Sherwood SR2 Review: Superior Breathing Performance In a Compact Package
The Sherwood SR2 Regulator offers highly responsive breathing performance with advanced technology in a surprisingly compact package. It makes a great regulator if you're just starting out diving, but versatile enough for more advanced diving situations.
If you’re a diver currently looking for a regulator that is compact and offer effortless breathing – then look no further than the new Sherwood SR2 Scuba Regulator.
The SR2 is a top of the line regulator produced by Sherwood Scuba – One of the Industry’s leading manufactures- and offers exceptional breathing performance with hi-tech features neatly-packed in a compact package.
It is a follow-up to the incredibly popular SR1 model. This upgrade offers you a range of new and improved features, as well as more flexible design – including a less rigid purge cover – which ensures a more comfortable underwater experience.
Who Is This Regulator For?
Thanks to many of the regulator’s high-functioning capabilities this regulator is suited for a wide range of diving conditions. Much like the SR1 before it, this regulator works great even if you are a beginner diver just starting out or an experienced diver with 100 of dives under your belt.
Given the price range thou, this is a regulator to consider if you’re serious about scuba diving. If you’re only planning on diving a couple time a year, then you should consider a less expensive model.
Overview of Key Features
In the video below you can get a closer look at the Sherwood SR2 regulator and some of it's main features.
Excellent Breating Performance
The SR2 utilizes a 2 piece balance piston first Stage to deliver to deliverer optium intermediate pressure pressure to the Pneumatically balanced second stage.
Resulting in a sharp responsive breathing performance at a wide range to cylinder pressure and depths.
The novel SMART Demand Lever helps to prolong the life of the seat, mainly by responding to depressurisation, which reduces the load that would otherwise be on the seat.
Super flex hose
It has to be said, the super flex hose really helps to make it easier to attain a comfortable and natural position in the water.
Single Ajustment Point
To help make things quick and simple, the ability to adjust performance with single-touch technology is certainly something that helps to make this a particularly appealing piece of kit.
Being able to find the optimal balance with the minimum of effort takes the stress out of using the contraption, allowing you to concentrate on a relaxing dive.
Enviromentally Sealed First Stage
Sherwood also designed the SR2 First stage with a sealed dry spring chamber which prevents water and contaminants like silt and sand from entering the regulator. This helps increase performance over time while at the same time giving added protection in cold water diving.
What We Like?
The single adjustment point simplifies diving. Simply turn the dial to min on the surface to control free flow and max to get the best breathing performance under water.
The swiveling torrent also provides multiple hose routing options as well as also reduces jaw fatigue by helping to release tension in the low-pressure hose. This also allows you to mount the regulator to the dive tank in any position.
It’s surprisingly lightweight second stage will also help with jaw fatigue and its compact design makes for easy packing and storage.
What We Don't Like?
There is little not to like about this regular, It has everything a recreational diver would every want. It breaths great, has customization setting, is compact designed and has a very light second stage.
However, it heavier second stage may add to your overall weight when traveling and the mouthpiece my be a little to small for most people.
What Are Divers Saying About The Sherwood SR2?
The overall feedback form other divers where over overwhelmingly positive. Many divers who use the regulator where surprised with the breasting performance this regulator delivers with quotes like "easiest breathing reg I have ever owned" and "easy breathing!".
While there are many positive review of this regulator, some people found the mouthpiece little too small. However, this was easily fixed with a generic mouthpiece.
below are a few excerpts describing their user’s experience:
Standard mouthpiece is too small, uncomfortable, and comes out of the mouth too easily. Otherwise, I love the SR2.
Easiest breathing reg I have ever owned.
How Does It Stack Up? Our Rating
Well designed regulator. Lightweight second stage but the 1st stage is on the heavier end.
Excellent Breathing Performance do to balance designed. Single adjustment point makes tuning breathing resistance simple.
Strong and sturdy construction.SMART demand lever and floating crown maintains performance between servicing.
If you don’t mind spending a little extra then you’ll be happy with the quality and perforance. Overall, you get good value for your money with the SR2.
Can this regulator be used for cold water diving?
You’ll have no problems using this with temperatures as low as 10 degrees centigrade.
How heavy is the SR2 Regulator?
It weighs about 3.85 poulnds (1.75kg ) but feels relatively weightless when you’re down there.
Is The Serwood SR2 also available in DIN?
This regulator is available in both yoke and 300 BAR DIN
The Bottom Line
This is probably the ideal piece of kit for someone who has dabbled with diving to start with and is now getting serious about making it a recreational activity of choice; although, to be fair, the benefits of the SR2 make it ideal for the majority of diving enthusiasts – novice or pro.
So, if you are looking for a sophisticated yet straightforward-to-use regulator that will make your diving experiences feel natural then what’s keeping you – invest in this marvellous product and you’re bound to be delighted with your purchase every time you go into the water.