Scubapro MK19 EVO/G260 Cold Water Dual Technical Regulator Kit
Scubapro has released its latest MK19 EVO first stage and G260 primary second stage as a set of dual cold-water regulators aimed at technical divers. The 'Cold Water Kit' includes two MK19 EVO first stages, two G260 second stages and a long-and short-hose combo.
The new MK19 EVO is substantially smaller and lighter than its predecessor and features an air-balanced diaphragm designed to deliver consistent airflow regardless of depth or tank pressure. An environmentally sealed chamber prevents water, pollutants, silt and other debris from entering the chamber and freezing or fouling the internal mechanism. The dry chamber is equipped with a double spring, making it more compact and more reliable, according to the manufacturer.
Two opposing high-pressure ports allow the first stage to be oriented either upwards or downwards, to give divers extra options for hose routing and tank-pod transmitter connections. The swivel turret has four radial high-flow, low-pressure ports and one axial 'super high-flow' LP port for additional hose routing options. The Cold Water Kit includes two DIN 300 versions of the MK19 EVO weighing in at 665g each. (the MK19 EVO is also available separately in a recreational INT version)
The G260 second stage has a number of its components machined from seawater-resistant solid brass, which has excellent heat exchanging properties, aiding its resistance to cold-water seizing and freeflow. The air-balanced valve is included to smooth out inhalation effort regardless of depth and tank pressure, and the connecting 'super-flow' low-pressure hose has an oversized bore allowing more air to flow through the system during inhalation. The G260's nylon fibreglass construction is the largest of Scubapro's second-stage casings and diaphragms. designed to increase breathing sensitivity and perform effectively regardless of a diver's position in the water. The hose attachment is reversible adding to the range of routing options, and a diver-adjustable inhalation effort knob is included for fine-tuning the airflow. One short (64cm) and one long (210cm) hose are included with the Cold Water Kit.
The regulator set includes:
- 2 x MK19 EVO DIN 300 first stages
- 2 x G260 primary second stages
- 2 x LP hose (1 x 64cm, 1 x 210cm)
RRP Scubapro Cold Water Kit: £1,060