Mares carbon 42
The Mares Carbon 42’s second stage is made from chopped carbon fibers sandwiched between two sheets of carbon composite for a strong, lightweight casing.
It has no user controls, but uses a specially shaped Fluid Dynamic Deflector and Mares’ Vortex Assisted Design (VAD) air-bypass tube.
A redesigned Mesh Grid minimizes free-flows when fighting a current, and the tiny MR42 first stage uses Mares’ Tri-Material valve and Dynamic Flow Control.
The Carbon 42 is a solid performer. It handled all breathing-machine tests with above-average marks and was simple to use, easy to breathe and bone dry in the water. We liked the Superflex hose too.
- Weight 2 lb., 3 oz.
- 1st Stage Balanced diaphragm
- Ports 2HP, 4LP
- 2nd Stage Unbalanced
- Adjustments N/A
This system delivers the goods and would be excellent for extreme temps, but it’s a little pricey.
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