Average Customer Review: based on 20 reviews.Rating: Ocean Quest Arctic Clear High Definition Panoramic Purge Mask Review - $69.95 - Scuba Gear Customer Reviews
Leak-free fit is my major concern. I need 2 adult masks: one is for a 130# thinner faced female and the second for a 230# wide faced male. Your guidance would be appreciated.
Sir, I I buy the mask with the purge feature and the purge valve breaks do I have to buy a new mask or can I replace the purge feature?
The purge valve itself is a simple silicone flap valve. If it breaks or becomes disfigured within the first year of use, without reason (meaning it wasn't left on a hot dashboard or dragged through the sand or something) it would be under warranty and be replaced. Purge valves in masks go bad very, very seldom. It's infrequent enough that very few retailers will ever carry spare parts for them.
I notice a lot of nice masks do not have the purge feature like this one. Why do some people prefer to just clear and not have purge capability?
The use of purges is completely a personal preference. When purge masks were new they had a bad habit of leaking. The rubber would curl when it got hot due to being left in the sun or in a car and they'd never seal. Some had issues with debris getting in them and leaking. For the most part there is no reason NOT to use one if you like them. They are designed as a convenience.
Ocean Quest is taking steps to improve the over all experience for divers by introducing the Arctic Clear High Definition Panoramic Purge Dive Mask. Ocean Quest utilizes a new lens called the Arctic Clear High Definition lens. The glass used in this process is of optical quality and far more pure than standard tempered “float glass” used in other masks. The optical quality glass in the Ocean Quest Arctic Clear mask offers the best possible clarity and little to no color distortion. This feature actually enhances the available light offering improved vision and visual acuity that is most noticeable in low light conditions!
The skirt on the Arctic Clear HD mask uses the highest grade of surgical silicone available and a panoramic design featuring low profile side windows that maximizes your peripheral vision when wearing the mask. Utilizing easy adjusted swivel buckles and a design that fits just about any face, the Arctic Clear HD Panoramic mask is the perfect mask for just about any diver enjoying most types of diving or snorkeling.