Zeagle Ranger LTD BC 7909RK-GRY-SM 006312

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Zeagle Ranger LTD BC

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  • Integrated Ripcord Weight System- 50 lb capacity (30 lbs Diver releasable -
    20lbs non-diver releasable trim weights for improved weight distribution and balance)
  • 44-LB lift Ballistic bladder
  • 1050 Denier Ballistic Material
  • Sternum strap
  • Front roll down pocket stays out of the way and hidden until needed
  • 6 Stainless angled D-rings on shoulders (two adjustable)
  • Lumbar pad for ultimate comfort
  • Zipper attachment system allows for the attachment of a various carriers and accessories such as spare airpony bottle, and utility pocket
  • 6 Stainless D-rings including two vertical 2 inch D-rings
  • COLOR: Black or Black/Grey
  • SIZES: Small through XLarge
  • FULL MANUFACTURER’S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Zeagle Ranger LTD BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 7 reviews.

Rating: excellent design
Reviewer: Sherrie A.  -  View all my reviews
This back inflating BC is just the ticket for the diver who wants neutral buoyancy and easy vertical movement through the water. I have dove with both jacket type and back inflator type BCDs and this is the best most efficient one I have seen.

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203 out of 397 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Pleasant Suprise
Reviewer: James D.
I tried to buy a different BCD, however it was on backorder (the website showed it was in stock...but that is a different story.) What I recieved was the Zeagle Ranger LTD. I took this to Key West and was so impressed with it I am buying a Zeagle BCD for my wife as well. The quality of construction is excellent, and its modular design is very impresive.

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53 out of 113 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great heavy duty BCD
Reviewer: Don Rhodes  -  View all my reviews
This is a very well made BCD with features that made it easy to use including weight bags that are easy to put into the zippered pockets, extra weight pockets in the rear of the BCD next to the tank and several rings to attach stuff. It is a long tested design, fits well and, most important, works well in the water. As with most SCUBA gear, you need to decide where and how you plan to use it. I spend most of the year diving with a heavy duty dry suit. The BCD, with its lift, is great for that. Because of its design and fit it should also be fine for the trips to the tropics. Like all divers I ask others about their gear. There are a lot of Zeagle Rangers on dive boats. All the divers I asked are pleased with the Ranger.

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328 out of 629 people found this review helpful.

Rating: zeagle ranger Ltd
Reviewer: rodolfo espinoza  -  View all my reviews
This BC is great the way it tracks with you is awesome very comfy the intergrated weight system is nice 6 D-rings very handy for your stuff would strongly recomed it.

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271 out of 547 people found this review helpful.

Rating: magnificent
Reviewer: Jose A.  -  View all my reviews
Superb BCD, easy to put on, can modify for tec , cave, dives all around product

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401 out of 810 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Outstanding BC
Reviewer: Dennis J Murphy  -  View all my reviews
This is my first back floatation BC and Im happy to say Im very impressed.

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338 out of 693 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great BC!
Reviewer: Josh Hamilton  -  View all my reviews
I love this BC. It fits great. has many different stowage options in terms of pockets and D-rings, and can be adjusted easily. What more can I say? Zeagle makes a top notch product!

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466 out of 968 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Zeagle Ranger LTD BC:


  • ankor:

    i want to buy this one BCD. Zeagle Ranger LTD BCD but , i am fat guy check size chart from Zaegle my old zeagle BCD same this size so my Vest size LG ,,Shoulder size MD if can sell this size for me ???? how much this one im 56 230lbs

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    When sizing a bcd, use your waist size that the most important measurement. The goal is to get a snug fit around your torso in order to minimize the shifting of the unit as you dive. With this bcd your weight won't play into is as much as with others as the lift capacity of the bcd isn't changing with the size of the bcd.

  • mike:

    difference between a tech bc and non tech bc

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Mike, on the Tech version you have a higher lift and can add more weight to the BCD then the non-tech version. Plus the tech version is lower in price then the Ranger LTD.

  • Dennis:

    I am hoping to loose 50 pounds by Christmas but noticed the personal fit system and wonder if I bought a BC that fits me now, can I simply change out the waist cummerbund and sternum strap if I make my goal?

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    It is possible, but the parts are not cheap and the lead time is typically 4 to 6 weeks.

  • guy:

    If I go by the size chart, In this BCD, in my Body weight and height lm Size Large, But my WAIST suitable size medium. What size should I choose? thenks

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Guy, when you are sizing a BCD the two most important measurements are your chest and waist. You would need a size large in this BCD.

  • Keith:

    Is this a back plate/wing style of BC?

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Keith, yes this BCD has a back plate and wing. But the back plate on this BCD is not a stainless steel back plate. Also this back plate is designed for this BCD only.

Ranger LTD Standard Features

44 lb lift capacity Ballistic bladder (standard, other
capacities available as options)
• Right hand pull cord for additional shoulder OPV
• 36 lb capacity Ripcord® weight system
• 20 lb capacity rear trim weight system
• “Personal Fit System” Modular Sizing
• Heavily reinforced 1050 denier Ballistic nylon
construction
• 11” grommets for mounting twin cylinders
• Two Zippered utility pockets at sides
• Adjustable elastic waist panels
• 4 Stainless angled D-rings on shoulders (two adjustable)
• 6 Stainless D-rings on vest
• Adjustable Sternum Strap
• Single or twin tank capability.
• A lumbar pad is permanently mounted in the rear of the
vest section.
• A pair of 18lb capacity weight pouches are included.
• An extra set of vertically mounted D-rings are
positioned ideally for mounting extra cylinders or
accessories.
• Two additional 1.5” D-rings are located at the bottom rear
of the vest.
• A Zipper attachment system mounted inside each wing
of the bladder allows for the attachment of a variety of
carriers and accessories, including Pony bottle carriers,
Spare Air carriers, extra pockets, and grommet panels.
• Accessories can be easily changed for different diving
requirements. Check out some of the currently available
accessory attachments and other features below!
• Expandable zippered

*XS size has a 20lb. weight capacity Ripcord
system, does not have utility pockets over the
weight system and can only use a single cylinder.
**Standard shoulder buckle on MD and larger is
2 inches. Narrower cut shoulders are standard on SM and XS,
and are
available in all sizes.
Colors:
Black and Smoke Gray

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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