Is the Seaview 180 SV2 full face snorkel mask the new game changer? Wildhorn Outfitters became a best seller with its first Seaview snorkeling mask, but their commitment to excellence lead them to improve. Based on thousands of reviews and with the focus on providing customers with a safe and comfortable water experience, they designed a more advanced model that brings new features to the snorkeling gear market.
Upgrades of the Seaview 180 SV2 full face snorkel mask
Wildhorn Outfitters set the goal to maximize breathability, improve the fit, and introduce some user-friendly-features with the Seaview 180 SV2. To achieve all these, after 1.5 years long designing and engineering work they came up with a revolutionary new model that fundamentally differs from the original Seaview 180 Degree and all widely-known Easybreath masks.
New features of Wildhorn Seaview 180 SV2:
- Flowtech Air Intake System
- Arched snorkel tube design
- Side action camera mount
- Flat lens with 20% bigger viewing area
- revolutionary full face snorkel mask
- upgraded Flowtech airflow system and side snorkel tube for maximum breathability
- panoramic view flat lens, newly positioned GoPro mount
- available in 3 sizes and various colors
Tip: make sure to read our full face snorkel mask dangers post too to learn what you should check before making a purchase!
Flowtech Maximum Air Intake System
When designing the new Seaview 180 SV2 full face snorkel mask, Wildhorn Outfitters put the main focus on improving the air channels in order to get maximum airflow. The idea was to place the tube as close as possible to the mouth. Therefore, they put it on the side of the mask instead of leaving it on the top. Like this, the air chamber system doesn’t run around the mask but goes directly to the mouth. The result is more fresh air with less effort.
This new approach also allowed to use bigger air channels. The added constriction points also contribute to the easiest breathing experience. One-way valves ensure that the air chambers remain separated and you never breathe old air.
Curved snorkel tube with dry top
The revolutionary patent pending arched tube design provides the snorkeler with an effortless breathing experience. The curved end of the tube stays straight while you are swimming with face down giving a great comfort and preventing accidental water intake. To keep the chance of water entry at the minimum, the snorkel comes with dry top too.
Side GoPro mount
Most full face snorkel masks have the GoPro mount on the top which is not very practical because the camera gets underwater only when you are facing completely down. If you turn your head, you technically lift it out of the water and film above the surface instead of recording the undersea scene. To solve this annoying problem, the Seaview 180 SV2 GoPro mount is positioned on the side of the mask. Like this, you will film what you actually see and your videos will be better than ever!
Tip: Don’t have an action camera yet? Read why we recommend the new GoPro Hero7 for snorkeling!
Flat lens and bigger viewing area
Not only Wildhorn Outfitters, but also some other manufacturers already realized the advantages of using flat lens over the traditional round ones (no distortion when looking straight). The new Seaview 180 SV2 got a refined lens that allows you to see more than ever by expanding your viewing area with 20% comparing to traditional full face snorkeling masks. Thanks to the above mentioned Flowtech separate air chamber system, the chance of fogging is minimal.
A soft and comfortable high quality food-grade silicone skirt runs around the lens. It ensures that the water cannot enter. Should little water accidentally got into your Seaview 180 SV2, just raise your head out of the water or tilt it back. The mask will clear itself through the one-way chin purge valve at the base of the mask.
Seaview 180 SV2 vs Seaview 180
To be able to identify whether the original Wildhorn Seaview 180 or new Seaview 180 V2 will suit you better, here is a comparison highlighting the differences and similarities of them. (Currently both masks are available to buy)
Seaview 180 SV2 and Seaview 180 comparison
Is the new Seaview 180 Degree V2 safe to use?
Wildhorn Outfitters, like SUBEA, SEAC and HEAD, the biggest names on the full face snorkel mask market, takes safety very seriously. They carry out own safety tests regularly as well as ask third party professionals to measure the Seaview 180 SV2 mask’s airflow and CO2 buildup. The results confirm that the CO2 level is well within the limits and the mask meets EN250 work of breathing standards.
Tip: Make sure to read our snorkeling safety tips too that include the most important do’s and don’ts when snorkeling!
Sizing and colors
For the best comfort, the Seaview V2 mask comes with a new sizing chart and available in three sizes, Small, Medium and Large. (the original Seaview 180 offered 2 sizes, S/M and L/XL only) To decide what size will fit you the best, measure the distance between the bridge of your nose and base of your chin and choose your size according to the following list:
- Small: 9.5-11 cm /3.8-4.5 inch
- Medium: 11.5-12.5 cm / 4.5-5.1 inch
- Large: 13-14 cm / 5.2-5.8 inch or larger
Thanks to the elastic straps, the mask is fully customizable. Adjust it until you achieve a tight yet comfortable fit. The product is not recommended for kids under 12 years and suitable for surface snorkeling only!
With the new Seaview 180 SV2 line, Wildhorn Outfitters introduced a new color concept too meaning that the frame is either back or grey, and only the top of the snorkel along with the purge valve cover is different. Like this, you can find the perfect match no matter you seek for a conventional design or a bright model that matches your other snorkel gear or UV protection clothing.