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The simply scuba mask strap wrapper is a branded wrapper that fits over the strap of a scuba diving or snorkelling mask to make the strap more comfortable to wear.
When you put goggles or a face mask on for scuba diving, you often find that the strap can dig in around the ears and case uncomfortable rubbing, or the strap digs in in other places, or just mucks your hair up (I don't suffer from this problem due to a distinct lack of hair). Due to my lack of hair I do find that a narrow silicone strap on a mask can dig into the back of my head quite hard, and leave pretty unsigly marks when I am not diving in a hood.
=== The Mask Strap Wrapper ===
The mask strap wrapper consists of an almost rectangular piece of neoprene with curved edges that will follow the curve of your head when it is worn.
The two shorted ends are open and it is here that the silicone mask strap is fed through. This requires one end of the strap to be removed from the mask and fed through. Make sure you remember how it was atached as it can always be a bit tricky to reattach the strap to the mask. Once the stap wrapper is on there is no need to remove it, so apart from adjustments you won't have to fiddle with the strap again.
The two longer sides of the mask strap wrapper are stitched and provide a curved edge that rests against your head.
There is simple branding of the product in big white letters stating simplysuba.com which is where I bought it from and the only place that it is available as a new product. I like that it is a simple look and it doesn't need to be any more imposing.
===Is it comfortable?===
The mask strap wrapper is extremely comfortable to wear. The curved edges and neoprene are pleasant to wear and the pressure from the strap is distributed better over the surface of my head than with a thin silicone strap.
The larger strap area makes it easier to move the strap around and get the mask into a better position for use.
For UK diving, the fact that it is neoprene even adds a bit of warmth on top of my hood, which is definitley not a bad thing. This will add a bit of buoyancy to the top part of your head, but the effect shouldn't mean adding any extra weight to your weight belt or affect your balance underwater.
I've had this mask strap wrapper for about two years and am finding that it is showing signs of wear. The stitching is coming a little loose along the edges and the neoprene is looming a little deteriorated. THis may be due to me not wahing it off properly after diving in saltwater and does not concern me a lot as it is a very cheap piece of diving equipment that can be easily replaced.
The simply scuba mask wrapper sells on the simply suba website for £5 plus £2.99 postage. This is rougly the same as most other versions I have seen, although you may pick one up a little cheaper in a dive shop as you wouldn't have to pay any delivery charges.