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Old 04-07-2020, 06:53 PM   #1
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Masks for small faces

I recently purchased an aqualung technisub micro mask online. I know, I know, you really need to try on a mask first... But, there arenít any shops that stock low volume freediving masks within 500 miles of my location. Moving on. The mask skirt fits my face very well, but my eyebrows rub on the top of the lenses and frame.

Does anybody have recommendations for a mask that fits smaller faces like the technisub micro mask but has a bit more room for your eyebrows?

I think I will order 3-4 more masks and return the ones that donít fit.
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Old 04-07-2020, 07:18 PM   #2
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Re: Masks for small faces

I know Mako has a "minimus" mask that is low volume for free diving. The owner of Mako (his name is Dano) provides a fit guarantee. So you couldn't go wrong with trying that mask.
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Old 04-08-2020, 12:54 AM   #3
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I know Mako has a "minimus" mask that is low volume for free diving. The owner of Mako (his name is Dano) provides a fit guarantee. So you couldn't go wrong with trying that mask.
Normally I would agree with that recommendation - but... The aqualung mask he already has is very similar in shape and fit to the MAKO minimus mask.

perhaps this mask might have a better chance to fit him?


https://www.makospearguns.com/El-Baj...sk-p/mebfm.htm
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Old 04-08-2020, 01:22 AM   #4
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If your eyebrows are rubbing you need a LARGER mask


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Old 04-08-2020, 02:20 AM   #5
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Re: Masks for small faces

Why not ask the manufacturer (Technisub)? Many European brands (Technisub are made in Italy) have a range of sizes and if you estimate where your current mask needs to be bigger feed that information on to them and they may have a suggestion. As you know masks really need to be tried on unless one has a “standard face” and can fit a range of masks. Check out some of the frameless masks which use the lens as the structural element. Also “old skool” oval masks pretty well fitted anybody. I used one for a decade.
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Old 04-15-2020, 11:37 PM   #6
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I have a fairly narrow face, combined with neanderthal brows, and have found the Omer Bandit to be one of the few masks that fits me without issues...
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Re: Masks for small faces

That particular mask (and all the imitations, that are many) have that problem; if you have long eyelashes, they will touch the glasses.

Get another model. Staying with Mako brand, I would get this one instead: https://www.makospearguns.com/Catali...ask-p/mcfm.htm
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I recently purchased an aqualung technisub micro mask online. I know, I know, you really need to try on a mask first... But, there arenít any shops that stock low volume freediving masks within 500 miles of my location. Moving on. The mask skirt fits my face very well, but my eyebrows rub on the top of the lenses and frame.

Does anybody have recommendations for a mask that fits smaller faces like the technisub micro mask but has a bit more room for your eyebrows?

I think I will order 3-4 more masks and return the ones that donít fit.
Try the Cressi Nano !
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Old 05-09-2020, 05:42 PM   #10
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Re: Masks for small faces

Try the Beuchat Shark. Low volume and more space than the aqualung.

https://www.spearamerica.com/product...ow-volume-mask
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Old 07-09-2020, 01:34 AM   #11
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I reached out to Technisub about another similar mask without any response. I decided to order the el bajo and the shark mask. The el bajo didnít even come close to fitting (couldnít get the seal to fit up to my face at all) but the shark mask was perfect! Thank you to Spear America for the quick shipping and great service! The seal fits great and there is just enough room inside for a comfortable fit. I did find that the silicone coating on the lenses was much harder to get off than other masks I have cleaned prior to their first use. (3 washings with toothpaste and it still fogged up badly) I ended up just burning it and did that twice before it seemed to be good. Took it out diving and it performed quite well. Thank you all for the recommendations!
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Old 07-11-2020, 09:17 AM   #12
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Glad you found the perfect mask for you. You may want to order a couple more. I lost a mask that fit me very well and have not found one with quite as good of a fit. I have now switched to a go Pro mask, so likely would have been only using the one I lost as a back up at this time. Sometimes the one you love gets discontinued, so if you have the means, having a couple of back ups is a consideration. Otherwise, you just repeat the process again and see which of the newer generation masks is the right answer for you.
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