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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