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11-05-2008, 07:48

I found this while browsing around eBay and was curious about it. It looks like a BCD without a bladder. What is the purpose of such a device?


http://cgi.ebay.com/Zeagle-Scuba-Backpack-Harness_W0QQitemZ250318561726QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item250318561726&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205|66%3A2|65%3A12|39%3A1|240%3A13 18 (http://cgi.ebay.com/Zeagle-Scuba-Backpack-Harness_W0QQitemZ250318561726QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH _DefaultDomain_0?hash=item250318561726&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C 240%3A1318)

11-05-2008, 17:25
That's a weird looking BC....clearly it's lacking it's bladder, but I've never seen a Zeagle BC with velcro pockets (or what appears to be velcro pockets), and no zippered weight pockets. Interesting that this person doesn't show a picture of the front of the BC, so you can't even see the ripcord pull handle. Gotta seriously wonder if this is even a Zeagle.

Scott, any thoughts?

11-06-2008, 08:58
That is at least part of something that we make for the military.

If I tell you more, I'd have to kill you. ;)

Not sure how it ended up on ebay....

11-06-2008, 21:05
Since sales would be pretty poor for Zeagle in prison, we should probably not question Scott further....wouldn't want him sent up for murder! ;)

11-07-2008, 09:44
Scott's just messing with you. That is a baby carrier / diaper bag from Zeagle's new line of maternity products. You keep the diapers and bottles in the side pockets, and strap the kid into the cam bands. But, the guy modeling it has it on backwards, the bands should be in the front.

11-07-2008, 11:20
ROFLOL...I can see it too!! :D :D :D :D

11-07-2008, 11:37
Well I assume everyone here has at least a secret clearance so I will just go ahead and spill the beans. Both Scott and Largo are correct in their own way...it is the military issue version of a baby carrier / diaper bag. It is only the prototype though. The finished version has the tags saying "Baby Goes Here" "Head This Way Up" and the finished product is also Airborne jumpable.

11-07-2008, 11:56
This particular unit is also missing the panels with cartoons to show you how to operate it, if you can't read.

So, the main goes on the back, and the reserve sits in front of the kid?

11-07-2008, 12:37
Ah yes I forgot the stick figure cartoon men. Well the main is on the back of course. The thing about the reserve on the front…and this is something normally kept from Joe…it is more of an emergency escape system for the child. If Joe has to pull the reserve handle then the child is jettisoned from the rig with the reserve attached and deployed. Alternately the child has the option of self deploying the reserve if confidence is lost in the Jumpers ability to safely land. All of Joe’s equipment is of course also jettisoned with the child.

11-07-2008, 12:38
Don't you guys have a life??


11-07-2008, 13:17
Well years ago I had a life…then I joined the Army and they took it...and they never gave it back. :)

11-07-2008, 14:31
Don't you guys have a life??


What's a LIFE? A new model of BCD?

11-20-2008, 23:55
baby, 1 each
if we wanted you to have a life, we would have issued you one

sea princess
11-21-2008, 00:56
Oh my heck! I just spit diet coke everywhere laughing! you guys are so creatively funny!:smilie39:

11-21-2008, 05:17
Well, it looks pretty useful and I could probably use it when I dive surface supplied air with a bailout bottle. Looks more comfortable than my Miller rig.

Zeagle Eagle
01-18-2009, 23:43
No, No, No! You are all wrong. It's a keg holder. The pony keg slips between the cam bands and the pump and hose go in the side pockets. It's meant for aprê dive parties although it does work fine while diving. It is a little hard to keep the end of the hose in your mouth but I think Zeagle™ makes an attachment for your second stage. A Seacure™ mouthpiece also works well. It's neutrally buoyant with 500 PSI, which is about 1 quart of beer left. You can also attach a dive alert sub duck and alert everyone that the bar is open. As an added feature, it makes rude farty noises, which we all like. A longer hose is recommended as you may end up "buddy drinking". I prefer a "hookah" myself. If you make an emergency ascent while using it, keep a few bubbles coming out. I like humming the old Budweiser Theme song. Please be aware that your beer consumption will increase with depth. It's aproximatley a 1 pint increase per 33 feet in a logarithmic progression. Oceanic™ has a download to upgrade your computer to keep track of your consumption versus depth. It's best used in cold water diving, unless you are English, in which case it will work fine in tropical waters.

01-19-2009, 10:50
I like Zeagle Eagle's version better. At any rate it went for $99. That was probably way cheap considering it was government issue. I bet that it cost them several K. :D

John Yaskowich
01-19-2009, 12:20
Don't you guys have a life??

Not yet, but I'm bidding for one on eBay that closes tonight, so keep your fingers crossed for me.