Skirt material technology is advancing rapidly, making some high-end masks softer, more supple and ultimately more capable of creating an effective and comfortable seal. Great examples are the Mares X-Vu Liquidskin and Cressi Big Eyes Evolution Crystal.
Mirrored lenses are becoming more functional than ever, cutting glare and advancing style. See this in the Scubapro Spectra Mirrored and Tusa Visio Pro.
By creating a longer profile, downward vision is enhanced, adding to a mask’s overall field of view. Our picks are the Cressi Big Eyes Evolution Crystal and Sherwood Scuba Allure.
All quality dive masks use tempered glass, but some up the performance ante with enhanced optics that promote better light transfer for increased vision. Check out the Tusa Visio Pro and Atomic Aquatics Venom.
Some brands have refined strap systems that adjust at a single, rear-mounted unit, or developed swiveling buckles for a more customized fit. See this in the Tilos Hawk Eyes and Aqua Lung Venture+.