About Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black

The Zeagle Stiletto is a rugged, full featured but light weight BC designed for the diver who may do both warm and temperate water diving and don't need the twin tank capability or higher lift of Zeagle's heavy-duty BC's. The Stiletto's extra durable reinforced 1000 denier nylon bladder material gives an extra level of protection against abrasion or punctures in close environments like the edge of a coral reef or wreck. With this durable design you also get Zeagle's time proven durable and rugged Bx Power Inflator System. It has sufficient lift and weight capacity for most average sized divers to use in their local environments, yet packs easily into a lightweight travel system.

Attachment of accessories is made easy with the five stainless steel D-Rings Three on the vest and two more on the shoulders. The Stiletto is similar in features to Zeagle's popular Escape BC, but its bladder is constructed of heavier weight 1000 denier nylon. The Stiletto is ideal for the diver who wants a lightweight but rugged system, for both travel and local diving that doesn't compromise on features.

The Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black is commonly used for Cold Water, Extreme Depths, Recreation, Warm Water and more. The Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Casual/ Recreational among others. The Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black: Comfortable, Durable, Easily Adjustable, Lots Of Features.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited lifetime warranty.

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Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black Features

  • 35-lb lift capacity low profile retracting bladder
  • Reinforced 1000 denier nylon construction
  • Sewn on Lumbar Pad
  • Two zippered utility pockets
  • Adjustable elastic waist panels
  • 5 Stainless Steel D-rings
  • Adjustable Sternum Strap
  • 24-lb capacity Ripcord weight system
  • 20-lb capacity rear mount weight system
  • Dry Weight: 7.4lbs

Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black Specifications

Pockets
Two Zippered Utility Pockets
Chest Buckle
Adjustable Sternum Strap
Stainless Steel Rings
5
Waist Strap
Sm 28"-35", Md 33"-41", Lg 37"-45", Xl 42"-50"
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large, Medium, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Medium: 8.7 lb,
Small: 9.25 lb,
Large: 9.5 lb,
X-Large: 9.6 lb
Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System Size Chart
  Small Medium Large X-Large
Height 5'1"-5'4" 5'4"-5'8" 5'8"-6'1" 5'9"-6'2"
Weight (pounds) 120-145 140-175 170-210 205-240
Chest (inches) 32-40 39-45 43-49 45-51
Waist (inches) 25-35 33-41 37-45 42-50
Shoulder to Waist (inches) 14-18 18-22 22-26 26-29
Lift Capacity (pounds) 35 35 35 35
Weight Capacity (pounds) 24 dumpable, 16 trim 24 dumpable, 16 trim 24 dumpable, 16 trim 24 dumpable, 16 trim
Product Weight 6.8 lbs 7 lbs 7.4 lbs 7.7 lbs

Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black Customer Reviews

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4.7

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (37)
  • Easily adjustable (37)
  • Durable (34)
  • Lots of features (22)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Recreation (36)
  • Warm water (32)
  • Cold water (10)
  • Extreme depths (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (10), Casual/ recreational (10), Advanced diver (9), Professional (3)
    • Diving Type:
    • Open water diving (31), Drift diving (25), Night diving (24), Wreck diving (21), Outdoor professional (9)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Warm Water BC on the Market

Sleek well fitted, perfect for warm water and advanced deco. Holds a Pony Bottle very well and allows you to adjust weights for perfect diving. Great for spear fishing and dives below...Read complete review

Sleek well fitted, perfect for warm water and advanced deco. Holds a Pony Bottle very well and allows you to adjust weights for perfect diving. Great for spear fishing and dives below 150'. Simply a great, sleek unit. I highly recommend.

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Rides up Constantly--Not Happy!

I've had a very unpleasant experience with this product.

First dive trip w/Stiletto: After having been assured by the dive shop that it fit well, I found out later...Read complete review

I've had a very unpleasant experience with this product.

First dive trip w/Stiletto: After having been assured by the dive shop that it fit well, I found out later that it was too small for my torso--constantly riding up on me. Second, the D-rings all started rusting after the very first dive. Finally, the shoulder straps started frying at the edges.

So, after this first dive trip, I contacted Zeagle to find out what to do. They said to send it back to them (I live overseas so it cost me 60 dollars to ship it--no reimbursement for that cost). Zeagle sent the replacement adding a larger shoulder unit.

Second dive trip with the BCD: Rings didn't rust--good. Still some fraying--bad. BCD still keeps riding up constantly.

Very disappointed with this BCD--have a hard time believing all the positive reviews.

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4.0

Great value

By TJC

from Albuquerque, NM

About Me Casual/ Recreational

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Durable
  • Easily Adjustable
  • Lots Of Features

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Recreation
    • Warm Water

    Comments about Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black:

    This BCD is extremely comfortable. Neutral buoyancy is easy to obtain and maintain in this unit. The trim weight pockets, when used, allows the diver to easily remain upright whether on the surface or neutrally in the water column.
    Light enough to pack.

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

    Comment on this review

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    2.0

    Rides up Constantly--Not Happy!

    By Al the Diver

    from Asia

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

    • It Holds Air

    Cons

    • Does Not Work Well
    • Hard To Adjust
    • Rides Up Constantly

    Best Uses

    • Recreation

    Comments about Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black:

    I've had a very unpleasant experience with this product.

    First dive trip w/Stiletto: After having been assured by the dive shop that it fit well, I found out later that it was too small for my torso--constantly riding up on me. Second, the D-rings all started rusting after the very first dive. Finally, the shoulder straps started frying at the edges.

    So, after this first dive trip, I contacted Zeagle to find out what to do. They said to send it back to them (I live overseas so it cost me 60 dollars to ship it--no reimbursement for that cost). Zeagle sent the replacement adding a larger shoulder unit.

    Second dive trip with the BCD: Rings didn't rust--good. Still some fraying--bad. BCD still keeps riding up constantly.

    Very disappointed with this BCD--have a hard time believing all the positive reviews.

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

    Comment on this review

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Good enough for an instructor!

    By Grant C

    from East Tennessee

    About Me Advanced

    See all my reviews

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Durable
    • Easily Adjustable
    • Lots Of Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • Warm Water

      Comments about Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black:

      I have been a NAUI instructor since 2002 and used zeagle bc's in the past, had a ranger ltd. heavy tech rig. I wanted something that would be easier for travel yet as durable. Found it in the stiletto, what a great BC zeagle did it again. I'd recommend this for the beginner all the way to t he instructor. I especially like the personal adjustments zeagle allows. I'd never own another brand of bc!

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

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      5.0

      Nice, compact & well made travel BC

      By Maurie

      from Brunswick, Maine

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Durable
      • Easily Adjustable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Warm Water

        Comments about Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black:

        took it on a live-aboard off Belize last week and enjoyed using it. It took me awhile to become as proficient about my buoyancy as with my regular BCD. While using the deflator, the bladders tended to fill with water unexpectedly. I suspect this may be simply due to the fact that I haven't dove in several months and was unaccustomed to this product.

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

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        5.0

        Stiletto and Tall Skinny People

        By Ruhinga

        from Haiti

        About Me Beginner

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Easily Adjustable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Warm Water

          Comments about Zeagle Stiletto BCD with the Ripcord Weight System, Black:

          I did a lot of research on BCs and decided to buy the Stiletto because of its mudular design. I am 6'8" and 215 pounds. I purchased the large originally from LeisurePro (my back measurement came in at exactly the break-off point between the large and extra-large should module on the Zeagle website). The large waist/chest module was perfect for me, but the shoulder module was too short. I contacted Zeagle and they recommended I move up to the XL shoulder.

          I contacted LeisurePro customer service about getting only a shoulder module, but nobody ever responded. At Zeagle's recommendation I purchased a new XL shoulder module from another dealer for $65. After combining the large waist and XL shoulder, I went diving with it for the first time last weekend (warm water in the Carribean).

          It was amazing. My buoyancy improved significantly, whereas before I always felt unstable with the rental gear because it never fit right. The BC feels sturdy and well-made and I did not have any problems feeling like I was going to be pushed forward on my face at the surface.

          I am very pleased with the BC and would whole-heatedly recommend it, especially for people who are not "average" size.

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

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          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          ROBERT G  This is my second Stiletto and I also own a Ranger. The Stiletto has all of the Tech features that I require and travels well plus it is much more streamlined in the water than the Ranger. My original Stiletto is now over 10 years old and I am leaving it in Cozumel to eliminate traveling with the weight on my many return trips to this destination. It still has several years of use left and it will do fine for the next 10 to 15 weeks of diving in Cozumel.
          donald C  I have a scuba pro air 2. Will it work with this BC?
          DANIEL K  The short answer is yes it will work. Most any good quality Octo inflator combo can be used on any good quality reg set BCD setup.. That said I have found the Zeagle octo inflator to be of superb quality and ideally matched to the zeagle BCD. I switched from a Auqa Lung to the zeagle and was glad I did. It is a hard to beat pacakage. Hope this helps. Dan
          KURT W  stiletto tank straps, how many?
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