Mares XR Backplate - Heavy Stainless

$189.00
In Stock
SKU
XR-417507-6
The { 8.5 lb | 3.85 kg } weight of this 6 mm extra thick Mares XR Stainless Steel Backplate is most popular with drysuit divers and saltwater divers using aluminum doubles.
The extra thickness of this 6mm backplate may cause compatibility issues with some bolt heights and assembly screws.

Mares XR Backplate - Heavy Stainless

Mares XR Backplate - Heavy Stainless
Mares XR Backplate - Heavy Stainless

The extra weight of this 6 mm thick Mares XR Stainless Steel Backplate is most popular with drysuit divers and saltwater divers using aluminum doubles. The Mares XR 6 mm Backplate is 316 marine grade stainless steel XR backplate with a flat matte finish that is 6 mm thick and weighs† approximately { 8.5 lb | 3.85 kg } for divers who wish to transfer even more weight off their waist.

The Mares XR backplate features a modern laser cut design:

  • 6 mm version weighs† approximately { 8.5 lb | 3.85 kg }.
  • { 11 in | 28 cm } centers mounting with three holes for height adjustability and a lozenge slot that allows easy assembly on doubles bolts without alignment concerns.
  • { 2 in | 5.1 cm } slots to accept directly threaded tank cam bands for single cylinder diving, improving stability by making the use of a single tank adapter optional.
  • { 2 in | 5.1 cm } horizontal and angled strap slots to allow your choice of straight or cross-over shoulder strap mounting.
  • { 2 in | 5.1 cm } slot at the base to accommodate a crotch strap.
  • { 3/8 in | 1 cm } perimeter holes (four on each side and four at the base) for mounting accessories such as light canisters, butt plates, inflation bottles, lumbar pads, and surface marking buoys.
  • Rounded corners and all edges are de-burred to reduce wear on the harness and wing. The lower corners have a slight bend for comfort.
  • { 15.75 in | 40.0 cm } high and { 10.63 in | 27.0 cm } wide at the base, { 8.75 in | 22.2 cm } wide at the top before the corner curve, with "V" depth of { 1.6 in | 4.1 cm }.
  • 316 marine grade passivated stainless steel with a flat matte finish and stamped Mares XR logo.

If you wish to use assembly screws (aka 'book screws') to attach a backpad or other accessories, please be aware that Mares XR brand assembly screws are too short to securely attach to the 6 mm backplate, although we found our DGX Assembly Screws are perfect. Our assembly screws are available in metal or plastic, but in our opinion the plastic ones actually work better with this 6 mm plate. Don't be concerned about the strength of plastic vs metal; the plastic version is plenty strong for thus application plus they are not subject to galvanic action and don't cause wear on materials rubbing against them.

† Although Mares documentation officially lists the weight as 4 kg, our own measurements listed above disagree when taken using multiple electronic scales and averaging across multiple items without including packaging.

More Information
Brand Mares Extended Range
SKU XR-417507-6
Weight 8.800000




     
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