15 years in a Scott myself...from the old 2A, to the 2.2, then the 4.5. Like most have said, you can't beat a Scott. Easy to use, easy to trouble-shoot, easy to don & doff, and as reliable as a good hunting hound!
I've worn a few other brands in training, but wasn't really a fan.
On a more serious note, your department has purchased them, so like them or not, it's up to you to be as comfortable in their use as you were your draeger. Train, train, and train again.
I have used Scott air packs for the past 15 years and can tell you that they are reliable, durable and come with an excellent warranty program. I have been a Scott certified repair technician for 14 years with my department. We bench test annually and generally find only minor adjustments are needed to return them to specs. Our guys don't always treat them they way they should and they still hold up well. They manufacture an excellent product and in my experience, stand behind it.
Ive used 2.2's, both the older version without the integrated pass, and aluminum bottles, and the newer with the spun carbon fiber bottles, and integrated pass alarms, and i love them. ive also used MSA and Draeger, and i'd prefer scott any day. I'm familiar with them, and scott has a lot of good things going towards them with it.
We switched two years ago from Survivair which was the SCBA we had 30+ years to the Scott NxG2 4500psi and have not had really any problems to speak of and the problems we have had were covered under warranty.
Just like any other pack....they are only as good as its competent user and how they are maintained. But I will say i have been using the Scott brand for my whole career. I have found nothing better than them.
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