It is difficult to establish which elements are the most important during a dive, but visibility is definitely high on the list. This is why Mares is constantly working to evolve its masks. The X-Vision Ultra was created, a technical and aesthetic restyling of the already popular X-Vision mask.
Many changes have been made to an already high-performing product, with a commitment to rework and improve its wearability. The X-Vision Ultra has a new facial structure in bi-silicone designed to adapt to numerous face shapes. The skirt’s contact with the face has been optimized, guaranteeing a superior seal. The nose area contains small ribs, already present on the X-Vision model, but perfected to relieve pressure lending to a more comfortable experience over longer periods of time. The two-button buckles allow easy adjustment, even with gloves. The head strap is made from bi-silicone: one part is softer, behind the head, for improved comfort, and a more rigid area guarantees better stability and hold around the buckles.
As well as its hydrodynamic design, particular attention has also been given to its aesthetics: in black/grey versions, the Gold and Silver models come with mirrored lenses providing a modern look, but also guarantee better filtering of light in and out of the water, allowing great eye contact with dive companions throughout the dive. The Gold version with gold-mirrored lenses increases visibility in cloudy waters, while the Silver version has mirrored silver lenses helping to reduce reflection in deep waters or with sandy ocean floors. The transparent versions are made with clear silicone and offer a transparency similar to glass as never experienced before. An added bonus is that it will not yellow over time, even after years of use and sun exposure.
A first class mask, which has in fact received the prestigious ‘Red Dot Design Award’ due to its high level of functional and artistic design.