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About Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System

What do you get when you combine a special cut in a Jacket Style BCD dedicated to the female body, seamless shoulder straps detachable from the air cell, soft yet durable materials and overall light weight? The ideal buoyancy compensator for female divers! Add exclusive styling, Trim Weight pouches integrated in the back pack and the MRS-Plus weight integration system and you are one step away from becoming a mermaid!

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, 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. 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.

Buoyancy control is established with the Ergo Inflator and two rear flat valve quick-dump/over-pressure relief valves. The Ergo is the standard inflation/deflation control unit on Mares BCD's, the Ergo inflator has been designed according to ergonomic guidelines. Intuitive to use and offers maximum grip. The new flat valves geometry and design has reduced the size of the valves to a mere 0.86" (22 mm) of height 30% less than past valves.

With adjustable and removable chest strap, zippered pockets, ergonomic transport handle, and lots of lift 38.2 lbs (17.4 kg) in the M/L size makes this one great BCD. The Hybrid comes in three sizes and has a 24 month limited warranty.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
(800) 323-0465

Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System Features

  • Jacket Style Female BC
  • Seamless Shoulder Straps for Comfort
  • Folded to Compact Size, Very Lightweight
  • Great buoyancy Lift
  • Quick-Pak System
  • MRS Plus included 13 lbs (6 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 Valves
  • Ergo Inflator
  • Materials: - Inflatable Double Bag, 420 Cordura Denier Outside/Polyurethane Inside
  • 7 Aluminum D- Rings
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System Specifications

Bc Body
Buoyancy Bag
31.5 Lbs (14.3 Kg) Xxs/Xs-S/M, 38.2 Lbs (17.4 Kg) L
Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief/Shoulder Pull Dump
2 Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
No, 7 Aluminum
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund
Chest Buckle
Adjustable/Removable Sternum
Oral Inflator
Ergo Power Inflator
420 Cordura Denier Nylon, Polyurethane, Aluminum
Weight Integrated
Weight Capacities
26 Lbs (12 Kg) Mrs, 10 Lbs (4.5 Kg) Trim
8.4 Lbs (2.8 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Small/X-Small, Large, Small/Medium
Weight [with packaging]
2X-Small/X-Small: 9.15 lb,
Small/Medium: 9.3 lb,
Large: 9.75 lb
Mfr #
Mares Hybrid She Dives BC Size Chart
 2X-Small/X-Small Small/Medium Large
Height 4'9"-5'4"
Weight (pounds) 99-140 140-210 205-240
Waist (inches) 28-36 32-40 40-48
Lift Capacity (pounds) 31 31 38
Weight Capacity (pounds) 26 dumpable/ 10 trim 26 dumpable/ 10 trim 26 dumpable/ 10 trim
Product Weight (pounds) 8 lbs. 2 oz 8 lbs. 3 oz 8 lbs. 5 oz

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Exactly what I was expecting

By Loves to Dive

from Texas

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer


  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Lots Of Features


  • Hard To Grab Shlder Dump

Best Uses

    Comments about Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System:

    I was a little nervous about getting a BCD that I had not tried out previously, but through trial and error with other rental BCD's I knew the features I did want. This fit the bill and I definitely enjoyed it. The only issue I had was the shoulder pull is not easy to grab onto, it's a bit small. Did 7 dives with it without any problems and look forward to more.

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

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


    Great BCD

    By Steve

    from Singapore

    About Me Professional

    Verified Buyer


    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features
    • Travel


    • Weight system

    Best Uses

    • Cold Water
    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System:

    Very handy BCD for travelling due to the folding option. Very light, loads of metal rings to attach tools. Suits very comfortable and great material around the lower back. The weight pockets are a bit loose.

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

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    Shopper  would this bc be suitable for men also?
    JO ADRIENNE A  I would say, YES. The color is neutral and as long as you have the right size then there is no problem with it. The only difference with male and female BC is the chest strap, the chest strap for female BC is a little bit higher than the male BC. The strap is located right above the female breast while the male strap is located just across the chest/nipple area. But other than that male can sports this BC.
    Generosa L  Can this BCD fit into a carry on? I'd like to use this in the tropics as well as cold water dives.
    KRISTINA D  Because the back plate (which supports the tank) can fold over, I can easily fit this BCD into a carry-on (depending on the size, of course). However, there might not be much room left over for other items so I usually include it in my checked suitcase instead (with all the fins, wetsuit, etc).
    Shopper  is this BCD a travel light bcd?
    COPIOUS C  yes
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