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Old 07-22-2012, 02:45 PM #1
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Default OMER Zero mask & Slalom snorkel review

I just picked up an OMER Zero 3 Mask and the new Slalom snorkel.

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APPEARANCE: I'm not particularly fond of how the mask looks, but I think it will grow on me. It's sort of batman-esque.

SEAL: I haven't had it in the water yet due to some weather, but outside the water it seems to seal well. The skirt feels slightly better than the OMER alien, or bandit.

COMFORT: The strap buckles rotate roughly 30* up and down, and have some in and out play as well. The strap is fairly stretchy, and has a wide back, which makes for an overall comfortable wear.

Overall, I like the mask thus far. The only problem I foresee, is they may have went a little too low volume with the mask. when I wear it now, its quite comfortable. If I apply a little pressure, I can feel the corner of the lens (by the bridge of the nose) on my brow, and it's sort of uncomfortable. I can see where it would become a problem after a day of diving.

OMER slalom snorkel.
omer slalom snorkel

There isn't much I can say about the snorkel at this point. It contours my face very well, and isn't too soft where it will collapse on itself. The only thing I don't like is it didn't come with a clip.

I'll check back in later this week, once I can get some time in the water.
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I bought the both of them too. I liked the mask until I got it in the water. With my snorkel in my mouth, the mask leaked. That was a bummer because I really liked how comfortable it was and the large field of view.
My impression of the snorkel so far is that it works just like a snorkel.
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Anyone has anything more to say about this mask?
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I prefer the Sporasub Piranha mask over the omer Zero. The Sporasub Piranha and OMER Zero 3 masks fit similar, and both fall in the new ultra low volume freediving masks category. I found that between the two the Sporasub Piranah offers better peripheral field of vision, and seals a little better under the nose.
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I prefer the Sporasub Piranha mask over the omer Zero. The Sporasub Piranha and OMER Zero 3 masks fit similar, and both fall in the new ultra low volume freediving masks category. I found that between the two the Sporasub Piranah offers better peripheral field of vision, and seals a little better under the nose.
The Piranha should be an evolution of the Zero... removed sharp batman corners, also I think they did something about the complains about the pressure in the bridge zone... but I haven´t seen the piranha in person, I use the batman one and am very happy with it
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Everyone that I know who has tried the Zero3 mask complains that it crushes the bridge of their nose. I tried it on and it definitely doesn't fit me. The Sporasub Mystic is a much nicer fit. I've been using a frameless mask that's not too low volume for a while, but I think I may try one of the Micromasks in Hawaii this winter. Everybody raves them
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Everyone that I know who has tried the Zero3 mask complains that it crushes the bridge of their nose. I tried it on and it definitely doesn't fit me. The Sporasub Mystic is a much nicer fit. I've been using a frameless mask that's not too low volume for a while, but I think I may try one of the Micromasks in Hawaii this winter. Everybody raves them
It did that to me too in the beginning but not anymore... it's a matter of adjusting it well but I understand that it won't work fro everyone
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Anyone has anything more to say about this mask?
I tried it and took it back, it presses against my brow and bridge of my nose. Looks cool though
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Anyone have a review on the snorkel?
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I have a buddy that has one and he likes it... I didn't had much interest as mine is just fine...
I have the mask and love it.
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