used this on 2 holidays this year my partner suffers from claustrophobic but love using it no fear at all
Now I've had chance to use it time for a review....
Lets get the negatives out of the way first....the way it looks and this is only because its different to the more traditional style and until people get use to it becoming the norm they stare a bit.
Everything else is positive, I like you read the reviews but wasn't 100% sure but the first time i put my face in the water i was impressed...this was used in the 28C waters off of Cyprus and a test form a more tropical location next year...if it failed to impress the more traditional style would be going next year...but this will be coming.
Firstly so comfortable, no rubbers straps pulling at your hair as they are fabric and no snorkel to bite down on giving you jaw ache after a while. It is really comfortable on your face, just breath as normal you can even talk with your face underwater, visibility is great although if using the optional action camera mount with a standard camera in a floaty it does slightly restrict your forward vision. You can surface dive to, i didn't find it uncomfortable at all at the 3.5m i went to (average depth of the bay i was in) the only issue is there is more air than a normal mask hence its a bit more buoyant and takes a little more effort to stay down, due to the design of the mask you cant pinch your nose to equalise ear pressure but i could never do it anyway with a normal mask. The snorkel part NEVER let any water in, swimming under water normally or upside down nothing not a drop!
The mask is not quite neutral buoyant when FULL of water so slowly sinks if you take it off and put it in the water...if you trap a bit of air in the orange part of the snorkel it will float and if you have a gopro with a floaty on it definitely float.
So for someone who got on with the traditional style i loved this...the comfort AND you don't mind passing it round to friends because you don't have to share something that goes it your mouth.
Love this. Was not a fan of snorkle and mask but with this you just breath normally. Used it lots on holiday last 2 years, even brave enough to swim through shoals of fish. Fantastic
Product perfect. Really easy to put on and tighten. Snorkel clicks in and out easy. Totally recommended.
Very excited to see the children having fun with this easy to use safe mask.
It is really innovative as water sports is less popular in my country. This will really inspire all. Many thanks!!!
We bought this for my wife for our holiday in Tobago. She liked snorkelling but had no confidence to go out of her depth as not a strong swimmer and didn't like water in snorkel or face mask! What a difference this device makes, she could breath through her mouth or nose with no steaming up, it didn't leak, her vision was excellent and she was snorkelling over reefs from the backs of boats in very deep water, she even went filming with the GoPro and I had a job to keep her out of the water. I can't recommend it highly enough!
Just got 2 of these for the kids for our summer holiday, well they were not the only ones in the pool or on the beach with them, there seems to be lots of other versions of this around, however I have to say thats ours were the best on the beach and the best to use. The kids and I all loved them, it brings about a calmness when snorkelling and even my small son was able to float about just under the water and admire everything going on below him. I was even using them to surf through the waves without fear of getting sea water in my eyes.
I was a bit put off by the price tag but these are so much better than the standard snorkel and they'll last forever.
Really great item, highly recommended
I bought 2 of these just recently and only just had the chance to try them out, ML for me and SM for the mrs and I was amazed at how good it was especially for the price. Compared to snorkal masks I have bought in the past for much more money these are head and shoulders better. Sure they look odd but who cares, it's opened up a whole new world to explore!