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 style bladder provides a more noticeable comfort than other similar BCs on the market today. With the neoprene padded neck roll, the Avid is the perfect live aboard style BC. After numerous dives, the chaffing and irritation you might experience from other BCDs is completely eliminated.
The highly regarded CQR-3 weight system provides 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. The redesigned styling of the traditional jacket-style Avid maintains its respected functionality, comfort and dependability. The Avid 700 Series webbing allows for smoother shoulder and waist strap adjustments. Trim weight pockets provide better accessibility and easier trim weight adjustments.
This jacket-style BC wraps air completely around you for easy floating. When fully inflated, the 3-D air cell and the suspension strap system combines to create a stable and secure fit that is designed to eliminate squeeze. BC is equipped with six convenient, stainless steel D-rings to attach your gear and zippered utility side pockets for additional scuba accessories. A removable and adjustable sternum strap for a complete fit with squeeze-style side release buckles on shoulder torso straps, waist and sternum for a perfect custom fit. and an easy to operate oral and power inflator makes buoyancy control a snap when diving.
Three dump valves strategically located at the left and right shoulders with a third on the lower left of the air cell make dumping air a breeze. The right and lower dump/overpressure relief- valves have pull dump handles for quick access. The third valve is integrated to the top of the Sherwood power inflator and is activate by a cable running down the corrugated inflator hose. New exhaust valves provide refreshing and contemporary look. The Avid CQR 3 BCD is available in multiple sizes with a lift capacity of 9 to 16.3 kgs. The air cell is manufactured with durable and heavy-duty 1000 Denier that is urethane laminated for airtight integrity.
The x-small and small can accommodate 7.26 kg of releasable weight and 4.5 kg of non-releasable weight. The medium, large and x-large accommodate 9 kg of releasable weight and 4.5 kg of non-releasable weight, while the 2 and 3 x-large accommodate 11.8 kg of releasable weight and 4.5 kg of non-releasable weight. The Avid BCD comes equipped with a 3/8" threaded low-pressure quick-disconnect hose and owner's manual.