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About Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins

The Raptor uses an advanced design and combination of materials to create the highest performance Split Fin in its class. The Raptor's design including the Whale Tail foot pocket for maximum energy transfer, delivers the maximum thrust and efficiency in the Split Fin category. Ergonomically designed foot pocket delivers maximum power and evenly distributes pressure over the foot to minimize fatigue. Interior, features internal ribbing that improves fit, eliminate foot suction, and prevent foot pocket flexing; this transmits more power to the blade.

Unlike traditional styles that separate materials at the foot pocket resulting in a break in power transmission, a continuum of materials from the blade ensures seamless transmission of power through the entire kick cycle. The ABS Plus Buckles (Adjustable Binding System) a unique and patented design, it only takes one quick movement to easily open or close the buckle, even when wearing thick neoprene gloves. The double button release prevents the buckle from accidentally opening, making them the most user-friendly system on the market. Fin comes in three sizes and colors; overall fin length is 23.2" to 24.8" (59 to 63 cm) and weights 4.2 lbs to 5.6 lbs (1.92 kg to 2.54 kg). Fins come with a 24 month limited warranty.

The Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Travel and more. The Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Casual/ Recreational, Professional among others. The Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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(800) 874-3236

Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins Features

  • ABS Plus Buckles
  • Whale Tail Power Transmission
  • Upper and Lower Blade Stabilizers
  • Foot Pocket Ribs
  • Foot Pocket Adds Thrust with Less Fatigue
  • Tecralene and Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Split Fin Blade
  • 3 Colors and 3 Sizes
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins Specifications

Material
Tecralene, Thermoplastic Rubber
Dimensions
Blade Length 23.2" To 24.8" (59 To 63 Cm)
Blade Type
Split Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Weight
4.2 Lbs To 5.6 Lbs (1.92 Kg To 2.54 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Lime, Red, Yellow, Black, Blue
Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 5.2 lb,
Regular: 6.25 lb,
X-Large: 6.65 lb
Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins Size Chart
  SM REG XL
US Men's shoe size 6-9 9-11 11-13
US Women's shoe size 7-10 10-12 12-14
European Men's shoe size 38-43 43-45 45-48
Length (inches) 23.2 (15" blade) 24 (15" blade) 24.8 (15.5" blade)
Width (inches) 7.75 8 8.25
Weight (pounds per pair) 4.2 4.8 5.6

Raptor Open Heel Fins Customer Reviews

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Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins
 
4.3

(based on 31 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

83%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (26)
  • Comfortable (22)
  • Efficient (20)
  • Lightweight (11)

Cons

  • Heavy (7)
  • Not efficient (3)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (30)
  • Recreation (14)
  • Snorkeling (10)
  • Travel (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      74% 

      (23 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      90% 

      (28 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual/ recreational (11), Advanced diver (6), Professional (6), Advanced (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Mares is awesome!!

I bought these to replace my old fins and wow they were soooo much better. The only problem I could tell was during snorkeling I had to turn my body sideways to keep my...Read complete review

I bought these to replace my old fins and wow they were soooo much better. The only problem I could tell was during snorkeling I had to turn my body sideways to keep my fins from rubbing. I used these in Dominican Republic on a couple dives and I found them to be extremely efficient. They were comfortable and did not tire my legs at all. They are shorter than my last pair but are more powerful. I believe the whale tail design truly works. If I had more money I would have purchased the oceanic v-16 fins because they also look promising. They will be my next pair probably. Mares is a tier one company and offers high quality products. I like there wetsuits and I love these fins.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

WATCH OUT FOR SIZING

If you wear a large boot (like pinnacle) and you are a reg. foot size..order the x-large. I wear a size 10 and ordered the reg. size. the fin only...Read complete review

If you wear a large boot (like pinnacle) and you are a reg. foot size..order the x-large. I wear a size 10 and ordered the reg. size. the fin only comes down my boot half way. feels like it's going to fall off. It's also heavy to wear out of the water.

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4.0

Great Product, Great Price

By BZ

from Cary NC

About Me Beginner

Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Recreation
  • SCUBA
  • Snorkeling

Comments about Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins:

Only used the fins in pool work, but live them. Easy to put on and provide great movement thru the water. As always a great deal from a great site.

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

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4.0

great fin great value

By Aussie

from Abbotsford BC. Canada

About Me Casual/ Recreational

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Efficient

Cons

  • Slightly Small Foot Pocket

Best Uses

  • SCUBA

Comments about Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins:

Ordered the XL size fin since I found the regular size version was a little snug on my 7mm boots. I wear a size 8 shoe so I feel the only con to these fins is that they do fit smaller than expected. Hence only 4 stars.
Performance wise I love them.

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

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5.0

Perfect

By Crazy Omar

from Isabela puerto rico

About Me Advanced

Pros

  • Comfortable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Snorkeling

    Comments about Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins:

    Great product work amazing preaty good price

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

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    5.0

    great on the knees

    By Seth

    from whidbey Island,wa

    About Me Beginner

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    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable
    • Solid

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Recreation
      • SCUBA
      • Snorkeling

      Comments about Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins:

      These are great! I had both of my knees replaced so I have a tough time moving them sometimes. This design is really easy on my legs and makes getting around easier. Order the next size up because they can be tight when you have heavy booties on.

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

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      5.0

      Good

      By AAA

      from Boca Raton FL

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      See all my reviews

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • SCUBA
        • Snorkeling
        • Travel

        Comments about Mares Raptor Open Heel Fins:

        Good

        • 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?
        JAN B  Sale price and it looked like a good product at the local store.
        Brian B  Does a men's shoe size 9 require a small or regular fin size? if I want to wear fin socks or boots would it be better to go with regular rather than the small?
        JOHN G  I'll have to dig out the fins and check. but they are not the small, i think medium. These fins a re a little heavy but fast swimming. I use them in cold water with a 6mm Mares hard boot, and with a light weight boot in warm water. Overall I'm happy with these. I'll post back with the fin and boot size
        Shopper  Is the stated size of approx 24 inches from the tip of the fin to the normally positioned heel strap? I am trying to figure out if these fit in a carry on luggage.
        JANEAN F  Hi, I own these fins and love them. I measured them from the the bottom foot platform to the tip of the fin and they are 24 1/2" long. They may fit in your carry on luggage if they could go corner to corner, and they are flexable, but not sure you would have room for much else.
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