Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins Small Blue

Dive Pink & Fight Breast Cancer. Includes a $5 Donation

Aqualung
Aqualung : Picture 1 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 2 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 3 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 4 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 5 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 6 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 7 thumbnail Aqualung : Picture 8 thumbnail
Top Rated Gear

Your Price:

$89.95

About Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins

Most dive fins that are designed for Scuba are longer than the 22" to 24"(55.9 to 61 cm). This length is the magic number for most airlines size limits for carry-on bags. If there were a fin that was short enough, yet powerful enough for Scuba that could come in under that size it could revolutionize the art of the traveling diver! If you are a traveling diver and hate to check your gear bag as luggage and would rather keep it as a carry-on Aqua Lung's Hot Shot Open Heel Fin is the fin for you.

This amazing fin has been engineered with the traveling diver in mind. If you want Unsurpassed Comfort, Compactness for Carry-On Travel, and the Power for a Fully-Outfitted Scuba Diver then you have found your fin.

First let's shed some traditional gear. This fin is designed to wear without dive boots, so leave the boots at home. Aqua Lung has designed the Foot Pocket to give Unsurpassed Comfort with the Top-and-Side of the Pocket manufactured from a Soft, Comfortable against the Bare Skin Material. Next, Aqua Lung has a unique Self-Adjusting Comfo-Strap that is Buckle Free. Just pull this Elastomer Strap over your heel for guaranteed Comfort. Lastly, a Mid-Foot Flex Joint further Relieves your Foot from Rubbing in the Foot Pocket when Fining.

Compact and Lightweight are the next important factors to the Traveling Diver, with length the key to whether its luggage to check in or a carry-on friendly size. The Hot Shot is an amazing 20.9" (53 cm) in length, it fits in a Carry-On Bag with room to spare. The regular size Hot Shot Fins weigh in at a mere 3.28 lbs (1.5 kg)

Now is it Powerful enough for a Fully Outfitted Scuba Diver? You bet it is! Due to the Mid-Foot Flex Joint, the entire Length of Blade Flexes and provides Forward Thrust. With a traditional Fin, the Third-of-the-Blade in Front of the Foot Pocket is considered Dead Space and provides No-Forward Thrust. The result is that the Hot Shot provides the Power of a Fin that is 30%-Longer! The Hot Shot is Geared-with-Silicone-Slings (power bands) that are Loaded-with-Energy during the Power Stroke, which they Release prior to the Fins Upstroke, and they are Adjustable!

The Power Bands form the Hot Shot Twin-Speed Gear Shift. These Pure Silicone Bands can be adjusted, even when worn, to change the Speed-to-Effort ratio of the Fin Blade. In addition, the Non-Vented Blade is made from a Semi-Rigid Customized Techno-Polymer that gives an Excellent Spring Effect and Flexibility to Maximize Thrust, and the Rubberized Ribs of the Blades are made of Two-Different Compounds to provide the Greatest Elasticity. So if you are looking for the perfect travel fin look no further!

The Aqua Lung Hot Shot Fins are available in sizes Small, Regular or Large/X-Large, come in Blue, Green or Pink in sizes Small and Regular and Green or Blue in Large/X-Large The Hot shot Fins are covered by a 24 month limited warranty.

DIVE PINK & FIGHT BREST CANCER! For every Pink Fins $5 will be donated to fight breast cancer.

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

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.


Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins Features

  • Foot Pocket Designed to be Worn-with-Bare Feet!
  • Top-and-Sides of Foot Pocket are Soft-Against-Bare Skin
  • Neoprene socks or thin-soled boots may be used for thermal protection
  • Unique, Self-Adjusting Comfo-Strap, Buckle Free
  • Elastomer Strap Guarantees Comfort
  • Mid-foot Flex Joint
  • Foot Pocket Prevents Hyper-Extension of the Toes and Ankles
  • Maximizes Transfer of Power from Leg to the Fin
    Compact and Light Weight:
  • Fits in carry-on luggage!
  • Overall Length: 20.9" (53 cm)
  • Weight (Regular Size): 3.28 lbs (1.5 kg)
    Power:
  • Mid-Foot Flex Joint; Entire Length of Blade Flexes and Provides Forward Thrust
  • Provides the Power of a Fin 30% Longer!
  • Geared with silicone slings (Power Bands)
  • Twin-Speed Gear Shift
  • Silicone Power Bands form Hot Shot Gear System
  • Gear Shift Allows Diver to Choose Best Speed-to-Effort Ratio
  • Change Gear while Wearing Fins
  • Blade: Semi Rigid Customized Techno-Polymer
  • Excellent Spring Effect and Flexibility to Maximize Thrust
  • Rubberized Ribs of 2-Different Elastomeric Compounds Provide Greatest Elasticity
    Other Features:
  • Sizes: Small, Regular or Large/X-Large
  • Anti-Slip Rubber Pads on Bottom Keeps Diver Safe on Boat Decks
  • Grooves Inside Bottom of Foot Pocket Prevent Foot from Vacuum-Sealed in Foot Pocket, Easy Doffing
  • Power Bands Protected on Bottom Prevent Contact with Ground
  • Colors: Green, Blue or Pink
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty

Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins Specifications

Materials
Blade: Techno-Polymer, Straps: Elastomer, Power Bands: Silicone
Dimensions
Length: 20.9" (53 Cm)
Blade Type
Non-Vented
Open Heel/Full Foot
Open Heel
Weight
3.28 Lbs (1.5 Kg)
Available in the Following Colors:
Green, Arctic White, Blue, Pink
Available in the Following Sizes:
Large/X-Large, Regular, Small
Weight [with packaging]
Regular: 3.7 lb,
Small: 3.8 lb,
Large/X-Large: 4.1 lb
Mfr #
SKU
UDRFHS
Aqua Lung Hotshot Open Heel Fins Size Chart
  Small Regular Large/XL
US Men's shoe size 6-8 9-11 11-13
US Women's shoe size 7-9 10-12 13+
European Men's shoe size 38-41 43-45 45-48
Length (inches) 21 21 21
Width (inches) 8.4 8.4 8.4
Weight (pounds per pair) 3 3.25 3.9

Hotshot Open Heel Fins Customer Reviews

Write a Review

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins
 
4.3

(based on 46 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (13)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (6)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Comfortable (35)
  • Lightweight (35)
  • Efficient (29)
  • Accommodates boots (8)

Cons

  • Not efficient (5)
  • Poor design (3)
  • Uncomfortable (3)

Best Uses

  • Travel (36)
  • SCUBA (33)
  • Snorkeling (25)
  • Recreation (18)
    • Sizing:
    • Feels full size too small

       

      Feels half size too small

       

      Feels true to size

       

      76% 

      (34 reviews)

      Feels half size too big

       

      Feels full size too big

       
    • Width:
    • Feels too narrow

       

      Feels true to width

       

      93% 

      (41 reviews)

      Feels too wide

       
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Advanced (23), Casual/ recreational (16), Professional (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (43)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great Fin

Dove with these fins for 3days of 2tank dives in Mexico. Used in moderate current with at time heavy surge. All i can say is they have great power, there small compact fins...Read complete review

Dove with these fins for 3days of 2tank dives in Mexico. Used in moderate current with at time heavy surge. All i can say is they have great power, there small compact fins that imo dont lack a thing. I used them with socks since a small was too tight and regular was a hare loose. They say there supposed to be used without boots but i was worried about rubbing so i went with the socks. i have a solelss pair of 3mil boots and could have used them as well. Im mostly a tropical diver and with the aqualung departure bag that these fins are designed to fit in on the sides of bag, they are perfect for traveling, and carrying on a plane! I really have nothing negative to say about them. Great idea, Great design. Thanks aqualung and leisure pro!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

I sooo wanted to love these fins!

I wanted new fins that would help prevent leg cramps and fit into carry-on luggage. After watching the Aqua Lung video I thought these fins would be the answer. I was wrong! The...Read complete review

I wanted new fins that would help prevent leg cramps and fit into carry-on luggage. After watching the Aqua Lung video I thought these fins would be the answer. I was wrong! The fins were impossible to put on my feet. The "self adjusting" straps were extremely difficult to pull back and over the heel with my arthritic hands. My husband, who is very strong, could not believe the amount of "pull" that was needed to stretch the straps. So these fins are going back!

Reviewed by 46 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

Pretty good so far

By Weezer

from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

About Me Advanced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Comfortable
  • Efficient
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • SCUBA
    • Snorkeling
    • Travel

    Comments about Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins:

    Only used my HotShots a couple times diving so far, will update review if future use changes my opinion. I wear US size 11.5 shoes and bought L size fins. They are about a half size big with bare feet, but still very comfortable. They are just a hair too small to wear scuba boots with (I tried, it was a tight squeeze), but I've ordered some scuba socks to provide protection while I walk to and from the water, and I think they'll work quite nicely. They are very easy to fin around with, no leg strain or cramping so far. I haven't used them while diving with a group, so I can't comment yet on speed/effort required to keep up with buddies using full length fins. Nice and compact, I fit them in my carry on backpack.

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

    Comment on this review

     
    2.0

    not as "hot"as expected

    By fin

    from nyc

    About Me Advanced

    Pros

      Cons

      • Heavy
      • Not Efficient

      Best Uses

        Comments about Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins:

        They do not seem so substantially smaller as I expected. I really did not like swimming with them. They are very stiff and it took a lot of effort to swim with them in any current.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        3.0

        Use it for what it is designed, travel.

        By Marine Dad

        from Orlando, FL

        About Me Advanced

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Hard To Don With Boots
        • Not Efficient
        • Straps Are Not Adjustable

        Best Uses

        • Snorkeling
        • Travel

        Comments about Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins:

        These are not bad fins. They may be beneficial for some but not for me. I am 64 years old and I need a more efficient fin which require a little less effort to get on and off.

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

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Light weight

        By Tori

        from Florida

        Pros

        • Comfortable
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Recreation
          • Travel

          Comments about Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins:

          I travel a lot. These are perfect for warm water dives!

          • Sizing:
          • Feels true to size

          Comment on this review

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          seem perfect for travel needs

          By deep blue dreams

          from oklahoma

          About Me Advanced

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Comfortable
          • Travel Size And Weight

          Cons

          • Can Only Use Off Of Boat

          Best Uses

          • SCUBA

          Comments about Aqualung Hotshot Open Heel Fins:

          I bought these for travel only- I have used them in a pool just to get a feel for how they perform. So far I am happy with how they feel. I am an XL fin user and these fins pack a punch in a smaller size-about 5 inches shorter than my everyday boot fins. I do have a more narrow foot than some so a wide or extra wide foot may have difficulty (I wear a 13 regular fit).
          The only thing that may be a down side for some is that due to design and use without a boot you cannot walk around on shore or dock without a regular shoe or sandle. While this is great off of a boat it may cause issues with shore diving. I will be doing both later this year and will have agreater understanding of PROS and CONS that I can update.

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

          Comment on this review

          Displaying reviews 1-5

          Back to top

          Previous | Next »

          Q&A

          Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

          Questions about this item:

          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          HAROLD W  I dive a pair and love them. The new set is a gift. Great for travel !
          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          HAROLD W  I dive a pair and love them. The new set is a gift. Great for travel !
          Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
          HAROLD W  I dive a pair and love them. The new set is a gift. Great for travel !
          top
          Share this item: