For those of you out there who have taken the plunge and picked up an Easybreath snorkel, congratulations! A choice that will surely lead to many memories. Your snorkel won’t be indestructible though. To take full advantage of the Easybreath experience for as long as possible, here are some tips on how best to use your snorkelling mask.
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Avoid leaving your Easybreath mask in the sand
As is the case with any pair of sunglasses, the Easybreath mask must not be left in direct contact with grains of sand. There is a risk that they will scratch the lens of your mask and reduce visibility in the water.
At the same time, do not apply force when clipping the snorkel on if you feel the grains of sand are causing resistance. Simply rinse your Easybreath snorkel and your snorkelling mask to get rid of the sand or other bits before clipping them together.
Remember that sand can also block the float in the snorkel. Remember to check this point before going out snorkelling! Rinse the snorkel energetically, give it a shake or turn the tap up high. If this does not suffice, put a key through the aeration holes at the back of the snorkel. This simple action unblocks the float — then you just have to rinse your snorkel to eliminate the sand.
Rinse and wash your Easybreath
To guarantee the effectiveness and the comfort of your Easybreath mask in the long term, wash it by hand in warm water (less than 50°C) with a little dish soap when you get home.
Even if you’re not going to give it a full wash, at least give it a good rinse in running water to keep any gross layers building up on it. Then put it away in its aerated net so that it dries and is stored in the best possible conditions.
Keep away from hazardous materials
While you want to keep your mask clean there are some things that shouldn’t be used to clean it. Liquids like alcohol, some oils or chemical solvents might clean other things great but they can cause damage to the lens, plastic and rubber parts of the Easybreath snorkel.
These points together should let you keep using your snorkel for as long as possible. If you have any more questions, they might be answered in the Tribord FAQ.