KISS is an acronym first coined by Kelly Johnson, of the Lockheed Skunk Works, creators of the famous U-2 and SR-71 Blackbird spy planes. Among other variations, it stands for Keep It Super Simple, and the principal states that �most systems work best if they are kept simple rather than made complex, therefore simplicity should be a key goal in design and unnecessary complexity should be avoided.�
This was a key goal for Gordon Smith, a tool and die maker who adopted the acronym and created the first KISS rebreathers in 1995. The most reliable machines are those that are straightforward, easy to use, and easy to repair, regardless of what function they are meant to perform. When designing a machine that is meant to go underwater and that is life support equipment, KISS Rebreathers feels that it is especially important to follow the keep it simple philosophy. It is important to remember that everything eventually fails, and this is certainly true for any product that is taken underwater.
Since then, KISS Rebreathers has kept true to this philosophy, and the core design of their initial rebreather has remained largely unchanged. KISS Rebreathers continues to innovate with the release of their new GEM Rebreather � one of the smallest, most inexpensive rebreathers on the market today � perfect for the recreational or traveling diver.
Each KISS Rebreather comes with a variety of PO2 monitoring options, as well as accessories. Prices shown above are the base pricing. Clicking on each unit allows you to see available options, and pricing available.