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Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins Blue 9.5-10.5

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About Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins

The Avanti HP, Mares design is inspired by marine mammals (Whale Tale Power). Channel Thrust technology maximizes the channeling of water and moves a much greater amount of water compared to other fins of the same size. The result is greater thrusting power with the same amount of effort. The closed foot pocket in soft, thermoplastic rubber, offers the greatest possible performance and comfort, making boots unnecessary. The result: superior comfort and performance. Overall fin lengths are from 22" to 26.8" (56 to 68 cm) and weight 2 lbs to 3.1 lbs (0.92 kg to 1.4 kg). Avanti HP comes in Blue or Yellow, six sizes to choose from and has a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel, Underwater Hockey and more. The Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Beginner, Casual/ Recreational, Recreational Diver among others. The Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins: Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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(800) 874-3236

Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins Features

  • Channel Thrust Technology
  • Whale Tail Power
  • Tri-Material Construction
  • Soft Comfortable Foot Pocket
  • Six Sizes in Blue or Yellow
  • Two Year Limited Warranty

Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins Specifications

Material
Tecralene, Thermoplastic Rubber
Dimensions
Blade Length 22" To 26.8" (56 To 68 Cm), Blade Width 6.7" To 7.7" (17 To 19.5 Cm)
Blade Type
Single Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Full Foot
Weight
2 Lbs To 3.1 Lbs (0.92 Kg To 1.4 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Blue, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
11-12, 3.5-4.5, 5-6, 6.5-7.5, 8-9, 9.5-10.5
Weight [with packaging]
5-6: 2.6 lb,
8-9: 3.1 lb,
3.5-4.5, 6.5-7.5: 3.75 lb,
11-12: 4 lb,
9.5-10.5: 4.5 lb
Mfr #
SKU
MRSFAF
Shoe Size Small Medium Medium/Large Large X-Large 2X-Large
Mens 3.5-4.5 5-6 6.5-7.5 8-9 9.5-10.5 11.5-12.5
Womens 4-5 6-7 7.5-8.5 9-10 11.5-12.5
European 36-37 38-39 40-41 42-43 44-45 46-47

Avanti HP Full Foot Fins Customer Reviews

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Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins
 
4.4

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (5)

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    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (26)
  • Efficient (21)
  • Lightweight (14)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Snorkeling (27)
    • Recreation (18)
    • SCUBA (10)
    • Travel (5)
    • Underwater hockey (4)
      • Sizing:
      • Feels full size too small

         

        Feels half size too small

         

        Feels true to size

         

        55% 

        (17 reviews)

        Feels half size too big

         

        Feels full size too big

         
      • Width:
      • Feels too narrow

         

        Feels true to width

         

        86% 

        (25 reviews)

        Feels too wide

         
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Recreational diver (9), Advanced (8), Casual/ recreational (7), Advanced diver (4), Beginner (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (14)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Solid All-around fin

    I wear a US Men's 10.5 Shoe (44-45 European). I wear a 6.5-7.5 (40-41) HP. Rubber foot pockets are elastic, folks, and you will get much better performance...Read complete review

    I wear a US Men's 10.5 Shoe (44-45 European). I wear a 6.5-7.5 (40-41) HP. Rubber foot pockets are elastic, folks, and you will get much better performance from a pair of fins if you get them in a size smaller than your comfortable tennis shoes. Less flop between the foot pocket and your skin means more of your effort is realized as thrust at the fin blade. I recommend going down AT LEAST one full size from your shoe size (I wore 8-9 HPs for a long time before finally switching to the 6.5-7.5). I suggest avoiding neoprene booties with these fins unless you need them for warmth. If you have blister problems, try wearing a thin polyester sock (just your standard men's dress sock will work - nothing fancy) between the fin and your foot. If you wear the same pair of fins often enough, your feet will eventually toughen up in the places where you're getting blisters and the problem will go away.

    The HP is a great all-around fin. It's not as stiff and powerful as a free-diving fin, but with proper kicking form, they are more than adequate for the vast majority of underwater activities. I have used them for snorkeling, free-diving and underwater hockey, and I wouldn't hesitate to SCUBA in them if I ever strap on a tank again. Durabilty is great, as they don't have any fancy bells and whistles that can break. Mine typically crack between the blade and the side-rails eventually (after more than a year of aggressive use 2-3 times per week). The foot pockets will stretch a bit over the years too...

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Love the design

    Not related directly to product itself but I purchased this item as a gift and the fins were too big. The RMA process was very efficient but i had to pay to return the...Read complete review

    Not related directly to product itself but I purchased this item as a gift and the fins were too big. The RMA process was very efficient but i had to pay to return the product to get my full refund. The problem with the process is that I had to pay just to try them. In the future I will not buy products online that I have not confirmed somehow the fit.

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    5.0

    Great pair of fins

    By DiverDan

    from NY

    Pros

    • Comfortable
    • Efficient

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA
      • Snorkeling

      Comments about Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins:

      I wanted a pair of fins to use when I dive in the pool since I prefer to use full foot fins over adjustable fins.. These fins have great power and the foot pocket is comfortable. Order the next size down when purchasing these fins. I wear a size 11.5-12 mens shoe, and I ordered the 9.5-10.5 fin size. They fit good and just snug enough to avoid blisters. I plan to also use these for all my warm water diving in the future.

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

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      5.0

      Best Fins for the Money

      By Mojostone

      from High Sierra, California

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

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      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling

        Comments about Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins:

        I am a big fan of Mares Avanti HP fins. I bought these for every member of my family. I use mostly for snorkeling but also for warm water scuba. You cannot find a better fin for the money. They are very comfortable and efficient. I am diabetic and my feet swell sometimes, not a problem for me with these fins. You can find fins a little bit better, but at twice the cost.

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

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        5.0

        Used them all week while snorkeling

        By Livin on spongecake

        from Boston

        About Me Casual/ Recreational

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        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins:

          I bought these for a week long snorkeling trip in the USVI, and they did not disapoint! Very comfortable...perfect fit. I am a ladies 9 1/2 and the 6.5-7.5 fit just right.

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

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          5.0

          Great fins

          By diver dave

          from kansas city

          About Me Advanced

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Efficient

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Snorkeling

          Comments about Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins:

          These are great fins for swim training or snorkeling.....buy one size smaller than normal.

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

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          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          HP sizing

          By FREE

          from Florida

          About Me Casual/ Recreational

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Recreation
            • Snorkeling
            • Travel

            Comments about Mares Avanti HP Full Foot Fins:

            I wear a 10 1/2 D boot. All I where is boots. Tennis shoe size would be 11. I ordered size 8-9 fin. They fit very well with/without a 2mm sock. Hopefully that gives you an idea of the sizing. Because they do run big. funny thing the socks I got ran small. So I had to buy a size up.

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

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            MARCELLA M  Mizu, the on-line rep, helped me locate these in the yellow that I wanted for greater visibility when one falls off in the waves at Monterey, LOL.
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