Sherwood SR2 Review: Superior Breathing Performance In a Compact Package

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.

Sherwood SR2 Regualtor

Manufacture: Sherwoodscuba.com

Our Score:

9.5
Overall Score
Design 09/10
Functionality 10/10
Durability 10/10
Price 9/10
  • Pneumatically balanced design for best breathing performance
  • Single point adjustment controls 
  • Compact and Lightweight Second Stage
  • Mouth Piece may be too small for some people 
  • Heavy Second Stage

Summary:
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.

Sherwood SR2 Regulator Review Video

In the video below you can get a closer look at the Sherwood SR2 regulator and some of its main features. 

Key Features of the Sherwood SR2 Regulator

Excellent Breathing Performance

The SR2 utilizes a 2 piece balance piston first Stage to deliver to deliverer optimum intermediate pressure to the Pneumatically balanced second stage. Resulting in a sharp responsive breathing performance at a wide range to cylinder pressure and depths.

 

Single Adjustment 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.

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.

Long Lasting Quality

The novel SMART Demand Lever helps to prolong the life of the seat, mainly by responding to depressurization, which reduces the load that would otherwise be on the seat.

Environmentally 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.

Sherwood SR2  Specifications

1st Stage Type

Balanced Piston

High Pressure Ports

5

Low Pressure Ports

4

Environmentally Sealed

2nd Stage Type

Balanced

Adjustable Inhalation

   

Adjustable Venturi

Nitrox Compatible

Cold Water Rated


How Does It Stack Up?

Design

09/10

Well designed regulator. Lightweight second stage but the 1st stage is on the heavier end. 

Functionality 

10/10

Excellent Breathing Performance due to balance designed. Single adjustment point makes tuning breathing resistance simple.

Durability 

10/10

Strong and sturdy construction.SMART demand lever and floating crown maintains performance between servicing.

Price 

9/10

If you don’t mind spending a little extra then you’ll be happy with the quality and performance. Overall, you get good value for your money with the SR2.

9.5
Overall Score

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What We Like

The SR2 delivers excellent breathing performance comparable to those of other high-end regulators like the Scubapro Mk25 S600 and the Atomic T3.

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 ever want. It breaths great has customization setting, is compactly designed and has a very light second stage.

However, it heavier second stage may add to your overall weight when traveling and the mouthpiece may be a little too small for most people.  

Who Is Sherwood SR2 Designed 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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can this regulator be used for cold water diving?

How heavy is the SR2 Regulator?

Is The Sherwood SR2 also available in 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 marvelous product and you’re bound to be delighted with your purchase every time you go into the water.

Do you have any experience with the Sherwood SR2, good or bad, please feel free to share in the comments below.

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