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Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD


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Great for the bigger diver

By Red

Great for the price and long lasting


Good BC zippers still working


It is just a great BC and a bargan!!

The AVID CQR•3 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 CQR•3 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 hook and loop 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 Sherwood power inflator and is activate by a cable running down the corrugated inflator hose. The AVID CQR 3 BCD is available in multiple sizes with a lift capacity of 20 to 36 lbs. (9 to 16.3 kg). The air cell is manufactured 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 3/8" threaded low-pressure quick-disconnect hose and owner's manual.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Sherwood Avid BCD Features

  • Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD:
  • 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 to 3XL 16 lbs. to 26 lbs. (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
  • Mini-Pac Cylinder Mounting System Provides Dual Mounts
  • High Lift in All Sizes: XS to 3XL 20 lbs. to 36 lbs. (9 kg to 16.3 kg)
  • Sherwood Power Inflator with Cable Activated Pull Dump
  • 3/8" Threaded Low Pressure Hose with Quick-Disconnect Coupling
  • Owner's Manual

Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD Customer Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Great for the bigger diver

Great for the price and long lasting


Most Liked Negative Review



As 1 reviewer noted below, the inflator starts to fill on its own. Luckly after my 4th dive with the BC still sitting on the beach, the inflator just started filling. When I figured out what was happening and reached for the release at the same time the overpressure valve popped. I was able to repeat this problem many times. [...]

Reviewed by 104 customers


Econmy in a package

By Robert P.

The Sherwood BC is great, I would recommend it to my friends. I am expecting many hours of enjoyment with it . Good fit like the double tank straps.


Sherwood Avid BC


from Pembroke pines, FL, US

I bought another Sherwood because I have always had a Sherwood BC. I was very gappy with the price of this product & the quality.


Excellent and affordabe BCD.

By Christopher D.

from Cottonwood, AZ, US

Comfortable fit. Double tank strap makes for secure and stable mount. Excellent and we'll positioned D rings.


Fits me perfect (2xl) ,no tank sliding around, 2 tank straps for the larger steel tanks is a plus.


from Pendleton , SC, US

I love it !


Great Buy!

By Don S.

from 37061, TN, US

Great bc for the money, A geat deal for NOW, hard to beat. Love getting a DEAL


Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD

By Kimberly B.

I bought this item back in July of 2018 it arrived fairly soon and has been a great bc to use on my dives.


Sherwood Avid older version

By Jean-Michel L.

from Barrington, RI, US

Great BCD. High end quality. I already had one for over a year and got a second one for my son who loves it.


Great BC for all levels


from Houston, TX, US

I started with this BC and then "upgraded" to a back inflate BC. Although it has its benefits, my favorite is still the Sherwood AVID. I purchased 3 more AVIDS for my kids and they perform great and is easy to get perfect neutral buoyancy. They also dry fairly quickly and are easy to service and maintain.


Great BC

By Joe M.

Great BC. This is the second one I have owned and it has every feature I need for my Rescue/Recovery Diving.


Great vest


from Temple, TX, US

I do a lot of rescue work so the double tank bands help stabilize and the construction material really takes the abuse.


Good, simple, inexpensive

By Justin B.

from Camden, OH, US

I like simple and efficient and i like this BC. It doesnt have tons of bells and whistles but does have what it needs. Ive only been diving with it for a week so I cant say much about its durability yet. For the price it is worth the buy.


Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD

By Gerald A.

from Cinnaminson, NJ, US

Great price, best BCD I have used to date (been diving since 1980)


BCD review.

By Craig H.

from Grizzly flats, CA, US

I love this BCD. I had 5 in my dive life and this one is the best. The size, fit, performance is perfect. I do a lot of shire diving and so walk long distances with my gear. This BCD is amazing. It is a strong fit for larger divers. I bought the XXL and love it.


Excellent experience

By Robert D.

from Huntington Beach, CA, US

Great service. Fast, friendly and the best price anywhere. I buy all my scuba equipment from Leisure Pro. I have not been in the water yet with this new BC but have no doubt it will be exactly what I am looking for


Very pleased


from Winston-Salem, NC, US

I had been using an older BCD so anything was going to be an improvement. But I really like this BCD from Sherwood. The style, the fit and the function were all good. And the price was right for me.


Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
S B  Good fit.
WILLIAM W  Great price
Gary F  Price, quality
Robert P  Sherwood is the only BC I have used. Sold on them
MARY KAY O  I have a Sherwood Luna that I have had for 10 years. This BCD had better reviews although I love my Sherwood Luna.
Mark C  Previously owned same model and was very pleased with it
J.D. S  Sizing, good reviews and experienced divers who had recommended it.
Brad D  Sherwood for life
Tich C  we've used it for 10 years and love it. it finally gave and looking to replace it.
Frank Y  Bought it for my wife to replace on she has had for 15 years. She wanted go to a weight integrated BCD and I have the Sherwood Avid. She tried it and liked it. Happy Mother's Day!
Rebecca D  style and features
Shopper  how much does the xl and xxl weigh?
Linda F  2X is 13 pounds. Worth the added suitcase weight because the large size is hard to rent on many dive excursions.
Mario C  xl 9.8 lbs xxl 10.2 lbs
Greg D  This BC is not noted as being a travel BC. Would an extra small possibly be the equivalent to a Lg or XL travel BC?
RICHARD B  No. It’s a travel BC because it dries quickly. My 15 year old daughter has tha XS and my son has the M past down from me. It’s still my favorite BC for ease of use and buoyancy control.
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