Mares : Picture 1 regular
Mares : Picture 1 thumbnail Mares : Picture 2 thumbnail Mares : Picture 3 thumbnail Mares : Picture 4 thumbnail

Yellow

Mares See all Mares items
Closeout

Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins

SKU: MRSFXS
4.5
50 reviews
Ratings Distribution

Your Price

$189.95
Buy more and save
Quantity Discount
QuantityAmount

The quantity discount will be reflected in your shopping cart

You save: $21.05 (10%)

List: $211.00

Add to wish list Sale alert

Please select size and color

In Stock & Ready to Ship
People Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Mares : Picture 1 regular

About Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins

Featured Reviews

See all 50 reviews
 

Amazing fins

By jim

I've been using these professionally for 3 years, teaching and leading dives in Lake Mead, San Diego and Isla Mujeres Mexico for the last 18 months. Light ( float ), kick soft, then power up when you kick hard. flick light for positioning when taking pictures. They track very well which takes pressure off the knees. ( I tried another company's hi-tech fins, had to use knee strength to get them to hold a straight line ). Hundreds of dives on them at this point, no problems with the buckle...

View full Review
 

Just what I was looking for

By BOB R.

I have been using Sherwood Trek split fins for several years and absolutely love them...while diving. However they presented me with two problems. First, they are so big they are difficult to fit in the fin pocket of my travel bag. Next and more troubling is that they suction to my boots and are extremely difficult to remove when preparing to get back on the boat. So I tried these X-Stream fins and love them. These are so easy to remove and they fit my gear bag nicely. Although skeptical at ...

View full Review

The X-Stream Fin from Mares is a performance, comfortable and lightweight design and are the incredible result of sixty passionate years at the service of diving. The X-Stream is truly a leap into the future, and changes forever how we envision the creation of a fin. More than 2 years of resources, experiments and testing and four Mares patents all concentrated in one unique product. The Optimized Pivoting Blade system (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 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. The limiting factors in traditional open heel foot pockets are their weight and the parachute effect". When finning, water gets into the space between the bootie and the foot pocket, creating drag like the air in a parachute. The perforations prevent this and have the additional benefit of making the foot pocket very soft and flexible. Furthermore, the suction effect which can make doffing of the fins cumbersome, is now forever a thing of the past. X-Stream 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.

The 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 uses tri-material construction, constructed of techno-polymers and thermoplastic rubber for extended durability. Mares design inspired by marine mammals. 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 adjustable fin straps are equipped with large heel pull tabs for easy donning and doffing. Fins overall lengths are 23" to 25.2" (60 cm to 64 cm) depending on size and weights 2.9 lbs. (1.34 kg). Fins are available in multiple sizes and colors.

This product can only be shipped to U.S. addresses.

Warranty Information

This product has a limited warranty of 24 months.

http://www.mares.com/

800-874-3236

Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins Features

  • Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins
  • New Foot Pocket Design:
    Internal Ribbing Improves Fit
    Eliminates Foot Suction & Prevents Foot Pocket Flexing
    Transmits More Power to Blade
    No Parachute Effect" Vents Trapped Air/Relieves Suction Effect w/Doffing Fins
    Adds Thrust with Less Fatigue
  • Next Generation Optimized Pivoting Blade (OPB):
    Blade Maintains Optimal Angle Thru-Out Kicking Cycle
    Constant Thrust, Minimizes Fatigue
    Produces Fluid Movement Thru-Water
  • New Blade Construction for Less Turbulence
  • Techno-Polymers and Thermoplastic Rubber
  • Super Channel Designed Blade:
    Design Inspired by Marine Mammals
    Perfect Blend of Power and Efficiency
    Large Central Super-Channel
    Two Traditional Lateral Channels
    Channels Provide Excellent Thrust, Maintains Hi-Efficiency, Minimizing Leg Fatigue
  • ABS Plus Buckles (Adjustable Binding System):
    1-Quick Movement, Easily Open/Close Buckles
    Easy Buckle Use w/Thick Neoprene Gloves
    Double Button Release, Prevents Buckles from Accidentally Opening
    Most User Friendly System On-the-Market
  • Easy Grip Heel Pull Tab for Donning and Doffing
  • Overall Lengths: 23" to 25.2" (60 cm to 64 cm)
  • Weight: 2.9 lbs. (1.34 kg)
  • Available in Multiple Sizes and Colors

Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins Customer Reviews

Review Summary

 
4.5

(based on 50 reviews)

88%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (34)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Amazing fins

I've been using these professionally for 3 years, teaching and leading dives in Lake Mead, San Diego and Isla Mujeres Mexico for the last 18 months. Light ( float ), kick soft, then power up when you kick hard. flick light for positioning when taking pictures. They track very well which takes pressure off the knees. ( I tried another company's hi-tech fins, had to use knee strength to get them to hold a straight line ). Hundreds of dives on them at this point, no problems with the buckle...

View full Review

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

Breaks easily

Bought these fins, after i unboxed them i tried them on and one of the straps that came with the fins broke. I ordered the bungie straps that mares sells and thought problem solved. I used my hollis fins and allowed my friend to use these, after we finished diving i asked him if he like them and he said they lacked power. In disbelief because the reviews spoke so highly of the product, i headed out through the surf to try them myself. While donning the fins in the surf a wave pushed the blade...

View full Review

Reviewed by 50 customers

 

10 year old daughter size 3 us

By MARK C.

from Atlanta, GA, US

I have gone through 5 different type of fins for my 10 year old daughter and these finally work. The other fins were two small more for snorkeling or the foot pocket was to big and she would constantly have the fin come off while kicking. This gives her the propulsion she needs and relatively easy to take on and off with the buckle strap.

 

My favorite fin ever. Much better than split fins in every way

By Handyman

from Gilbert, AZ, US

I purchased these on the recommendation of my dive master. Wow, is all I can say. I've been diving with split fins for years. I love their ease of use but always hated that they didn't have any umph when you needed it, like in a strong current or when diving in a river. I purchased a set of stiff fins for when I dive the river and they have lots of thrust but are tiring when you just want to tootle along. These fins are the best of both worlds. Easy going when you are sight seeing the reef, but when you need to get up and go, or fight a current, they deliver the power. The perfect combination. They are the only fins I use not. I particularly like the latch system for the straps. Super easy to get in and out of. Wouldn't even consider adding bungie straps to these. The stock straps are awesome. I love them so much I got some for my wife. Her comment when she used them for the first time was Wow, what a difference. I've had them for a couple of years now and a couple of dozen dives. No problems with them. Seem strong and well built.

 

Mares X-Stream

By GEORGE P.

One of the best fins that I have ever used

 

Fantastic fins

By BENJAMIN D.

from SLC, UT, US

The quick release buckle system is great. They come on and off easily. I have a women's size 7.5 foot, wear a size 6 Deep See 3/5 mm Men's Aqua Purge Slipper and use the extra small Mares x-stream fin. It has been a really comfortable combo.

 

Excellent Fins/No Fatigue/Highly Recommend

By Gumper

from Windsor, ON, CA

I highly recommend these fins. Excellent fins. Comfortable and buckle-style straps make them easy to get on & off. Also, venting in foot pocket eliminates suction when removing; great feature. Provides very good propulsion through the water with no fatigue. very responsive action for quick & forceful kicks or gentle finning. As a testament to the low fatigue factor my buddy and I were left in the water for 3.5 hours after a 30 minute dive. We had to swim toward shore to exit. After 3.5 hours of off & on kicking there was no fatigue build up in my legs. I am 54 years old.

 

BEST FINS AROUND !!!

By SHANE E.

from Castle Rock, CO, US

I absolutely love these fin's. The first pair I bought I wish I would have bought the larger size, but all I had to do was go from my full booties to half ones and then they fit perfectly. Great power, easy on and off and I would also recommend buying the bungy straps for them and get rid of the existing ones. I've since bought another pair and could not be happier with these fins. Highly recommend them, great for traveling, small, compact and easy to pack

 

Love these fins!

By STEVE F.

from Mentor , OH, US

I'm very happy with these fins, very light weight and great propulsion also! I've had them on multiple dive trips and are holding up with no problems.

 

Just what I was looking for

By BOB R.

I have been using Sherwood Trek split fins for several years and absolutely love them...while diving. However they presented me with two problems. First, they are so big they are difficult to fit in the fin pocket of my travel bag. Next and more troubling is that they suction to my boots and are extremely difficult to remove when preparing to get back on the boat. So I tried these X-Stream fins and love them. These are so easy to remove and they fit my gear bag nicely. Although skeptical at first, I like the buckles on the straps. I had to modify my kick slightly, but that was easy and actually fun to learn something new. These provide lots of thrust and are effective against strong current. Overall a very comfortable and efficient fin, highly recommended.

 

Good power and speed when needed

By DARRELL J.

from Rochester, NY, US

Bought these for diving the St Lawrence where there can be strong currents; fins performed well providing power and speed when needed. Recommend these fins.

 

The best Fin i´ve used ever

By Alex C.

wonderfull!!!

 

The best fins i´ve used ever

By Alex C.

Excelent for strong current

 

Great fins

By Colorado D.

I used these fins on a two week trip. Took some getting used to the click caused by the joint but once I got used to that I loved them. I did replace the straps with spring straps. The original straps are pretty difficult to remove.

 

light fin

By vwake65

have not dove with these fins yet but they did accomodate my boots (seasoft size 10) and they are much lighter than my previous fins wich are mares avantis

 

Great fins

By mitton

quick fast delivery as always

 

Great Fins

By Martin

Prompt delivery!

Q&A

Questions & Answers

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
LUDWING G  livianas , buen desempeño , buenas para un niño o mujer por livianas .
WILLIAM G  Online and first person reviews led me to these fins. They do not disappoint
Michael O  My wife had a pair and got tired of me stealing hers.
James R  nice fins great price
Alessandro M  Excelent, the best fin ever!!!!!
LINDA H  Excellent fin!! Powerful but very light weight. I've been extremely happy with this fin.
ROBERT M P  I bought these fins for diving in strong currents.
EMERICH H  I choose this fins because mares are great for easy displacing below the water. Colours also are very great and different from the traditional black fins
John S  Would you recommend wearing booties with these fins ?
ANDREW K  Good day. Yes, booties are highly recommended with the open heal design. Hope this info is helpful, and have a great day.
MICHELLE S  Yes it is almost certainly needed. They would be very uncomfortable without them. But short or tall, either work for me.
Aaron C  Absolutely, i wear felt bottom booties with mine. The heel on the booties help hold the fins on, and prevent the straps from rubbing against the skin.
MARC S  Yes
KATHARINE D  yes this fins require boots or shoes
Mark K  Yes....these fins are made of firm plastic and would be really uncomfortable without booties. I really like the fins...good luck
MICHAEL B  Yes wear booties with these Mares X-Stream Open Heel Fins.
BENJAMIN B  Yes I would wear booties, I use xcel booties with mine and they feel great
BLAKE H  I wear boots with mine, they are a bit uncomfortable without. However my wife wears her set all the time without boots.
CHRIS L  Definately
THAMER A  Yes, I think it designed to be used with boots. But you can use it without but it will not be comfortable as with boots
MARK P  Yes, the fins would be too loose to wear without
David S  Sizing chart leaves a lot to be desired. I wear a men's 9 m and wear boots. What size should I order?
CAMERON S  I am also a 9m. I ordered a regular and it fits perfect.
CAROLYN M  I bought these for my son and bought one size bigger than his shoe size so I would suggest a 10
TIM S  I have the same fins. I wear a size 10. My dive shop had me try them on with my dive boots and I ended up needing size 12 fins. I also changed the heel strap for a better, more secure fit.
See more questions and answers
top
People Who Bought Items in
Share this item: