The Venom is a high-concept mask, with performance as good as its looks. Built a bit larger than others in this test, with its reinforcing internal frame and double-layer, dual-color silicone skirt, the Venom is really comfortable on the face. But what’s immediately noticeable is the excellent horizontal view it provides, by far the best in this group. This is due to a large lens that flares out on its outside edges, made from a high-quality glass imported from Germany called Schott Superwite that allows more light in to brighten the underwater view. The squeeze-button buckles are soft-mounted to the mask skirt, which provides a bit of flexibility in strap positioning, plus they can be folded flat for packing. It’s a winning design that earned the Testers Choice in the single-lens category.
**Horizontal view: 95°
Upward view: 40°
Downward view: 50°
Colors: Black/gray, Black/blue, Black/red
Skirt: Black silicone
Dry Weight: 9.5 oz.
Warranty: Lifetime (frame); 1 Year (buckles/skirt)