FIRST LOOK AT NEW GEAR

Scuba Diving - - GEAR BAG - BY ROBBY MY­ERS ROBBY MY­ERS is the as­sis­tant gear ed­i­tor and a Scubalab test­team diver. He has been div­ing since 2014.

XS SCUBA HYPOS PRICE $99.95 CON­TACT xss­cuba.com

The fi xed blades of these free­d­iv­ing fins are flex­i­ble and track straight dur­ing slow, ef­fi­cient strokes as well as quick, pow­er­ful snaps. The rub­ber foot pock­ets are com­fort­able, and can be worn bare­foot or with thin neo­prene socks. The low cost makes this an at­trac­tive op­tion for new free­d­ivers, but it’s also suit­able for scuba divers who like to spend time with­out a tank. A fully kit­ted diver might have to work a lit­tle harder but will find the Hypos has plenty of power.

TUSA PA RAGON PRICE $200 CON­TACT tusa.com

The well-con­structed Paragon spares no ex­pense. The solid frame gets its tough­ness from three sep­a­rate lay­ers: polyurethane, me­tal and poly­car­bon­ate. The skirt is en­gi­neered with fea­tures that add strength and rigid­ity with­out sac­ri­fic­ing a soft, com­fort­able seal. The fi ve-po­si­tion, strap-mounted buck­les are de­signed to keep the three­d­i­men­sional mask strap off your ears. The crystal-clear lenses are anti-re­flec­tive, UV420treated and avail­able in a range of cor­rec­tive lenses.

SCUBAPRO G2 CON­SOLE PRICE $1,499 CON­TACT scubapro.com

The con­sole ver­sion of the G2 fea­tures the same cus­tom­iz­a­ble, full-color dis­play as the wrist com­puter, laid out in a ver­ti­cal ori­en­ta­tion. Nav­i­gat­ing the vast num­ber of fea­tures — in­clud­ing a dig­i­tal com­pass, ni­trox and trimix com­pat­i­bil­ity and a host of dif­fer­ent set­tings — is easy thanks to the sim­ple, three-but­ton op­er­a­tion and clear menu prompts. With the help of a heart-rate mon­i­tor (sold sep­a­rately), the G2 in­cor­po­rates ex­er­tion into its cal­cu­la­tions.

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