Recreational diving

ZEN

Applying advanced technology for a new dimension in sports diving

Perfect position

The wing has been carefully designed to achieve perfect positioning in water with great comfort at the surface. 

Unique NX series harness

NX harness is easy to put on and take off without compromising stability, comfort and security. 

Compatible with doubles

Great flexibility, use your NX Series harness with doubles just by replacing the wing.

High lift and minimized drag

The gas position in the wing ensures minimal drag and no unwanted dead air spaces.

Incredibly tough

Double shell Cordura wing is extremely durable, perfect for wreck diving.

Basic parameters
ZEN Standard
ZEN Deluxe
Perfect for:
Single tank diving in any conditions. Wreck diving.
BCD sizes available:
19 kg
Harness type:
NX Series Standard
NX Series QR
Harness sizes available:
For divers less than 175 cm tall (S)
For divers 175 cm and more tall (L)
Harness adjustment:
Adjusted with easily accesible tri-gliders
Adjusted with the ITW NEXUS QR buckles
Quick unfastening of the shoulder straps:
Optional
Standard, with ITW NEXUS QR buckles.
Weight pockets:
Modular weight system with the capacity
from 0 kg to 16 kg (35 lbs)
Backplate pads:
Standard, 3D Mesh of neutral buoyancy
Shoulder straps padding:
Optional
Standard, 3D Mesh of neutral buoyancy
Single tank adapter:
NX Series
Crotch strap:
Comfortable "V-shaped" crotch strap
with two cargo D-rings on the sides
Full set weight
(without weight pockets):
w/ aluminium backplate
3 kg

w/ steel backplate
5.1 kg
w/ aluminium backplate
3.2 kg

w/ steel backplate
5.3 kg

A STEP CHANGE IN BCD APPLICATION

Jump on any dive boat in the last 20 years and every BCD you see will be a slight variation on a theme. The NX ZEN is the result of our passion to break from that tradition, from what works, into what performs at a previously unheard of level.

Deconstructing traditional designs, bringing XDEEP’s technical diving experience and expertise, led to a step change in BCD design and application.

BE AT ONE WITH YOUR EQUIPMENT

The NX ZEN is so named for a reason; that feeling of being ‘at one’ with the world that diving brings. Advances in materials technology, in diving design and our ability to apply modern engineering concepts created a dive system that delivered on our priorities.

A stable, comfortable and ergonomic BCD that is truly ZEN.

WITH YOU ABOVE AS WELL AS BELOW THE WAVES

Modern BCDs not only need to create a sense of freedom in the water but also provide security and confidence on the surface. Careful attention to the wing design and the balance point of the NX ZEN system means you are held comfortably and confidently whilst waiting for your boat pickup or sharing the excitement of the dive with your buddies.
ZEN belongs to NX series

Built for unmatched performance and comfort.
Epic look is just a side effect.

At XDEEP we are passionate about doing things better, improving and refining our products. We want BCDs to be safer, to be robust and reliable and to be more comfortable for divers. Our engineers and designers leave no stone unturned in the pursuit of this goal. From the overall design concept to the little details, everything is examined and improved. Once we have come up with the design we obssess about identifying and using the best materials.

The NX Series is the culmination of our experience, expertise and passion so far. The NX collection of products has already changed dive industry thinking and has improved diver experiences from exploration cave diving to tropical reefs.

LESS effort MORE comfort and safety

The tight to the tank streamlining makes buoyancy control more precise. The wing shape adds stability due to reduced air migration and attention to the ideal balance for easy expert trim.

When diving in currents you want to reduce drag for ease of finning. When exploring swim throughs in a wreck or reef you want to be free of entanglement. This is where you will truly value the NX ZEN’s design.

Less is more

The ZEN wing is deliberately narrow so that it does not protrude from the side of your tank. This brings advantages in enhancing your buoyancy control, in reducing any entanglement hazards and in significantly reducing drag. As we reduce drag we usually improve our gas consumption, enabling longer and safer dives.

ZEN wing provides 19kg of lift, while its size is comparable to classic wings with 17kg of lift.

NX ZENCLASSIC BC
Dead
zone
Surface
Lifting
part

Smaller upper wing section

The compact engineering of the NX series inflator has allowed a reduction in the required size of the upper part of the wing. This results in a position at the surface that lifts you high out of the water and ensures lift is in the right place when submarged.

Precise control of gas movement

Traditional inflation systems are mounted on the side, so that as gas is injected it can disturb trim if you are in a good flat position.

The compact nature of the NX series adapter allows it to be placed dead centre, eliminating unwanted gas movement. Air is added and is immediately distributed equally down both sides of the wing, leaving you in perfect trim.

FINALLY - AN ERGONOMIC BACKPLATE

NX Series plate
Classic backplate
The classic backplates' design history dates back to what could be cut out of an old road sign. For the first time since then we have looked properly at the ergonomics and anatomy of a diver's back. Our redesign has created a plate that is better in every respect.

Enlarging the upper part of the backplate has achieved better weight distribution during the dive and removes load from the lumbar region. The lower plate design spreads the load comfortably, safely allowing for the optimal attachment of weight pockets and accessories.

The new NX Series backplate is comfortable, stable and protective of your back.

Perfect 3D mesh pad in standard

ZEN, as with any other set from the NX Series is equipped with XDEEP’s perfect 3D Mesh lining.

This soft but non compressive pad adds to your comfort, whether in board shorts or drysuit. It helps prevent any small movement of the back plate against your back, adding to stability and security.

The 3D Mesh material does not need any additional lead due to the smart materials technology that allow easy water penetration and drainage.

V-shaped crotch strap

The NX Series harness is equipped with totally new V shaped crotch strap. The V shape is more comfortable, eliminating the single strap design running directly between the legs. Whether walking with your gear to jump in or scootering around a reef, you will feel the very direct benefit.

IMPROVED COMFORT AT THE SURFACE

The V-shaped crotch strap distributes load over a larger area, allowing you to sit comfortably into the crotch strap whilst at the surface.

IMPROVED STABILITY WHILST DIVING

The V is formed by two attachment points at the bottom of the back plate. This ensures there is an even tension preventing sideways slippage of the system and spreading the load for stability.

TWO EASY ACCESS CARGO D-RINGS

The NX Series V-strap is equipped with two Cargo D-Rings instead of the usual one. The design results in the D rings being set off to each side as opposed to a traditional centre ring, providing easier access to clipped off gear.

EASIER TO PUT ON AND TAKE OFF

The backplate design has resulted in major improvements in donning and doffing the system.

When the harness is unfastened, the shoulder straps are 20% longer than in a classic harness. This creates more room even if you have restricted movement in the shoulders. Tightening the buckle of the waist strap pulls the shoulder straps snugly down, perfectly tensioning the harness fit to your body. No need to adjust for changes from wetsuit to drysuit. The whole system is comfortably held closer to your body stabilising the entire scuba unit.

Modular weight system

To truly be at one with your equipment, your weight system must be perfectly balanced, be secure and easy to configure and use. The modular weight system in the NX series means you can confine your weight belt to history.

Tailor your weight distribution for the diving you are doing. From a couple of kilos needed in the warm sun, to the extra lead needed in cold water diving, you can select the pockets that best suit your needs.

Trimming weight pockets

S-size 2 x 2kg
L-size 2 x 3kg

droppable weight pockets

S-size 2 x 2kg
M-size 2 x 3kg
XL-size 2 x 6kg

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