Customer Reviews for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set

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U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set

Select from Sizes & Colors Below Includes Silicone Mask, Dry Snorkel, Hingeflex Fins & Bag
Average Customer Rating:
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Customer Reviews for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Review 1 for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Location:New York
Date:July 28, 2009

Fins Too Stiff

Pros: paradise dry snorkel, snorkel system, travel bag
Cons: fins too stiff for snorkeling
"I've owned snorkeling sets before from Costco and decided to get new ones for our vacation last week to the Carribean. I got both the men's and women's snorkel set. Though the mask and snorkel are ok, the fins are too stiff and not comfortable for snorkeling. They require too much work. They maybe ok for diving but definitely not a good snorkeling set. In addition, though the open heel design is a plus the hingeflex technology looks flimsy and probably won't last long if you decide to buy one for keeps. We ended up borrowing fins from the resort and the snorkeling tour operator. We returned our purchase upon our return. We'll be on the lookout for the classic fins, probably split fin and made with materials not as stiff as this one. A set with a mask case and a single window side-top-bottom viewing mask would also be desirable."
8 of 9 people found this review helpful.
Review 2 for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:elizabeth, CO
Date:February 14, 2010

us divers

Pros: gear good for price, mask is shaped well to see periph
Cons: fins heavy and a little stiff, would be nice to have soft cover bag for mask
"very pleased with price point to gear. snorkel equipment can be expensive but for using on vacation as beginner or intermediate they work well, yes fins are a little stiff but to get better you have to spend the money you cant get high end for low dollar usually. Mask and snorkel works well. It comes with a bag but would be nice to have small protective sleeve for mask , I use a towel now to keep from scratching."
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
Review 3 for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Rating
2 out of 5
2 out of 5
Date:July 1, 2010

Dubious Design

Pros: can't beat the costco price +1 star, the mask and snorkel are us divers best +2 stars, the bag is a nice bonus +1 star
Cons: fin hinge broke after very little use and, strap adjuster broke while tightening – 2 stars
"Bought a similar kit last year. It may have had an Island Dry snorkel and the price may have been lower. Otherwise it looks the same. If you get this set don't push off of anything with the fins.
The fin design is cool looking and seems to make a lot of sense, and I don't think that they are particularly stiff. I compared the action with a couple of other brands/styles by actually swimming with them and didn't sense any difference. Trouble is that one of the hinges broke as the result of pushing off of a rock. Also, one of my strap adjusters broke, maybe because I was trying to make it too tight."
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
Review 4 for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Rating
4 out of 5
4 out of 5
Location:Orange County, CA
Date:August 17, 2010

Good mask and snorkel, okay fins

Pros: good mask fit, great visual clarity from mask until it fogs up, fins fit comfortably and finstrap easy to adjust, same cost as renting decent snorkel set for 3 days
Cons: snorkel flexpipe could bend a little more, my carry sack's zippered pouch was really tiny
Model Number: US Divers but not sure; got Adult Large (fin size 10-13)
"I bought this at my local Costco then took them to Maui and went snorkeling about 5 times. The one I bougtht had a mesh carry sack instead of the mini backpack. Mask and snorkel quality was great. It seemed hard to bend the flex tube enough to get the snorkel mouthpiece into the most comfortable position, but I forgot about that as soon as I saw some fish and it didn't give me sore jaw muscles or anything like that.
As other reviews stated the hinge mechanism on the fins seems flimsy, though mine did not break during my trip. I had a lot of fun around Ka'anapali and Molokini--you can see my snorkeling videos on YouTube if you search for "LivesNearCostco".
Fins worked well for me but I can't say if the material is too stiff or the hinge too floppy because the only other fins I've tried are short, stiff Churchill bodyboarding fins or one-piece rental fins; never tried other hinged fins.
The hinged snorkel top does a good job of keeping out splashes and when you dive it closes immediately. But if you stay underwater more than about 15 seconds it slowly fills with water. It's very easy to clear the snorkel on the surface thanks to the bottom purge valve. The mask has great clarity but does not come with any anti-fog treatment. The dive boat's spray-on solution that kept it clear for 45 minutes in 75F water. Before the boat, I tried spitting in the mask and that kept it fog-free for about 15 minutes at a time. Buy or make some anti-fog solution before you enter the water.
Not that the Costco on Maui sells the same snorkel set but prices it $5 or $8 more than at the California warehouses."
Review 5 for U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
Rating
1 out of 5
1 out of 5
Location:California
Date:February 2, 2010

Poor quality product

Pros: travel bag
Cons: horrible fins
Model Number: U.S. Divers Men's Travel Snorkel Set
"The fins are really horrible, made off very stiff plastic and the strap is also hard to adjust. Mask and snorkel looks fine."
0 of 1 people found this review helpful.