Tri-Metal Regulator earns "Tester's Choice" and
"Best Buy" awards from Scuba Diving Magazine
to XS Scuba, the SeaAir Tri-Metal (so named because of its
stainless-steel, titanium and brass components) delivers
the performance of today's most expensive regs, yet is moderately
priced. Based on our test results, this claim is grounded
firmly in fact. Within the parameters of our standard breathing
simulator tests, the Tri-Metal demonstrated Very Good to
Excellent performance. Then it kept going. As RMVs and test
depths increased, this reg continued to deliver air at a
surprisingly low work of breathing. In short, the SeaAir
Tri-Metal proved to be a real powerhouse when pushed to
The reg also proved more than able in actual ocean conditions,
racking up Very Good scores in almost all ergo categories.
Test divers found the reg to be a sweet breather in all
positions and dry as a bone. The purge cover on the balanced
second stage is a bit stiff, but unleashes a forceful rush
of air for easy clearing. Although somewhat sticky, the
breathing resistance knob gives you a full range of adjustment
in only a couple of turns.
Tri-Metal's balanced piston first stage features a low-pressure
port turret for easy hose routing and is the only reg in
this group to come with a yoke rated for 4,000-psi cylinders.
It carries a limited lifetime warranty. Based on its chart-topping
performance and a reasonable price of $375, its a Best Buy.
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