I'm hanging out around level 19 in The Division waiting for my friend to catch up, so I'm running the Dark Zone. However, all the gear I can get from the vendor requires DZ rank 30. When I was 14, there was DZ-10 stuff, but now it's only DZ-30...
If I go up to the 20-24 bracket, will vendor gear require an even higher rank?
From my experience when your level is 1-15, DZ rank 10 and 30 gear will be available. When you're at level 16-29, only DZ rank 30 gear will be available. Once you reach rank 30, you also unlock high-end gear with DZ rank 50 but the DZ rank 30 gear doesn't go away.
UPDATE: this is about to change with patch 1.1:
Ranks requirements for Superior and High-End quality items at the Dark
Zone Vendors have been adjusted: