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About Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins

The Mares Volo scuba fin is a gigantic leap forward in fin technology. This fin is so revolutionary; it is covered by 8 different patents. The Volo uses Mares Optimized Pivoting Blade system (OPB); the Volo is 30% more efficient than traditional fins. The OPB allows the blade to maintain an optimal angle throughout the kicking cycle, whereas traditional fins achieve this only during a small portion of the cycle, OPB produces a constant thrust, which minimizes fatigue and produces fluid movement through the water.The Mares Volo also allows you to use alternate kick strokes not possible with splits fins.

The Volo Super-channel is designed for the diver who wants the perfect blend of power and efficiency in one fin. The new blade design with a large central Super-channel and two traditional lateral channels provide excellent thrust while maintaining hi-efficiency and minimizing leg fatigue. The blade is constructed of Tecralene and Thermoplastic rubber for extended durability.

The ergonomically designed foot pocket delivers maximum power and evenly distributes pressure over the foot to minimize fatigue. The foot pocket interior features internal ribbing that improves fit, eliminates foot suction and prevents foot pocket flexing, while transmitting more power to the blade.

Volo uses Mares patented design ABS Plus Buckles (Adjustable Binding System). It only takes one quick movement to easily open or close these buckles, even when wearing thick neoprene gloves. The double button release prevents the buckles from accidentally opening making them the most user friendly system on the market.

Fin comes in four colors and three sizes, has an overall length between 23.2" to 25.2" (59 to 64 cm) and weights 2.5 lbs to 3.4 lbs (1.13 kg to 1.53 kg) depending on size, and come with a 24 month limited warranty.

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

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

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Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins Features

  • Optimized Pivoting Blade (OPB) System
  • Super Channel Technology
  • Anatomical Foot Pocket
  • Foot Pocket Adds Thrust with Less Fatigue
  • Tecralene and Thermoplastic Rubber
  • ABS Plus Buckles
  • 4 Colors and 3 Sizes
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins Specifications

Material
Tecralene, Thermoplastic Rubber
Dimensions
Blade Length 23.2" To 25.2" (59 To 64 Cm), Blade Width 7.5" To 7.9" (19 To 20 Cm)
Blade Type
Single Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Weight
2.5 Lbs To 3.4 Lbs (1.13 Kg To 1.53 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Black, Blue Fog, Blue, Silver, Yellow
Available in the Following Sizes:
Regular, Small, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Small: 4.05 lb,
Regular: 4.65 lb,
X-Large: 4.85 lb
Mares "Volo" 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 24.5 25.3
Width (inches) 7.5 7.75 7.9
Weight (pounds per pair) 2.5 3 3.4

Volo Power Open Heel Fins Customer Reviews

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Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins
 
4.5

(based on 56 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (40)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

93%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Accommodates boots (50)
  • Comfortable (48)
  • Efficient (43)
  • Lightweight (20)

Cons

  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (50)
  • Recreation (25)
  • Snorkeling (25)
  • Travel (6)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      96% 

      (53 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      96% 

      (51 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Recreational diver (21), Advanced diver (12), Advanced (11), Casual/ recreational (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (12)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Lots of thrust but buckle is confounding

I like these fins and get a lot of power without a lot of effort. I have recommended them to friends -- with one caveat...

I thought the buckle design...Read complete review

I like these fins and get a lot of power without a lot of effort. I have recommended them to friends -- with one caveat...

I thought the buckle design would make them easy to get on and off, but I find the buckle is so stiff that I can barely get it open. Divemasters don't even try. I plan to replace the buckle and strap with a spring.

I also found that the "small" size isn't terribly small. I have size 6 feet (women's) and these seem to be at least a size 8. I can't really get the strap tight enough for the fins to be as secure as I'd like. They don't come off, but they slip a little.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

disapointing

Be aware that these fin's wont last really long:
The black flexible plastic will disconnect from the colored more rigid plastic at the tip of the fin.

I...Read complete review

Be aware that these fin's wont last really long:
The black flexible plastic will disconnect from the colored more rigid plastic at the tip of the fin.

I bought a first set 4 years ago and thought this was normal wear and tear .
But I recently purchased a new set (May2013) and it started to break only 30 days of normal uses (about 20 dives).

This is not acceptable, especially for product branded by Mares.

Not worth the money spend.

Reviewed by 56 customers

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4.0

Very good perfomance

By Diego

from Uruguay

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Pros

  • Accommodates Boots
  • Comfortable
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins:

    Fins are very good. There are light for travelling and good design. They seems to not have to much traction because they feel light but when i was on currents they respond very well.

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

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    5.0

    Great Fins, Great Service!

    By Shay on Maui

    from Maui, Hawaii

    About Me Advanced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Accommodates Boots
    • Comfortable
    • Efficient
    • Fast Propulsion
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins:

      I bought these for SCUBA. My last fins felt slow and clunky. These were just as advertised! Fast, easy, comfortable.

      Found them true to size. Don't hesitate... get 'em! :)

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

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      3.0

      Out of the box review

      By Bandanna Brother

      from Mason City, Ia

      About Me Advanced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Recreation
        • Snorkeling
        • Travel

        Comments about Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins:

        Purchased these, along with some Mares Quattro Super Channel fins, while trying to find a set of fins that would be easier on the legs than my heavy, black rubber "tech fins" during open water dives or when snorkeling. Out of the box these were quite colorful and had a unique design, but seemed rather flimsy and were too lite for my liking. Seemed as though materials used were a little thin which cast doubt about the fin durability as well. Might be ok when used in very calm ocean diving or snorkeling conditions, and they would probably be very easy on the legs, but I have serious doubt that they would move you much, or be very efficient, in a stronger current or when diving under load. Didn't feel they would preform much better than a split fin which is not what I was looking for. After comparison (dry) to the Super Channel fins, I decided to send these back to Leisure Pro for a refund. Glad I went with the Super Channel's as they turned out to be an excellent fin for the type of diving I had planned to do (see my separate review under Super Channel fins). Thanks to Leisure Pro for their great return policy!!

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

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        5.0

        I would buy this product again and again

        By Shellby131

        from Harrison, NY

        About Me Advanced

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Accommodates Boots
        • Comfortable
        • Efficient
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA

          Comments about Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins:

          I gave these fins to my boyfriend and he absolutely loves them!!

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

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          5.0

          Love these fins

          By scubaNYC16

          from New York, NY

          About Me Advanced

          Pros

          • Accommodates Boots
          • Comfortable
          • Efficient

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • SCUBA
            • Snorkeling

            Comments about Mares Volo Power Open Heel Fins:

            Awesome fins. My air consumption has dropped. Great power when needed on the surface or in a current. I highly recommend these.

            • 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?
            KANDACE H  I love these fins.
            Leon D  I wear a size 10 pair of shoes .. however I wear a size 9 of Mares Classic Boot NG 5mm. What size should I chose when ordering the Mares Volo Powers? Also if I want to add the Mares Bungie straps what size of those should I chose?
            MONTE S  regular on the fins, they work great!
            BONY C  I am a size 8.5 in shoes, which I recommend buying in some shoes I am a size 9, the other question is between regular and small blade is the same size? thanks
            LUIZFRANCISCO S  Go regular, I'm pretty sure u will be glad.
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