19.3 kg)
    XL: 49.6 lbs (22.5 kg)
  • Weight: Large Size 8.3 lbs (3.8 kg)
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Hybrid BCD with MRS Plus System Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket
Buoyancy Bag
Xs/Sm: 30.8 Lbs (14.2 Kg), Md/Lg: 42.5 Lbs (19.3 Kg), Xl: 49.6 Lbs (22.5 Kg)
Valves
Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief/Shoulder Pull Dump
Pockets
2 Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
No, 7 Aluminum
Waist Strap
Adjustable Waist Strap With Cummerbund
Chest Buckle
Adjustable/Removable Sternum
Oral Inflator
Ergo Inflator
Materials
Outer Bag: 420 Cordura Denier Nylon, Inner Bag: Polyurethane Laminate
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
Dump-Able: X-Small/Small: 8.82 Lbs (4 Kg), Medium, Large And X-Large: 13 Lbs (6 Kg)
Weight
Large: 8.3 Lbs (3.8 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
Medium/Large, X-Large, X-Small/Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small/Small: 9.25 lb,
Medium/Large: 9.7 lb,
X-Large: 10.15 lb
Mares Hybrid BC Size Chart
    XS/SM MD/LG XL
Height ft/in 5'5"-5'9" 5'5"-6'1" >5'11"
cm 165-175 165-185 >180 
Weight lbs 110-155 130-200 >175
kgs 50-70 60-90 >80
Waist in 27-38 35-47 43-55
cm 70-95 90-120 110-140
Chest in 33-41 37-47 >47
cm 85-105 95-120 >120
Lift Capacity lbs 30.8 45.1 54
kg 14.2 20.5 24.5
Weight Capacity lbs 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim
kg 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim
Product Weight lbs 8.1 8.4 8.6
kgs 3.7 3.8 3.9

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Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Lots of features (4)
  • Easily adjustable (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (5)
    • Cold water (4)
    • Warm water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (4)
      • Diving Type:
      • Night diving (5), Open water diving (5), Wreck diving (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

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    4.0

    Awesome BCD love it!!!

    By Doberman lover

    from Chicago IL.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Fits
    • Looks good
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

    • My Tank Would Tend To Dro
    • Tank strap
    • Weights Can Come Out

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System:

    I love this BCD. I got the medium large and it fits me perfectly. I just got back from diving all weekend with this the only issue I had is something touched my weight pocket on my left side and I lost neutral buoyancy I was lucky and able to find my weight pocket due to their bright red handle but will look at making sure the weight pockets are secure I tend now to put my hand over the red handles need to dive with it more but I am in love with it for now

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Complete rig

    By LaMacho

    from Wisconsin

    About Me Advanced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Buoyancy Control A
    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features
    • Travel Packing

    Cons

    • Tight Pockets

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System:

    On a recent trip to Bonaire the Bc packed small. Extremely easy to manage buoyancy and with hybrid system both back and surface position was great. I highly recommend this product.

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    4.0

    Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System

    By Jack

    from Toronto

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System:

      I used this BC for about 15 dives now. I find it very comfortable, well made, easily adjustable, and easy to set-up. It has more features I can make use of and I'm generally very happy with it. If I were to pick on something it would be the pockets. For some reason I have to search for the zipper, especially with gloves on, in order to open the pocket and often I need to look down to find it. Furthermore, the size of the pockets is reduced with the weight system in place, but that's to be expected. Other than than, everything works just like it should. Very good BC.

      • Diving Type:
      • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      State of art

      By iltech the Red Cobra

      from Istanbul Turkey

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Highly portable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System:

        Good looking functional BC.
        I think it is durable but not tested yet.

        • Diving Type:
        • Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        4.0

        Great BCD, I loved it...

        By Chuckie

        from Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation

          Comments about Mares Hybrid BC with MRS Plus System:

          I've been using this BCD for almost a year, i usually dive every weekend, easy to pack-up for travelers, Comfortable, lots of pockets & D-rings...you'll loved this BCD more any other.

          • Diving Type:
          • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          JIM H  I bought my last bcd from Leisure Pro and had great success. That was 7 years ago. Time for a new one.
          Greg K  Does it have back pockets to add weight?
          Kasia W  Yes, this bcd has 2 trim pockets, that will accept 5lbs of lead each.
          zhao y  I am 5.6 foot tall 187ib 34" waist what size best for me? Thanks
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