The TUSA Paragon Mask is the jewel at the top of their mask range made with all of the highest quality features that a mask can have. The glass lenses are AR/UV420 for ultimate clarity and protection for your eyes. A Reinforced Trimix Frame holds everything together and a Freedom Fit II Skirt ensures the best fit no matter your face shape.
AR / UV420 Optical Lenses
UV 420 Lens Treatment protects your eyes against harmful high-energy visible (HEV) light and its potential to damage the Retina. HEV light is not just present on sunny days, but overcast days as well. Therefore, it is extremely important to protect your eyes against UV and HEV light in all weather conditions when diving. Acting like sunglasses with ultra clear lenses they protect your eyes while allowing you to see more realistic colours.
Reinforced Tri-Mix frame
Three distinct layers are combined to produce one superior frame structure. Polyurethane (PuRiMaX) material bumper protection and a cross-beam metal frame structure combined with the superior toughness of the polycarbonate frame bolted together create a seriously tough mask.
Freedom Fit II Technology
Freedom Technology is a set of technologies to enhance fit and performance meaning the mask will fit better to more face shapes, exclusive to TUSA. Freedom model masks feature a dimpled skirt surface with varied silicone thicknesses and stability ridges in addition to a proprietary low-friction skirt surface on the fitting line. The new Fit II technology adds strength and rigidness to the skirt for use in tough environments.
If you have longer hair and want to avoid it becoming tangled in the mask strap or just want the strap to be more comfortable remember to purchase a Strap Wrapper.
?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.
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?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.