The Easybreath goes over the entire face, flattening the snorkel learning curve by allowing the user to breath naturally through the nose as well as the mouth. Since keeping the tube clear presents a significant challenge to novices, the Easybreath features a one-way breathing tube, so water doesn't come in if the tube is accidentally submerged. Even if you're a pro who's got the breathing down, the Easybreath offers a 180-degree field of view that doesn't fog up, so you have the best possible view of the reef.
Ethan Wolff-Mann is the Gear editor for Supercompressor. A Vermont native, he loves biking, running, rock and roll, and words. He never believed a word Lance said. Hear him testify on Twitter @ewolffmann.