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RRP $899.00 $799.00



  • This products Overview

    The comfort of a full jacket style BCD without the bulky, restrictive feeling of a traditional cut

    Mares' new Jacket Style Dragon Bladder design is tightly tailored to reduce drag, placing much of the air cell around the tank. The air cell is contoured to greatly minimize the feeling of the bladder underneath your arms, and gives comfortable surface flotation. All that ergonomics and still has a lift of 19.4 kg size lg.

    Innovative Protective buoyancy Cover Material: Superior combination of 3D Alutex net adds protection, abrasion resistant, with a smooth shield fabric covering. The Air Cell is made of durable (420) Cordura denier. The Mechanical Release System (MRS Plus), Mares evolution of the first mechanical weight system introduced to the market, incorporating a newly designed buckle system, one pull movement to release your weights. Ergonomically shaped pockets to form to your waist, with large, zippered opening allows for easier insertion of weights. Max load of 6 kg with most sizes. Inside Velcro to section the pocket in case you don't use the full capacity.

    The Dragon has two rear trim weight pockets holding up to 4.5 kg total. These pockets are positioned in the lower part of the BCD for better upright body efficiency at the surface, and a more streamlined profile. Back Protection System (BPS Plus) patented dual position lumbar capability. Heavily padded in either position, you can double the padding for increased lumbar support or extend the length of the padding depending on body shape for ultimate pre-dive comfort.

    Comfort is paramount with the Dragon with its independent harness which allows the air bladder to inflate away from the diver eliminating the crushing effect of BCD's that have fixed harnesses. Elastic cummerbund secures the BCD in place and adjusts for wetsuit compression at depth. QAS- Quick Adjust System, change the length of the cummerbund for a better customized fit. A neoprene padded collar and internal plush lining also adds comfort.

    Buoyancy control is established with the Ergo Inflator with cabled pull dump, right shoulder pull dump and two rear quick-dump/over-pressure relief valves. The Ergo is the standard inflation/deflation control unit on Mares BCD's, the Ergo inflator has been designed according to ergonomic guidelines. Intuitive to use and offers maximum grip. Smart D-ring position with large AISI 304 Stainless Steel rings, 2 bent: 2 upper and 2 lower that are positioned intelligently within your downward vision also functioning as leverage while inserting the weight pockets.

    With adjustable chest strap, two angled zippered pockets, rugged carry handle, dual position hose clip for your gauges, shaped shoulder straps adapt better to alleviate pressure on the shoulders, safety whistle and lots of lift 19.4 kg in the large size makes this one great BCD.
  • specifications

    • Jacket Style BC
    • 3D Alutex Protection
    • MRS Plus included 6 kg Capacity Per Pocket in Size L
    • Trim Pockets 4.5 kg
    • Maximum Lift
    • 2 Zippered Pockets
    • Ergo Inflator
    • 420 Cordura Nylon/Polyurethane Construction
    • Five AISI 304 Stainless Steel D-Rings
    • Elastic Cummerbund
    • Neoprene Padded Collar
    • Interior Plush Lined
    • Two Rear Quick Dump/Over-Expansion Relief Valves
    • Grommets for Mares Force Knife Collection
    • Adjustable Chest Strap
    • Shoulder Straps Relieve Shoulder Pressure
    • Dual Position Gauge Hose Clip
    • Safety Whistle
    • BPS System
  • size chart

        XS  SM MD LG XL
    Height ft/in <5'5" 5'5"-5'9" 5'5"-5'11" 5'7"-6'1" >5'11"
    cm <165 165-175 160-180 170-185 >180
    Weight lbs <120 110-155 130-175 155-200 >175
    kgs <55 50-70 60-80 70-90 >80
    Waist in 27-35 29-37 35-45 40-47 43-55
    cm 70-90 75-95 90-115 100-120 110-140
    Chest in <37 33-42 29-45 42-47 >47
    cm <95 85-105 95-115 105-120 >120
    Lift Capacity lbs 30.8 30.8 38.1 42.5 49.6
    kg 14.2 14.2 17.3 19.3 22.5
    Weight Capacity lbs 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 18 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim 26 MRS Plus/ 10 Trim
    kg 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 8 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim 12 MRS Plus/ 4.5 Trim
    Product Weight lbs 7.9 8.1 8.4 8.8 9.0
    kgs 3.6 3.7 3.8 4.0 4.1

Terms and Conditions

Order Methods

We understand that our customers will have different preferences for shopping so we offer two methods of making a purchase.


If you are in a hurry or you would like some friendly and personal service simply pick up the phone and call us on +64 9 4248540 as our store on the sunny Hibiscus Coast (just 30mins north of Auckland CBD) is open seven days a week. You will need to tell us the item description and brand so have that information at hand. We may be able to give you a shipping quote straight away, otherwise we can email it to you or call you back. Upon confirmation that you are happy with your order, we will take your credit card information over the phone and charge the confirmed amount. Alternatively you can make an electronic payment into our account. Goods will be dispatched once payment is received.


Simply make your selections and add them to your cart. On the shopping cart page, you can update quantities or remove items. When you are happy with your order, select the "checkout" option. When making a purchase on line you have the option of creating an account but you can still make purchases without doing so. If you choose to create an account you will be able to log back in to view your order information, save items to your wish list and receive email updates on any new items and promotions. When logged in to your account your address details will load automatically onto the checkout page but you may edit these if they have changed. You can create an account at any stage by selecting the "Account" tab on the top right corner of the screen or through the checkout page.


This online store is made available to you under the following policies and conditions:


We only ship within New Zealand and shipping is free for orders and purchases valued $100 or more (excluding Chatham Islands). All other orders under $100 will incur a shipping fee which will be quoted at checkout.


Your purchase will be sent by courier.

At this time, we only deliver to New Zealand addresses. We do not deliver to Post Office boxes.

Please note that a signature is required for all deliveries and you should inspect the package before signing for any signs of damage. The goods become the recipient's property and responsibility once they have been signed for at the time of delivery.

If goods do not arrive when you expect them to (see our Delivery Period), please contact us within 24 hours. We will use this delivery information to make a claim against our courier company. We will offer you the choice of a replacement or a full refund, once we have received confirmation from our courier company that delivery was not successful.

If any goods arrive damaged, please contact us within 24 hours of delivery. Please return the damaged goods to us in the condition received by you with all original packaging, together with all packing slips. At our election, we will either repair or replace the goods or refund the price to you.


We aim to dispatch your products within 48 hours of purchase and you will receive an email that confirms that your order has been dispatched. If any of it items you ordered are not in stock, we will notify you within 48 hours with an estimate on the lead time, and if this is too long to wait you may cancel your order.

To ensure successful delivery, please provide a delivery address where someone will be present during business hours to sign for the receipt of your package. You can track your order by entering the tracking number emailed to you in the dispatch email, into the courier's website.

Delivery times are as follows:
North Island: 1-3 days
South Island: 1-4 days
Rural delivery: 1 day extra to the above


Our prices are quoted with GST (Goods & Service Tax). All purchases are charged in New Zealand Dollars only.

You can pay by:
i. direct credit (our bank details will be provided to you on checkout)
ii. credit card (we currently accept Visa and Mastercard)

We also have financing option available, please email us if you are interested in financing your purchase as all quotes and lending are subject to application, approval and lending criteria.


We would like you to buy with confidence so we offer a 30 day money back guarantee. You can return any product purchased from in an unused, brand new condition within 30 days of the date of the purchase and we will refund your money back. Please advise us by email quoting your invoice number if you return a product to us. All purchases must be returned and inspected before any refund will be granted.

Gift cards cannot be returned. They are non-refundable and cannot be redeemed for cash.


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We want to make your shopping experience as safe, satisfying, convenient and pleasurable as possible. We take your privacy very seriously. The information which we receive from you is used to process orders and to provide you with a more personalised shopping experience. This means that your information will not be sold or otherwise divulged to third parties without your prior consent. You have certain rights to access information about yourself and if necessary to ask for it to be deleted or corrected.