Mares XR Blue Battle tek BCD
Mares Extended Range (XR) Gear Line, bridging the gap between recreational and technical diving. The Mares Blue Battle Single Backmount Set consists of the following items. The XR Harness Heavy Light is part of this line and is made for the serious diver looking for a technical harness made from durable and long-lasting components. The harness consists of webbing with 138" (350 cm) webbing with center hole and grommet, 3 x 1.6" (40 mm) elastic loop retainers and a 59" (150 cm) crotch strap. The harness hardware provided are 2 x bent D-ring 2" (50 mm), 2 x straight D-ring 2" (50 mm), 4 x 3-bar slides normal with Mares logo, 2 x 3-bar slides toothed with Mares logo, 1 x waist buckle with Mares logo crotch strap, 2 x straight D-rings 2" (50 mm) and 1 x 3-bar glides 2" (50 mm) with Mares logo. All hardware on this DIR Hogarthian configuration harness are made from corrosion resistant lightweight black anodized aluminum.
The Back-Plate is made from 0.12" (3mm) 6061 marine grade anodized aluminum alloy, this back-plate is strong, durable and provides many options for fixing on accessories - all with the modern XR look! The blue camo back-plate has 13-laser cut and laser etched webbing slots, with 8 slots specially designed for optimum positioning of the harness webbing. 2 upper and 2 lower slots for nylon cylinder bands so a single cylinder can be strapped directly to the back-plate without the requirement of a special adapter. Having only 2 slots provides enough lateral cylinder stability without weakening the strength of the spine.
Back-plate has 2" (50 mm) wide crotch strap slot and 15 holes for attachment of accessories. The 3 holes at the top of the plate offer a range of height adjustments for buoyancy cells and cylinders. In addition, a corresponding lower center slot allows for lower band bolts that are misaligned. 4 upper and lower perimeter holes along either side and 4 holes along the bottom allow for the mounting of accessories and side-mount butt plate. Bended lower edges, Mares XR logos and laser cut shaped axis, highly technical pre-shape for unparalleled versatility. The back-plate has an ultra-rugged unfold-able backbone and the design was pushed to limits through intense testing. The Mares XR Aluminum Back-Plate provides total modularity: Fits all Mares donuts/wings.
The Donut Bladder Single Tank offers perfect buoyancy and trim, keeping the tank in a perfect position and maintaining comfort as well as a smooth left to right gas shift. These back inflator single tank donut bladders are built to last with a strong and durable 1200D bulletproof" ballistic nylon with a 600D polyester exterior. The inner bladder is radio frequency (RF) welded black polyurethane with a heavy-duty plastic zipper and slider with elongated teeth for easy access to the internal bladder.
Buoyancy control is facilitated with the K style inflators with brass buttons equipped with a 35" (89 cm) low profile, round-shaped hose and its left side position does not interfere with 1st stage regulator. In addition, trimming buoyancy when inverted is accomplished via the low-profile dump valve with micro pull cord. The low profile of the inflator, dump valve and pull cord all help prevent snagging when diving in tight spaces and in overhead environments. With the dual bag design (outer shell/inner bladder) the donut comes equipped with 6 large drain grommets, 2 on top and four on bottom to rapidly exhaust and trapped air between the outer and inner bags. These heavy-duty grommet position allows optimum trim.
Tank stabilizer body slide bars keep the cylinder perfectly aligned and nest inside the donut's wings when diving. This extremely streamlined, very stable continuous loop shape provides smooth gas shift from left to right. The XR Donut Bladder Single Tank comes in a 35 lbs. (10 kg or 16 kg) lift capacity depending on your buoyancy requirements. Included with the air cell is a 3/8" threaded low pressure QD hose. Finest quality materials, stylish, durable (resistant to tears, scuffs and abrasions), lightweight and long-lasting, top quality zipper: does not interfere with the woven textile tape, easy handling, strong and durable make the XR Donut Bladder Single Tank a buoyancy system for the intense diving community.