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Old 09-03-2007, 06:57 PM   #1
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Ranger vs Brigade

from reading the info about the Brigade, is the only difference the lift? that 10 lbs relay does not seem like much difference for the cost.
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Old 09-03-2007, 07:11 PM   #2
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The Brigade is built on a Ranger harness, so it really is only the size of the bladder that's different. I would guess that because it's a ST invention that they don't have to follow any MAP (minimum advertising price) guidelines that Zeagle sets, which is why it seems so much cheaper. You really have to call or e-mail ST to find out what they sell things for, because the price you pay is often FAR less than the advertised price. At least for me it is, but maybe I'm just special....

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Old 09-03-2007, 07:59 PM   #3
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The Ranger bladder is made of 1050 denier Ballistic Nylon. The Brigade's being from the Escape is of lighter material. Advantage to the Brigade bladder is that it compresses much better for travel.

Comparison shop and then call Scubatoys with the best price you've found. In my case also, they've been able to do better. Unless you want the Brigade in which case they're the only place to get one. Although my LDS sells a similar hybrid model called the Phoenix.
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I don't know much about the Brigade but I do know that I LOOOOOOOVE my Ranger. You can't go wrong with Zeagle.
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The Brigade is built on a Ranger harness, so it really is only the size of the bladder that's different. I would guess that because it's a ST invention that they don't have to follow any MAP (minimum advertising price) guidelines that Zeagle sets, which is why it seems so much cheaper. You really have to call or e-mail ST to find out what they sell things for, because the price you pay is often FAR less than the advertised price. At least for me it is, but maybe I'm just special....

Larry, Joe??

Of course it's just because you are special!! No one else will ever get your pricing! (Unless they call... )
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Old 09-04-2007, 12:14 PM   #6
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Thanks Larry, I knew that was how it HAD to be.....
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Brigade rocks!!!
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Although my LDS sells a similar hybrid model called the Phoenix.
The Phoenix is based off of the Stiletto...not the Ranger....and it has a 44lb bladder.

Just to clear it up.

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I love my brigade! It feels great and I have plenty of arm movement.
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Definitely love my Brigade so far.
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