About Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD

The New AVID CQR3 features an updated weight release system providing more convenience and ease when installing and removing the pockets. The redesigned styling of the traditional jacket-style AVID maintains its respected functionality, comfort and dependability. The AVID CQR3 is a natural progression in Sherwood's forward-moving product development.

This jacket-style BC wraps air completely around you for easy floating. When fully inflated, the 3-D air cell and the suspension strap system combines to create a stable and secure fit that is designed to eliminate squeeze BC is equipped with six convenient, stainless steel D-rings to attach your gear and zippered utility side pockets for additional scuba accessories. A convenient utility pocket with Velcro closure sized to carry the AKONA Safety Tube (SKU: AKNST). A removable and adjustable sternum strap for a complete fit and an easy to operate oral and power inflator makes buoyancy control a snap when diving.

Three dump valves strategically located at the left and right shoulders with a third on the lower left of the air cell make dumping air a breeze. The right and lower dump/overpressure relief valves have pull dump handles for quick access. The third valve is integrated to the top of the power inflator and is activate by a cable running down the corrugated power inflator hose. The Avid CQR 3 BCD is available in 7 sizes from XS to 3XL with a lift capacity of 20 to 36 lbs (9 to 16.3 kg) The air cell is man ufactured with durable and heavy-duty 1000 Denier that is urethane laminated for air tight integrity.

The X-Small and Small can accommodate 16 lbs (7.26 kg) of releasable weight and 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of non-releasable weight. The Medium, Large and X-Large accommodate 20 lbs (9 kg) of releasable weight and 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of non-releasable weight, while the 2 and 3 X-Large accommodate 26 lbs (11.8 kg) of releasable weight and 10 lbs (4.5 kg) of non-releasable weight. The Avid BCD comes equipped with a Low Pressure Hose; Owner's Manual and is covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

The Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD is commonly used for Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Professional, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner, Divemaster, Recreational Diver among others. The Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD Features

  • New CQR 3 Weight System
  • Adjustable Shoulder Straps for Better Fit
  • 3-D Designed Air Cell that Wraps-Around the Body for Exceptional Stability
  • Suspension Strap Promotes Air Cell Movement, Preventing Squeeze
  • Utility Zippered Side Pockets for Additional Scuba Accessories
  • Removable and Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • Rear Lower Vent Valve Releases Unwanted Air, while Descending
  • Right Shoulder Vent Valve for Convenient Buoyancy Control
  • Weight Integrated Design: Releasable XS to3XL 16 lbs to 26lbs (7.26 kg to 11.8kg)
  • Two Non-Releasing Trim Weight Pockets for Enhanced Stability, 10 lbs (4.5 kg)
  • Custom Pocket for Optional AKONA Safety Tube (see SKU: AKNST)
  • MiniPac Cylinder Mounting System Provides Dual Mounts
  • High Lift in All Sizes: XS to 3XL 20 lbs to 36lbs (9 kg to 16.3kg)
  • Sherwood Power Inflator with Cable Activated Pull Dump
  • 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Hose with Quick-Disconnect Coupling
  • Durable, Heavy-Duty 1000 Denier Urethane Laminated for Air Tight Integrity
  • Owner's Manual
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD Specifications

Bc Body
Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag
Xs: 20 Lbs (9 Kg), Sm: 25 Lbs (11.3 Kg), Md: 29 Lbs (13 Kg), Lg: 32 Lbs (14.5 Kg), Xl, 2Xl & 3Xl: 36 Lbs (16.3 Kg)
Valves
3 Dump/Overpressure Relief
Pockets
2 Zippered, 1 Velcro
Shoulder Straps
Torso Adjustable
Stainless Steel Rings
Yes, 6
Waist Strap
Adjustable Cummerbund With Waist Webbing
Chest Buckle
Adjustable Removable Sternum Strap
Oral Inflator
Sherwood Power Inflator
Materials
1000 Denier Nylon With Urethane Laminate
Weight Integrated
Yes
Weight Capacity
Releasable: Xs & Sm: 16 Lbs (7.26 Kg), Releasable Lg & Xl: 20 Lbs (9 Kg), Releasable 2 & 3 Xl: 26 Lbs (11.8 Kg), Non-Releasable All: 10 Lbs (4.5 Kg)
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, 3X-Large, Large, Medium, Small, X-Large, X-Small
Weight [with packaging]
X-Small: 8.25 lb,
Small: 8.45 lb,
Medium: 8.65 lb,
Large: 8.9 lb,
X-Large: 9 lb,
2X-Large: 9.25 lb,
3X-Large: 10.05 lb
Sherwood BCD Size Chart
  X-Small Small Medium Large X-Large 2X-Large 3X-Large
Height (in) up to 5'0" 5'1"-5'4" 5'4"-5'8" 5'8"-6'1" 5'9"-6'2" 5'9"-6'2"+ 5'9"-6'2"+
Weight (lbs) up to 115 120-145 140-175 170-210 205-240 235-270 265+

Avid CQR 3 BCD Customer Reviews

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Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD
 
4.4

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    (26)

  • 3 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (69)
  • Easily adjustable (65)
  • Durable (64)
  • Lots of features (60)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation (66)
    • Warm water (54)
    • Cold water (30)
    • Professional (16)
    • Extreme depths (14)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced diver (30), Recreational diver (29), Advanced (6), Beginner (5), Divemaster (5)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (15), Night diving (11), Wreck diving (7), Drift diving (5), Outdoor professional (5)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (9)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Top notch BC

    Just got two of these rushed to my wife and I to use on a dive in Grand Cayman. We bought packages and Sam the salesman was extremely helpful!! We were both very...Read complete review

    Just got two of these rushed to my wife and I to use on a dive in Grand Cayman. We bought packages and Sam the salesman was extremely helpful!! We were both very pleased with this BC's performance. It was very comfortbale and easy to load weights, adjustable and the rear air release is very nice when you start floating up butt first! The quality is excellent with stainless steel d-rings, not cheap plastic, and sturdy materials.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not a trusty BC

    the bc is nice but is not a very trusty bc cause when i bough it and i used it for the first time at 70 feets the bc started inflating itself thank god my...Read complete review

    the bc is nice but is not a very trusty bc cause when i bough it and i used it for the first time at 70 feets the bc started inflating itself thank god my partner hold me down to give me time to get the hose loose from the power inflator cause if not i could had have easily a acute pulmonare edema and on top of that after only 6 inmersion the weight zippers broke, plus the lower strap that hold the tank also break, so it means that after only 6 inmersion i have to buy a new bc because i dont trust this one anymore
    P.S. the firs time i had the proble i got the power inflator fix, but again is free flowing again for the second time.
    so if you want think twice before bying this bc

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    5.0

    Great BCD!

    By Ricky

    from Tampa, Fl

    About Me Beginner

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD:

      This is my first BCD purchase and have only got one dive on it so far but it fits great and worked perfectly. It seems to have enough clips and buckles to hold everything you've got. I was a little wary about purchasing this unit because of the reviews where the weight pockets fell out, I've got 5lbs in each of my weight pockets and those pockets are SNUG in there, I jumped in the pool and turned every which way to see if they would fall out and they didn't budge. I'd definitely recommend this BCD to anybody.

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

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      5.0

      great BCD!

      By ScubaBob

      from Kansas

      About Me Advanced

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Extreme Depths
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD:

      The Avid is definitely one of the best, most durable BCD's I own! This is my 3rd Avid, I still have my original from over 10 years ago and it performs flawlessly! My brother has one and so does my nephew. They are a great all around BCD. The are great for those of us who like to take a lot of extra gear. Safety is extremely important and this BCD has room for all of it PLUS!

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

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      5.0

      The AVID has for years been a great BCD

      By ScubaBob

      from Kansas

      About Me Advanced

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable
      • Lots Of Features

      Cons

      • none

      Best Uses

      • Cold Water
      • Extreme Depths
      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD:

      What a great BCD. I have had an AVID for years and the opportunity came to get a new one for my Nephew (just certified) for Christmas and this of course was the first BCD that came to mind. The Price Leisure Pro has on these is virtually unbeatable also!!! I have had mine for 8 years and sherwood has only made them more durable!

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

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      4.0

      Pretty robust BC

      By MC

      from Michigan

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation

        Comments about Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD:

        Integrated weights could be a little difficult to release in an emergency.

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

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        5.0

        Great BCD

        By Mag3219

        from Alabama

        About Me Advanced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Adjustable
        • Lots Of Features

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Sherwood 2014 Avid CQR 3 BCD:

          This is my first BCD to own but it has everything I need. After renting BCD and trying different ones I knew what I liked and did not like. I found this BCD on leisure Pro for a great price. The Sherwood avid is very comfortable in and out of the water. I never felt bcd squeeze when floating at the surface, thanks to the 3D air cell. Plenty of lift and pocket space. The stainless steel D rings are great and plenty to go around. The double cam strap really secures the tank well. The integrated weight system is very easy use and detachable in an emergency. As for fit I'm 6'1" 250lbs athletic build. I got the large and it fits great but an XL would be too loose at depth. Overall very pleased.

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

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          WILLIAM V  Does the new Avid have a better strap mounting system?. The plastic on my old Avid deteriorated and the the straps pulled out of the broken plastic mount.
          RALPH A  Hi William, There are 2 straps on back with a metal D ring connected ot plastic levers to hold it to the other strap side and they snap into place. There is velcro to hold the straps in addition. There is also a rubber loop to tuck into to hold the excess strap from flapping. Hopefully this gives you a desc. If not I will send a pic.
          Shopper  I want to make sure that this BC has integrated weights and would like to know what the max. is before I buy and also to make sure it have two tank straps in the back.
          LeisurePro S  This BC does have integrated weights, it will hold 30Lbs total in size m-2xl and 26 lbs total in sm and xs. It also has 2 tank straps on the back.
          Shopper  I found a recall on Sherwood Avid BC models purchased after July 1, 2003 with a serial number between 90010001 and 90350167. Do you know if the Sherwood Avid BCs for sale on Leisurepro fall into this category?
          LeisurePro S  All BCD's we have are post recall
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