Hollis 100LX DC3 Regulator

A Review

Hollis 100LX DC3 Regulator Review


The brand Hollis is known for its exceptional investment of time and resources in producing quality and top-grade diving gears. In the light of this reality, the brand has shown another of its ingenious creativity and efficiency in the production of the 100LX DC3 regulator. In this Hollis regulator review, I shall be walking you through the totality of what the 100LX DC3 entails and delivers as a premium-grade diving regulator.

100LX is a high-end regulator that comes with a custom MiFlex hose and orthodontic mouthpiece that gives divers a very easy and smooth breathing experience. As a dynamic regulation gear, the Hollis DC3 is fabricated with the perfect first stage that can effectively handle the use of single cylinder just as good as it can manage the use of double cylinder configuration.

For its diaphragm, it makes use of a turbo-charged over-balanced design which provides a gradually ramping intermediate pressure as the diver intensify in depth and gas density. By this, divers are availed the luxury of constant and god quality gas delivery under the most extreme of conditions.

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Just so that the regulator is protected from the infiltrations of dirt and toxins while still ensuring it can withstand the extreme conditions of cold water dives, the 100LX DC3 is environmentally sealed. There is also the presence of some

In many quarters, it is believed that the regulator is the most important in the list of gear that a diver has. If this is anything to go by, then the Hollis 100LX DC3 regulator serves its duties very well. It is built with a chrome-plated brass valve that is pneumatically balanced to give divers a very smooth and easy breathing experience.

If features translate into a strong determinant of pricing mechanism, then the Hollis 100LX DC3 is way underpriced for its deliverables and abilities. It is fabricated with a lustrous chrome finish a braided MiFlex hose and the sleekest of designs and details that make one wonder if the producers are just liberals or they are doing the diving whole a great charity.

Given the ingenious design of the Hollis 100LX DC3, it commands the best flow of air to divers’ lungs thus not requiring the need for any breathing adjustment levers. During tests, most divers claimed that the DC3 yields air to the lungs at the slightest hint of inhalation. This is clearly the height of responsiveness and dynamism in any scuba diving regulator available today.

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First Stage Over-Balanced Diaphragm
LP Ports Four 3/8 Inches Threaded
HP Ports Two 7/16 Inches Threaded
Adjustable Second Stage Present With Venturi Dive/Pre-Dive Switch
Nitrox Compatibility Highly Compatible
Materials First Stage: Forged Marine-Grade Chrome Plated Brass, Second Stage: Housing, ABS/Polycarbonate, Valve Body: Chromed Brass, Packing Nut: Stainless Steel
Hose Thread 3/8 Inches
Hose Length 30 Inches (76.2 cm)

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  • Hollis 100LX DC3 Regulator:
  • Meets Rigorous CE Standard for Coldwater Performance
  • 30″ (76.2 cm) 3/8″ Threaded Maxflex Hose
  • Lightweight, Flexible, Braided Hose
  • Designed to Outperform and Outlive Traditional Rubber Hoses
  • CD Owner’s Manual
  • First Stage: Hollis DC3
  • Over-Balanced Diaphragm Regulator Design
  • Provides Progressively Greater Intermediate Pressure with Increased Depth and Gas Density
  • Superior Gas Delivery Under Most Extreme Conditions
  • Dual Diaphragm Design: Completely Seals Internal Components from Environment
  • Environmental Sealing Prevents Icing
  • 4 Low-Pressure Ports (LP) with 3/8″ Threads
  • 2 High-Pressure Port (HP) with 7/16″ Threads
  • Material: Forged Marine-Grade Chrome Plated Brass
  • Nitrox Compatible to 40% Out-of-the-Box
  • Weight: 30.7 oz. (870.3 g)
  • Lightweight ABS/Polycarbonate Housing
  • Pneumatically Balanced Demand Valve Design
  • Chrome-Plated Brass Valve, Stainless Steel Packing Nut & End Cap
  • Smooth, Easy Breathing
  • Adjustable Venturi System (A.V.S.)
  • AVS: Simple Dive/Pre-Dive Switch Adjust Inhalation Effort
  • AVS: Prevents Free-Flow During Shore Entries or Long Surface Swims
  • Patented Silicone Rubber Orthodontic Mouthpiece
  • Mouthpiece Provides Comfort and Reduced Jaw Fatigue
  • Plastic Cover Cosmetic Ring

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Pros and Cons

  • Meets CE Standard For Cold-Water Performance
  • Over-Balanced Diaphragm Regulator Design
  • Dual Diaphragm Seals Internal Components
  • Nitrox Compatible To 40% Out Of The Box
  • Adjustable Venturi System

  • Lacks The Presence Of A Swivel Turret
  • Does Not Come With The Industrial PVD Quoting For Anti-Corrosion


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Editors’ Opinion

Out-Of-This-Worldly, the Hollis 100LX DC3 stands tall in respect of being exceptionally sleek and dynamically ergonomic for all type of diving and class of divers. A diver cannot be wrong in having one if he intends to have the best breathing session while diving

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