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  • Traditional jacket style BCD
  • Adjustable shoulder straps for a custom fit
  • 3-D designed air cell for better stability
  • MiniPac cylinder mounting provide dual mounts
  • Power inflator system

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Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD Customer Reviews

Review Summary


(based on 104 reviews)


of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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. [...]

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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.

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Why did you choose this?
Leisure Pro Store
Good fit.
S B on Aug 26, 2019
Price, quality
Gary F on Jul 29, 2019
Good fit.
S B on Aug 26, 2019
Great price
WILLIAM W on Aug 13, 2019
Price, quality
Gary F on Jul 29, 2019
Sherwood is the only BC I have used. Sold on them
Robert P on Jul 19, 2019
I have a Sherwood Luna that I have had for 10 years. This BCD had better reviews although I love my Sherwood Luna.
MARY KAY O on Jun 24, 2019
Previously owned same model and was very pleased with it
Mark C on Jun 17, 2019
Sizing, good reviews and experienced divers who had recommended it.
J.D. S on Jun 14, 2019
Sherwood for life
Brad D on Jun 8, 2019
we've used it for 10 years and love it. it finally gave and looking to replace it.
Tich C on May 28, 2019
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!
Frank Y on Apr 27, 2019
style and features
Rebecca D on Apr 19, 2019
Great price
WILLIAM W on Aug 13, 2019
Sherwood is the only BC I have used. Sold on them
Robert P on Jul 19, 2019
Have the older Avid CQR2 and like it a lot, except it frequently chafes back of my neck. Does CQR3 have lowered neckline in back, and/or neoprene padding? Can't tell from photos.
Scuba Steve on Jul 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: no to both...this has a sewn folded over neckline. Very hard on the neck if you do not wear a wetsuit.
Hope this helps
Does this BC have a hard tank support plate on the back? There's only one picture of it on here. Thanks
Mike B on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It has a Kevlar or hard platic plate with two straps to hold the tank. It iwears very comfortable and the tank is very secure with the two straps. Very well assembled with attention to detail using good materials. Will last a long time.
How do I know what size these used and demo BCDs are?
A shopper on Oct 25, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We currently have Medium, Large, and XL in used.
how much does the xl and xxl weigh?
A shopper on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 2X is 13 pounds. Worth the added suitcase weight because the large size is hard to rent on many dive excursions.
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.
WILLIAM V on Jul 21, 2014
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
Greg D on Apr 15, 2018
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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.
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: 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.
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?
A shopper on May 24, 2011
BEST ANSWER: All BCD's we have are post recall