The Atomic Frameless 2 Mask was made to feel like you're not wearing a mask while giving you perfect clarity and vision. The frameless design can bring the lens closer to your face for a wider field of vision, lighter mask and more compact mask that floats on your face. UltraClear glass is made to much higher standards than traditional glass lenses with fewer impurities meaning there is no colour distortion while you are wearing them.
Without a bulky frame, this mask can fold almost completely flat with the buckles attaching to the ultrasoft silicone so the mask strap can flex and move more than a jointed buckle. By bonding the lens directly into the skirt the internal volume of the mask is much smaller so you don't have to equalise quite as often and the lens is brought closer to your face so you get a wider field of vision and see more of the ocean and less of the mask.
Frameless Vs Frameless 2
Very similar in design and style is the Frameless Mask. The Frameless 2 is upgraded in its silicone skirt being softer so it creates a better seal and doesn't apply as much pressure to your face so it is more comfortable on longer dives.
While most masks have standard tempered glass lenses the Frameless II has tempered ultraclear lenses that has fewer impurities. These impurities can be seen in traditional lenses as a green hue and can affect the light that gets through by blocking some light and distorting colours.
UltraClear glass has none of these impurities and has a near colourless hue that has exceptional light transmittance, clarity and no colour distortion.
- Special UltraSoft silicone sealing flange
- Unmatched durability and resistance to breakage
- Optical quality, distortion-free UltraClear lenses
- Hydrodynamic styling with no exposed external
- Wide vision and low volume
- Great fit
- Squeeze-to-adjust buckles
- Clear or Black silicone rubber
?Some mask lenses are specially coated to improve colour / light characters. Most coatings work by reducing the amount of light that is reflected as it passes through the glass, reducing glare and reflections and improving brightness within the mask. Close.
?Masks are available with either an external (Frame) or internal (Frameless) which gives the mask it's structural strength.
Somes advantages of an external frame design are replacement of parts as the mask can usually be dismantled into its component parts and some manufacturers offer off the shelf corrective lenses which can be retro fitted.
The advantages of a frameless design are that the mask is usually of a lower profile (less internal volume) which masks clearing easier, the skirt wraps around the internal frame providing a more flexible seamless finish and the overall weight of the mask is reduced. Close.
?The main lenses are available in two different configurations, Single and Twin.
Single lens masks provide a more open vision as the frame between the centre of the eyes is removed, this also typically results in a lower profile mask.
Twin lens masks can allow for individual corrective lenses to be retro fitted, completely replacing the original lenses. Close.
?A low profile mask offers the smallest internal volume possible, making clearing easier. Close.
?Some masks allow off the shelf perscription lenses to be retro fitted to the mask, completely replacing the original lenses. Close.
?A one way purge valve can be incorporated into the frame or nose section to allow for hassle free mask clearing. The diver just needs to tilt his/her head to allow the water to flow to the valve and be purged out. Close.
?A second skirt / lip is often incorporated into a mask skirt to increase the surface area that can be used to seal the mask against the face. Close.
?Side lenses are small glass panels which provide better peripheral vision and also increase the amount of light that is able to enter the mask.
The lenses can either be fitted directly to the main lenses to offer a seamless field of view or as separate lenses built into the side of the mask frame. Close.
?The skirt is the seal around your face that stops the water from getting in. Cheaper masks will just have a Thermoplastic that will do the job but harden over time and discolour if left in the sun. Most are Silicone that are soft, create an effective seal and don't discolour quickly. The highest-grade silicone is Hypoallergenic that is purer with few impurities for a crystal-clear skirt that is soft and effective. Close.