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Welcome to Dive Gear Reviews, a comprehensive guide to scuba diving equipment. Scuba diving is an expensive pursuit, so looking up reviews for a particular article of equipment is a wise precaution before investing any hard-earned money in it. However, consumer reviews may or may not be written by an experienced diver, and magazine reviews could be suspect due to the advertising ties of the publication in question. Dive Gear Reviews provides cross-referenced reviews assembled by an expert, making it possible to see at a glance what multiple sources said about a particular piece of scuba equipment. If one magazine loved a scuba regulator or a dive computer, but the consumers hated it, that information will be found here.

Tilos Saber Dive Fins Review

Written by Dive Gear Reviews Editor. Comments Off on Tilos Saber Dive Fins Review Posted in: Below $100, Fins

Tilos Sabers are inexpensive fins that pack some of the features one might expect to find on a fin that costs as much as $25 more. The paddle combines big rubberized side rails with an expansive rubberized center-section, plus a pair of medium-sized vent apertures below the foot pocket. This combination of traditional paddle stiffness, rubberized flexibility and water venting is becoming the norm for new paddle fin designs, and allows a diver to accrue all the advantages of speed, acceleration and maneuverability granted by a paddle fin, but without some of the stress of a hard, dragging return kick.

Scuba Diving reported that it wasn’t as maneuverable or as hard an accelerator as some other fins in the same class, while consumer feedback is muted and falls into the style of “you get what you pay for.” Overall, the Tilos Sabers are among the best fins out there in the bargain basement category. There are markedly  cheaper fins, but these deliver markedly inferior performance. The Saber fins deliver somewhat more than their price tag ought to suggest, making them a good bargain-hunting choice and a strong candidate for anyone looking to pick up a new set of fins for less than $75. Scuba Diving gave them a Best Buy for 2012.

Average Price: $60