IST has been making the world’s best masks for over 35 years. IST’s trio of aluminum-framed masks are representative of that legacy. They include the dual-lens Panorama and Synthesis, and the newest model, the single-lens Syclops - all made with the highest marine-grade aluminum alloy outer frames. They’re light, moreso than lesser quality plastic models, yet deceptively strong. They all feature high-impact plastic sub-frames, hypoallergenic skirts constructed with IST’s exclusive surgical grade Liquid-Injected Silicone, and fold-down buckles to make traveling a breeze.
IST’s metal-frame mask legacy started with The Panorama. Using light-weight but extremely durable marine-grade 6000-series aluminum, the Panorama is a very robust mask that is ideal for traveling divers and for those who want to carry a portable backup. In fact, it’s among the strongest, lightest masks on the market. The CNC aluminum used in the construction of this mask allows it to be surprisingly thin. The frame measures only 8.1mm (0.32in) in thickness, and the bridge area is merely 7.32mm (0.29in). True to IST’s reputation for developing the highest quality silicone, you will find the exclusive Liqui-Inject™ silicone skirt amazingly supple and comfortable, yet secure on your face. Buckles are mounted to the skirt, enhancing fold-ability and adjust-ability. Vertical and horizontal field-of-visibility is excellent. The Panorama’s lenses fit close to the eyes, reducing volume, and the mask is easy to equalize and clear. The Panorama started the metal frame tradition at IST, and is still the workhorse of the line.