New Snorkeling Mask Developed

French watersports company Tribord has developed a full-face, all-in-one snorkeling mask.

Dubbed the Easybreath, the mask allows the snorkeler to breathe through the nose as well as the mouth:

“The main obstacle to snorkelling is the difficulty in breathing underwater with a snorkel. Indeed, breathing through your mouth is unnatural, and the snorkel mouthpiece is sometimes considered too intrusive, uncomfortable and unhygienic. That’s why Tribord invented the Easybreath mask, the first full-face snorkelling mask, for breathing underwater as easily and naturally as you would on land with your nose and mouth. Thanks to its large size, this innovative mask also offers users an unobstructed 180-degree field of vision, and is prevented from fogging up by a double air-flow system that is identical to the system used in domestic extraction fans.

“To ensure that water does not enter via the snorkel, the Easybreath mask is equipped with a mechanism that plugs the top of the snorkel when immersed in water. Furthermore, the top of the snorkel is highly visible in order to avoid any collisions on the surface.

The Easybreath is made up of a silicone skirt with a polypropylene rim, and currently is only available in one adult size. A smaller-sized version is due out in 2015.

The 550-gram mask comes in three colors: translucent blue, translucent purple, and translucent atoll, and retails for €39.95. It will be available through Decathlon Stores, which currently do not have a U.S. outlet.

UPDATE:  At the DEMA Show 2015 several manufacturers showcased versions of these new full-face snorkeling masks.

John Liang
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

5 COMMENTS

  1. Nevermind the too large volume, the very real problem is one of image. Spearfishers will look like armed teletubbies.

      • I 2nd that @robert brown, no one gives 2 $hits what you look like or where you went on expedition, the goggles are innovative & looks okay, i immagine would be a pleasure to use, many thanks for the article

  2. Seems like a great idea for the majority of recreational snorklers. It would be interesting to see how the volume is displaced and how wide of a viewing angle you can get. Is it priced at 40 Francs? Which would be roughly $45?

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