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Mares Hybrid She Dives BCD with MRS Plus System

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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 hook and loop 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.

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 Customer Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

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Great for low back pain suffers


from Cross Junction, VA, US

I bought this BCD since my last one was over 10 years old and had leak issue. I have history of low back pain and would develop back pain from carry tank after sever dives. This BCD takes the pressure off my back! Pockets large enough put flashlights other items unit. Has several D ring that are well placed.


Quality Product


from 34609, FL, US

I purchased this for my g/f upon her getting certified in August 2016. We have taken two dive days since and she has 6 dives on it so far so I can't speak to the longevity of the product...however things I like...definitely cut for a woman, fits her pinch points. Integrated weights are snug fitting and don't release without a pull. D-rings are adequate, plenty for our needs. Inflation hose is long enough that she can reach it very easily. I have no real complaints with this piece of equipment. For the money I would recommend it to anyone.


Exactly what I was expecting


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.


Great BCD


Great service by Aaron, he made my trip possible. Thank you.

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Shopper  Is this BCD suitable for cold water diving?
ERICA M  I dive in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. I've used this BCD for 3 years, and I have no complaints. The coldest water I've been in with it is about 50 degrees. Hope that helps!
MARK D  I have used mine at both Catalina Island and at the Galapagos Islands. The water temperatures were in the 60's. I love the compactness of my Mares BC. I take it on all my diving vacations.
KENNY D  We have mostly used our Mares Hybrids in water 70 degrees F or Warner. It has the lift available to handle the added weight of a 7mm suit. We have done over 100 dives wi with them without any problems. We can't offer advice for water colder than 70, but we love our BCD's. We would not trade them for anything. Hope this helps.
Deborah T  I do not know, I have only used it in warm water.
Betsy B  I think it could be. Of course cold to me would be 65-70 degrees! You can load it up with 26 lbs (10lbs each integrated pocket and 3lbs in each of two rear trim pockets).
Nicholas R  How many tank straps? If only one, does the back plate have slots so a second strap can be added?
JO ADRIENNE A  Good Day, Nicholas R. This set up only comes with single strap. I just checked and there is another slots to adjust the strap placement, I am pretty sure that you can add another strap if you want too. I hope this will help your inquiry. This is a good set-up you are going to get what you paid for, unless you have different preference when you inspect. Have a wonderful day.
JOANNE L  only one strap and I've lost my tank several times. Don't know if you can add a second but it would be great if you could.
SHAMUS G  There is only one strap there are slots on the back plate that you could try to insert another strap.
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.
Frank L  This is designed for a woman's figure, but if it fits a man, why not.
kelly k  I don't see why not. The mid section velcro makes this pretty adaptable. The shoulders might hinder movement for someone with a bigger frame.
ANNA P  There's a men's version of this called the dragon -I think. It is very adjustable. It fits me and I have wider shoulders than most women.
CHRIS H  Yes, but there's a male version of it as well
KRISTINA D  There are several points of adjustment on the BCD that help it fit (which is a good thing). The upper chest buckle has two placement options (one of which is a little higher than on some gender-neutral BCDs to help get out of the way of the "chest area"). Overall it's a good BCD and one that could be worn by either gender, although curving lines in the design (versus a very blocky rectangular look) might give it a subtle feminine feel aesthetically.
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