This products OverviewThe comfort of a full jacket style BCD without the bulky, restrictive feeling of a traditional cut
Mares' new Jacket Style Dragon Bladder design is tightly tailored to reduce drag, placing much of the air cell around the tank. The air cell is contoured to greatly minimize the feeling of the bladder underneath your arms, and gives comfortable surface flotation. All that ergonomics and still has a lift of 19.4 kg size lg.
Innovative Protective buoyancy Cover Material: Superior combination of 3D Alutex net adds protection, abrasion resistant, with a smooth shield fabric covering. The Air Cell is made of durable (420) Cordura denier. The Mechanical Release System (MRS Plus), Mares evolution of the first mechanical weight system introduced to the market, incorporating a newly designed buckle system, one pull movement to release your weights. Ergonomically shaped pockets to form to your waist, with large, zippered opening allows for easier insertion of weights. Max load of 6 kg with most sizes. Inside Velcro to section the pocket in case you don't use the full capacity.
The Dragon has two rear trim weight pockets holding up to 4.5 kg total. These pockets are positioned in the lower part of the BCD for better upright body efficiency at the surface, and a more streamlined profile. Back Protection System (BPS Plus) patented dual position lumbar capability. Heavily padded in either position, you can double the padding for increased lumbar support or extend the length of the padding depending on body shape for ultimate pre-dive comfort.
Comfort is paramount with the Dragon with its independent harness which allows the air bladder to inflate away from the diver eliminating the crushing effect of BCD's that have fixed harnesses. Elastic cummerbund secures the BCD in place and adjusts for wetsuit compression at depth. QAS- Quick Adjust System, change the length of the cummerbund for a better customized fit. A neoprene padded collar and internal plush lining also adds comfort.
Buoyancy control is established with the Ergo Inflator with cabled pull dump, right shoulder pull dump and two rear quick-dump/over-pressure relief valves. 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. Smart D-ring position with large AISI 304 Stainless Steel rings, 2 bent: 2 upper and 2 lower that are positioned intelligently within your downward vision also functioning as leverage while inserting the weight pockets.
With adjustable chest strap, two angled zippered pockets, rugged carry handle, dual position hose clip for your gauges, shaped shoulder straps adapt better to alleviate pressure on the shoulders, safety whistle and lots of lift 19.4 kg in the large size makes this one great BCD.
- Jacket Style BC
- 3D Alutex Protection
- MRS Plus included 6 kg Capacity Per Pocket in Size L
- Trim Pockets 4.5 kg
- Maximum Lift
- 2 Zippered Pockets
- Ergo Inflator
- 420 Cordura Nylon/Polyurethane Construction
- Five AISI 304 Stainless Steel D-Rings
- Elastic Cummerbund
- Neoprene Padded Collar
- Interior Plush Lined
- Two Rear Quick Dump/Over-Expansion Relief Valves
- Grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection
- Adjustable Chest Strap
- Shoulder Straps Relieve Shoulder Pressure
- Dual Position Gauge Hose Clip
- Safety Whistle
- BPS System
XS SM MD LG XL Height ft/in <5'5" 5'5"-5'9" 5'5"-5'11" 5'7"-6'1" >5'11" cm <165 165-175 160-180 170-185 >180 Weight lbs <120 110-155 130-175 155-200 >175 kgs <55 50-70 60-80 70-90 >80 Waist in 27-35 29-37 35-45 40-47 43-55 cm 70-90 75-95 90-115 100-120 110-140 Chest in <37 33-42 29-45 42-47 >47 cm <95 85-105 95-115 105-120 >120 Lift Capacity lbs 30.8 30.8 38.1 42.5 49.6 kg 14.2 14.2 17.3 19.3 22.5 Weight Capacity lbs 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim kg 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim Product Weight lbs 7.9 8.1 8.4 8.8 9.0 kgs 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.1