- Size Guide
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The Halo BCD is Zeagle's first steps into the wrap-around lift, jacket style BCD market, and they have entered with a BCD that brings a lot of the features and technologies that are so well regarded in their back lift range including modified versions of the Ripcord weight system and Personal Fit custom shoulder replacement system.
The Zeagle Halo BCD received 9 out of 10 in DIVER's equipment review. You can read what they had to say HERE.
The Halo is a tough and durable BCD made from a combination of 1000 denier / urethane material for the majority of the BCD bladder with the pockets, shoulders, harness and cummerbund being made from a mix of 1680 denier heavy duty and 420/PU materials. Despite the tough materials the BCD is still reasonably light at approximately 3.7kg (medium size).
The BCD features a comfortable and snug fitting harness which incorporates the Zeagle Personal Fit system into the shoulders to allow the diver to customise the BCD to their own size and requirements. Make sure you read our Sizing Guide to make sure you properly measure yourself to get the best fitting size. If required we can work with you to modify the Halo with customised shoulder straps. The harness has the usual adjustable quick release buckles on the chest, shoulders and waist as well as a depth compensating cummerbund.
The Halo has also been fitted with a modified version of the Zeagle Ripcord weight system which differs from the typical quick release buckle style weight systems by replacing them with an emergency ripcord that instantly releases the weights on both sides of the BCD. The system accommodates up to 4.5kg of weight each side in either block and bag form. There is also two rear non-dumpable trim pockets on the back which will take up to 2kg each.
The Halo also features a full rigid backplate for stability which is covered by a padded backpad, two large side pockets with dual knife and retractor mount positions, a rear grab handle and a cylinder connection system that includes an adjustable top positioning strap, upper Velcro stabilising strap and lower main cam buckle.
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- 1000 denier / urethane bladder material and the pocket, shoulder, harness, cummerbund mix of 1680D heavy duty, and 420/PU material.
- Adjustable and depth compensating cummerbund
- New and improved Ripcord Weight Release System with new ergonomic handle design
- 20 lbs max dumpable weight with custom-made weight pouches and 10 lbs non-dumpable weight
- Zeagle Personal Fit System for easy custom shoulder replacement
- 7 stainless steel d-rings (5x1.50, 2x1 inches), strategically placed
- Dual knife mount positioning and dual retractor mount (left and right) pocket
- 2 large easy access pockets for accessories
- Adjustable tank band and tank positioning strap for easy attachment to the tank
- Carry handle for convenient transport
- Right shoulder and rear right pull dump
- Comfort harness with lumbar support
- Adjustable inflator retainer
How to size the Halo BCD
Zeagle comes from a background of wing and back lift style systems that usually allow a much greater degree of harness adjustment, making for a better fit. Jacket style BCDs are a little more difficult to size for and adjust because the air bladder is a fixed size which means only a portion of the shoulder and waist straps is actually adjustable. As a result you might end up with a BCD that is a little too small and squeezing you when inflated or too big and the BCD shift around during the dive
Zeagle have found a way around this problem by modifying the Personal Fit System (PFS) that is found in their back lift BCDs.
The Halo Personal Fit System (PFS):
The Personal Fit System (PFS) is a system of interchangeable components that allows the diver to customise the harness to their own body. For the Halo, the waist and shoulders are fitted independently. Once measured, the correctly sized vest and shoulders can be put together to create a custom fitted BCD. This modular approach makes it possible to get a better fit than any other BCD brand on the market.
How to Measure For Your Halo BCD:
Step 1 - Measure for the vest:
The vest module of the BCD is sized by measuring the diver’s waist which, rather than being the trouser belt line, is actually a point above the belly button and below the ribs. Your natural waist line can usually be found if you bend to the side and use the crease line as a guide.
SM 28”- 35”
MD 33”- 41”
LG 37”- 45”
XL 42”- 50”
Step 2 – Measure for the shoulder unit:
To properly measure the shoulder length start at the top of the shoulder (where a properly fitting shirt seam rests on the shoulder), near the base of the neck. Move down back to the natural waist line that was used in step 1.
SM 14”- 18”
MD 18”- 22”
LG 22”- 26”
XL 26”- 29”
Step 3 – Building the Halo:
Once properly measured, the you can either locate the right size in the off the shelf size range below or we can work with you to customise a Halo to fit your needs.
A properly fitting Halo BCD, with the Personal Fit System (PFS), will allow room to adjust for multiple thicknesses for wetsuits and drysuits while ensuring an easy and stable fit.
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Please note that there are some special order items on our website that will be subject to a 20% re-stocking fee, but we will let you know about these items before we special order them so that you are aware of this. If this is the case we can always help with correct sizing so that we minimise the risk of return.