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Best BCD for the Ladies?

Discussion in 'Buoyancy Compensators (BC's) and Weight Systems' started by sucker4scuba, Jan 5, 2007.

  1. smb1014

    smb1014 Nassau Grouper

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  2. laserdoc

    laserdoc Barracuda

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    buy a zeagle zena!! they are the best on the market. TRY it YOU'LL LIKE IT. As Mikey said.
     
  3. oscar_2424

    oscar_2424 Nassau Grouper

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    seaquest diva lx
     
  4. DiveScoop

    DiveScoop Dive Charter

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  5. jpsexton

    jpsexton Solo Diver

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Margate, FL
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    I've got to give another vote for the Zeagle Zena. My wife tried on everything made and nothing really fit her shape exactly right. With the Zena's interchangeable panels we were able to get a custom fit!
     
  6. waynel

    waynel Manta Ray

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    Location: Lafayette, LA
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    Got my wife the ScubaPro Ladyhawk for Christmas (she had previously tried it on). She loves it. When we started diving we were using rental BCD's and she always got those big jacket type BCD's. She's tall and thin and those BCD's simply engulfed her and she really thought her buoyancy control problems were due to BCD. Don't know if it is pyschological or not, but no control problems and I can see she is much more comfortable. I was skeptical about "ladies BCD's". But, yeah, their bodies are different and they need a BC designed for them.
     
  7. Rainer

    Rainer DIR Practitioner

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    The three women I know who tried on the Zeagle Zena all didn't like the front zipper (in lieu of a cummerbund), and all went with the Zeagle Stiletto. This is a very compact BC, excellent for both men and women, which packs down very small. Worth a look!
     
  8. pupdiver

    pupdiver Barracuda

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Los Angeles, CA
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    Don't rule out BCs that are not marketed specifically toward women. My wife tried and hated both the Zeagle Zena and the Seaquest Diva. She especially hated the Zena's front zip bodice thing.

    We ended up getting her a Zeagle Stiletto, which just happened to fit her well. It travels well too.
     
  9. DiveMaven

    DiveMaven Great White

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Kihei, Maui & Vancouver, WA
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    It's all about trying on as many as you can and picking the one YOU like best!
     
  10. karenpadi

    karenpadi Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Silicon Valley
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    Thank you for the insight! I realize now that I have never had a rental BC that actually fit (not even kids sizes) and why it always felt like my tank was moving around on my back. The BP/W sounds especially interesting.
     

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