Mares Loop 15x
The Loop 15x is a new regulator being introduced by Mares at DEMA. The Loop is the first regulator to have a hose that connects to the bottom of the second stage and gets its name from the loop created as the hose connects to the regulator and loops beneath the arm.
While the Loop’s unique design may look odd, having the hose connect to the bottom of the regulator serves a purpose. Air coming into the regulator now has a straight path through the regulator to the diver, and Mares claims this will make breathing easier for divers.
The Loop features two exhaust valves on either side of the regulator hose for clearing or purging water from the regulator. And having the hose at the bottom of the regulator can prevent divers from accidentally breathing from a regulator which is upside down.
The Mares Loop 15x regulator will retail for $380 for the first and second start and the octopus will cost $150. The Loop will start shipping in December 2016. [Mares]