The Mares X-Vision Liquidskin has become one of the most popular diving masks in the world. It’s no surprise though, the X-Vision is like a fine Italian sports car. It looks great, it’s well designed and it performs beautifully.
Mares X-Vision Liquid Skin Features
- 2 windows made of tempered glass
- Low internal volume
- Made to maximize diver’s field of vision
- Corrective lenses available (-1 to -7 and +1.5 to +3)
- High grade super soft silicone (up to 270% more elasticity)
- Multiple color options available
- Mid size skirt available
Liquidskin refers to the ultra soft silicone mask skirt that makes a perfect seal on the divers face. While the design and shape of the lens makes for maximum field of vision. While these two features are ample for most divers there’s even more to love about the X Vision liquid skin.
One particularly nice innovation that arrived with the release of the X-Vision was placing the buckles for the strap on the mask skirt rather than the frame. While it’s claimed that this reduces hydrodrag the real diiference comes when tightening the mask. When you pull the mask straps tighter, it’s the mask skirt itself pulled against the face rather that the mask frame.
Another benefit that comes from having the buckles on the skirt is that it allows you to ‘fold’ the mask. This protects the mask when in transit and also makes it a perfect backup as it can be stowed in a BC or thigh pocket.
The softness and elasticity of the silicone allows the mask to compensate for facial movement, one of the main causes of leaks. It has a double feathered edge when it sits on the face making it as water tight as any mask can be. The silicone of the nose pockets is also exceptionally soft making equalization a breeze.
Corrective Lenses are Available
The Mares X Vision Liquidskin has replaceable lenses. You can remove the standard tempered glass and replace them with corrective optical lenses. The lenses are available in the diopter range of -1 to -7 and +1.5 to +3. Corrective lenses can be fitted at any time and do not need to be purchased at the same time as the mask.
X-Vision Liquidskin Mid Size
The X Vision liquid skin also comes in a mid size. It has all the quality of design the standard model has but comes with a smaller sized skirt. This is a great option for people with smaller or narrower faces and has been particularly useful and well adopted y female divers around the world