Mares X-Stream Fins: Your X-traordinary Power Underwater


Your diving fin is a massive factor in the overall success of your dive. That is why it is utterly important to have a fin that will give you great kicks without compromising comfort while diving. Thus, Mares  X-Stream Fin was developed — ingeniously engineered and meticulously designed to give exceptional style and thrusting power underwater. We dissected its features and technologies to bits and we’ve come up with a list of why the X-Stream is apparently X-traordinary:

Mares X-Stream distinct materials

The Mares X-Stream Fin is carefully crafted with three distinct materials — each with its own mission: thermoplastic, stiff black rubber, and a clear, soft rubber.

The thermoplastic material is for the blade frame and footboard. The stiff black rubber, on the other hand, is over-molded on the blade’s side rails and at the juncture of the fin’s next-generation Optimized Pivoting Blade (OPB). Finally, the clear, soft rubber is used on the foot pocket and on the blade’s super channel center panel. These distinct, premium materials make Mares X-Stream comfortable, lightweight and one that delivers both stability and a lot of snap.

Mares X-Stream lightweight design

Mares X-Stream is extremely light for a full-size fin but proves to be one of the fastest fins on the speed course, generating great power for less effort. Removing areas of the fins that don’t contribute to thrust, it weighs only 0.66kg per fin. The fins are very light so it takes less effort to move them through the water.

Mares X-Stream reduces parachute effect

The Mares X-Stream perforated foot pocket is an interesting detail as it not only eliminates drag but also makes the pocket more flexible. It also reduces sucking effect when removing the fin after a dive. This also allows the fins to get on and off easily even while in the water.

Mares X-Stream hinged blade

The Optimized Pivoting Blade (OPB) feature of the Mares X-Stream delivers a propulsive blade snap that propels you forward more efficiently on every downward stroke. It increases the efficiency of the divers kicks while reducing negative trust. The fin also earned solid marks for performance using all kicking styles.

Mares X-Stream channel thrust technology

The clear, soft rubber used on the blade creates a  super channel allowing you the best performance with minimal effort; it creates a large flexible central panel that helps propel water-flow more efficiently down the fin blade instead of letting it spill over the sides.

Mares X-Stream quick release ABS plus buckles

This ingenious feature of the Mares X-Stream allows you to easily open and close the buckles even while wearing thick neoprene gloves. The ABS plus buckles allow donning and doffing the fins without adjusting the straps. The double button release also prevents the buckle from accidentally opening making it very user-friendly.

Mares X-Stream comfortable fit

The fusion of softer materials with stiffer materials creates a foot pocket with an unmatched comfortable fit — while ensuring all the power of the foot is transferred to the blades.

With all these innovative features and technologies welded on it, the Mares X-Stream promises an overall comfort and lightweight-ness with unparalleled stability and X-traordinary power. Plus, it also looks really good under the water.

Grip and Grit: Diving with Mares Gloves


The hands and the feet are the first places in the body where you start to feel the cold while submerged in the water. That is why scuba diving gloves are one of the most significant pieces in your dive equipment: from keeping your fingers warm in cold water environments to protecting you from scratches on a wreck or reef dive, gloves assure an extra level of comfort and protection. Choosing the best dive gloves for you can be tough — deluge of things are to be considered like thickness, materials and type of dive. On that grounds, Mares developed superior diving gloves that are not only comfortable but also exhibit supreme grip and unequalled grit. Let us explore the perks of diving with the unrivalled Mares gloves:

Grip and Grit: Diving with Mares Gloves

1. Mares Gloves ultimate resistance and maximum protection

Mares gloves are known worldwide for using only the choicest materials, ensuring extreme durability, flexibility and superlative endurance to wear and tear — thus giving you maximum protection even in the toughest of dive environments and worst of water conditions.

Mares gloves also ace the vital function of every diving glove: protection against scratches, punctures and other types of skin abrasions. The Mares Flex 3mm or the Mares Flexa Classic 3mm double-lined neoprene are great choices in terms of protection. Plus, in case of strong currents, these tenacious gloves will keep your hands safe from war wounds as you move, and will help you avoid dangerous bites from all kinds of marine fauna.


Grip and Grit: Diving with Mares Gloves

2. Mares Gloves warmth and comfort

Diving gloves are as important as wearing your neoprene wetsuits. Think of your gloves as extensions of the latter. As mentioned above, the hands and the feet are the first parts of your body to feel the cold. Good thing, Mares provides series of diving gloves for every water temperature. The Mares Amara Gloves, for example, features a 1.5mm black neoprene that is great for diving in warm waters. Diving in cold waters, however, requires thicker gloves — the Mares Flexa Fit Gloves in 5mm or 6.5mm is a good choice for this water condition. Additionally, these gloves features ultra stretch neoprene, adjustable velcro straps and snug cut in glideskin, making them comfortable to wear.


Grip and Grit: Diving with Mares Gloves

3. Mares Gloves supreme grip

One of the most significant feature of a diving glove is its ability for supreme grip. Diving is surely an exciting sports, but it can also be dangerous at times. Excellent grip is an important feature in case of emergencies and strong currents underwater. Diving gloves that slip are totally not good choices. Mares gloves are intricately engineered assuring that all gloves we develop embodies maximum grip. The Mares Tec Gloves leaves three uncovered fingers for added grip, while the Mares Camo gloves line and the Mares Flexa Fit Gloves are also great choices if you are aiming for better grip.


Covering only a little fraction of your body, diving gloves can easily be overlooked — but just like any of your heavy diving gears, they are also vital in the overall success of your dive.