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Reviewer: Scott MichaelOne great upgrade...2 small steps back - 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...View Full Review
Reviewer: Michael H.Axiom i3 BC is a winner! - I rarely give 5 stars to a product, at least until Ive put it through its paces. But this BC is the best Ive used in 10+ years of diving. Ive had countless rentals and owned 2 BCs (one heavy, cold water, and one light for travel). First, the fit is really good. I was able to go to Scuba.coms shop and try it on first. It seems bulky at the weight pouches at firs, but once youre suited up and especially in the water, the BC doesnt get in the way at all. Comfortable on the back and shoulders. The weight pouches are easy to load, clip in and unclip. The tank strap takes a bit getting used to, but once its set to a tank, it is easy to get on and off and very secure. The small strap...View Full Review
Reviewer: Willis ChungGreat BC for the money! - Both my son (13) and I own this BC and we find it comfortable and easy to use. The floatation is more than adequate, and it is comfortable to put on and remove. A few niggling points. The integrated weight pockets can fall out of their sleeves if you have too much weight in them (6 pounds is OK, 8 pounds is not), so if you have more than 12 pounds, put the extra weight into the velcro pockets on the side. The strap to hold the tank on needs to get "broken in" to the right length to hold tanks, so be careful the first couple of times you go out. The tank will have the tendency to slip out until the strap gets streched out and develops a bend in the place where it wraps over the...View Full Review
Reviewer: Gary TeaneyGreat Product but even greater service - Found the best price and after reading all the reviews chose Scuba.com. As it turned out there was a small delay in getting the product. The Scuba.com team went above and beyond and got me an even better BC saving me hundreds of dollars. They made me a customer for life. Gary
Reviewer: Tito L.BC silhouette - I have a dive trip shop. All my BC are Silhouette Sherwood, in my 20 years in this buisness the Silhouette BC Sherwood was high to other mark.. Other mark with use diary in more or less one year was your life time. The Silhouette BC Sherwood in one year didn´t lost the color, It´s excellet, confortable and good price.
Reviewer: MAJ Mortrud, AnthonyDragon - I am new to diving and this is the first BCD I have owed. I like the weight system, I have had no issues with the intergrated weight system falling out. I have an extra large fits well in shoulders and chest, But need to adjust cumberbund and waist strap as far in as they can go and still a little loose. I love the metal D rings, and spacious pockets. Overall I am happy with BCD.
Reviewer: Donald D.006843 Mares Hybrid Pro Tec BC - This BC is wonderful. Some of the new features for BCs have been included in this. For example the lifting handle and trim eight bags are great. However, I was some what disappointed that my inflator/octopus from my other BCs would not work with Mares BC. I had to purchase a new one by Mares. This inflator is good, but only to their BC.
Reviewer: David Hamburgso nice to have a BC that fits! - I put the sea lion to the test, i am 7 foot tall and 360 lbs, it fits like a glove! Easy to configure, light and easy to pack and it FITS! I have taken it on one pool dive and 10 dives in Cozumel and i love it. my only advise is if you go for the big get the upgrade to a longer power inflator(i a little short when you make it supper tall) and you need to add trim pickets, they are NOT included