The Zeagle Ranger is a classic Wing BCD with a back-inflate bladder, loads of D-rings and an absolute indestructible design.
The famous triangle shape is easily recognizable both in and out of the water and will
Of course, we also read other opinions online but in the end, nothing beats real world experience. So we took the time for a thorough Zeagle Ranger test and review! Below you find everything you need to know, including features, specs and what we like, and don't like about it.
What We Like
- Superb build quality
- Extremely durable & reliable
- Versatile enough for doubles and tech diving
- Lifetime warranty
- Wing bladder that is well-positioned
- Super comfortable and easy to put on and off
- Enough D-Rings for the rest of your life
Reasons to Avoid
- Design feels a little 90s
- A little too many moving parts for tech divers
What could be improved
- Never change a winning team
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In a hurry and looking for the gist of things? Here is our review in short. Keep reading for the entire version.
The Zeagle Ranger has been on the market almost unchanged since 1994 and is one of the most sold wing BCDs on the planet.
What makes this BCD stand out is its durability (I mean, I know more than a handful of divers who have been using the same Ranger jacket since the early 2000s), build quality, and the Zeagle lifetime warranty that comes with every purchase.
Sure, there are fancier designs out there but this wing will be a trusty companion for the rest of your diving career.
It can be used for technical diving and has more than enough lift capacity to carry double tanks if you choose. However, hardcore techies might want to avoid the quick-release system and go straight to a backplate wing configuration.
I always like diving with mine when I’m with students and beginners although I own a few others, as well.
If I had to find a reason not to buy it, it would maybe be the slightly outdated look of some of the color variations offered by Zeagle on it.
My tip: If you treat it carefully and make sure to empty the bladder thoroughly after every dive, a Zeagle Ranger is almost indestructible.
The Zeagle Ranger is incredibly well made and has all of the features you would expect on a high-end wing BCD.
Specs & Features
|20 kg (40 lbs)
|3.8 kg (8.4 lbs)
|Integrated Weight Pockets
|Number of Relief Valves
|Different Men/women versions
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