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One of the biggest obstacles beginner snorkelers faces when diving is breathing underwater in and out through the snorkel mouthpiece. Something not everyone knows how to deal with!
Also, there are some important tasks you need to accomplish with a traditional mask like clearing the mask of water, equalizing the ears and remove water from the tube, which has to be properly done, otherwise it may ruin your snorkeling adventure.
If you are comfortable with all this, then great! But what if you are not? Are you going to give up on your snorkeling experience? Well, if I were you, I wouldn’t as there is a fantastic alternative to a standard snorkel kit, which I am covering in this article!
Without further ado, check out the Tribord Easybreath Snorkeling Mask review so that you can figure out how this mask will make your surface snorkeling experience much easier than ever!
The Easybreath mask possesses a dry snorkel, which means that a small valve is placed on the top of the snorkel to prevent water getting into the tube if it is submerged. This wonderful feature will allow you to swim longer distances without having to purge the snorkel each time the water get inside, which is a big plus!
The glass and the tube are made of shatterproof polycarbonate. In case you don’t know what it is, the Polycarbonate is a highly durable material and is incredibly resistant to shock! Also, glasses made of polycarbonate are ten times robust than regular glasses or plastic lenses, providing you 100% protection from the damaging UV rays. This means that you don’t have to worry about your glasses breaking easily if it falls on the floor, which can happen!
The skirt is made from silicone and the frame from polypropylene, a thermoplastic polymer material that is extremely versatile and used in many products on the market. It is also known for being one the best materials that resist to high temperatures, thus protect the mask from the UV rays. Unlike the clear traditional masks that usually turn yellow after being exposed to the sun for a while, the Easybreath is less subject to the discoloration, thanks to its polypropylene material!
The volume of air that holds the Easybreath is higher than that contained in any other traditional snorkel masks. It is a high volume mask. But, you surely ask yourself what this has to do with the vision? Well, it has because high volume mask tends to provide a wider peripheral vision and since the Easybreath has one big glass you will be able to have an unobstructed field of view of 180 degrees!
As for the straps, they are adjustable and are made of elasticated textile fabric. These wide stretchable straps will help you seal the mask properly to prevent the Easybreath from leaking water. The straps are extremely comfortable to adjust.
Double Air-Flow System
If you are distracted by a foggy mask, chances are you won’t enjoy your snorkeling experience. With Easybreath, you’ll be able to enjoy your underwater adventure as the mask is equipped with a double air flow system that removes moist air that is exhaled into the mask, which will prevent it from fogging!
The Tribord Easybreath weighs 550gr, which is quite light compared to other full-face masks. For example, I’ve found out that both Seaview 180 and Ocean Reef Aria weighs 862 Gr. The difference of weight is not so important, but this is something you may take into consideration when packing.
How to Use Easybreath?
It is extremely easy! The only thing you have to do is to attach the snorkel to the mask, then put it on your head and breath like you normally do on land. To prevent your mask from fogging, make sure it is completely dry before you place it on your face.
How to Care for Easybreath Mask?
Like any other snorkel mask, just rinse it with fresh water after each use and then dry it naturally without the help of a dry rag and store it in the ventilated mask bag that comes with when you buy it.
What is the Right Size to Purchase?
As mentioned in the article, it is imperative to choose the right size to get the perfect fit. For this, you need to evaluate the distance from the bridge of your nose to the end of your chin, keeping your mouth closed while measuring.
- *If the number is inferior to 10 cm, then choose the X/S
- *If the number is inferior to 12cm, then choose the S/M
- *If the number is greater than 12 cm, then you should choose M/L
- *If the number is superior to 13 cm, then you should choose the L/XL
How to Avoid Water Getting Inside the Mask?
1. Choosing the right size will prevent water from entering into the mask. So you better check well the dimensions before you purchase.
2. A beard creates tiny spaces between the skin and the mask, thus can cause leakage. The only solution to prevent any leakage problem is to shave the beard!
3. Long hair also, can be a problem. Just remove all hair from your forehead using an elastic, and it should be fine!
What Not to Do With the Easybreath Mask?
1.Avoid the Easybreath to come into contact with sand. The reason for this is because the mask lens is made of polycarbonate, which is very strong but turns out to be susceptible to scratches. So, try to keep it away from the sand!
2.There are other reasons, though! Sand can also penetrate inside the snorkel, which can block the valve. If this happens, just rinse it well with fresh water, and you are ready to go!
3. Full face masks are designed for snorkeling on the surface and not for freediving, spearfishing or fast swimming! So if you dive underwater, just a few meters deep, the mask will compress your head and will become uncomfortable. Why is that? Because when you dive undersea with a traditional mask, you need to equalize your ears to relieve pressure, which is not possible to do with a full face mask as you don’t have any access to your nose.
4. Also, if you are in a horizontal position in the water, the valve “Dry top system” placed on the upper part of the tube will not work. You need to make sure your snorkel is in a vertical position.
For Whom Easybreath For?
Easybreath is for anyone who wants to enjoy snorkeling without having to clear the mask or purge the snorkel each time the water gets inside. Some snorkelers have even given up on their traditional snorkel kit just not to bother with all the technical stuff. Also, if you belong to the group of people that have difficulty to breathe or panic using a snorkel and a mask, then definitely, the Easybreath is for you!
- Provide fantastic panoramic view
- You can breathe and exhale smoothly in the mask while snorkeling, allowing you to snorkel for long distances with ease
- Has Double Air-Flow System, which prevents the mask from fogging.
- Features a valve on the top of the tube that keeps the water out if submerged, which allows you to enjoy the underwater world without having to purge the tube.
- The mask doesn’t leak. No need to clear the mask at all
- Fantastic for children that dive for the first time
- Some people may take a while to get used to the mask at first.
- Become uncomfortable if diving down as it is a full face mask.
- Even, though, the snorkel can be separated from the mask, It can be a bit bulky when packed in the suitcase.
With a traditional mask, you constantly need to clear or purge it as well as bite down on the snorkel mouthpiece to keep it in place, which usually causes jaw pain after a while if you are not used to it. With Easybreath you can say goodbye to all these annoying technical stuff and fully focus on your snorkeling adventure!
Do you have the Tribord Easybreath snorkel mask? If so, what do you think about it? Please feel free to share your experience in the comment below.
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