About OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins

An OMS favorite! Slipstream Fins are made with monoprene creating a lightweight but high performance fin. Made with a spring heel strap, Slip Stream Fins give divers an easy donning fin that will also deliver the goods" in any condition. The light weight helps to keep the divers legs in optimal position when a low-silting kick is necessary and is also optimal for divers reduce damage while working around sensitive marine areas like coral reefs.

A fin so revolutionary that the U.S. Navy cut their swim time by 1 minute on a 500 Meter (540 yard) Swim! This proven fin design is manufactured from a lightweight, neutrally buoyant Monoprene resin that results in better trim positioning with maximum thrust on the down kick and minimal resistance on the up kick.

This traditional" open heel vented fin has durable Spring straps. One size does not fit all. Did you know that one size fits all spring heel straps may cause excessive coil expansion when used on a larger boot and extreme discomfort to your heel? This excessive coil expansion can facilitate line entanglement in between the expanded coils! OMS Spring Heel Straps come in multiple sizes to insure proper fit and help eliminate excessive coil expansion and entanglements! The springs expand and contract to automatically adjust and compensate for expansion and compression of the divers boot. The thick 4.5" (11.4cm) Achilles rubber pad provides unprecedented comfort in the heel area prevents heel discomfort and aids in donning and doffing of the fin. Fins are covered by a 12 month limited warranty.

The OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins is commonly used for Recreation, SCUBA, Snorkeling, Tech diving, Travel and more. The OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Advanced, Advanced Diver, Professional, Professional Diver, Recreational Diver among others. The OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins is popular because customers like the following qualities of the OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins: Accommodates Boots, Comfortable, Efficient, Lightweight.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 12 months.

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OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins Features

  • OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins
  • Lightweight, High Performance Fin
  • Light Weight:
    Keeps Divers Legs in Optimal Position when Low-Silt Kicking
    Optimal for Divers Reduce Damage while Working Around Sensitive Marine Areas
  • Navy Tested Fin
  • Construction: Neutrally Buoyant Monoprene Resin Material
  • Better Trim Positioning with Maximum Thrust on Down Kick and Minimal Resistance on Up Kick
  • Spring Fin Strap Design
  • Multiple Sizes for Perfect Fit:
    One Size Fits All, Cause Excessive Coil Expansion
    To Tight when Used with Larger Boot
    Facilitate Line Entanglement in Between Expanded Coils!
    Multiple Sizes: Eliminate Excessive Coil Expansion and Entanglements
  • Spring Design: Depth Compensating for Boot Compression at Depth
  • Thick 4.5" (11.4cm) Achilles Rubber Pad: Provides Unprecedented Comfort
  • Rubber Pad: Aids in Donning and Doffing
  • 12 Month Limited Warranty

OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins Specifications

Materials
Monoprene Resin
Blade Type
Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Available in the Following Sizes:
2X-Large, Large, X-Large
Weight [with packaging]
Large: 4.6 lb,
X-Large: 5.35 lb,
2X-Large: 5.9 lb
Oms Monoprene Slipstream Fins Size Chart
  LG XL XXL
US Men's shoe size 6-8 8-10 10.5-12
US Women's shoe size 8-10 10-12 12+
European Men's shoe size 38-41 41-44 44-46
Length (inches) 23.75 22.4 22.75
Width (inches) 9.5 9.8 10
Weight (pounds per pair) 5 5.25 5.5

Slipstream Monoprene Fins Customer Reviews

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4.4

(based on 51 reviews)

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    (17)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

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91%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Efficient (34)
  • Accommodates boots (32)
  • Comfortable (32)
  • Lightweight (27)

Cons

  • Uncomfortable (5)
  • Poor design (3)

Best Uses

  • SCUBA (43)
  • Recreation (13)
  • Travel (10)
  • Snorkeling (8)
  • TECH diving (4)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      82% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      88% 

      (42 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (16), Professional (12), Advanced diver (10), Professional diver (5), Recreational diver (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28)

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Great Tech Fin

I used ScubaPro Jet Fins for a while. They are heavy and tend to pull the legs down which can affect your trim (I'm 6'5" and have long legs). The OMS...Read complete review

I used ScubaPro Jet Fins for a while. They are heavy and tend to pull the legs down which can affect your trim (I'm 6'5" and have long legs). The OMS SlipStream Fins are neutrally buoyant and lighter than the JetFins, which I prefer. They are a bit stiffer than the JetFins which I personally like. Finally, the foot compartment is MUCH more comfortable. The JetFins and SlipStreams are made out of a slightly different material.

I've used both fins in caves, and they are both great for frog kicking, shuffle kicking, back kicking, etc. However, I prefer the SlipStreams due to the reasons stated above. Make sure to get the spring heel straps, they are comfortable and make getting fins on/off easy.

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Bad strap desgin, broke after 27 dives.

I bought these fins because they were so much cheaper then Jet Fins and looked almost identical. On the positive side, I did like feel of these fins, they felt very efficient in...Read complete review

I bought these fins because they were so much cheaper then Jet Fins and looked almost identical. On the positive side, I did like feel of these fins, they felt very efficient in the water, and even though they are kinda light, pretty much neutral, they didn't negatively effect my trim.

However they have several major problems. The first (and most minor) problem was the foot pocket which was a little small. This made it pretty difficult to remove with my dry suit rock boots. I did end up buying some fairly thin wetsuit booties and that was a lot better.

Next is the way the straps attach to the fin. The way it should work, they way it works on jet fins, is that you can flip up the little bar to adjust the strap length, then pull it down to lock it. These fins do not "lock" so when you are not wearing them, the bar flips up, and the strap length can loosen by themselves between dives, and if you don't catch it they can slip off during the dive. This problem combined with the last one means that these fins are both hard to take off and paradoxically likely to come off on their own.

The final problem is that after just 27 dives one of my fins developed a 2 inch crack running the length of the bottom of the foot pocket, that I'm sure would continue to grow with use until these fins are worthless. The good news is that they are under a 12 month warranty so I'll send them back to be repaired or replaced. But given this and the other issues, I would much rather get my money back so I could put that towards some Jet Fins.

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4.0

Slipstream Fins

By Mike

from Arkansas

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA

    Comments about OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins:

    These are a big help for people with heavy feet who want a tech fin but can't do the weight of a Jet fin in a wetsuit. It is a shame that they seem to be discontinued by OMS. There are other options out there but this one seems to be working for me. Some say you can adjust you leg position to balance heavy fins and keep trim. I think this is not true for everyone so light fins are a big help.

    • Sizing:
    • Feels true to size
    • Width:
    • Feels true to width
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    1.0

    Bad strap desgin, broke after 27 dives.

    By Dan Abbott

    from Albany, ca

    About Me Professional

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    Pros

    • Efficient

    Cons

    • Poor Design

    Best Uses

      Comments about OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins:

      I bought these fins because they were so much cheaper then Jet Fins and looked almost identical. On the positive side, I did like feel of these fins, they felt very efficient in the water, and even though they are kinda light, pretty much neutral, they didn't negatively effect my trim.

      However they have several major problems. The first (and most minor) problem was the foot pocket which was a little small. This made it pretty difficult to remove with my dry suit rock boots. I did end up buying some fairly thin wetsuit booties and that was a lot better.

      Next is the way the straps attach to the fin. The way it should work, they way it works on jet fins, is that you can flip up the little bar to adjust the strap length, then pull it down to lock it. These fins do not "lock" so when you are not wearing them, the bar flips up, and the strap length can loosen by themselves between dives, and if you don't catch it they can slip off during the dive. This problem combined with the last one means that these fins are both hard to take off and paradoxically likely to come off on their own.

      The final problem is that after just 27 dives one of my fins developed a 2 inch crack running the length of the bottom of the foot pocket, that I'm sure would continue to grow with use until these fins are worthless. The good news is that they are under a 12 month warranty so I'll send them back to be repaired or replaced. But given this and the other issues, I would much rather get my money back so I could put that towards some Jet Fins.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great light alternative to slipstreams!

      By roydude

      from Barcelona, Spain.

      About Me Professional

      Pros

      • Accommodates Boots
      • Comfortable
      • Good in a current
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Very Stiff

      Best Uses

      • SCUBA

      Comments about OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins:

      As an instructor and dive guide, I sometimes need to physically pull someone through a current. For this alone, these fins are worth it - they hardly flex at all, which unfortunately means you need more effort on long journeys in calm waters (divers with softer longer fins will probably use less effort than you), but in a current they are monsters, shovelling water behind you and every kick causes you to push ahead very decisively even in into a very strong head-on current.
      Think of them as a diesel engine vs. petrol: Not the fastest (but then scuba diving shouldn't be fast), but they can push A LOT of weight through a very strong head-on current.
      Also great for manuverability, helicopter turns, back-pedalling etc...
      My JetFins would get the same review, but I switched to the OMS Slipstreams because of the weight difference (with a single tank I find my Jets just too heavy and end up with a sore back trying to keep my profile right in the water). They're not 'featherlight', but they are about half the weight of the jets (and noticeably stiffer in the water than the jets too).
      The foot pocket is larger than the Jets. An 'L' in both gives me a perfect fit in my Jets but a little bit of 'wiggle' in the slipstreams.

      • Sizing:
      • Feels half size too big
      • Width:
      • Feels true to width
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      5.0

      neutrally bouyant frog fins!

      By munselln8

      from Columbus, OH

      About Me Casual/ Recreational

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Comfortable
      • Efficient
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • SCUBA

        Comments about OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins:

        I wanted a good, stiff pair of fins that would give me better control. I tried the SP JetFins, but they sank my feet like they were anchors! Bought these on a Scuboard reccommendation and love them!! Lightweight, NEARLY neutral (slightly negative like most fins), and they fin excellently. very happy with this purchase!

        • Sizing:
        • Feels true to size
        • Width:
        • Feels true to width
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        5.0

        Love the power

        By JC

        from Wayne, New Jersey

        About Me Professional

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Comfortable

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • SCUBA
          • Snorkeling
          • Travel

          Comments about OMS Slipstream Monoprene Fins:

          The right fins at the riht price.

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          • Feels true to size
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          • Feels true to width
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          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          THAD M  I bought two pair. One for diving wet, and the other larger pair for my drysuit. I like the neutral bouyancy especially with a wetsuit.
          LEWIS H  I have been using SP Jet Fins with spring heel straps for many years. I am a warm water diver using SP 3mm Delta boots size 12 (US). According to the size chart I should order XXL fins. OK, done. What size should I order for the spring heel straps?
          RAYMOND M  large
          Chris S  I own a pair of these in size XL, and wear XL Scubapro delta boots, my feet are size 11, what size OMS spring straps should I buy? Large? Thanks
          ROBIN B  You will have to measure to be sure but my guess would be an 8" spring straps. The foot pocket on these is longer than other fins so your foot goes in further thus requiring a shorter strap. I prefer XS Scuba spring straps but OMS are also good.
          Chris S  Hey Robin, thanks for the response, do you have any knowledge or experience with the Halcyon spring straps? Thanks
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