Luna Eclipse mermaid monofin review! Everything you want to know! Size, comfort, durability, all of it PLUS swimming footage!
Hello my friends and fishes and welcome to my much anticipated Luna Eclipse monofin review! Original Luna comparison including updates, changes, comfort as well as sizing and price are all going to be covered in today’s video and I will be including lots of swimming footage of my first impressions swim in this glorious new fin!
Let’s take a look at the new Luna Eclipse and compare it to the original Luna.
In terms of shape, these two fins are virtually identical so if you have a tail skin that was made for use with the original Luna, it will also fit the new Luna, no problem!
The main differences you will notice are:
💙 The material. The Eclipse is made out of rubber, where the original is made out of silicone. The rubber feels sturdy and quite firm where the silicone was quite floppy. Though the rubber feels similar to that of the Mahina Merfin, I find it to be much more comfortable. Keep in mind the rubber does have a bit of a smell when it comes out of it’s packaging so you will want to wipe it down and maybe crack a window.
💙 The movement. Where the original Luna had a lot of flow and flop, the Eclipse is a stiffer monofin and it’s overall flow does appear slightly different in the water.
💙 The buckles. The Eclipse has a new design for it’s buckle system. Overall it feels very firm and sturdy. I know this is an area where people were having some struggles with the previous design and it definitely feels like they have taken the durability of this area into consideration with the updated design. Which goes to show how much FINIS cares about producing a quality product!
💙 How it feels in the water. The fin does swim differently than the original and I do find it even more comfortable than the original (which was already a comfortable fin). I did try it with socks and actually preferred it without AND despite not wearing socks, I didn’t actually get any blisters from my first swim with it. I know this was an area of concern for a lot of people because the Mahina feels like it is made from a similar material and it is blister central. Regardless, socks are always a helpful tool to improve the fit and overall comfort of most fins.
💙 The colours. Obviously you can see they have changed the colours and pattern for the new Eclipse. Where the original was green and blue, the new one is a striped blue on blue.
Overall this is a very comfortable fin, even more so than the original in my opinion. I believe it has to do with the fact that the rubber has a bit more give to it than the silicone over the tops of the foot pockets.
In terms of size, on the packaging it states that it will fit a 4-9 US men's which is a 5-10 US women's or an EU size of 36-42 and an Australia size of 3-8.
I am a size 11 narrow in US women’s sizing and I fit comfortably in this fin but it is an exact fit.
The Luna Eclipse retails for $75USD (or about $102CAD) on the FINIS website. Luckily, as an official partner, I have a discount code I can share with you that will get you 20% (or about $15USD or about $20CAD) off your purchase! The code is COURTNEYMERMAID and I have all the information and links in the description box below!
Overall I can say with confidence that this fin is a step in the right direction. Though I have never personally had issues with my silicone Luna, I know that many of you have and the fact that FINIS has taken then time to hear your complaints and concerns AND improve their product is a big deal.
The fin definitely exceeded my expectations and I am looking forward to making it a regular part of my mermaid experience.
As always I would love to hear from you in the comments down below, are you excited about the updates they’ve made to their design? Have you already tried it out? And what are your thoughts overall?
That's all for today!
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Hello my fishes and welcome back to another blog post! Today we are talking all about the Fantasea Too mermaid monofin by the epic tail maker, Mertailor!
Just look at my shadow in this pic! How many other fins out there do you know that can deliver such a punch! It's so on-point with the vibe it's trying to achieve.
Even though I don't intend to purchase one for myself, this fin would be perfect for someone going for a very specific look as a mermaid. Definitely cool!
While I can't speak on its durability, I have seen people have a few issues with it, but if we are being totally honest these issues can be had with ANY silicone fin. Once you get a little tear, it can become a BIG DEAL quick which is why you should always check your fins for damage after each swim and be gentle with them!
Well done Mertailor! This is a rockin' monofin!
Visit http://mertailor.com/ to see what else he has in store!
Hey my fishes! I'm so glad you have stopped by to check out my review on this brand new monofin for merlings by FINIS!
This monofin features so many upgrades that I am absolutely wild about including:
This monofin is perfect for a young merling looking for an authentic mermaid experience!
If you would like to buy one of these monofins for your merling, you can do so in store or on Target's website through the link below:
Let's talk about mermaid monofins!
So beyond being a mermaid, I am also a collector of the things that make mermaiding possible including MONOFINS!
For those of you who are new, monofins are essentially one big flipper made up of a variety of different materials and they help us achieve our mermaid kick in the water.
Rubber, fiberglass, plastic, and silicone are common materials for monofins.
Some monofins are really commonly used for making mermaid tails and others not so much.
I currently have 13 monofins (2 not listed yet, stay tuned) and 2 pairs of flippers in my collection.
Check out this week's video talking all about my monofin collection and my thoughts on all the different fins!
Check out my full monofin reviews and uboxings playlist here for more information on each individual monofin:
Here are the time stamps if you are looking for specific information:
All My Fins
FINIS Luna - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=43
Mertailor Fantasea Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=63
Mahina Merfin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=76
Minos - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=99
Mermaid Linden - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=115
FinFun AMP - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=146
Info on my foot size - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=187
My Two Pairs of Flippers - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=202
FINIS Foil - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=231
FINIS Rapid - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=285
Original FINIS Kids Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=320
Mermaid Linden Kids Fin - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=340
FINIS Aquarius - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=370
Which monofins I recommend for mermaid tails - https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=387
Do my legs show though the fabric? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=413
Most comfortable fin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=439
Monofins for bigger feet? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=523
Monofin best price for the quality? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=599
Do all tails fin all monofins? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=648
How important is propulsion? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=695
What's the biggest fin I own? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=806
Am I adding more monofins? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=818
FINIS Foil in a FinFolk tail skin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=829
Favorite cheap vs favorite expensive fin? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=847
What is the Fantasea Fin like? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=887
Tallest foot pockets? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=946
Best fin for avoiding foot cramps? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=974
Fin with the most propulsion? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1029
Where is the green one from? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1042
Best fin to use barefoot? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1064
How stiff is the FINIS Luna? https://youtu.be/4ONFRYdPrVU?t=1085
Live life SO MERMAID!
Hey my fishes, my name is Courtney and welcome to my blog!
I quit my day job as full time designer in the animation industry to pursue my love of make fully functional, highly detailed fabric mermaid tails!
More about how I became a mermaid here.