Mares Prestige 15X
Compact, reliable, and performance are the key words for describing this new Mares first stage. Featuring the Mares DFC system, it meets all divers' demands at any depth. The new valve guarantees longevity and advanced performance. The second stage is made of ultra-light techno-polymer making this regulator functional and travel friendly. The large purge button is easy to use even when wearing thick gloves. The Mares exclusive VAD system delivers excellent and natural breathing at any depth. The Miflex hose is light and flexible for maximum comfort.
The chrome plated marine brass first stage regulator is a balanced diaphragm design which transmits the pressure changes to the internal mechanism eliminating the need for the surrounding water to enter the intricate mechanism. The benefit of this type of first stage design is that none of the sensitive internal parts are exposed to contaminants such as salt, sand, chlorine or pool acids. Over time these environmental contaminants cause corrosion and mineral deposits to form on the internal mechanism deteriorating regulator performance.
The Prestige15X uses A.C.T. Advanced Coating Technology. This patented technology created to optimize performance, safety and reliability. The poppet valve is covered with a hard Polyurethane (PU) and the sealing surface is a layered with a soft PU for a perfect seal. The Tri-material poppet valve (brass, soft PU and heavy-duty" PU) reaches new levels of durability. In fact, the new poppet valve is 600% more durable than its predecessor.
Another unique feature of the first-stage is the dynamic flow control (DFC) which minimizes the intermediate pressure drop during inhalation. This means that no matter the depth or tank pressure, the Prestige15X first stage guarantees a stable flow of air, even under extreme conditions. The 15X First Stage is equipped with 4 LP ports with 3/8" and 2 HP 7/16" ports for attachment of a Pressure Gauge or Air Integrated Console.
The second stage Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) system, which incorporates an air bypass tube that conveys air to the mouthpiece creating a swirling vortex with a low pressure area in the center. This helps keep the diaphragm down during inhalation, giving very sensitive and easy breathing at all depths. The second stage cover features the new "mesh-grid" system for water inflow and outflow, which provides a further performance improvement. The compact and ergonomic exhaust tee ensures superior hydrodynamic performance and reduced exhalation resistance. Mares Prestige second stage incorporates the Fluid Dynamic Deflector, which is engineered to receive and properly direct the airflow from the bypass tube to the mouthpiece. Combined with the VAD system it delivers very natural and effortless breathing. All enclosed in a lightweight Techno-Polymer housing. Regulator has the super flex hose. Hose is extremely light weight and exceptionally soft, guaranteeing the maximum freedom of movement and reducing jaw fatigue. Super flex hose has 3/8" Threads and is 31.5" (80 cm) in length. The regulator weighs 34oz (965g), is available in multiple colors, comes with an owner's manual and is covered by a limited lifetime warranty.
This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.
Mares Prestige 15X Regulator Features
- Mares Prestige 15X Regulator:
- Compact, Reliable, and Performance
- Great Regulator System for Travel
- Weight: 34oz (965g)
- Hose: 31.5" (80 cm), 3/8" Thread, Super-Flex
- Owner's Manual
- Limited Lifetime Warranty
- First-Stage: Mares 15X
- Balanced Diaphragm
- DFC System
- Chromed Marine Grade Brass
- Inherently Environmentally Sealed Design
- Design Provides Protection from Sand, Salt, Chlorine, Pool Acid and Contaminants
- Pre-Oriented Pressure Ports
- A.C.T. Advanced Coating Tri-Material Valve Technology
- 4 LP and 2 HP Ports
- Second Stage: Mares Prestige
- Soft Purge Diaphragm with Mesh-Grid
- Mid-Size and Stylish
- Vortex Assist Design (V.A.D.) System
- Dependable Downstream Demand Valve Design
- Fluid Dynamic Deflector
- Very Natural and Effortless Breathing
- Hose and Mouthpiece: Reduced Jaw Fatigue