2 Stars By asavahn on 2018-03-13
Straps rip 😣
I have to say, if I'd left a review last week it would have been 5 stars hands down. I even recommended it swimmers at my gym. I have had this fin less than 60 days. I use it 8 hours a week for cardio and it worked like a dream...until today i noticed both straps are ripping.
This is my second Luna. I returned the first in less than 30 days because a strap ripped. When the replacement arrived I noticed tiny nicks in the silicone at the edges where it was trimmed after molding. I thought about returning immediately, but figured I was over reacting.
Since I knew rips could happen I was extra careful with this one, followed all instructions and even kept it in padding for travel.
I think there is pour quality control 2/2 with an identical problem, which is disappointing from a company like Finis. Getting a third fin would be foolish, so now I either have to find out how to repair silicone or go with the Mahina.
I the pictures you can see the tiny cut on arrival, the large crescent shaped tear on the first fin, and the tear on the new fin. If anyone has any idea how to repair I'd love to hear cause it WAS a great fin while it lasted, but I didn't even get a dollar a day out of it.
Update 5/8/18 found a way to repair it, sort of...aquarium silicone will work. Tried Silpoxy, it held until I tried to swim in it, then the rip spread further. In the end I had to cut out a half circle around the tear and reinforce the strap and footpocket with silicone. Not pretty but salvaged. I did get the Mahina and it's a good fin, lot of work to move it, great workout. But the Luna is way more comfortable.
5 Stars By Lynn Drzewiecki on 2017-05-31
Swim Like a Mermaid
I ordered the Luna mermaid fin to enjoy this summer with family and friends. The quality is fantastic - it looks and feels like something special just out-of-the-box, Because the Luna is 100% silicone - wait until your foot and the fin are wet to put it on - wet, the fin goes on easy and is really comfortable. The adjustments are really nice and allowed a lot of kids at the pool to try the fin, I ordered both to have both sizes and look forward to the other fin arriving soon. It really does allow you to swim underwater like a mermaid or dolphin - it was fun to use and fun to watch others - a very unique high quality product for swimming fun. Can't wait until Lake Michigan warms up enough to try it there!
5 Stars By Rinky on 2017-07-11
and both are the best "mermaid" fins yet
We purchased this Luna Monofin after we were given the small size as a gift, and both are the best "mermaid" fins yet! Both sizes accomodate a great fit range and all our friends on our lake have lined up to take turns!
It doesn't matter the swimming ability of the person, there are all different spectrums of "merpeople" putting these on and floating off to a new found freedom in the water. Gliding is the best, and they love doing rolls and changing directions, swimming down and then pointing up and kicking to the surface!
We strongly recommend trying and enjoying this product. Very sturdily made , the price point is accurate for a product that will not simply wear out!
Buy a couple in each size and have a party and mermaid races!!
2 Stars By AMoore2009 on 2018-06-25
Was GREAT until it TORE :(
Bought this almost a year ago to use with the custom mermaid tailskins I made. I was able to use it a handful of times, maybe 18hours of use total, only some of that involving heavy swimming. I always dried it fully afterward, only swam in pools (never salt water/ocean), handled and transported it carefully, and adored the heck out of it. Felt like a real mermaid with it on! Has decent propulsion, fits my wide size 8-8.5(women’s) feet comfortably, and I even found some water booties that made the fin super comfy and kept it from rubbing on my toe in one spot and causing another blister (happened once and I learned my lesson!) when I’m swimming laps in it. All in all, I thought it was fabulous!
Then I pulled it out to use this summer, as I finally have pool access again...and there’s suddenly a big tear at the base of the inside edge of the left foot strap. After paying over a hundred bucks for this thing, I expected it to last FAR longer. Instead, I am now stuck with a damaged fin that I built my expensive custom tailskins around, which means either buying a second very expensive fin here and risking that one tearing, too, or shop around for a new fin, risk it not fitting my wide feet, and then spend a LOT of my precious time and money remaking my tailskins around the new fin. Neither is a good option. VERY upset right now.
5 Stars By J. Salisbury on 2018-03-25
but glides great in the water
Heavy, but glides great in the water.
5 Stars By Gayle Green on 2018-05-08
Super power for mermaiding!
Holy moly this thing is like being a mermaid on steroids! The power you get is awesome! It was also comfortable! I got a small cuz it was on sale. I am a size 7, it's a wee bit tight but not horribly so and works like a charm!
3 Stars By Opal Singer on 2018-05-15
fun but be careful.
While this product is fantastic and easy to use, we were disappointed that within a few weeks of having the fin, one of the straps tore near where it connects to the foot pocket and can't be repaired. To continue using it, would ruin it so now it sits in a corner of my daughter's room and takes up space.
4 Stars By Oliver DeMille, TJEd on 2017-09-01
Unleash your inner mermaid!
Reviewed by my wife: LOVE THESE! Having grown up at the beach, and living my adult life landlocked in high desert, I have gone to great lengths to bring beach life to my home. My kids semi-believe the lore that I am actually a mermaid, and it explains a lot about me. I LOVE THIS MONOFIN! The colors are vibrant and very siren-like, and the material is soft and strong - very comfortable. I have sort of high arches and it puts just a little bit of pressure on the top of my foot out of water, but it's fine in water. The heel tabs that adjust the size are perfect - very easy to adjust, and secure once they're set. The sizing is right, and in fact would probably fit a foot even a little longer than W size 10 if the foot was not too thick or wide, based on how they fit me (I wear 9.5-10). They do adjust down nicely for smaller feet. They are not super *big*, and would work nicely in a swimming pool or for shallow diving.
If I were to make a design recommendation to make these more to my like it would be to allow for a little bit of "turnout" in the ankle. The foot slots are parallel on the instep with toes pointing straight forward, and I find that just a little bit unnatural - but not a deal killer at all. 4 Stars!
5 Stars By Rachel Jenni on 2017-06-23
Perfect for swimming pools
I've been using various monofins for 4 years and this fin is special! This is the most fun fin to do tricks in and is extremely comfortable to wear (more comfortable than all of my other fins) however, this fin is a touch on the floppy side and doesn't have as much push as the other finis fins.
That being said, this tail is perfect for swimming pool!
5 Stars By sb-lynn on 2017-10-02
Beautiful; just know what you're doing
If you've ever tried using these monofin or "mermaid" fins before know that they can be a lot of fun. These particular ones have a lot to recommend about them.
For one thing, they are really beautiful and sparkle in the sun and water - that makes them extra fun to look at and we got lots of attention using them. The material is very pliable and they are larger than the fins I've tried before which makes them more utile.
I wear a size 7 1/2 to 8 women's shoe and these in size small fit with no problem; they are very adjustable. (This should go without saying but if you've never tried these before always get your feet wet first before sliding them on.)
The only negative could be that they are large and heavy, but no stars off for this because this is what really makes them so useful for those who are experienced at using them. They really give you a good workout and are a great exercise for your core.
I would recommend that you practice doing a dolphin-kick underwater before you try these and for sure use them in the pool first. The reason I say that is if you have never tried them and just put them on and go in the water you might panic at first; being able to touch the bottom of the pool helps with that till you get used to them. We use ours at the ocean and had no problem but I would not start there.