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About Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source

Zeagle's regulators are US made, built under strict controls for quality in our own factory, using state of the art equipment and procedures. Your regulator is one of your most important pieces of gear. No matter what kind of diving you do, you can do it better with Zeagle.

The Octo-Z Inflator replaces the conventional BC power inflator and second stage octopus by combining the functions of both into a single unit. When you're taught how to dive you are given practice in buoyancy control more than any other skill. Once you start to dive every time you go underwater, fin the reef, or surface you use buoyancy control. All this time your octopus second stage regulator hangs un-used and out of mind.

When a real life out-of-air situation occurs, the stress and anxiety mounts, and you find yourself fumbling for a piece of equipment you never use the Octopus! Combining your inflator devise (that you use on every dive) with your Octopus Regulator assures your ability to react properly when an out-of-air emergency occurs. Be a safe diver with the Octo-Z Breathable Inflator.

The Octo-Z is a Dependable Downstream Demand Valve Design Breathable Inflator. The Octo-Z has a Balanced Inflator Valve Design and is manufactured from Brass, Flexible and ridged Thermoplastics, Elastomeric Polymers and Silicone Rubber. The Breathable Inflator weighs 8 oz (213 g) without the hose, providing a Lightweight and Compact Alternative to having both a Standard Inflator Mechanism and a Separate Octopus Regulator.

The High-Flow Inflator Hose is 27" (69 cm) in length with 3/8" Threads. The Octo-Z is also equipped with a Threaded Coupling that allows you to attach the end of the BC Corrugated Hose to a Garden Hose for Easy and Effective Rinsing of the BCD's Air Bladder. This feature also allows you to disconnect the Octo-Z for storage with your Primary Regulator. The combining of the Alternate Air Source and Inflator Mechanism also eliminates a Hose and Streamlines your Profile when diving. The Octo-Z comes with a Comprehensive Owner's Manual and is covered by a Limited Lifetime Warranty.

The Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source is commonly used for Eliminating Hoses, Last Resort, Upgrading Equipment, With Nitrox and more. The Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Professional Diver among others. The Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source: Comfortable Mouthpiece, Does not leak, Easy To Connect, Easy To Retrieve, Easy To Use, Reliable, Slim design.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source Features

  • Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source
  • Combines Octopus Regulator with Power Inflator
  • Eliminates a Hose
  • Streamlines Your Profile Underwater
  • Easier to Use then Octopus
  • Increased Safety in Diving
  • High Flow QD 27" (69 cm) 3/8" Thread Hose Connections for Air Supply
  • Corrugated Hose Disconnect (Octo-Z can easily be stored with regulator)
  • Corrugated Hose Rinse Connection (Use garden hose to effective rinse BCD Bladder)
  • Light, Rugged Design
  • Weight: 8 oz (213 g) w/o Hose
  • Materials: Brass, Flexible & Ridged Thermoplastics, Elastomeric Polymers and Silicone Rubber
  • Comprehensive Owner's Manual
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
  • Made in the USA

Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source Specifications

Nitrox Compatible
Yes
2'Nd Stage Type
Downstream Demand Valve
Materials
Brass, Flexible & Ridged Thermoplastics, Elastomeric Polymers And Silicone Rubber
Hose Thread
3/8"
Hose Length
27" (69 Cm)
Total Weight
8 Oz (213 G) W/O Hose
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Yellow
Weight [with packaging]
1.25 lb
Mfr #
SKU
ZGLOZ

Octo-Z Alternate Air Source Customer Reviews

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Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source
 
4.3

(based on 22 reviews)

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    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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    (1)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (20)
  • Easy to connect (19)
  • Easy to retrieve (17)
  • Comfortable mouthpiece (15)
  • Reliable (15)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating hoses (17)
    • Upgrading equipment (9)
    • Last resort (6)
    • With nitrox (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Advanced (8), Advanced diver (5), Professional diver (4), Recreational diver (3)
      • Diving Type:
      • Open water diving (19), Night diving (14), Wreck diving (12), Drift diving (8), Cave diving (6)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Octo Z

    like all the alternative air sources on the Market the octo Z suffers the same problem"short hose" this restricts head movement slightly.Very easy to breath through at depth 0 to 30mtrs+ and...Read complete review

    like all the alternative air sources on the Market the octo Z suffers the same problem"short hose" this restricts head movement slightly.Very easy to breath through at depth 0 to 30mtrs+ and also upside down!(i had to try it to see if i'd buy for my wife,Tried it in Eygpt.)excellent product! I have Atomic for Primary and Zeagle for Secondary not alot of difference.Recommended!

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    One less hose

    If one less hose is your goal then this air source fits the bill. However I found it uncomfortable because of the short hose, it pulled on the mouthpiece , compared to an octo...Read complete review

    If one less hose is your goal then this air source fits the bill. However I found it uncomfortable because of the short hose, it pulled on the mouthpiece , compared to an octo alone. The inflator/deflator was easy to use. If you never have ot use it for breathing then it doesnt matter,but thats a gamble you may not want to take.

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    4.0

    I would buy again for family

    By Doberman lover

    from Chicago IL.

    About Me Casual/ Recreational

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Mouthpiece
    • Does Not Leak
    • Easy To Connect
    • Easy To Retrieve
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Bulky

    Best Uses

    • Upgrading Equipment

    Comments about Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source:

    Quality product always there where it's supposed to be easy to use

    • Diving Type:
    • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Functional, but not amazing

    By TheSollyLama

    from Colorado Springs, CO

    About Me Advanced

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    Pros

    • Comfortable Mouthpiece
    • Easy To Retrieve
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

    • Difficult To Connect
    • Non-universal Hose Conct
    • Overly High Flow

    Best Uses

    • Eliminating Hoses
    • Last Resort
    • Recreational

    Comments about Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source:

    The larger inflator connector means you need to carry a standard hose in case you need to switch to another BCD. Rare but possible.
    It wheezes a bit and requires a bit more pull than a standard octo, but is functional in an emergency. The inflator and purge both explode a gush of air far harder than the standard equivelant of either. Purge this with it in your mouth and it will blast your cheeks full.
    Despite sounding 'wet' if remained a dry breather in all orientations.
    I haven't gotten to test it in extreme cold yet.

    • Diving Type:
    • Cold Water, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    5.0

    Love my Octo-Z

    By RY

    from San Diego,CA

    About Me Advanced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Comfortable Mouthpiece
    • Does Not Leak
    • Easy To Connect
    • Easy To Retrieve
    • Easy To Use
    • Reliable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Eliminating Hoses

      Comments about Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source:

      A good solution for those who would like to eliminate a hose.
      The threaded connector allows quick and easy installation on Zeagle BCDs and enables keeping the Octo-Z attached to your reg rather than your BCD

      • Diving Type:
      • Night Diving, Open Water Diving
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      Great way to stream line your gear!

      By Mike

      from Louisville KY

      About Me Advanced

      Pros

      • Easy To Connect
      • Easy To Retrieve
      • Easy To Use
      • Great For A Backup
      • Reliable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Eliminating Hoses

        Comments about Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source:

        Breathed good for a backup. Never free flowed very easy to connect!

        • Diving Type:
        • Cave Diving, Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        2.0

        Going back to regular octopus

        By SteveHutch

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Advanced

        Pros

        • Easy To Connect
        • Easy To Retrieve
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

        • Unreliable

        Best Uses

          Comments about Zeagle Octo-Z Alternate Air Source:

          One of the yellow buttons popped off as I was descending on a dive. Luckily I was able to press it back on and complete the dive. Not sure I trust it anymore.

          • Diving Type:
          • Night Diving, Open Water Diving, Wreck Diving
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          MARTIN M  I have dove with zeagle products and have always been very pleased, less hoses the better! (I've logged 100's of dives on Zeagle)
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          MARTIN M  I have dove with zeagle products and have always been very pleased, less hoses the better! (I've logged 100's of dives on Zeagle)
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          MARTIN M  I have dove with zeagle products and have always been very pleased, less hoses the better! (I've logged 100's of dives on Zeagle)
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