MASKS

WE TESTED 24 SIN­GLE- AND DUAL-LENS MASKS

Scuba Diving - - Scubalab -

1ZEAGLE SCOPE DUAL MSRP $99.95 CON­TACT ZEAGLE.COM The jumbo lenses might give the Scope Dual a star­tled-alien look, but they earned the top score for field of view. The view was fur­ther im­proved by a tight-fi tting skirt over­molded onto the frame. The sil­i­cone strap has sin­gle-but­ton buck­les that op­er­ate flaw­lessly, and the Scope is also avail­able with an elas­tic strap. Thanks to its top scores for com­fort, ad­justa­bil­ity and ease of clear­ing, and be­ing se­lected as a fa­vorite by more divers than any other mask, the Scope Dual was our Testers Choice. 2BEUCHAT MAXLUX S MSRP $58.41 CON­TACT BEUCHAT-DIVING.COM The hy­poal­ler­genic, baby-soft skirt on this frame­less mask tied the top score for com­fort and was very ef­fec­tive at keep­ing wa­ter out. It earned the high­est score for dry­ness in its cat­e­gory, and a num­ber of test divers chose it as a fa­vorite. For out­stand­ing per­for­mance and an un­beat­able price, the Maxlux S was our Best Buy for sin­gle-lens masks. 3AKONA BREEZE MSRP $35 CON­TACT AKONA.COM Hold­ing its own against some much-pricier com­pe­ti­tion, this mask de­liv­ered solid per­for­mance and com­fort at a bar­gain price. The boxy frame takes pre­scrip­tion lenses and the frame-mounted buck­les scored very well for ease and se­cu­rity of ad­just­ments. The ef­fec­tive, stream­lined skirt keeps the in­ter­nal vol­ume small, mak­ing it easy to clear and equal­ize. The Breeze was our Best Buy. 4TUSA M3001 FREE­DOM TRI- QUEST MSRP $89 CON­TACT TUSA.COM The Free­dom Tri-quest’s sup­ple skirt earned high marks for com­fort and dry­ness. Where the mask re­ally ex­cels is its panoramic field of view, made pos­si­ble by the domed win­dows on the sides. The comfy skirt and un­ob­tru­sive frame can make you for­get you’re even wear­ing a mask. For re­mark­able com­fort, solid all-around per­for­mance and an eye-open­ing field of view, it was our Testers Choice.

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