Zeagle Scout BC 7108VK-S 005630

Mfg Part #: 7108VK
 $299.95 
  • Integrated Weight System - 16 lbs non-diver releasable trim weights for improved weight distribution and balance
  • 24-lb lift low profile bladder with elastic retractors
  • 430 Denier Material
  • Adjustable Cummerbund
  • Two hidden utility pockets
  • Four Stainless D-rings
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • SIZES/LIFT: Small through XLarge
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Zeagle Scout BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 8 reviews.

Rating: Great fit, great BC
Reviewer: Alberto Podio
Fits great, works wonders. Has all the right features that you need, none of the features that you dont. Back inflate that works very well, great control. among the best back inflate that Ive used. Do yourself a favor and get this one for travel. I can fit this BC, a mask and my regs in my carry on luggage. The rest gets checked and wont ruin my trip if lost.

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13 out of 15 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Old dog, new bc
Reviewer: marvin hancock
The scout is my latest bc. I have evolved with scuba, and at the age of 59, I have seen lots of inovation. This product is a prime example of ease of use and totla functionality. Not only is it comfortable and easy to ues, it performs better than any of the advertising. From the newest diver to old dogs like me, the scout is a perfectly matched piece of equipment. Great price, and excelent customer service. I would recomend it to anyone.

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91 out of 180 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Zeagle Scout BC
Reviewer: Vladimir Iakovlev  -  View all my reviews
I bought this BC specifically for travelling and was very happy after the first trip. It is light and small, which is very important in the era when airlines are so meticulous about luggage dimensions, weight, number of pieces... The BC is completely functional for a 140lb guy in warm water with 15lb of lead. I used the integrated weight pockets, which were sufficient to fit 10-12lb. With a video camera I was putting a piece of lead in the pocket. I made a small modification: removed the front velcro (held by screws) and stitched a buckle at the back for a crotch strap. With this set up you do not feel like you are wearing a BC at all. My wife saw me diving with the bc, tried it and asked to buy one for her because it was quite a diffrenece with a jacket style bc. So, I just ordered a small one. BTW, it is $200 and built like a tank.

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137 out of 268 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Scout
Reviewer: Russell M.  -  View all my reviews
Likes: Light, no feeling of wearing a restrictive jacket. Feels like almost wearing no BC. Simple, uncluttered. Dislikes: 24 pound lift is just barely enough to float you and equipment at the surface - ie you sit a bit low. Your mileage may vary depending on equipment, body size etc. Overall, a good buy based on the price. In my case a good, simple, recreational BC.

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225 out of 441 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BC!!!
Reviewer: John David Whalen  -  View all my reviews
Great BC! You have to be the right frame. Its a smaller cut, so if you arent it wont be the best BC for you. All in all though, its simple design is for more advanced divers on a budget.

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303 out of 593 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BC!!!
Reviewer: John David W.  -  View all my reviews
Great BC! You have to be the right frame. Its a smaller cut, so if you arent it wont be the best BC for you. All in all though, its simple design is for more advanced divers on a budget.

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293 out of 599 people found this review helpful.

Rating: A great BC
Reviewer: Michael M.  -  View all my reviews
It`s my first Zeagle. Like it very much. It is not as small as I hoped,bought it for travel.But now that I have used it,I am hooked!!!

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249 out of 492 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Excellent BC
Reviewer: David B.  -  View all my reviews
Perfect for travel, integrated weights are diver releasable, but hard to get to (behind you)

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333 out of 651 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Zeagle Scout BC:


  • austin:

    I found this BC for sale at a competitors website for $303. Can you match this price? http://www.houseofscuba.com/bc/bcd54.html?gclid=CJfUqez73bMCFQKRPAod3GEAfQ

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    You need to contact us at info@scuba.com or 800-347-2822

  • John:

    Is the 24 lb lift of the Scout BC sufficient for a person of 250 lb body wt?

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Unfortunately there is no way to answer that based on the info you have given (or not given). Lift capacity on a bcd is probably the single most misunderstood and mis-used rating in all of scuba. Technically speaking it takes only 1lb of lift against the water displaced weight of a diver to create and maintain positive buoyancy. That isn't to say a bcd with 1 lb of lift will float you as a diver that displaces 2+lb will obviously sink even with the bcd filled. The manufacturers build bcd's in generalities. The thought process is along the lines of "if it'll float an anchor, it must have enough lift". Then it becomes important to know, where you are diving. What you are taking underwater. What you are wearing, based on where you are diving, etc. 24lbs of life is plenty if you are diving in warm water, with a thin or no wetsuit and not taking heavy items underwater such as a large camera system, game bag you plan to fill, or pony systems. Diving in cold water, with a great deal of lead to displace your exposure suit, heavy lights, etc... no chance.

  • Stefano:

    Is the Scout BCD part of Zeagles "modular" line? My fit requirements have me in a Medium shoulder, but a Small waist. I cannot determine if this particular BCD supports customized sizing.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Stefano, yes you can switch out the should straps and waist strap like any other BC in the Zeagle line.

  • marc:

    i am 63", 235 lbs with 48" chest and 38" waist. Should I order a XL and replace the waistband with Zeagles interchangeable system, or can I just order it that way initially?

    Arthur  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello, Zeagle tends to run large so I doubt that you would need to swap out the cumberbun.

  • Jake:

    Hey guys Im really interested in the scout. I will primarily be in warm waters (Florida) and be spearfishing and some scientific and light tech diving. I am about 170lb and 510 would this be as good a BC as I think it will?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jake, yes this would be a very good BCD for you. It will be lightweight and a compact BCD. Also this BCD since it is a back inflate BCD it will make you more streamline underwater which in turn will give you better air consumption since you are moving thru the water with more efficiency.

Scout BC

The Scout represents an exceptional value in a lightweight system. It has a low profile single bladder with
an elastic retractor, and a elastic waist closure.
The weight system consists of two rear mounted
pockets with a touch fastener release and a 20-LB
maximum total weight capacity.
The Scout is Zeagle’s lightest and most compact BC,
and is ideal or a basic travel system with minimum
weight and bulk

Scout Standard Features

24 lb lift capacity low profile bladder made of
1000 denier fabric, with elastic retractor
• Two zippered utility pockets
• 2 Stainless D-rings on the vest, 2 on the
shoulders
• Adjustable Sternum Strap
• 16 lb Capacity rear mount weight system
• Comes in standard black
• 6.7 lbs dry weight

Are Zeagle BC’s worn differently?
Yes. Because of the uniqueness of the design, the Zeagle System will fit quite differently from a conventional BC. The waistband will be lower, well below the diaphragm (so it won’t restrict your breathing), the front of the BC is open, reducing restrictions further, and the buoyancy is low down on the back and sides, where it can expand outward without compressing your chest. The result is greater comfort and a more balanced attitude in the water.

Why do you put the weights in the BC?
Including the weights as part of the buoyancy system improves balance and comfort in the water- it keeps your body from being pulled in different directions by the opposing forces of lift and weights. All Zeagle BC’s since 1982 have been designed to be weight integrated.

How do you drop the weights in an emergency?
Zeagle’s patented Ripcord system allows for a single point instantaneous release of the weights from almost any position in the water. When compared to a weightbelt release or the two handed systems used on many other weight integrated BC's the Ripcord is far simpler and more reliable. Some BC's offer a more economical pull out system that requires a two sided release to drop all the weights.

Isn’t it too heavy to lift?
In most circumstances we recommend that the diver put on their BC first, then place the weights in the weight pockets. This avoids having to lift the entire scuba system and weights together.

What’s the Personal Fit System?
People come in more than five sizes- the Personal Fit System is a system of interchangeable components that allows your Zeagle dealer to custom fit a buoyancy system to your body and your style of diving. In addition to fitting waist size, chest size, and torso length independently, we can adjust the style of various components and the amount of lift in the buoyancy system to match the type of diving you do.

Do you make BC's for women?
Zeagle’s Personal Fit System was designed with women in mind. It’s very common for women to fit a size smaller in the shoulder section of a Zeagle BC than they fit in the waist size- a medium waist with small shoulders, for example. On our heavy duty BC's we offer narrower women's shoulder sections with smaller buckles that will fit women's upper bodies better. Of course the advantages of weight integration and doing away with the weightbelt are often even greater for women than for men. The greatest difficulty in properly sizing a woman's Buoyancy System is not finding a smaller size, or allowing for the bust, but lies in the fact that women's bodies have a defined waist where a waistband must fasten in order to secure the BC. At the same time, women tend to have both a shorter torso length and a lower center of buoyancy compared to men. So conventional buoyancy systems,which would ideally be worn lower for best balance and comfort, must be worn higher, around the narrowest part of the waist, in order to be secure. Zeagle has two BC models specifically designed with these considerations in mind; - The Zena is an extremely light and comfortable BC, ideally suited for warmer water diving. It is designed and constructed to be worn over a bathing suit or light warm water suit. The Zena's twin waist and hip band system provides a way for women to securely position the weights and buoyancy below waist level, around the body's center of buoyancy. - The LaZer is a heavier-duty BC with the same ideal fit for a woman's body shape. It is still considered to be a travel BC and can be worn over a bathing suit, but it is also made to be worn over a wetsuit or drysuit that might be needed in local diving conditions. It has all the features of the very popular Stiletto BC, but with a vest that is scooped at the rear to comfortably accommodate a shorter torso and wider hips than a Stiletto.

Will it float you face down?
Zeagle BCs are designed to fit low on the body so the lift is positioned near the body’s center of buoyancy. This results in a very neutral surface flotation, leaving the diver free to assume any position in the water. Many non-Zeagle rear flotation BC’s fit high on the chest, the same way most nonintegrated jacket style BC’s fit. In addition to being less comfortable, this volume of lift high on the back can cause the diver to be rotated forward when attempting to stay upright on the surface.

Can I wear a weightbelt with a Zeagle?
It isn’t necessary, and it adds bulk and weight.

Which BC is best for me?
Zeagle makes buoyancy systems for everyone– from the occasional vacation diver to the most professional Search and Recovery divers. Your dealer can help you select a system and appropriate accessories based on you size, experience, diving environment, the kind of diving you do, and the kind of diving you want to do in the future.

What about construction and warranty?
All Zeagle Buoyancy Systems are hand sewn from the best available materials and heavily reinforced at all stress points. Our style of construction is labor intensive and expensive, but it results in a more durable, better fitting BC. Individual components of the system are replaceable or repairable if damaged. This quality of construction makes it possible for us to offer a limited lifetime warranty to the original purchaser. If a defect appears or the system fails at any time while you own it, Zeagle will repair or replace the system free of charge.

For full details on product warranty please click here.

Where can I get user's guides for Zeagle Products?
We have available downloadable versions of product owner's manuals. These are in PDF format, which is a file format that can be viewed and printed from virtually any computer platform. If you don't have Adobe Acrobat Reader (necessary to view the files) it can be downloaded free of charge here.

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LIMITED LIFETIME GUARANTEE TO THE ORIGINAL OWNER, OFFERED THROUGH MANUFACTURER

Your BC is guaranteed against defects in materials and workmanship. This guarantee does not cover damages from accident, abuse, neglect, alterations, improper usage, normal wear & tear or failure to provide reasonable care. To validate your warranty you must fill out and return your warranty registration by regular mail or e-mail, within 30 days of purchase. All warranty claims will be handled through Zeagle, or an authorized Zeagle Dealer.

here is the serial number on my BC?
In 2009 we began serializing the bladder assembly of our BCs. To find the serial number look at the left side (your right if you were wearing the BC) in between the vest and bladder. Roughly where the top tank band is inserted into the vest you should see a 1.5' long white tag with the serial number stamped onto it. If you do not see this tag you can select 'My product does not have a serial number' when registering your BC.

How can I set my BC up for Twin Cylinders?
All Zeagle Heavy-Duty Ballistic BCs (Ranger, Ranger LTD, Tech, 911, SAR) as well as backplate systems, can be used with twin tanks. The easiest method is to use the Twin Cylinder Mounting Plates. Click here for a page that shows how.
Click here for an instructional video on setting your BC up for Twin Cylinders

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