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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.

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This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Prestige BCD with MRS Plus Weight Pockets Features

  • Jacket Style B
  • 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

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4.1

(based on 14 reviews)

79%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mares prestige BCD

This Marrs BCD worked tremendously well!! It was exceptionally easy to use the weight Integrated system . We dove in Rhode Island And it was very easy to use

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Weight pockets fall out

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 compl...

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5.0

Mares BCD Prestige

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from Harrisonville, MO, US

Bought this for my son. fits great. great service from leisure pro. And a great price. My son loves this BCD. The weight pockets work great. I like the back weight pockets to balance you in the water. This product is a must have for any experience diver. Great product.

 
5.0

Great Deal!!!!!!

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from Worthington, OH, US

I bought the Mares Prestige BCD w/integrated weight pockets to replace my old BCD. The model I bought was discounted about 50% due to discontinued white reflective striping (which I found is easier for my dive buddy to see at night). The BCD operated perfectly, easy to hold depth and control ascent.

 
5.0

Works great for a youth size diver

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from Richmond, VA, US

Got this for my 11 year old son. He is 4'7" and about 75Lbs. Pretty skinny. this XXS fit him great. The BC has alot of great features like several dump valves and weight integration which is great. Also as grommets to mount a dive knife.

 
1.0

Weight pockets fall out

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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.

 
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Mares prestige BCD

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This Marrs BCD worked tremendously well!! It was exceptionally easy to use the weight Integrated system . We dove in Rhode Island And it was very easy to use

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Chad B  Sizing for 6'4 185lb 32" waist? Of course all my measurements fall with-in different sizes, anyone have any recommendations for size? I typically rent a ML, works well. Large size BC usually don't tighten to my liking around the waist. If this BC runs on the large side, I'd probably order a Medium--but I fear the chest strap will be at my chin... Thanks for your help-
T L S  Chad, I purchase my Mares many years ago. I am 5' 10", and 160 Lbs. I purchased a large due to the extra lift capacity and I wear a dry suite for most of my diving.. I currently own 3 BCD's and this is my favorite. Plenty of "D" rings and lift.. Hope this answers your question
Chad B  Thanks for reply. Leisure is selling two different prestige bc, one is red/black, other is black/silver. Which do you own? Notable difference is the swivel buckles on chest of the black/silver. Thank you
T L S  I own the red/black model.
ERIC T  I am a 6 foot, 200 lb firefighter (means I'm used to wearing things like this) and I have a large. The chest strap is where it should be and all straps have adjustment length left in both directions. What might happen if you have a medium, is it may feel short. I believe you could tighten the waist straps to your liking because there is a wide Velcro and elastic strap that you would connect before adjusting and bucklng the belt. There is room on each side to tuck in the dangling part of the strap into an area between the weight pockets and the fabric that goes around you. Excellent BC. We got my wife one also. We've had them about two years now. I would recommend this BC to anyone - even try to talk them into it!
Chad B  Thanks for reply Eric. Do you own the black/silver with the swivel chest buckles... Or the black and red? (assuming it's the earlier model without swivel buckles)
ERIC T  One is the black and red and my wife's is the black and silver. Sorry that probably didn't help much.
Kirk D  Get a medium. They run large.
John M  I lost a weight pocket for this BCD - does Leisure Pro sell a weight pocket for this BCD separately ? If so what is the cost ?
KEVIN F  They are sold in a pair. Currently priced at $39.95 http://www.leisurepro.com/p-mrswpmp/mares-mrs-plus-weight-pockets-for-all-mares-bcs-pair
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.
Kyle W  I would say a small. I have a medium and I'm 5'7 and 140 pounds. Either a small or the next smallest size available. Medium fits me great so a small should fit well. Amazing bcd, best one I have ever used.
ROBERT E  that should work they seem to run big.
EMMA K  I can't say for sure. I'm 270 cm (5'7") / 68 kg (150lbs) and I wear a small comfortably. Good luck
JAMES T  They run large for the size listed just from my experience. I weigh 190 and a large is almost to loose
BRIAN H  My wife is 5 ft 1 in tall and weighs 105 lbs. She wears an extra small bcd which fits her comfortably in a 3 mm wetsuit and can be adjusted to fit when wearing a dry suit. FYI: I purchased a Mares Prestige BCD, but sent it back after examining how the weight pockets insert and detatch. In my opinion the small plastic hooks do not provide enough resistance to prevent the weights from coming out accidentally. I suggest you look at a Tusa Liberator if you interested in a BC for similar price. Respectfully, Brian H.
CECEN H  My son used Small size for 5'7" and 130lb and it run big.
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