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About Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD

The Mares Hybrid Pro Tec is a giant step in the evolution of back mounted BCDs. The first thing you will notice when donning Hybrid Pro Tec is the perfect fit. This new level of comfort is achieved via special shoulder pads which are longer, pre-shaped and reinforced, and which work in perfect unison with the lumbar suspension system. This suspension system is inspired by the design of modern hiking backpacks; the system avoids direct contact between the body and the tank support. Hybrid Pro Tec features 10 stainless steel D-rings, 3 of which can be slid up and down along the shoulder pads, to accommodate any configuration needs. Made of very tough Alutex material, it will endure any exposure you submit it to and hold up to the test of time.

Furthermore, Hybrid Pro Tec is a modular BCD: the detachable vest comprising the MRS plus system is removable, leaving a lean-and-mean travel BCD. The Hybrid Pro Tec maximizes the blend of comfort, lightness and size. Thanks to the grip provided by the rubber 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. 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 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.

The Hybrid Pro Tec BCD has an adjustable sternum strap with quick-release buckle. A Nylon Webbing Cylinder Strap with durable non corrosive Cam Buckle secures your cylinder to the BCD. This back mount BCD is made of 1,000-Cordura, 420-Cordura and 3D Alutex protection and abrasion-resistant mesh. BCD comes in 4 sizes from X-Small to X-Large with 55 lbs (25 kg) of lift. The Hybrid Pro Tec weighs 9.6 lbs (4.4 kg), comes with a LP hose, Comprehensive Owner's Manual and a 24 month limited warranty.

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

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD Features

  • Hybrid Pro Tec Back Mounted BCD
  • Special Longer Shoulder Pads, Pre-Shaped and Reinforced
  • Lumbar Suspension System
  • Suspension System Modeled after Modern Hiking Backpacks
  • 10 Stainless Steel D-rings
  • 3 D-Rings for Custom Positioning
  • 1,000-Cordura, 420-Cordura and 3D Alutex Construction
  • MRS Plus System Removable, Leaving a Lean-and-Mean Travel BCD
  • Folding Backpack 40% Lighter than Traditional Backpacks
  • 3 Pull-Dump/Overpressure Relief Valves
  • Ergo Inflator Mechanism
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap with Quick-Release Buckle
  • Cummerbund and Waist Strap with Quick-Release Buckle
  • Nylon Cylinder Band with Cam Buckle
  • Weight Integrated MRS Plus System
  • Weight Capacity: 26 lbs (12 kg)
  • 4 Sizes from X-Small to X-Large
  • 55 lbs (25 kg) of Lift
  • Weight: 9.6 lbs (4.4 kg)
  • LP Inflator Hose
  • Comprehensive Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD Specifications

Bc Body
Back Inflation
Buoyancy Bag
55 Lbs (25 Kg)
Valves
2 Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief, 1 Inflator Pull Dump
Pockets
2 Small Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 10
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund And Quick-Release Buckle
Chest Buckle
Removable And Adjustable Sternum With Quick-Release Buckle
Oral Inflator
Ergo Power Inflator
Materials
1,000-Cordura, 420-Cordura, Alutex, Stainless Steel
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
26 Lbs (12 Kg) Mrs
Weight
9.6 Lbs (4.4 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
Medium/Large, X-Large, X-Small/Small
Weight [with packaging]
Medium/Large, X-Small/Small: 10.55 lb,
X-Large: 10.8 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSHPT
Mares Hybrid Pro Tec 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
Lift Capacity lbs 55.1 55.1 55.1
kg 25 25 25
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 9.5 9.68 9.93
kgs 4.3 4.4 4.5

Hybrid Pro Tec BCD Customer Reviews

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Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easily adjustable (5)
  • Lots of features (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (5)
    • Warm water (5)
    • Cold water (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (5)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (5), Drift diving (4), Night diving (4), Wreck diving (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (6)

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    (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    What a Gift

    By Diver Dan

    from Oklahoma

    About Me Advanced

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          Comments about Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD:

          This was a Christmas gift from my brother. I was using a Zeagle Scout and loved all of its abilities. However as I advanced in my training and diving education I needed more features. This was a gift that I was not expecting!

          My first dive I dropped a weight pocket but luckily it was recoverd with in a few minutes. After that I have made sure to install the weights prior to donning the BC insuring to hear a positive click. That's the only complaint I have had. I have had zero issues with the profromance or the quaility of the BC.

          My first dive with it I dove with a Farmer John and Jacket with 14mm of neoprene. Water temp was 47° air temp was 23°. I carried 26 lbs of lead and I was so excited to dive I forgot to double check my new set up. The weight pocket slipped about 30mins into the dive. My mistake not the brand at all. My next dives were in a very cold cave with water temps at 37° and air temps at 15°. Still in 14 mm of neoprene and absolutely no problems what so ever!!

          I really like the fact that this is so adaptable to all of diving I do and plan on doing. The pockets are removable and you can make it as simple as a BPW in no time. The foldable backplate with the suspension system is fantastic, it keeps the center of gravity low and allows it to feel comfertable and secure while making shore entries. There are so many attachment points its overwhelming when coming from a travel BC.
          This is an outstanding product and never mind the naysayers, just take care when you insert the weight pockets. That's it.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          amazing product

          By manabry44

          from kuwait

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easily Adjustable
          • Excellent Balance
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Extreme Depths
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD:

            amazing BCD

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

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            5.0

            This MARES Hybrid Pro Tec is Awesome !

            By Scuba007

            from Lydia,Louisiana

            About Me Professional

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easily Adjustable
            • Lots Of Features

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Diver Master
              • Open Water Training
              • Recreation
              • Warm Water

              Comments about Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD:

              As a Dive Master I like using back inflation BCD's do to they provide a lot more movement however they can sometimes be hard to control but I use them all the time when I came time to replace my Back Inflated BCD I was having trouble to find the one I had and I had a friend that told me that I should try the Hybrid Pro Tec I told him NO but after not finding the BC I was looking for I took a chance and got me one let me tell you Best BCD I ever owned.

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

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              4.0

              Quite pleased

              By Ratio

              from Marin County, CA

              About Me Professional

              Pros

              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD:

                  Things I wish had been listed (mostly pleasant surprises):

                  The overall weight is 4.5kg. The removable vest is 1.5kg, leaving you with a 3kg (6.6 lbs) harness / bp / air cell.

                  Folding the BC doesn't work very well with the removable jacket attached.

                  In addition to the two 6kg capacity MRS pouches, there are also two 3kg capacity trim pouches on the removable jacket. The total weight capacity is 18kg, not 12kg. 12kg is the 'dumpable' weight.

                  The air cell uses a shock cord to reduce drag when deflated, but this makes it difficult to fully inflate orally. If inflating without a power inflator, the maximum lift is closer to 200N (20kg/45lbs) for me without stressing myself.

                  The bungee for the air cell is a single piece. I had to adjust it slightly in order to balance the inflation as the left side was significantly tighter than the right. This was simple to do, but I would recommend checking it by slowly inflating and deflating a few times before the first time you use it.

                  The air cell is a doughnut (not a horseshoe), so you can dump air evenly when inverted by using the lower dump valve.

                  The air cell can be detached from the harness, but the clips used to secure it are not made for frequent use. Removing the cell can make the whole significantly easier to pack.

                  Removing the removable vest requires removing four pins (easy) and un-threading four straps (also easy). The plastic pins feel insubstantial and insecure, but I have yet to experience issues with their durability or function. The harness is attached to the backplate in a couple of places with similar but more substantial pins. I have added a couple of 1" and 2" stainless clevis pins that are comparable in size to my dive box, just in case.

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                  5.0

                  great bc

                  By calavera

                  from playa del carmen, mexico

                  About Me Advanced

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Comfortable
                  • Durable
                  • Easily Adjustable
                  • Lots Of Features

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Cold Water
                    • Recreation
                    • Warm Water

                    Comments about Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BCD:

                    i love this bcd it fits perfectly and you can customize it in a lot of ways, and really easy.
                    i also love the foldable feature makes it really easy to move around,its just what i wanted!

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

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                    Tony K  Would X-Large fit somwone with 6'1" height and 300lbs with waste size 46?
                    SCOTT D  I have an do Pro Tec and I am 6.0 and 210 with a 38 waist. It is a little big on me & I think it could work for you but would suggest you try it on.
                    JOEL S  Can you mount a double tank adapter to this BC?
                    Frank L  Designed for single tanks. So, no.
                    Peter O  i lost one of my weight pocket....which one should i buy? let me know
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