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ScubaLab 2013: Mask Review
Aqua Lung Linea
This Italian-made dive mask was designed for a woman’s face, but testers found you don’t have to be a female to get a good fit. The lens, skirt and Euro-sleek frame are molded as one rather than assembled or pressed together. This allows the lens to be positioned very close to the eyes, resulting in excellent field of vision as well as low volume — the lowest in this category. The Linea is built with a large skirt to provide more contact area with the skin and reduce those annoying mask marks on the face. The mask features Aqua Lung’s full-swivel Cardanic Joint buckles that hold fast but allow for quick micro adjustments. The buckles also have guards built in to prevent hair entanglements, and the strap has a wide headband for added comfort.
Diving is all about the visuals, so it's critical to have a mask that keeps the water out, is comfortable and provides an optimal viewing platform. We took 21 masks into the water to test field of view, volume, function and features. Here's the rundown.