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Apeks VX1 mask questions

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

  1. Heruhur

    Heruhur Assistant Instructor

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: The Netherlands
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    I hope they've done the UV coating the right way. So you can still see through it and see the diver's eyes.
    I've had a mask with coating and my buddies weren't happy with it, they couldn't see my eyes.
    Didn't even try to use it when instructing after that.
    The mask got a downgrade to backup-mask since then . . .
     
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  2. Fyffer

    Fyffer Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 0 - 24
    Location: Vancouver bc
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    I hope to have one with white and uv lens in a couple weeks I told.
     
  3. Princess Chris

    Princess Chris Instructor, Scuba

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Wellington, New Zealand
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    Mine just arrived yesterday. Ordered it in the UK then had it sent out to me as waiting for aqualung australia to get their faeces together meant i would be waiting a rather long time.

    Overall the quality feels amazing which frankly i expected no less from apeks, perfect seal although admittedly most masks seal on my fat face. The case it comes in is a particulary nice touch.
    You are definitely not wrong, went straight in the spares box never to be seen again. I don't know why they didn't just go for the conventional sleeve style one.
     
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  4. SuperSeaMonkey

    SuperSeaMonkey DIR Practitioner

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    Location: SoCal
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    Looks pretty similar to the Aqualung Reveal X1. Is it a rebrand of the Aqualung mask?
     
  5. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

    # of Dives: 500 - 999
    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    I don't think so. The VX1 is frameless, and I don't think that is true of the X1. The glass used in the Apeks is definitely different.
    I have no doubt they are both from Aqualung owned Technisub, so similarities are to be expected.
     
  6. Jackie Treehorn

    Jackie Treehorn Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 200 - 499
    Location: Between Mikes and Weekapaug
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    I picked up a white / clear one this week. Feels like a very nice mask. Going from an Atomic Venom which is a heavier/bulkier build.... pretty excited to try it out.

    Main reason to stray from my Atomic mask is that the nose is deeply embedded in the frame.... so its hard to pinch the nose with heavilly gloved hands. The VX1 doesn't seem to have that issue best I can tell.

    Also it sounded like the UV variant might not ship in the U.S. for some time.. some quality issues that Apeks wasn't happy with.
     
  7. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
    Location: Canada
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    I was planning on getting the the UV version, the shop told me they ordered them so I guess they are available but I have also heard rumours that they took them off production.

    Let us know how you like the mask after a few dives.
     
  8. JackD342

    JackD342 Dive Shop

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    Location: Highland Park, IL
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    The UV cut version was originally expected in early August in the US. Pre-orders were taken a few months ago, but nothing has shipped yet. I haven't asked about it, but have no reason to think that the mention of a quality control issue might not be the problem. That would certainly make sense, and its not as though nothing like that has ever happened before.
     
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  9. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

    # of Dives: 100 - 199
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    I just sent an e-mail directly to Apexs, lets see if they answer me.
     
  10. Ben_3

    Ben_3 Nassau Grouper

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    Location: Canada
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    I got a fast reply from Apexs concerning theVX1 UV. They say it’s a stock issue and are having trouble meeting product demande but it should be back in stock soon.
     

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