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 a 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.
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.
The classic backplates’ design history dates back to what could be cut out of an old road sign. For the first time since then XDEEP have looked properly at the ergonomics and anatomy of a diver’s back. Their 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.
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.