WE TESTED 7 REGS
1APEKS XL4 MSRP $520 CONTACT APEKSDIVING.COM When the little XL4 took excellent scores across the board in our breathing-simulator tests, we kept pushing it deeper — all the way to 278 feet, where it still took an excellent score. Test divers gave it top marks for dry, easy breathing, and liked the comfort of its lightweight second stage. The XL4 was our Testers Choice for regs. 2SCUBAPRO MK11/ C370 MSRP $495 CONTACT SCUBAPRO.COM Pair the proven MK11 first stage with the C370 second stage sporting a balanced valve and new exhaust tee, and here’s what you get: smooth, easy breathing. It earned excellent scores on the simulator, and raves from test divers who enjoyed its silky, quiet performance and dry operation in all breathing positions. The MK11/C370 was our Best Buy for regs.