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Cressi Palau Saf Snorkeling and Swimming Travel Flipper

4.4 out of 5 stars 53 customer reviews
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Price: £15.76 - £27.99
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Yellow
  • ideal for Travel
  • very comfortable anatomic footpocket
  • Made in Italy
  • Made with Premium High Quality Materials
  • Made by Cressi: manufacturer of watersports equipment since 2030

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Technical Details
Usagewater_sports
BrandCressi
  
Additional Information
Product Dimensions43.2 x 15.2 x 7.6 cm
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ASINB004071UGC
Date First Available24 Dec. 2008
Best Sellers Rank 11,231 in Sports & Outdoors (See top 100)
  
 

Product description

Product Description

Palau SAF (Short Adjustable Fin) are very special fins, designed for swimming and snorkelling, but above all for all those who practise water sports and that only need the fins in particular situations. For example for those who practise all kinds of surfing and windsurfing, rafting, canoeing etc. and also for those who practise their favourite sports offshore. Palau SAF has a very soft, short blade and a foot pocket that allows it to be put on in seconds, even when in the water. What is more, the foot pocket has been designed to accommodate at least 3-4 consecutive sizes and allow the fin to be worn over thin footwear. The strap has a strong ring on the upper part to allow reversal of the strap itself or to fix the fins to the body or the equipment. Palau SAF is available in 4 sizes that cover shoe sizes from 35 to 47.

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2 x Flippers


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Customer Reviews

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Size: Medium/Large (EU 41-44)Colour: Black Red Verified Purchase
I haven't tried them in water yet but they look good and sturdy. They are much lighter than the longer fins that I am used to and will fit easily into my suitcase. The reason for 4 stars is that they are quite narrow on the foot so they won't fit with my usual boots and I have had to order some of the lightweight bootie socks instead.
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Size: Large/X-Large (EU 44-47)Colour: Black Titanium Verified Purchase
Very comfitable fins and easy to put on and take off.
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Size: Medium/Large (EU 41-44)Colour: Black Red Verified Purchase
So, these fins are extra short being just 43cm/17in in length and 20cm/8in at their widest, which admittedly makes for easy transport, however, they are so short that there is no flex and so there is no 'drive'. Imagine trying to fin with two short pieces of wood strapped to your feet. I was quite surprised just how little effect they had in pushing me forward using straight leg finning but they were however pretty good using the frog style. One fin also seemed to always work its way loose due to the temperamental heel bindings, they are the same bindings you get on most masks which work well when there is less stress put upon them. They were comfortable though, the foot well is very soft, I used them with 3mm neoprene socks and they felt very nice but they are soft enough for bare foot use. Also because the fins are quite wide they sometimes caught on each other when using straight leg finning. Overall I'd say they aren't worth the money, better to buy slightly longer fins with a bit of flex to give good propulsion even if they take up more room in a day pack. You can't beat fins with a closed foot pocket that fits your foot perfectly (unless you're using boots of course). I definitely wouldn't want to rely on these fins to fin against even a modest tidal swell or for long distance use...they simply don't have the power.
Update: I gave them a second chance and used them yesterday....these fins are downright dangerous for serious snorkelling (and you wouldn't use them for diving anyway)...there is absolutely no drive from them...sometimes you need to kick on when snorkelling to get yourself out of danger or to swim against a tide..sorry Cressi, these fins are a liability. They're probably good for body boarding but if you are a seasoned snorkeller..stay clear of these.
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Size: S/MColour: Blue Verified Purchase
Perfect for holidays. Very light.
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Size: Size X-Small/Small (EU 35-38)Colour: Yellow
We tried a number of different makes and styles of fins and chose these as the best fitting and most comfortable out of the box. After now having used them extensively on snorkeling trips, we remain very pleased with our choice.

As to fit, these fins, with a heel strap, were way more comfortable than the short fins with the full heel. The strap allows the user to adjust the tightness of the fin on the foot. The full heel styles either fit or they don't. If they don't fit, well you're just out of luck.

The toe box was very comfortable. There was no pressure from side to side, or over the top of the foot, or squeezing the toes. We wear very thin wet socks, which makes it easy to slide the fins on and minimizes chafing, but even without socks it was easy enough to put on the fins.

The little loop on the heel strap is handy, both for pulling the strap up over the heel and for hanging the fin on an equipment belt hook.

The length was great for snorkeling. You got stability and thrust but the fins weren't clumsy or ungainly. If you like to free dive to greater depths you probably need a longer fin, but for paddling about these were nicely proportioned.

So, of all the styles and makes this set turned out to be the best overall, and a happy choice.
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Size: Size Medium/Large (EU 41-44)Colour: Black / Pink
The fins seen fine will find out more when I go away although the description of the inclusion of a gear bag is misleading as it appears it is just the plastic bag it comes in which is not what I hoped for.was dissappointed with sellers response.
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I am desperately trying to contact the seller to try and get a replacement pair as mine broke after just 5 wearings when on holiday in March.
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Size: L/XLColour: Black / Yellow Verified Purchase
I had searched for ages for the perfect fins for shallow coral reefs that were also light and easy to transport in a rucksack without adding to overall weight. these have been perfect - they are small enough to carry easily and fit inside smaller rucksacks yet do provide substantially more propulsion than standard fins. Of course they are not as powerful - you will not dive as deep or as fast with these compared to regular fins but they are more than adequate and certainly better than bare feet alone, and they ache less with extended use because they are less powerful. We bought these specifically because we often go to very shallow coral reefs (depth of less than 1m at low tide!) and need something that will not touch the coral at all and usual fins are far too cumbersome. Additionally when there is strong current these provide enough power to safely escape without too much effort
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