Tribord Easybreath full face snorkel mask has easily become my favorite snorkel mask to use when snorkeling. I have tested it swimming in Hawaii, snorkeling the second largest barrier reef in Roatan Honduras and also in Mexico.
I always bring my own snorkel gear when traveling because it makes a huge difference to have snorkel gear I trust while in the ocean. The snorkel gear that can be rented or borrowed on snorkel tours are usually not very good, and who knows if it has been cleaned properly! Yuck!
If you have experience snorkeling with the traditional two piece snorkel gear, it may take some time to get used to the full face snorkel masks. It certainly took me a few days to get used to the Tribord Easybreath, but now I love it and I will never go back to using the traditional two piece snorkel gear.
If you are wondering if the Tribord Easybreath or full face masks are for you, here are some pros and cons.
One piece of gear vs two – Full face snorkel masks consist of one piece of snorkel gear rather than the traditional two piece snorkels. You can breath normally through the mask with your nose and mouth without having to bite down on a mouthpiece. So if biting down on the mouthpiece of old snorkel gear ever bothered you, a full face mask would be a great thing for you!
Easy to Adjust With a full face mask, you can put it on quickly with easy adjustment. No fidgeting to adjust both a mouthpiece and the snorkel mask before getting in the water.
Easy to use and breath underwater – Once you have the mask on, you can breath easily and it takes less technique to snorkel. For instance, with the traditional snorkel gear, you have to learn to blow out water of the snorkel in the case you get water in. This is not needed with the Tribord Easybreath.
Great vision underwater – 180 degree field of vision under water. You can see a full 180 view through the mask so that you don’t miss anything underwater!
Less fogging and great ventilation – The Tribord has great ventilation while breathing and less fogging than some other masks I have tried. Tip: To prevent fogging, rinse some dish soap in the mask before swimming. It really works! See how in this video here: “How To Prevent Fogging in Snorkel Mask”
Not for free diving – This mask is not for deep water free diving. I took a quick free dive at about 30 feet, but anything more than that would not be advised. If you love to free dive, you can test it out at different depths but you may find that a traditional snorkel is best for free diving.
This next point in not necessarily a con, but it is something to consider when using the mask. Although the mask is designed to keep water out, if you dive or submerge the mask under water, it is possible to get some water into the mask, but not to worry! There is a valve at the bottom of the mask that naturally allows the water to release from the bottom without you having to do anything.
Things To Know About the Tribord Easybreath
#1 – If you get water in the mask, water will release from a valve at the bottom of the mask. There are pockets in the mask that will keep the water from your nose and mouth so that you do not suck in any water while breathing. For quicker release of the water, you can lift your head out the water and hold it upright for a few seconds for water to pour out the valve.(Check out the video here for a demonstration of the valve and how water is released from the mask.
#2- Buying the right size mask is crucial. Tribord comes in XS, S/M and L/XL. You need the mask to be the right size for your face or else, you may risk getting water into the mask more frequently. The outer edge of the mask seals to your face and this is what helps keep water out the mask. If the mask is too small or too large, the seal around your face will not be form fitting enough for the mask to work properly and keep water out the mask.
You can purchase the mask on Amazon where I bought mine. Here is a link to Tribord on Amazon http://amzn.to/2vgPgm9. (This is an affiliate Amazon link)
I made the below demonstrations to show you how to snorkel with a full face mask and they will be helpful in showing you how they work including what we discussed in this article. If you have any questions about using Tribord Easybreath Snorkel, please leave your questions below and I would love to help!
(This is not a sponsored post. I recommend this mask because it is truly my favorite and I love snorkeling with it)