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Sherwood Avid CQR3 BCD

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Sherwood Avid CQR3 BCD Customer reviews see below

  • Brand new & completely redesigned!
    Not like most other sites that sell the old discontinued model
  • Integrated Weight System - 36 lb capacity (26 lbs Diver releasable -
    10 lbs non-diver releasable trim weights for improved weight distribution and balance)
  • Completely new and redesigned CQR3 state of the art weight release system
    with larger pull handles which are more accessible while adding support from the backplate -
    A major improvement from previous models
  • BC Accessory Kit Ready (not included-see below to order)
  • Quick Release/Adjust Shoulder Straps
  • 2 large zipped pockets designed for easy access
  • State of the Art Weight Release System (quick release buckles with-out Velcro)
  • Heavy-Duty 1000 Denier urethane-backed nylon for long lasting wear
  • Depth-compensating cummerbund
  • Advanced padded backpack frame
  • Double tank bands for single tanks included
  • Sternum strap
  • 6 Stainless Steel D-rings
  • SIZES/LIFT: XSmall/20, Small/25, Medium/29, Large/32, XLarge/36, 2XLarge/36, 3XLarge-5XLarge/36 (adjustable shoulder and waist straps) 
XS Scuba Airwave Plus Inline Octo ''Scuba Lab Testers Choice and Best Buy!'' ADD $159.95
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Dive Alert Plus V.2 $67.95

BC Hanger $12.95

BC Accessory Kit $129.95


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Average Customer Review: based on 18 reviews.

Rating: Sherwood Avid CQR3 BCD Review - $500.00 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Reviewer: James Conn  -  View all my reviews
You cant beat Sherwood when it comes to moderate priced scuba gear. We all cant afford the expensive stuff and you get tired of renting old gear. I like my Avid. It fits right and it did not break my bank accountant.

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Rating: One great upgrade...2 small steps back
Reviewer: Scott Michael  -  View all my reviews
i bought a sherwood avid cqr 2 in july 2009 and have used it almost exclusively since. i did replace those silly cam tank straps with "scubapro" style fully opening tank straps and jury rigged a crotch strap but thats just personal preference. it is still in great shape, but i recently lost 70 lbs and my xxxl bc no longer fits. i did not even give it a second thought when i ordered an xl avid bc with the new cqr 3 upgrade. the only really serious design problem with the cqr 2 was the difficulty in reing the weight pockets back into the bc. the cqr 3 has a redesign that puts the locking clips up front in a separate pocket where they are much easier to reattach. the new bc itself is just as comfortable and works just as well as the older cqr 2 model. the bc work well underwater and it is nice having a choice of 3 exhaust valves. the real joy is how well you ride at the surface. i know that people will rant on about how wonderful a back inflation is, but i have a wing and plate for tech diving and it is murder on the surface in chop. this bc is the one i take for rec diving. i hate waiting on the surface just prior to the dive, on a long surface swim or waiting for my turn at the ladder getting slapped in the mouth with seawater. now as to my complaints. first they tucked the rear trim weight pockets underneath the fabric belt of the bc instead leaving them on the outside as in the older model. i have no idea why they did this? i makes the bc look more streamlined but it also makes it harder to load and unload trim weights. the really incomprehensible change is the deletion of the velcro "smb" pocket on the right side of the bc. it was a great place to keep defog, a small light, etc. it was almost as it they were trying to streamline this into a technical bc for cave or wreck diving. i cannot for the life of me figure out why they made these two changes. still it is and excellent bc. the 6 stainless steel d-rings are very handy and there are 2 places for built in re tractors. on on the right shoulder and the other inside the left cargo pocket. i purchased two innovative "max force" retractors with male connectors form and cut off the connectors. these retractors are about the strongest for the size and will easily support a heavy back-up light at your shoulder or computer/gauge from your cargo pocket. dont waste your time with the akona kit the light is junk, the shoulder retractor is too weak and the knife will fall out of its sheath unnoticed after the first couple of dives. buy a good quality dive knife with a positive locking mechanism an secure it to the corrugated inflator hose with nylon ties. all in all i still love the bc and recommend it highly.

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38 out of 63 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Diver Benjamin
Reviewer: Stephen Page
I use this BC for much more then recreation. It has proven to be a great and realiable working BCD. A feature that I utilize most is the 6 stainless steel D-rings, also the ease of the intergrated wieght system is convient. I am considering purchasing the CQR3 for the whole team.

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18 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scuba 2014
Reviewer: Dominic P.
Very good control. A bit stiff on shoulders but able to adjust.

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BC for the money
Reviewer: Marvin E.
Bought as part of a package and have no complaints at all. Pockets and D-rings come in handy for securing gear.

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2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Good BCD
Reviewer: mario west  -  View all my reviews
After diving with in Panama City, Panama (On Portobelo), the BCD was very conformable because Im 65 (and 250). Went on 4 dives between 40-90 feet, on all dives the BCD inflated comfortable and held weigh bags great (with quick release). I would recommend this BCD.

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166 out of 317 people found this review helpful.

Rating: sherwood avid CQR3
Reviewer: James Smith
Great price, 5 star BC.

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11 out of 21 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BCD
Reviewer: Alex O.  -  View all my reviews
Lots of D-rings to hang everything you need and easy to add the Akona BCD kit. Very functional. Used the back weight compartments to distribute my weight (2 lbs each pocket) along with the quick release pockets. Much more balanced in the water, similar to using weight belt with weights spaced apart.

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255 out of 507 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BCD
Reviewer: Phillip Brown
This is a very comfortable BCD and very compatible with other accessories. Id recommend this to anyone in the hunt for a new BCD.

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18 out of 37 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great product
Reviewer: John Ganjali  -  View all my reviews
I personally were pleased with this product. Thanks, John

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73 out of 142 people found this review helpful.

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