BC's that are made specifically for women have features that distinguish them from unisex or men's BC's. They are shorter in the length of the torso, and often offer a padded or velour lining for comfort as well as padded neck seams.
The shoulder straps are also designed to curve away from the chest and back toward the lumbar support to help alleviate the uncomfortable upper body squeeze. Most models are appropriate for both cold and warm water use. An easy breathing and dependable regulator, a gauge console and an alternate air source round out the diving system package.