Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD

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Quite possibly the best BCD Sherwood has ever built. The new Avid 700 Series is a robust, full featured BC that provides tremendous comfort, fit and styling. The hydrodynamic jacket...
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Key Features

Fully featured and capable BCD
Highly regarded CQR 3 integrated weight system
Padded backpack frame
Double tank bands  

Product Overview

The Sherwood Avid CQR3 BCD is a fully featured, jacket inflation style BCD.  This BCD is equally at home when diving in the warm Caribbean to colder North Atlantic seas and everywhere in between.

The hydrodynamic jacket style bladder provides a high degree of comfort  and an innovative neoprene padded neck roll protects from the chaffing and irritation often experienced with multiple dives. 

The highly regarded CQR-3 weight system provided convenience, stability and ease of weight insertion, all the while boasting the most secure weight integrated system in the market today. The larger handles on the CQR-3 system are superb with thicker gloves as well. 

With a jacket style design, air wraps around the diver allowing for easy and comfortable floating on the surface while eliminating the squeeze sometimes associated with this style bcd.  Generous, zippered pockets can hold accessories and a utility pocket with a hook and loop can carry the Akona Safety Tube (SKU: AKNST).
The Avid BC is Pro-Kit Ready and can accommodate the Sherwood Gemini Breathable Inflator for an additional charge.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


  • 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 above 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
  • The advanced padded backpack frame
  • Double tank bands for single tanks included
  • Sternum strap
  • 6 Stainless Steel D-rings
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Key Features

• Fully featured and capable BCD
• Highly regarded CQR 3 integrated weight system
• Padded backpack frame
• Double tank bands  

What's in the Box

• BCD - LP QD Hose - Owner's Manual


BC Body Jacket Style
Buoyancy Bag XS: 20 lbs. (9 kg), SM: 25 lbs. (11.3 kg), MD: 29 lbs. (13 kg), LG: 32 lbs. (14.5 kg), XL, 2XL & 3XL: 36 lbs.: (16.3 kg)
Valves 3 Dump/Overpressure Relief
Pockets 2 Zippered, 1 Hook and Loop
Shoulder Straps Torso Adjustable w/Rotating Squeeze-Style Side-Release Buckles
Stainless Steel Rings Yes, 6
Waist Strap Adjustable Cummerbund w/Squeeze-Style Side-Release Buckle
Chest Buckle Adjustable Sternum w/Squeeze-Style Side-Release Buckle
Oral Inflator Sherwood Power Inflator
Materials 1000 Denier Nylon w/Urethane Laminate
Weight Integrated Yes
Weight Capacity Releasable: XS & SM: 16 lbs. (7.26 kg), LG & XL: 20 lbs. (9 kg), 2 & 3 XL: 26 lbs. (11.8 kg), Non-Releasable All: 10 lbs. (4.5 kg)

Customer Reviews

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Peter Clark
Sherwood Avid CQR 3 BCD Great BCD!

This is my second Sherwood AVID. As an instructor I am using my first for my pool rig, second for open water. I'm a big guy and like the XXXL, not so much for the cummerbund sizing but the shouldwer straps are longer so the jacket rides better on my body, better trim. Great weight release system, my other (non AVID) BCD had a system and the handles would release if they got a sideways bump like on an ascent line. Great BCD!!

David Hokanson

I love the Avid BCD! My first one lasted almost 12 years! Very versatile.

Tim Sharp
Sherwood Avid 700 Series CQR3 BC Review - Scuba Gear Reviews

This is a great buy for the bigger person. I am 6’-7” and 370lbs this fits great and is very easy to adjust and comfortable. It packs very small and is good for travel for being a larger size.