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About Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets

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.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets 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
  • MRS Plus System 13 lbs (6 kg) Capacity Most Sizes
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets 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
Yes
Weight Capacities
26 Lbs (12 Kg) Mrs, 10 Lbs (4.5 Kg) Trim
Weight
9.7 Lbs (4.4 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Red, Black/Silver
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small, XX-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 10.1 lb,
XX-Small: 10.15 lb,
Medium: 10.5 lb,
Large: 10.65 lb,
X-Large: 10.75 lb,
Small: 11.3 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSPRM
Mares Prestige BC Size Chart
    XS SM MD LG XL
Height ft/in <5'5" 5'5"-5'9" 5'5"-5'11" 5'7"-6'1" >5'11"
cm <165 165-175 165-180 170-185 >180
Weight lbs <120 110-155 130-175 155-200 >175
kgs <55 50-70 60-80 70-90 >80
Waist in 27-35 29-37 35-45 40-47 43-55
cm 70-90 75-95 90-115 100-120 110-140
Lift Capacity lbs 30.8 33.7 35.9 45.1 52.9
kg 14.2 15.3 16.3 20.5 24
Weight Capacity lbs 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim
kg 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim
Product Weight lbs 7.0 7.4 7.7 7.9 8.1
kgs 3.2 3.4 3.5 3.6 4.0

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Weight pockets fall out

By Unhappy Mares Owner

from Boston, MA

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Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

  • Poor Craftsmanship
  • Weight pockets fall out

Best Uses

    Comments about Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets:

    I bought one of these for me and one for my wife. Mine has not had an issue, but my wife's (size XS) has dropped weight pockets on several occasions. Sometimes we have recovered them but other times not (we've bought spares). We started paying attention early on to make sure they were seated properly and completely clipped in. Despite this she has lost them on entry and on exit. On our most recent trip, as she was doing her safety stop, I looked up and saw the entire pocket had come completely out of the BC and was dangling by the clip. A number of other times on dives she noticed they were starting to come out and had to try to push them back in. However, because the XS/S sizes use the shorter weight pockets, it doesn't really help. They can easily come back out.

    After searching online, I found out that there is a known issue with the weight pockets randomly coming out.

    • Diving Type:
    • Open Water Diving
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    5.0

    Absolute best BCD for your money

    By Frank

    from Toronto

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    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets:

      Incredibly high quality product, I'm an instructor, and I've had more than 10 BCDs over the past 10 years, and if you don't mind the weight (not the best option for traveling if you have restricted bag space) this is the absolute best BCD you can buy for recreational diving. in the $200-450 price range, no other model come close to it.

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      sungjun m  hi~ i'm korean diver... this bcd for my wife.. but my wife is very small girl.. so ....what size would be about right for my wife? my wife is 153 cm (5.01ft) / 45kg (99.2lb) i think xxs size.... answer me please~ please~ i'm really want to buy this bcd... wait ur answer~
      Steve S  I would recommend the size X-Small. That should fit her well. If she does not like the fit, you can exchange it for a different size using our PFF Guarantee.
      Shopper  What size would it be for a 6.2' male, 215 lb, 36" waist, 45" chest? Thanks,
      CHRIS J  I am 5'11" 200lbs with 36" waist and 48" chest and I currently have a large with the waist fully tighten and plenty of chest adjustment... I like it but I think I would drop down to a medium... I have been diving warm water the past month with out any protection but back in march I was wearing a 7mm and it still seemed too big but I haven't lost hope since I intend to wear a dry suit with it in Alaska soon... bottom line I can't make it any smaller but there is plenty of extension left in the adjustments.
      sungjun m  hi~ i'm korean diver... this bcd for my wife.. but my wife is very small girl.. so ....what size would be about right for my wife? my wife is 153 cm (5.01ft) / 45kg (99.2lb) i think xxs size.... answer me please~ please~ i'm really want to buy this bcd... wait ur answer~
      Steve S  I would recommend the size X-Small. That should fit her well. If she does not like the fit, you can exchange it for a different size using our PFF Guarantee.
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