Easybreath surface snorkelling mask - blue
Saw a video for these and decided I must have one. I'm a keen scuba diver so have never had an issue with snorkeling masks etc but liked the idea of the extra visibility. Glad to see the price has not gone up from what I was expecting.The product arrived quickly. It appears well made. My local pool would not let me use it so I had to try it out at a pool I practice scuba diving in. It was comfortable and easy to put on. The extra visibilty was fantastic. The valve on the snorkel worked well when I duck dived under(no coughing/spluttering). Although the instructions say for surface use only I dived down and swam along the bottom of swimming pool at 2-3 metres holding breath without and issues. At no point did the mask fog up. I purchased the L/XL size and with the straps adjusted it fit perfectly. my son who is 12 and considerably smaller than me also tried it on and used it without any issue. Would highly recommend this even if it was kept in a cupboard and just taken on beach holidays
Unfortunately, both me and my wife had problems with our masks leaking water from the purge valve. The purge valve is supposed to let water out, if you lift your head above the surface. But for both our masks, water was going the other way through the valve, i.e. water leaking into the mask. This means that every minute or so, you need to lift your head above the surface to let water out. At first we thought the masks were just not a snug fit around the face, but it turned out that was not the problem. We were able to reproduce the problem by holding the mask into a sink filled with water at our hotel. If not for this issue, we would have been very happy with the masks, as they are both comfortable and gives a better view than regular masks, since they do not fog up.
Thanks for your mail. I was sorry to hear that the masks were not performing as they were intended to, however it would be ideal if I could get a little more information from you, to pass on to the product team. I will send you a private email to obtain some more feedback and see if we can find an adequate solution.
Ross Farrington Market Manager DECATHLON