Mares Prestige SLS Diving BCD

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Mares Prestige SLS Diving BCD

The Prestige SLS BL BCD from Mares incorporates their years of experience and technology into a top quality BCD that caters to all divers from beginner to Instructor and from the occasional holidaying diver to the more experienced UK diver. 

Light weight and improved design/fit BCD featuring Mares' updated SLS Integrated Weight Pocket system.

With detailed research into the chest and shoulder area, Mares have made improvements in the fit of this new BCD by delivering a profile dedicated to each size, providing a true fit and better freedom of movement for the arms. The combination of the new profile, swivelling buckles on the shoulders, and the ergonomic cut of the BCD, results in a product with unprecedented ergonomic fit and comfort.

The Prestige SLS offers excellent lift capacity and is lighter in total weight: ranging from 3.3kg in the XXS She Dives style to 4kg in the XL Man's size. The BCD re-design, incorporating the latest materials, decreases the weight of the vest by a kilo compared to the previous version. For example, the bag is constructed of 420 Denier nylon, a very lightweight material that is also incredibly durable, resisting tears and abrasions. These evolutions also make the Prestige SLS an ideal vest for travelling.

The innovative second-generation integrated SLS system (Slide and Lock System) is reduced in size while maintaining its unique characteristics: more stable weight retention, larger sealing surfaces, active mechanical locking system, quick release mechanism, guide tunnel for easier insertion, and visual feedback to confirm correct insertion.

The Prestige SLS boasts a 3-D self-draining pocket with zip closure and rear trim weight pockets. Available in two-color options, blue for Men and white for Women (She Dives collection). The She Dives option is specifically cut for women and comes in a range of smaller sizes. All of this allows divers to fully appreciate their dives in comfort and safety.

Mares Prestige SLS Diving BCD Features

  • Excellent lift capacity
  • Classic Bladder - Air-cell enveloping diver on the sides and back. High lift capacity, comfortable position on the surface.
  • Ergo Inflator - Mares' standard inflate and deflate control device used in sanctioned training programs. Award winning design, intuitive and easy to use.
  • Light, strong and durable denier 420
  • Improved fit: Swiveling buckles, shoulders, low-cut aircell
  • SLS integrated weight system
  • 3-dimensional zippered self-draining pockets
  • 2 rear trim weight pockets
  • Reduced weight: Travel friendly
  • Material: Cordura®420 / Cordura®420
  • Rings: 2 x Stainless Steel D-rings, 4 x Heavy Duty Technopolymer D-rings
  • Backpack: Monoplate
  • Weight: Size Large 3.8kg/8.6lbs.
  • Lift Capacity: XS: 120N (12.2kg/27lbs), S: 130N (13.8kg/30lbs), M: 150N (16kg/35lbs), L: 180N (18.3kg/38lbs), XL: 200N (20.5kg/45lbs).

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Free Standard UK Delivery on orders over £35 are usually sent by Royal Mail Tracked 48 service (*exclusions apply see Delivery FAQs). FREE delivery, on orders over £35, applies to MOST, NOT ALL* UK mainland addresses (*exclusions apply see Delivery FAQs). We use a combination of Royal Mail and Carrier services and in some cases a signature is required to confirm receipt (high value/bulky orders).

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We reserve the right to collate multiple orders into one delivery if going to the same address. We are unable to split orders/deliveries if any one item in an order is not available from stock, indicated by 'Despatch due date / Awaiting stock / Stock expected'. So we would usually despatch an order once complete as/when all the items are available from stock to send as one parcel.


We hope you are completely satisfied with your purchase but any Christmas Gift purchases from Saturday 21st October 2023 which are unsuitable may be returned for exchange or refund, when received by 13th January 2024

Please email or phone us on 01736 751066 for a RETURNS AUTHORISATION NUMBER before sending the goods. Do please click here for all the details

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