The Scope line of mask from Zeagle is their first ever release of any masks. While Zeagle is most well known for their high quality rugged BCD’s and along with the recent release of the Zeagle Recon Fins they have broken ground into the soft gear market.
The Scope line of dive masks includes the Dual and Mono masks. The obvious difference between the two is the number of lenses, the dual is a two lens mask while the mono is a single lens mask. Some of the features of each mask include:
- Replaceable lenses
- Color lens frame kit options
- Standard silicone straps
- Frameless mask design
- Low volume
- Elastic soft ski goggle style strap standard
The straps for the masks can be interchangeable using a Allen screw design similar to the Zeagle recon fin straps.
Now while I have been fortunate enough to test both mask I have much more experience with the Scope Mono Mask. While mask are a personal fit everything said is subject to my opinion and personal experience with the mask and may be different for another person.
What I like about the Zeagle Scope Mono mask, because of the single lens design this mask provides a very wide field of view giving the person waring it a very open feeling for a black silicone mask. There is a very wide set nose pocket on the mask providing extra space for those with larger noses despite the single lens design, I have a moderately large nose and found only making contact from the bridge when I excessively suck air from the mask or am unable to equalize the airspace. For those with excessively large noses i would recommend the Scope Dual. I was skeptical of the mask strap but found it fairly easy to adjust and with the amount of stretch never felt excessively tight.
Problems I have with the Zeagle Scope mono, the first issue i noticed with the mask was that it was relatively narrow for my face. I was still able to get the mask to seal on my face but did feel narrow at least compared to my goto mask the Oceanic Shadow. I also found that with the Scope Mono if i had neglected to shave for a couple of days the mask would begin to leak excessively, this was a annoying problem during a dive but easy to avoid once i figured out the cause. Another issue that was easily remedied was the attached snorkel keeper on the mask strap. Fortunately the snorkel keeper is removable unlike some other ones on similarly designed mask straps. I found all of these problem to be minor issues and easily dealt with.
Overall I very much enjoyed using the Zeagle Scope Mono mask, it is a comfortable low volume mask with a wide field of view that had a surprisingly comfortable strap for diving with and without a hood. This is definitely a mask that I will be adding to my active rotation of mask.
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