Questions and Answers for Mares X-Vu Liquidskin Mask:
in this months sports diver they advertise this as a mask for small female faces which I am...however in this write-up they specify medium to large face...which is correct and do you have have any other recommendations for small female faces.... larger masks leak for me.
Bob (Certified Scuba Instructor at Scuba.com)
This mask has an average sized skirt and fits most all average adult faces, hence the medium to larger face rating. Since there is really no set sizing pattern for a mask as there are with other items we wear the best rule of thumb will always be the trial and error method of placing the mask to your face with the strap not on your head but around the front of the mask. Inhale through your nose to create suction and hold your breath. If it sticks to your face for a few seconds, it fits! Since every face has different features and is differently shaped what fits one individual won't necessarily fit another even if their body dimensions are the same. That all being said, the XS Scuba Fusion 2 Jr. mask is a great choice for anybody with a smaller face. Jr. does not indicate a child's mask but indicates it is a smaller version of their very successful Fusion 2 Window mask.
I bought the Mares liquid skin last year. It fogged unbelievably. I tried the toothpaste, defogger, dish soap and nothing worked. Ruined my entire dive trip. Any suggestions? Headed to go diving again in March. Have never had this happen with any other mask.
• Bi-Silicone strap • Tricomfort technology • Wide range of colours
The X-vu LiquidSkin is the third 2-window mask using LiquidSkin technology after the X-vision and Star. Beyond the natural comfort provided by LiquidSkin skirt, an additional soft silicone part is injected in the nose area acting like an anti-shock bumper. Also available in three colours.
Liquidskin: The most important innovation since the introduction of silicone masks. Patented Technology. The exclusive Bi-Silicone technology uses two different types of silicone: a firmer portion for support structure and a softer portion for contact with your face. It is 45% softer for unparalleled comfort and 270% more elastic for a perfect fit.
Optional Optical Lenses: Mares offers corrective lenses for most models. In addition to the negative diopters (-1 to -7), for some models also positive diopters are available (+1.5 to +3). Mares design makes it quick and easy to install lenses.
Sunrise: The Sunrise masks are dedicated to the Asian market and wider faces because of the special geometry of the skirt.
Tri-Comfort: Small horizontal ribs between the frame and the skirt in the area around the nose. These ribs absorb and redistribute the pressure exerted by the frame onto the skirt, with a resulting increase in comfort.