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Apeks VX1 mask questions

Discussion in 'Apeks' started by Heruhur, May 27, 2019.

  1. Heruhur

    Heruhur Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: The Netherlands
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    Is there anyone with some hands-on experience with this mask yet?
    How's the overall quality
    I'm looking for a new (black) mask to replace my transparent x-vision's and I'm interested in this mask.
    Currently I use a mares x-vision liquidskin mid size mask.
    I also have a x-vision spare which is normal size, but this one feels a bit too wide for my face.
    So the question is, how is the VX1 shaped, does it lean more towards a wider face,
    a smaller face or is is more or less avarage . . . .

    Also apeks states it is italian designed and made . . . . so would it be a mares mask rebranded?
     
  2. mucho muerto

    mucho muerto Angel Fish

    # of Dives: 50 - 99
    Location: usa
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    Just got mine in from England. White with UV lenses. Haven't dove yet but I tried one on prior to buying. I got because I have a larger face with a mustache and beard and the skirt on the vx1 covers my face better than my Venom which I have been having some minor leak issues with around my nose.

    Not sure if I helped! I don't think it is a rebrand mares but Im not familiar enough with Mares to be sure.
     
  3. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    I can't remember the name right now, but Aqualung bought an Italian maker of masks and fins several years ago. When they buy these specialized companies they continue to let them do what they do best, so I am sure that Apeks mask is one of theirs, not Mares or anyone else.

    Oh yeah, it is Technisub.
     
  4. Fyffer

    Fyffer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Vancouver bc
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    Hope they come to Canada soon
     
  5. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    The "regular" version in the US started shipping a few weeks ago. The UV cut version is imminent. I don't know if Canada is serviced by AL America or if there is a separate distribution network.
     

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