Do you love to snorkel from your boat? You’ll get a panoramic un­der­wa­ter view with these nifty sin­gle-lens masks, plus their frame­less de­sign means they won’t take up a lot of space when stowed. —Pa­tri­cia Wuest

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THE VIEW: The Juno’s crys­tal-clear lens pro­vides an ex­cel­lent field of view — like look­ing through a port­hole — and the but­ter-soft sil­i­cone skirt of­fers a com­fort­able seal for a dry snorkel ex­pe­ri­ence. Thanks to large quick-re­lease but­tons on the strap buck­les, ad­just­ing the strap is a smooth and sim­ple oper­a­tion, al­low­ing you to dial in the fit.

THE BLIND SPOT: De­spite the soft­ness of the Juno’s skirt, snorkel­ers with smaller faces will have trou­ble getting a good seal.

PRICE: $66;


THE VIEW: Thanks to its baby-soft hy­poal­ler­genic skirt, the low-volume Maxlux is a dream to wear. The sup­ple sil­i­cone seals to faces well and is very ef­fec­tive at keep­ing wa­ter out. If you’re look­ing for a good-qual­ity, com­fort­able mask at an un­beat­able price, you don’t need to look any fur­ther.

THE BLIND SPOT: The hor­i­zon­tal field of view is a bit nar­row, so if you tend to feel claus­tro­pho­bic, the Maxlux might not work for you.

PRICE: $58; beuchat­div­


THE VIEW: The com­pact Steel Pro is ideal for snorkel­ers with smaller faces, and its pli­able strap keeps hair from getting tan­gled. The lens sits close to the face for an ex­cep­tional field of view. The mask skirt seals com­fort­ably, and the strap at­taches to ro­tat­ing buck­les that help get a per­fect seal.

THE BLIND SPOT: Un­til you get the hang of it, it can be awk­ward to work the Steel Pro’s quick-re­lease levers while ad­just­ing the strap.

PRICE: $85;

MARES Per­fect for snorkel­ers with larger faces BEUCHAT The low­est priced of the three SCUBAPRO Of­fers a leak-free fit for small faces

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