|製品サイズ||34.29 x 22.86 x 7.62 cm; 220 g|
Powerbreather Wave by Powerbreather
- AMEO POWERBREATHER PB01 WAVE EDITION always fresh air, no pendulum breathing through patented valve technology (Snorkeling, Swimmer's Snorkel)
The AMEO POWERBREATHER Wave Edition is for triathletes and anyone who wants to swim in both the pool and the quiet or moving free water. Also for lower swimming positions.;The Powerbreather is an innovation for swimmers of all performance levels, triathletes and snorkelers; ideal for technique, endurance and respiratory muscle training in one.;With the AMEO FRESH AIR SYSTEM, the swimmer breathes for the first time only fresh air, no pendulum breathing;Innovative valve technology protects against water entering, no irritating blowing out liquids from the snorkel.;JAN FRODENO - IRONMAN World and European Champion 2015 - regularly trains successfully with the AMEO POWERBREATHER since the end of 2014
I am writing to share my experience, after nearly 2 months usage and over 50km in water.
I was expecting unremarkable difference in comparison to a standard snorkel based on the adverts and the price but got disappointed.
The product in comparison to traditional snorkel has few advantages and quite serious disadvantages:
- no need for goggles at all so freedom of what you use on your eyes,
- possibility to change the respiratory restriction for better performance by buying additional kit,
- fresh air (the whole system makes sense).
- product doesn't protect swimmer from inhaling water so inexperienced swimmer a child may face risk of choking and drowning as there is not a way to detect if the inlets are submerged or not and you have to suck to get proper breathing,
- product seems to be susceptible to splashes in the swimming pool and makes the water pass through the inlets (even with the flip caps attached speed vents L size which are supposed to be used in open waters). I can't imagine this on open unsteady waters,
- side turning head in water has a risk of submerging one of the inlets/vents and water gets through to your mouth again,
- none compatible with mp3 players (Sony BCR NWW270) not enough space,
- splashed water on top of the vents (with flip caps and L vents as well) creates prolonged and annoying vibrations on the rubbery flaps in the vents when you breath in,
- I get my internal cheeks rubbed by the silicone mouth piece and get abrasions there,
- and the last one but is the cost that should reflect 5 times better product than my Cressi snorkel and it isn't.
I think it's a good concept which has potential but a lot of teething issues as well which could be resolved by using standard snorkel valves on top of the vent system and it would become a really good product. I would buy it again for 15-20 quid but 90GBP with this performance and flooding risk is an overkill.
Also danger of drawing is quite serious thing and I wouldn't give it to my kid at all, people may think it's like a snorkel which protects 100% water ingress no mater how much you try to suck it in under water, this think is like a straw with some restriction so you dive breath in and you have the whole thing flooded!
Don't buy it unless for 15 quid with knowledge of the flooding risk!
With the PowerBreather, I now do an hour of swimming a day (front crawl and breast) and I only need to stop to chat and recommend it to fellow swimmers! :)
Although I primarily use my PowerBreather for swimming in my local pool, I bought the Wave edition because I'm also a scuba diver and love snorkelling in the sea with my kids. So I want to use this in open water for snorkelling when on holiday. I have used many snorkels in my time so happy and comfortable with mouth breathing. The PowerBreather's extendable tubes and positioning should make is easy to use in open water, it certainly provides clear dry air whilst swimming and clearing it is easy.
One last point to make: my local pool prohibits the use of regular snorkels and masks, but when I showed them the PowerBreather and explained that it was a swimming aide, they had no objection to me swimming with it.
I have already recommended the PowerBreather to friends and family and highly recommend it on here. Which is a very rare thing for me to do. The product has to be a serious life changer for me to recommend anything.
I would highly recommend this system for anyone wanting to upgrade their swimming stamina.
I haven't used it in the sea yet, but that's my next objective.