Ever Tried a Full Face Snorkel Mask?!
There has been a new trend in the scuba and snorkeling community we have been noticing on our last several trips around the Caribbean, and that is an influx of people sporting the sci-fi looking Tribord Easybreath snorkeling mask. At first we didn't quite know what to make of them, the design is pretty sleek and futuristic but what we were concerned with is how well they function for anyone who is serious about snorkeling. We ordered ourselves a couple off amazon on a whim to try out and were quite pleasantly surprised, turns out the Tribord Easybreath is not a gimmick at all! We are definitely bringing these the next time we go snorkeling in Key West!
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Let's start with how this full face snorkel system works. The Easybreath snorkeling mask sits comfortable around your face and is held in place by some high quality straps that are fairly easy to adjust. Upon putting the mask one, you will notice a huge 180 degree field of view, thanks to the full face design with a nice clear lens plate that is made from a high density scratch resistant plastic. This is very cool when compared to the average snorkeling mask, which tends to restrict your field of view quite a bit. Secondly, there is no need to have any type of snorkel mouth piece stuffed in your mouth at all times, you simply breathe normally and air flows in smoothly from the top mounted dry snorkel, and fills the mask. thanks to this air flow being behind a dual valve system, the mask does not fog at all and any water that seeps in through the snorkel if you dive down below the water, is kept away from your mouth and purged when you breathe normally.
This is a very awesome design for those who are turned off from regular snorkel gear, some hate having water enter their snorkel and run directly into the mouth, and the Tribord Easybreath Full Face snorkeling mask easily negates that problem. Another one of the most common complaints is people hate dealing with leaks when using and even the best scuba masks still haven't solved that problem completely. This full face system keeps your face dry and clear of any water that gets in, which makes it an extremely smart design, taking ques from full face scuba masks, which tend to be extremely expensive. This means anyone who previously disliked hopping overboard for a snorkeling adventure can now fully enjoy the sport while eliminating most of the difficulties many beginners experience. Very cool.
We loved the Easybreath snorkeling mask so much that we ordered a few more for when we spend time taking groups out snorkeling, in between our dive excursions. They have been a total hit, especially with kids who can be scared of snorkeling with traditional gear at first, but thanks to the cool futuristic full face snorkel mask design, almost all of them are eager and excited to try them out! The only people we would not recommend the Easybreath or full face snorkel masks in general to are freedivers, who benefit from low volume scuba masks when diving deep. But even the average snorkeler can dive down with this mask quite comfortably to about 10-12' with no problems. We dig the Tribord Easybreath!
Editors Note: Since the Tribord Easybreath snorkeling mask has exploded in popularity, there are many knock offs currently on the market. While Some such as the Seaview 180 are decent and slightly cheaper, there are also many low quality models currently flooding the market. We would recommend you go with the original Tribord name brand for the best quality.