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Mares Prestige 22 DPD Scuba Regulator Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Mares Prestige 22 DPD Scuba Regulator Review Posted in: Between $251-$500, Scuba Regulators

The Prestige 22 DPD takes Mares’s MR22T balanced diaphragm first stage, a piece of equipment usually seen with the company’s premium regulators, and pairs it with a new second stage to create the company’s newest middle-to-upper range regulator. The result is a combination of features that should be familiar to Mares fans, such as Dynamic Flow Control, which reduces intermediate pressure drop during inhalation. The new second stage has the company’s Vortex Assisted Design and an internal baffler for easier breathing, and the standard hose for the Prestige 22 DPD is a Superflex hose rather than ordinary rubber, improving flexibility. In laboratory and field testing, the air delivery results were almost as or as good as the regulators from Mares’s Abyss line.The Prestige 22 DPD is nitrox-compatible up to 40%, and has 2 HP and 4 LP ports. The price tag is too high for a truly mid-range regulator, but it is nicely priced for someone looking for a premium regulator at a discount.

Average Price: $450