Stability, comfort, control, convenience and durability – such are the benchmarks of a great BCD. The newly released Mares Prestige SLS encapsulates the essence of these characteristics, channelling years of extensive research and development into a single, top-of-the-line product that meets and exceeds these traits.
The new Prestige SLS offers excellent lift capacity, but is lighter than ever before, making it a great solution if you intend to travel with your dive kit. The reduced total weight, which ranges from 3.3kg to 4kg, is made possible with the use of rugged and durable 420 denier nylon, which is not only extremely lightweight, but highly resistant to tears and abrasions.
As far as fit is concerned, thorough and detailed research into the chest and shoulder area has resulted in a new dedicated profile cut specific to each BC size. This, in addition to the functional swivelling shoulder buckles, provides a truer fit and unprecedented freedom of movement and comfort. The inclusion of two trim weight pockets also allows for even weight distribution and promotes a more balanced dive profile.
Prestige SLS uses the innovative second generation of Mares recently introduced SLS system (Slide and Lock), which has now been reduced in size whilst maintaining its most successful characteristics. The most notable of these traits is the innovative guided tunnel to direct the pouch effortlessly into place. When this is performed successfully, the weight pocket will show a green tab as visual confirmation of correct insertion, and will actively lock the pocket into place, so you’re assured of stable and secure weight retention. The quick release mechanism also means the pouches are swiftly and easily ditched if necessary.
For configuring your dive kit and accessories, Prestige SLS includes four Stainless Steel D-Rings as well as an additional two techno polymer D-rings, allowing for a range of accessories to be attached to the BC in a personalised and convenient way. The jacket also includes two 3D self-draining pockets with zip closures, so you can effortlessly, safely and easily access all your bits and pieces.
Available in two colour options, a smart blue or crisp white, the new Prestige SLS is not only functional and comfortable, but strikingly sleek and sophisticated as well. Head to the Mares website www.mares.com to find your closest outlet today!
07 September 2018