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About Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins

The Hollis F1 Bat" Fins give Power without Compromise. The Hollis Fin Blends Graceful Movement, Power, and Bulletproof Construction. Meet the New Standard in Diving! The Hollis Open Heel Bat" Fins use Classic Vented Fin Construction with New Age" Technologies. Fins are equipped with Spring Heel Fins Straps with Easy-Grip Heel Tabs and Generous Foot Pockets for fast Donning and Doffing. Heel Tab Loops can also be used to Hang Fins for Drying or Storage in a Dive Locker. The Spring Straps have Multiple Strap Mounting Positions for a Fine Tuned Fit. The Strap Mounts are also Angled-for-Comfort and a Better Transition-of-Power.

Like the Original Vented Fins the F-1 Bat" Fins are constructed from High-Grade, Heavy-Duty Rubber for Exceptional Strength and Durability. The Vented Blade Design with Unique Channel on the Blade Tips Reduce Stress while Accelerating Water Over-the-Blade and Focusing the Flow-of-Water for added Power. The Fins are available in 3 sizes of Regular, X-Large or 2X-Large and come in all Black or Black with Yellow Tips. Fins are covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA and more. The Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Professional among others. The Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

www.hollisgear.com/support_warranty.asp
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Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins Features

  • Power without Compromise
  • Fin Blends Graceful Movement, Power, and Bulletproof Construction
  • Material: High-Grade, Heavy-Duty Rubber
  • Exceptional Strength and Durability
  • Classic Vented Fin Construction with New Age" Technologies
  • Vented Blade Design with Unique Channel on the Blade Tips
  • Vents & Channels: Reduce Stress, Accelerating Water Over-the-Blade
  • Vents & Channels: Focus Flow-of-Water for Added Power
  • Spring Heel Fins Straps with Easy-Grip Heel Tabs
  • Heel Tab Loops: Hang Fins for Drying or Storage in Dive Locker
  • Generous Foot Pockets
  • Straps & Foot Pocket: Easy Donning and Doffing
  • Multiple Strap Mounting Positions for a Fine Tuned Fit
  • Strap Mounts are Angled-for-Comfort and Better Transition-of-Power
  • 3 Sizes: Regular, X-Large or 2X-Large
  • Color Choices: All Black or Black with Yellow Tips
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty

Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins Specifications

Materials
Rubber
Blade Type
Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Colors:
Black/Yellow Tip, Black
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, Regular, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
X-Large: 7.95 lb,
Regular: 8 lb,
2X-Large: 8.2 lb
Hollis Open Heel Dive Fins F-1 Size Chart
  REG XL XXL
US Men's shoe size 7-9 10-12 13-15
US Women's shoe size 8-10 11-14 14+
European Men's shoe size 39-43 44-46 46-48
Length (inches) 24.5 25 25.5
Width (inches) 9.3 9.5 10
Weight (pounds per pair) 6.5 6.75 7

F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins Customer Reviews

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4.5

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (23)
  • Efficient (23)
  • Accommodates boots (21)

Cons

  • Heavy (10)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (24)
  • Recreation (8)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      90% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      97% 

      (30 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (18), Professional (7)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (24)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great All around fin

First let me say that comments such as "unbelievably heavy" are in my humble opinion, unbelievably stupid. If you need to wear weight when you dive and if weight on your...Read complete review

First let me say that comments such as "unbelievably heavy" are in my humble opinion, unbelievably stupid. If you need to wear weight when you dive and if weight on your feet will help to trim you into a more streamlined configuration, then you NEED a pair of heavy fins. If you tend to trim head up, by all means obtain the lightest pair that suits your swimming style. One of the silliest things I have ever seen is a dive buddy of mine who insists on wearing her ultra-light fins with 5-lbs ankle weights. She refuses to schlep "heavy fins" around, but she'll unabashed carry 10 extra lbs of lead ankle weights in her dive bag?!?!?!

Weight considerations aside, the only thing a fin review really needs to address is how well the fin works. Again, this is going to vary from diver to diver based on style of kick and type of diving. On the whole, the Hollis F-1's are my favorite fins by far.

I, like most divers, have accumulated a numbers of fins over the years. I was using a pair of Apollo Pro-C split fins, but frog kicks and helicopter turns are difficult with splits and after borrowing a friends F-1's, I was hooked.

First, they feel very comfortable and are a nice blend of power and maneuverability.

Secondly, they are built like a tank and will stand up to a lot of abuse.

Thirdly, not only do they come with FREE spring straps...the straps are ADJUSTABLE!!!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

VERY Heavy

The disign looks very nice, but it is way too heavy and stiff, for a medium small person (150/170lbs) Be carefull and make shure you will be cofortable with this fins....Read complete review

The disign looks very nice, but it is way too heavy and stiff, for a medium small person (150/170lbs) Be carefull and make shure you will be cofortable with this fins. I think this fins will fit perfect to a heavy diver with a dry suit or somebody with buoyant legs. I'm size 9 and allmost my entire foot fits in the fin.The space inside the fin is quite generous.

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5.0

Best fins for serious diver.

By Comanduci

from Belo Horizonte, Brazil

About Me Advanced

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Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • SCUBA

Comments about Hollis Gear Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins:

- It is heavy. This is not a bad thing but if you are not confortable with this you will take some time to adapt, after this adaptaion you will see that a good buyoancy ask some additional weight on you foot.
- Great rubber quality, great design, great springs

  • Sizing:
  • Feels half size too big
  • Width:
  • Feels true to width
  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes

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5.0

Best fins I have ever bought !

By Divemaster Larry

from Melbourne

About Me Professional

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Divemaster
    • Frog Kicks

    Comments about Hollis Gear Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins:

    As a divemaster these fins are perfect, the yellow tips can be spotted even in low vis dives.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

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    3.0

    Received a used pair

    By Amanda

    from Pittsburgh, PA

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

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          Comments about Hollis Gear Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins:

          I bought these fins for my boyfriend. They were the right fins and they were cheaper than I could find them elsewhere on the internet. However, despite being advertised as new, they were used when I received them. Because he was using them on a dive just a few days after I received them, I did not return them. Otherwise, they are good fins and he enjoyed them very much. I was just disappointed that they were used.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes

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          (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          VERY Heavy

          By Angel76

          from Canada

          About Me Professional

          Pros

          • Non

          Cons

          • Not Efficient

          Best Uses

          • Ice Diving

          Comments about Hollis Gear Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins:

          The disign looks very nice, but it is way too heavy and stiff, for a medium small person (150/170lbs) Be carefull and make shure you will be cofortable with this fins. I think this fins will fit perfect to a heavy diver with a dry suit or somebody with buoyant legs. I'm size 9 and allmost my entire foot fits in the fin.The space inside the fin is quite generous.

          • Sizing:
          • Feels full size too big
          • Width:
          • Feels true to width
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          Ultimate Pro Fins

          By Ex nihil

          from Honiara

          About Me Professional

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Accommodates Boots
          • Comfortable
          • Efficient
          • Perfectly Weighted

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • SCUBA
            • Wreckscaves

            Comments about Hollis Gear Hollis F1 Open Heel Bat Dive Fins:

            Powerful, fantastically manoeuvrable, beautifully made. These are for the Pros, if you are not used to stiff, powerful fins they may take some getting used to. Personally, I love them. Great for accurate manoeuvring in caves and wrecks; nothing else quite like them on the market. The yellow tips let everybody recognise me underwater. Heavy out of the water, perfectly balanced in the water. Worth every cent x2.

            • Sizing:
            • Feels true to size
            • Width:
            • Feels true to width
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

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            Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
            JOSHUA H  I wanted a fin in 2XL for my drysuit boots and these were on sale. I love them so much I would have paid more for them.
            shannon L  Want to ask about fitment. I wear a size ten tropical boot. Will an XL be to big or will I be able to adjust the spring strap to fit?
            BRAD S  No guarantees. I am a size 11. My large (L) fins fit fine. Springs are very easy to operate. Unless you have a wide enough foot to justify an XL fin, I wouldn't want a larger size. The spring strap is a spring, and is highly expandable. However, it is molded into the fin and not adjustable. If you have been using plastic fins, you will love these. Hope this helps. Happy diving!
            Shopper  I just ordered pinnacle oversized 13 dry boots, will the xl fit my new dry boots?
            BRAD S  Unknown. I use booties. The fins are great, more efficient than my older 2 pair of plastic fins, and comfortable. The shoe hole is L and fits the booties well and may not have a problem with boots. They were recommended to me by a dry suit diver. Don't know if he wears boots. Enjoy your new toys.
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