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About Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator

FIRST STAGE

Mares V16 First stage is the latest version of the balanced diaphragm regulator In addition to all the characteristics that have made the success of this Mares product, including the DFC system, the V16 is also equipped with the now famous SCS (Spherical Core Seal) valve for longer life The piston shuts off the flow of air by means of a highly durable titanium hemisphere, which is unassailable by oils or grease

The valve seat is made from a special high strength technopolymer Two HP ports and four LP ports, pre-positioned for rational hose routing The shock and scratch-resistant black coating is unique and makes the V16 the perfect companion for hundreds of dives

SECOND STAGE

Light weight, ruggedness, high performance and simple construction These are the distinguishing features of this brand new and ultra-compact second stage Two-component body for a unique look, coupled with superior mechanical characteristics Integrated VAD by-pass system, for effortless, natural breathing under all conditions Coverplate with ultra-light alloy ring, anodized and incorporating the "mesh-grid" system for maximum performance "Super-soft" hose and a new orthodontic mouthpiece for unparalleled comfort

The Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator is commonly used for Recreation, Warm Water and more. One reason why the Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator is popular is because of its Comfortable.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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(800) 323-0465

Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator Specifications

1'St Stage Type
Diaphragm
Lp Ports
4
Hp Ports
2
Adjustable 2'Nd Stage
Null
Nitrox Compatible
Yes
Mfr #
SKU
MRSV16PR

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Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator
 
3.7

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67%

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Pros

  • Comfortable (5)
  • Nitrox compatible (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (5)
    • Warm water (5)

    Reviewed by 6 customers

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    4.0

    Never lost a breath.

    By Top Dog

    from San Antonio TX

    About Me Beginner, Recreational Diver

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Comfortable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator:

      Works good for my wife and I. We seem to use less air with this reg then we did with the rental equip!

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      5.0

      Great Reg

      By Lucky

      from Sherwwod AR

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Adjustable
      • Comfortable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Cold Water
        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator:

        I am new to diving and these regs were recommend to me by a salesman at a dive shop i have used a few others like titan and oceanic but i must say i love these regs slick design and easy breathing 199 is a steal !!!

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        1.0

        Worst Reg ever

        By ozk

        from Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Nitrox Compatible

        Cons

        • Durability
        • Maintanance
        • Poor Design
        • Spares

        Best Uses

          Comments about Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator:

          I believe Mares should stick to masks and suits because they are lousy in Regulators. 4 Different Dive Centres encouraged me not to buy Mares and I did anyway. The 1st stage is complex and service is not widely available. Mares does not have a simple and straightforward design so asking for spares was a nightmare.

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          4.0

          Good reg, big and heavy

          By Lolo

          from NY

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Easy Breathing
          • Nitrox Compatible

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Extra weight in your bag
          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator:

          I have owned this set for almost two years and I have had excellent performance in 100+ dives. In all circumstances (mostly tropical waters, from Red Sea to Galapagos) it has performed admirably. However, I find it big and heavy -particularly, when I'm packing- but overall I'm very satisfied with it.

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          3.0

          Proton B, V-16 D

          By THX

          from Quebec, Canada

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Nitrox Compatible

          Cons

          • Great design

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Mares V-16 Proton XL Regulator:

          I recommend only the 2sd stage... the first stage is weak, ask a lot of maintenance and the port are very dificult to acces; it is frustrating !

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