Every year the brands come out with a new and improved Regulator model.
In reality the basic design of regs hasn’t changed in 25 years! The “new” models are simply cosmetic changes.
Most of the brands source their regs from the same few factories. The regs are simple pieces of kit that are generally hugely overpriced and over-hyped.
Some even claim to have exorbitant breathing rates…Statistics such as 8500L/min! First of all – the average breathing rate is 15-20L per minute, 8500L/min is impossible. Secondly an average cylinder only holds around 2700L of air so why on Earth would you want a Regulator to have a airflow of 8500L/min…..
However, this is life-support equipment! So how do you look through the Marketing hype and buy yourself the best quality regulator for you and your family?
Here is ALL you need to know about regulators: