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Mares Hybrid Pure.

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by Aeroza, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. Aeroza

    Aeroza Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Inverness
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    Hey

    I'm looking at getting myself a Mares Hybrid Pure.
    Has anyone used these BCD's?
    Any good, quality?

    Cheers.
     
  2. tstormdiver

    tstormdiver Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 2,500 - 4,999
    Location: Kentucky
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    Our shop just got some in the other day. After looking at them, I'm tempted to use one for a teaching BC (my old Balance's bladder ruptured). Likes: rear inflate, back suspension system & the BP/W style belt (will allow me to carry my canister light easier), cam band placement allows for better balance of cylinder weight. Dislikes: It has the lower cam band for the cylinder with trim pockets, that puts ALL your weight (dumpable & non dumpable) around the waist, pulling the lower body down. I prefer to be perfectly horizontally trimmed out. I saw the cam band can be raised a little & bring the trim pockets up a little closer to my shoulders. The BC is a little busier looking in the front than my Balance was, but not too much. I have not tried one out yet,.... these are just my observations, but may get one to replace my old Balance.
     
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  3. jujjio

    jujjio Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Aalborg
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    I have no probs using it. It folds very well in a carry on bag!! Love the trim weight...
     
  4. Aeroza

    Aeroza Public Safety Diver

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: Inverness
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    Thanks guys, will probably be getting my hands on one in the next couple months :D
     

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