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Cichlid
07-26-2007, 22:00
I'm 6'0 245, wondering if any of you guys of similar size have a Zeagle BC? I'm curious what might be the best fit for my body type. Unfortunately, it's not all muscle.

Joew
07-26-2007, 22:09
An XL would probably fit pretty good. If you check out the ST BCD page they show the measurement range for each size.

ScubaToys Larry
07-26-2007, 22:09
Best thing is to give us a call, or email with waist measurements. The shoulders and waist are 2 different parts, and we can hybrid one to fit. You would probably be large shoulders at that height, but for the waist, you might be a L or XL or even XXL especially if wearing the BC over a bulky drysuit or heavy wetsuit.

Joew
07-26-2007, 22:13
Thanks for adding that Larry. I forgot that you can mix and match components on a Zeagle BC.

Cichlid
07-26-2007, 22:31
I'm not really worried about the actual size as much as the style. For example, should my body size be a factor in choosing the Brigade, Ranger, or Stiletto?

ScubaToys Larry
07-26-2007, 22:34
Oh... gotcha'... No. That does not matter. The difference is what amount of lift do you want - which might be dependent on the type of diving you are doing, cold, warm, heavy steel tank, aluminum, traveling alot etc.

I like the Brigade as I have the heavy duty harness of the ranger, but it packs easier, and I don't need the additional lift as I'm a recreational single tank diver.

Is that what you were after?

Cichlid
07-26-2007, 22:46
My best guess is I'll be single tank Al, warm water (coldest would be San Diego in summer), some travel by plane, maybe once a year.

DiverBry
07-26-2007, 22:54
I have the Zeagle Brigade, and love it!

I weigh 360 and am 6'2. The XXL with the XL shoulders fits me well.

It sure does pack down to nothing... I took it to Oregon with me this summer, and it took up hardly any space at all in my luggage.

3rdEye
07-27-2007, 10:55
I'm 6'1 and about 240, mostly muscle. I went with a Large Ranger.....but I also dive cold water.

TAH 73
07-27-2007, 11:02
Ranger/Brigade should fit the same, only difference apparetly is the actual bladder.

loudgonzo
07-27-2007, 12:05
I'm 6'0 245, wondering if any of you guys of similar size have a Zeagle BC? I'm curious what might be the best fit for my body type. Unfortunately, it's not all muscle.

I'm just right about your same description, 6'0' 235-240 depending if my mother-in-law is cooking that weekend. I dive a xl Stiletto with large shoulders and absolutely love it.

sasscuba
07-30-2007, 17:49
Brigade.

Panhandle Joe
07-30-2007, 18:45
I have a Zeagle Brigade that I got from Scuba Toys. It adjust and conforms to make a custom fit. I couldn't ask for any better support and ease of donning. Plenty of D-rings for accessories and pockets. Fits my 225 lbs perfectly. Panhandle Joe

frenchy07
07-31-2007, 10:59
Brigade all the way :smiley20: Mine takes care of me from my swimsuit to my 7mm. I actually have one of the original ones from ST. Larry talked me into it and I have not regretted it at all.

deepdiver47
08-02-2007, 07:27
I'm 6'0 245, wondering if any of you guys of similar size have a Zeagle BC? I'm curious what might be the best fit for my body type. Unfortunately, it's not all muscle.


Think Ranger, I love mine, a bit overkill for a guy my size

TxScubaBear
08-02-2007, 12:33
Another good thread, I've been pondering getting a Zeagle, going to ST this weekend and trying them out.....thanks all