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About Mares Prestige BC

Robust and sturdy Jacket Style BCD thanks to a masterful combination of different kinds of 1,000 Cordura/Polyurethane, carefully crafted down to the smallest detail The long backpack with handle for better stability, the 2" (50 mm) abdominal closure and dual-adjustment chest closure, the large zippered self-draining three-dimensional pockets, the bladder with its enveloping fit, the adjustable cummerbund, the backpack cover, and the padded shoulder straps are a few of the features designed to provide complete comfort

Compartment for using fixed weights Rear non-releasable weights holding 5 5 lbs (2 5 kg) per pocket, secured with quick release buckles High Lift, this design characteristic means high lift capacity across all sizes 45 lbs (20 5 kg) in large size compared to traditional bladder constructions Demanding and technical divers are supported even when loaded by the weight of heavy tanks and many accessories You'll have plenty of places to attach those accessories with the 4 Stainless Steel D-Rings bent at a 30- angle for ease of use, 2 Heavy-Duty Techno-Polymer D-Rings and grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection High lift is also ideal for recreational divers who don't like compromises and limitations for their activity Enjoy Diving

Buoyancy control is established with the Ergo Inflator, Shoulder Pull Dump and rear quick-dump/over-pressure relief valve 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 With adjustable chest strap, and lots of lift 45 lbs (20 5 kg) in the large size makes this one great BCD Prestige comes in six sizes and has a 24 month limited warranty

The Mares Prestige BC is commonly used for Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Mares Prestige BC is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Prestige BC: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Prestige BC Features

  • Jacket Style BC
  • Dual-Adjustment Chest Strap
  • 4 Stainless Steel D-Rings, 30° angle
  • Anatomical Shoulder Straps with Airnet Padding
  • Materials: Cordura 1000/ Polyureathane
  • High Lift
  • Rear Non-Releasable Weight Pockets
  • 50mm Abdominal Closure
  • Long Backpack with Handle and Padded Cover
  • Adjustable Cummerbund
  • Self-Draining Zippered 3D Pockets
  • 2 Heavy-Duty Techno-Polymer D-Rings
  • Grommets for Optional Force Knife
  • Ergo Inflator
  • Shoulder Pull Dump
  • Rear Quick-Dump/Over-Pressure Relief Valve
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Prestige BC Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket
Buoyancy Bag
31.5 Lbs (14.3 Kg) Xxs/Xs, 33.72 Lbs (15.3 Kg) S, 36 Lbs (16.3 Kg) M, 45 Lbs (20.4 Kg) L, 52.8 Lbs (24 Kg) Xl
Valves
Rear Dump/Over Pressure Relief/Shoulder Pull Dump
Pockets
2 Zippered
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes 4, 2 Techno-Polymer
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund
Chest Buckle
Adjustable Sternum
Oral Inflator
Ergo Power Inflator
Materials
1000 Cordura, Polyurethane, Techno-Polymer, Aisi 304 Stainless Steel
Weight Integrated
No
Weight Capacities
10 Lbs (4.5 Kg) Trim
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Small, Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight
8.1 Lbs (3.7 Kg)
Mares Prestige BC Size Chart
  2X-Small X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large
Height <4'9" 4'9"-5'4" 5'4"-5'7" 5'4"-5'9" 5'6"-6'1" 5'9">
Weight (pounds) <99 99-121 110-154 132-176 154-198 176>
Waist (inches) 24-31 28-35 30-37 35-45 39-47 43-55
Chest (inches) <31 31-37 33-41 37-45 41-47 47>
Lift Capacity (pounds) 31.5 31.5 33 36 45 52
Weight Capacity (pounds) 11 trim 11 trim 11 trim 11 trim 11 trim 11 trim
Dry Weight (pounds) 7 lbs. 12 oz 7 lbs. 12 oz. 7 lbs. 14 oz 8 lbs. 8 lbs. 2 oz. 8 lbs. 4 oz.

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4.6

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Pros

  • Durable (6)
  • Comfortable (5)
  • Easily adjustable (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (5)
    • Warm water (4)
    • Cold water (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (5), Drift diving (4), Wreck diving (4), Night diving (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (4)

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    4.0

    Good quality at good price

    By edzzo

    from Cocoa Beach, FL

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Prestige BC:

      I do not like integrated weights with my BC and this unit can be purchased in either configuration. Seems to be very good quality so far at a good price.

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

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      5.0

      Fantastic , basic, non padded BCD

      By My BCD

      from South east asia

      About Me Professional

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Plenty of D-rings
      • Plenty of lift
      • Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares Prestige BC:

        Having used a Vector 1000 Mares BCD for the last 12 years with over 5000 dives I have always been very happy with that BCD. When it finally gave in I have been looking a long time for a replacement. Intergrated weights is not an option as this makes a BCD more bulky and heavy. The Prestige BCD is the BCD that comes most close to the Vector 1000 BCD I have had the last 12 years and hope it will last me as long.
        Again , strong, simple, unpadded, lot's of D-rings, un intergrated, is my kind of BCD . All features are within the Mares Prestige BCD

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

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        4.0

        Good quality, great value

        By Marty V

        from Brisbane, Australia

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Durable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation

          Comments about Mares Prestige BC:

          Have used this BCD only 5 times, once in Australia (18deg) and 4 times in Vanuatu (27deg). I've had no problems, have gone to 40m. It's comfortable, seems durable, has plenty of d-shackles - I can't really fault it. I read the weight integrated model has some problems with the weight pockets but this model has been great so far.

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

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          5.0

          Great non weight integrated bc

          By SabreRider

          from Kelso, Wa.

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          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Durable
          • Easily Adjustable
          • Lots Of Features

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Cold Water
            • Extreme Depths
            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Prestige BC:

            I just got this and have dove it once in the ocean. I love it already. Hi lift and a jacket style bc which floats me high in the water and keeps my face out of the water even when choppy as my back inflated bc did not. The pockets are large, easy to get to, I keep a reel in one and a safety sausage in the other. The only thing I added was a crotch strap as I am thin and have an issue with some bc's sliding upwards, so did that before the first dive. I use a weight harness and did not want the added stuff that comes with a weight integrated bc. This bc looks to be built very well and is very nice looking to, really impressed with the comfort over my drysuit, couldn't be happier

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

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            (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            great entry bcd

            By Fernie

            from Toronto, Ontario Canada

            About Me Casual/ Recreational

            Pros

            • Comfortable
            • Durable
            • Easily Adjustable

            Cons

            • Needs more D rings

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Warm Water

            Comments about Mares Prestige BC:

            Great bcd!

            • Diving Type:
            • Cave Diving, Drift Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            ROGER M  Great all around BCD. Could even be used for jacket BC tactical diving.It comes with one cam buckle but has a place for two.
            Shopper  Will an XL be big enough for me? I am 6'2, 240 LBS. 48"chest and 38" waist.
            Philip W  Yes that should work. I dive with a large and I am 6'1 and a little under two hundred pounds. My father has an XL and he is the about the same weight as you are. How this helps, have fun diving.
            Shopper  Do you need a weight belt with this BC?
            KRIS P  no you dont it has weight pouches
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