Yay! I FINALLY get to do a review on a Fin Fun mermaid tail! I have been following these guys for a while. Anyone who’s into mermaids knows about Fin Fun.
It all started with Grandma Karen in Rigby Idaho. One of her granddaughters asked for her to sew a mermaid tail. With Grandma’s sewing skills and a child’s imagination, they created the first Fin Fun tail in 2009. This simple project snowballed as other grandchildren wanted one too. Soon the neighbors at the local pool started inquiring. In 2010 Karen started selling Sparkle tails online, and in 2011 they created a home based business in Idaho.
With Fin Funs rapid growth, other family members jumped on board and now they have one of the biggest mermaid tail manufactures in the United States!
GRANDMA KAREN says:
Being a grandmother to 40 grandchildren, (yes that’s right, 40 and counting!) I have a special place in my heart for our youth. Of course, even with our growth, it remains our top priority to help mermaid dreams come true by offering the best, most realistic and safest mermaid products possible, at an affordable price. Still, we hope to do even more to bless the lives of children. For that reason we donate a generous amount of our profit to children’s causes.
I guess, like you, we like to imagine the many ways we might be able to help improve children’s lives beyond just fulfilling their dream of being a mermaid. Who knows, maybe we will help inspire a young girl to find a cure for cancer, help solve world hunger, or even become an amazing mom!
I love this! Not only do they focus on safety and imagination. They are also contributing to a cause. Way to go Grandma Karen!
Fin Fun Mermaid Tail Review
Fin Fun tails have amazing vibrant colors. Their tails have a unique shimmer fish-like texture I haven’t seen anywhere else. I feel their tails are the best for beginner swimmers as they are easy to put on and super flexible in the water. They also have a thick like plastic on the tops for stronger protection from wear and tear.
I found that after swimming, my tail dirtied more easily, and harder to clean than other fabric tails.
This is the most flexible monofin I have tried on the market, so you tend to move slower in the water.
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Fin fun Mono-fin
I have tried on a lot of Mono-fins in my day! At first I was skeptical because this mono-fin seems so simple. It is a solid piece of synthetic resin covered in neoprene material with two foot inserts. Simple right? However, I am both surprised and impressed with the overall feel and look of this mono-fin!
Made of a sturdy, flexible polypropylene insert covered with high-quality neoprene fabric, which is the kind of fabric often used in wet suits or scuba gear, so it’s made for the water.
My biggest take away was the natural and realistic way it moves in the water. It’s beautiful. You look like a real fish! It’s lighter and more flexible than most mono-fins, which doesn’t provide as much propulsion through the water. However, the benefit from this light 1.5 pound, flexible fin (besides the realistic look) is that it’s not hard on your ankles so you can swim longer.
The foot inserts are comfortable and can fit any foot size. The ankle cuffs feel secure, yet not confining. Similar mono-fins can cramp the balls of your feet together making for an uncomfortable swim. I felt the balls of my feet touch but still had enough wiggle room to move around. After swimming in the tail for a while I didn’t feel anywhere the monofin rubbed or pinched. It was very comfortable.
It was fairly easy to put on the mono-fin, as well as slip off.
With the flat Monofins you can get something I call “Duck Feet.” Essentially this is where the back of your ankles have a sharp angle. This is hard to avoid but really can only be noticed if you are looking for it.
Fit and Design of fin fun Tail
Fin Fun design supports the open bottom style where you put the skin on first, than pull the fluke up and around the mono-fin. Usually I like the zipper style so you don’t see the monofin peeking out the bottom but when swimming and modeling it didn’t poke out at all.
The mermaid skin seemed tall on my torso but… I do have short legs. I had to roll it down a little so it stayed below my belly button.
Reinforced Tail Tip Technology
A unique and new aspect for Fin Fun is the reinforced tail tip technology! Holy moly these are nice! When buying a mermaid tail, it’s not “if” you scratch or damage your tail, it’s when. It might be at the beach, pool, river or lake.
Having these reinforced tips will really help your tail last longer. While you are living your mermaid dreams, you can rest assured that your fluke tips have extra support and coverage. IF it does get damaged, there is a 60 day warranty.
Fin Fun Mermaid Tail Fabric
These colors are amazing! Such fun details with the highlighted scales and ombre colored fin. My favorite part was the shiny, dotted texture all over the skin! Do you see them? It gives the tail a more realistic “fishy” look. Swimming in the tail felt comfortable, lightweight, and breathable. I didn’t notice any drag or bunching.
Fin Fun Mermaid Tail Customer Service
This is a difficult one for me to judge as I was talking to a marketing team member and not a customer service rep.
So I decided to be sneaky and call to ask a few questions regarding their return policies. There wasn’t a long wait time and the representative who I talked to was very nice and answered all my questions. I feel they have a good support system in place for any inquiry that comes. They are also eager to help if there is something wrong with your current tail.
The cost for the monofin is $60, and the skin is $65 for an adult mermaid tail. A matching top is $21 so for the total package you will be paying upward $150 for everything. You can get the tail and monofin on Amazon for less than $130 which isn’t bad.
I really like this tail and think it would be great for kids and as a beginner tail. The price is medium to high but still within range for mermaid tails. If you like the shimmer on the fabric, the flexible monofin and the reinforced fluke tips, I think this tail is for you!
Thank you Fin Fun for all you do for the mermaid community!
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