Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615 Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615
Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615 Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615
Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615 Zeagle Zena BC 7401RK-BK-S 005615

Video: Zeagle Zena Women´s BC Video Review
Mfg Part #: 7401RK

Zeagle Zena BC

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 $549.95 
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  • Mini-Ripcord Weight System - 30 lb capacity (Diver releasable)
  • Specially made to fit Women
  • Elastic front with zipper closure
  • Twin adjustment straps to fit waist and hips independently
  • Ideal for Travel - lightweight and compact
  • 34-lb lift
  • Lumbar Pad
  • SIZES: Small through XLarge 
  • COLORS: Blue, Yellow, Pink, Black, Purple, Aqua Blue Floral, White Floral, or Magenta Pink Floral
  • FULL MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY

Customer Reviews for Zeagle Zena BC:

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Average Customer Review: based on 7 reviews.

Rating: Love this BC!
Reviewer: Denise P.
Pros: two tank straps, two dump valves, trim pockets, beautiful fit that can be customized by changing shoulder straps and/or breast panels, zip-up style feels much more stable and comfortable than cummerbund style when walking long distances for shore dives, light weight compared to many other integrated weight BCs, has terry-type material on front panels so no chafing when diving without wetsuit Cons: only one small pocket This BC runs very large. I am a 511" 250lb woman so ordered an XL. Had to change shoulder straps to a medium and most likely could fit well into a Medium. Overall, this BC is well-built, feels great on (like a second skin), and functions beautifully underwater. Happy I got it at half-price, but well worth the retail price.

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12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.

Rating: The Zena is a beautiful BC in both look and fit !
Reviewer: Lisa L.
first off, i was surprised to learn that the sizing charts are quite "off", at least for me. i am 59, 125 lbs (small bust) and the medium was _huge_ on me. even cinched as small as all points would go!! yikes. i exchanged for a small, and the fit is perfect even under 5/4mm and my 7mm wetsuits.. plenty of adjustment room. the multiple cinching points allow you to adjust for the absolute perfect fit the comfort level of this bc is unbelievable ill never go back to traditional "unisex" styles ever again. the "corset" is really just a front panel that easily zips up and once quickly/easily cinched up youre good to go. the look of this is also totally not bulky very streamlined and sleek which is a huge plus for me. highly recommended looking into, especially if youre a "hard to fit" female.

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243 out of 499 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Zeagle zena bc
Reviewer: Chris Melton
This bc is perfect for me. Excellent balance, lightweight, and great fit for a women. Best bc Ive ever owned.

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110 out of 229 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Awesome
Reviewer: Brandon-Dean Morris  -  View all my reviews
Ordered this for my wife. She loves it. No wait. She LOVES it. The best complement I heard was that it "keeps my woman parts where they should be." A lot of thought went into this BC. There are a ton of pockets and rings, and even a shell pocket with an expanding mesh liner. Well placed trim wieght pockets and shoulder staps. Shell never go back to a "guys" BC again.

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508 out of 1045 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Great fit
Reviewer: Joanna M.  -  View all my reviews
The Zena is perfect for the female diver. There are 6 rings and a pocket to attach all my accessories. Its so fun to zip it on and off. Quick to be ready to dive.

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247 out of 493 people found this review helpful.

Rating: Zeagle BC Womens small Blue
Reviewer: Andrew Imm  -  View all my reviews
The Zeagle BC is an excellent BC and delivers all promised. My only disappointment is that we ordered Blue and got soild Black, but it still is a great deal.

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527 out of 1066 people found this review helpful.

Rating: My first BC
Reviewer: Dean Edwards  -  View all my reviews
This is my wifes first BC, and we got to use it on our honeymoon. She loves it.

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572 out of 1130 people found this review helpful.

Questions and Answers for Zeagle Zena BC:


  • Caryl:

    Looking for a new BCD, XL womens style, recreational diving- I have always had a womens style and like the ability to fit a womans body.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The majority of lady''s bcds are usually manufactured up through size large only. Your best bet would be to look at the sizing charts for each bcd and compare your waist and chest sizing to the chart given for the bcds. The waist is generally the most important measurement as you want the item to fit securly around your waist so that it doesn''t slip and shift during your dives.

  • Karen:

    I am a female diver, 55", 140 lbs, 28" waist, but a 39" bust... Am looking for a light travel BCD that would fit well for someone with my proportions. Thanks for any help.

    Bill  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    The Zeagle fits ladies very well. As long as the item is not used in the water you have up to 60 days to refund or exchange it.

  • Kathie:

    store locations in North New Jersey

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Kathie, our only store location is located in Irvine, Ca.

  • Jamie:

    How does the Mini-Ripcord Weight System work? Ive read some reviews that complain it makes getting back on the boat difficult.

    Darrick  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Hello Jamie, it works just like the ripcord system on the Ranger. If you would need to drop your weights. The yes you have to exit the water to run the ripcord system back threw the holes to replace your weights

  • Kate:

    Hi, I have a Zeagle Zena (purchased a month ago) in medium. I a, wanting to buy small shoulder section. Can you advise where I can order. I would need it sent to Australia, our dealer has recently stopped stocking. Appreciate your help. Regards, Kate

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Our advice would be to contact the manufacturer directly for this item.

  • Kathleen:

    I do most of my diving in cold water (west coast) and usually wear a 5mm or 7mm wetsuit. Will this BC work with that thickness wetsuit and the weighting required for it? I usually need 20-25lbs.

    Bob  (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com):

    Yes, it's perfect for those diving conditions.

BC for Women - Independent waist and hip bands give better balance and comfort

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. 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.

All of Zeagle’s buoyancy systems are available with women’s sizing options and can be adjusted to provide excellent fit and functionality for women divers.

The Zena BC, however, has been designed by women as a buoyancy system specifically for women. The twin straps adjust to fit waist and hips independently, while the elastic front panels provide outstanding fit and comfort. Zeagles patented PFS sizing system allows for the waist size, chest size, and torso length to be independently fitted. The Zena is designed to be fitted with the upper waistband at the natural waist, placing the weights and buoyancy low, around the body's center of buoyancy.

The Zena closes in the front with a heavy-duty zipper for a snug and secure, yet non-restrictive fit. A Ripcord release weight system is standard.

Elastic front panels with zipper closure for a comfortable, secure fit and a streamlined profile
Dual waistbands allow weights to be positioned below waist level for superior comfort and balance.
Component sizing fits waist, torso length, and chest size independently
31-lb capacity bladder
30-lb capacity Ripcord weight system
16-lb capacity rear mount weight system
Expandable mesh 'Quick Pocket' at waist
4 Stainless D-Rings
Dry Weight: 6.2lbs
The front panel standard colors are Grape, Blue, Neon Yellow, Neon Pink, Black, Floral White, Floral Pink, and Floral Blue.
For additional full size pictures of the colored front panels please click here

Custom Sizing Available
Vest
Fit to waist size so upper band is secure around waist: Front Panel Size*
Fit to Chest/ Bust Size: Shoulder
Fit to torso length, size so upper waist band is at natural waist.

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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