The Compact Reel from Mares has a fold-away handle and grip with 30 meters of cord and carabiner.
28 July 2010
The reel is light, compact and works well. You need to take care when closing the rewind lever as the plastic is prone to bending. Orientate the lever properly and it goes back in neatly get it 180 degrees wrong and I think it is likely to break. Goo
24 September 2010
This reel is small enough to fit in my BCD pocket. Have not had a chance to try it in open water yet but seems easy enough to use.
6 October 2010
Not used on a dive, but played with it. Nice and small, a bit plasticy and I'm thinking i could snap the handle. As a backup or buddy reel, this could be ideal though.
6 March 2011
In the process of slimming down my gear for travelling. This product is ideal, lightweight and compact. I have been purchasing products from Simply for some while now and I found that the delivery service is brilliant.
17 May 2011
Compact, versatile and easy to stow.
13 March 2013
It's a little large to put in the BCD pocket,otherwise seems to be a good product.
19 June 2013
Small and compact. Slightly fiddly, but what do you expect for such a small product?!
6 February 2014
Good product for the money. It's not robust but perfect for the holiday diver as a 'just in case'
5 June 2015
workmanlike product. build quality generally good. Handle seems a bit flimsy.
16 June 2015
I bought this because my other reel (McMahon Large) is enormous and I wanted something that would easily fit in a pocket. Obviously there is no ratchet, but this is nice and compact, so you can forget it's there. I think this one is ok for an emer
13 July 2019
works well for the price
24 July 2019
easy to use
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