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Introducing the new Mares Epic ADJ 82X Regulator

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The new Epic ADJ 82X is the top-of-the-line in Mares regulators, boasting unique and exceptional technical features.

The Epic 82X combines the traditional advantages of Mares regulators with latest-generation technological innovations and an exclusive design.  Epic 82X marks the new benchmark product for people who want a high-performance regulator.

A 1st stage with an always dry 360° swivel turret

As a result of their extensive expertise, Mares has produced the Epic 82X first stage with a 360° swivel turret and a unique design for the HP ports (OPD) allowing you to orient the high pressure hose and/or computer transmitter to your preference, regardless of the first stage position. This offers you total control of your equipment configuration.

The 82X is a balanced-diaphragm first stage. This technology guarantees reliable, consistent, elite performance at any depth or air pressure supply. Mares have completed extensive research into air flow in optimizing the internal passages of air delivery. This, paired with other design features in the first stage, delivers a Natural DFC (Dynamic Flow Control), elevating air flow through ALL of the low-pressure ports.

The 82X first stage includes the new anti-flooding system, called AST (Auto-Sealing Technology): the flow of gas activates the AST system automatically without relying on a mechanical solution, ensuring maximum reliability. This creates a safeguard against water intrusion into the first stage, maintaining a dry first stage under all conditions.

The forging process used to manufacture the body allows us to achieve a compact and lightweight product with an element of design that all will envy. The Epic 82X first stage is truly one of a kind. Available in either INT or DIN configurations.

Latest generation 2nd stage with twin power system

Mares designed the Epic 82X second stage to be the absolute top of the line.

The innovative Twin Power system combines the features of the VAD system which is typical of Mares second stages, with some adjustment advantages:

  • The VAD system capitalizes on the Venturi effect, conveying 90% of the air inside a lateral by-pass. The air currents flow through it without encountering levers or mechanisms, ensuring the very best performance even in extreme situations, like diving in cold water.
  • The Twin Power System makes it possible to control the VAD system air flow to ensure natural breathing at any depth and deliver the right amount in response to the demand from the diver.

But the benefits don’t stop there. The diver can adjust breathing comfort as needed using a knob that’s easy to operate even when wearing thick gloves; Mares also apply this concept to the purge button, which is broad and pivoting for fast, intuitive use.

Full pneumatic balancing completes the list of bonuses this second stage has to offer. It will ensure incredible levels of breathing comfort at any depth and under any usage conditions.

In terms of design, the Epic 82X is the undisputed leader, with a unique and exclusive look. It’s also available as an Octopus, in the classic yellow color. With the innovative Epic 82X, Mares are once again revolutionizing the diving market, with new paradigms that make this regulator the benchmark product for the very best dives.

Description

1st Stage

  • PVD Coating
  • Swivel Turret
  • Natural DFC on all LP ports
  • Tilted HP ports
  • AST – 1ST stage dry system
  • Compact dimensions

2nd Stage

  • Metal 2nd stage with PVD coating
  • Twin power system
  • Adjustable breathing comfort
  • P.A.D. – Pneumatically Assisted Design
  • High air flow
  • Wiede pivoting purge button
  • Cold water use
  • Superflex hose

*Achieved EN250 work of breathing requirements at the depth of 200 m at a breathing rate of 62.5 L/Min while using a breathing mix of 6.7% oxygen, 83.3% helium and 10% nitrogen. This gas mixture has a density at 200m equivalent to the density of air at 50m.

*Certified performance at 200m; proven technology at 400m

For more information please visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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Aqualung launches all new XSCAPE Collection featuring eco-responsible wetsuit

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Aqualung has announced the launch of its all new XSCAPE collection. Featuring a 100 percent neoprene-free wetsuit and a rash guard made from sustainable materials, the XSCAPE line is designed for a variety of water activities and reflects Aqualung’s commitment to innovation, ocean discovery and sustainability.

Made with Yulex® eco-friendly natural rubber and ultra-stretch fabric, the 4/3mm XSCAPE wetsuit provides enhanced comfort for diving in warm waters or above surface activities in colder temperatures, and can be used for scuba diving, snorkeling, freediving, paddling or a variety of other water sports. The flexible and lightweight XSCAPE wetsuit, available in a red and olive design for men and a tropical-inspired print for women, connects consumers to nature and the natural materials the collection is made from. The suit also features Powertex knee pads, recycled, quick-drying fleece around the torso area to provide additional warmth and comfort, and a reusable mesh bag for storage after use or collecting trash from the beach or water.

“The XSCAPE collection continues Aqualung’s legacy in innovation and their tireless work to create the most forward thinking and eco-conscious dive company in the world,” said Aqualung global ocean ambassador Philippe Cousteau Jr., the grandson of one of Aqualung’s original founders, Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau. “We all have the power to change the world with the choices we make and the XSCAPE sets the new standard for wetsuits and rash guards that are stylish, functional and sustainable.”

The new collection’s long-sleeve rash guard for men and women, and matching women’s leggings, offer maximum comfort and breathability and can be used above or below the surface. All rash guards and leggings feature UV protection and are made with polyester fabric sourced from recycled plastic bottles. The entire XSCAPE line comes in plastic-free packaging with hangtags made from recycled cardboard.

“Our aim was to design the ultimate eco-friendly wetsuit that could be used for all kinds of water sports,” said Laurent Boury, Senior Vice President of Brands at Aqualung Group. “Aqualung is committed to using environmentally-friendly materials and processes whenever possible to help reduce our carbon footprint and we made design choices to ensure the XSCAPE collection was as sustainable as possible.”

“The collection name, XSCAPE, is meant to evoke the feeling of freedom and the quest for wonder that surround exploration, travel, and Aqualung’s storied history, including the first “aqua-lung” created by Captain Jacques-Yves Cousteau and engineer Emile Gagnan that made underwater exploration possible,” added Boury.

To learn more please visit www.aqualung.com.

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Introducing the Mares Magnetic Connector BCD Accessory

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The innovative magnetic securing system by Mares is the ultimate way to connect your diving accessories and equipment. Gone are the days of dangling hoses and lost dive lights. The Magnetic Connector is a versatile and unique system that includes many uses such as an octopus and console holder, torch/dive light hook, camera attachment, and much more!

The Magnetic Connector’s simple yet effective design allows you to quickly find the connection site,
especially when the connection point is not easily visible. The audible “click” of the attachment
also lends assurance that everything is securely connected. The advanced engineering of the
mechanical closure system locks the fastened item in place safely and reliably. It can hold over
60kg (132 lbs.) of equipment.

The Magnetic Connector’s compact design not only keeps your diving accessories secure but as
streamlined as possible. In fact, the Magnetic Connector is even shorter than a double-ended
carabiner and just as easy to install. By simply unscrewing the connector’s head, the threaded pin
can easily connect to all BCD D-rings.

Another valuable benefit is its 360-degree free rotation, which allows for the perfect placement of
your equipment and accessories. The free-swiveling ball head also allows the connector to tilt in
every direction for maximum comfort. The Magnetic Connector is currently available in two color
options, black and yellow.

Although it is rugged and extremely secure, Mares still made it easy to use by allowing divers to connect and disconnect their equipment to it, not just single-handedly, but with the use of only two fingers! The Magnetic Connector is simple, quick, and safe. It unlocks quickly even under a full load and is the smartest alternative to a carabiner.

Features:

  • SIMPLE AND SECURE
  • FAST AND EASY MAGNETIC CONNECTION
  • SINGLE-HANDED USE
  • 360° FREE-SWIVELLING
  • SAFE UNLOCKING, EVEN WITH A FULL LOAD
  • DESIGNED TO ATTACH TO ALL BCD D-RINGS
  • HIGH-QUALITY, STURDY MATERIALS

For more information visit the Mares website by clicking here.

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