Fans of the venerable Jet Fins will enjoy this new open-heel fin, which uses its vented blade to increase kicking efficiency but weighs in at a whole lot less than the original. The Jet Sport also features quick-release buckles and comes in four colors.For more information, visit www.scubapro.com
Specifically engineered for the traveling diver, the Hot Shots are the first open-heel fins designed to be worn without boots. Plus, they fit easily in carry-on luggage. And with buckle-free, self-adjusting Comfo straps, the Hot Shots weigh in at less than 3.5 pounds.For more information, visit www.aqualung.com
APS Mantaray for over 20 years has been solely dedicated to dive fin technology with extensive research, testing, and development to come up with the most versatile, lightweight, compact, power-producing fin combined with ease of kick on the market.
The hot shot is a travel-sized blade built with big-fin technology.Rather than create a wimpy, shortened travel fin, Aqua Lung built the Hot Shot with big-fin technology distilled into a blade sized for carry-on luggage. A supple foot pocket is made for bare feet, and the low-profile Comfo-strap stretches for a perfect fit, eliminating the bulk of buckles. The real backbone of the fin is Power Band technology, which loads energy on the power stroke of the kick and then releases it for maximum propulsion.
Smart Trends: Four Advances in Dive Gear That You Should Know AboutTravel Gear: With lightweight regs, travel BCs and compact fins, it’s never been easier to pack more gear into less space — without impacting performance.Tec-Lite: The line between “tec” and “rec” is blurring, a good thing for recreational divers who want some of the capabilities — or just the bad-to-the-bone look — of technical gear.