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23 people found this helpful
on 20 October 2012
I bought this item for my 6 year old daughter on the strength of the glowing reviews, which proved a mistake. It was intended as a modest upgrade from a similar but much cheaper set bought elsewhere. Sadly, this Zoggs kit turned out to be even less user friendly than our previous ultra-cheapo, and is in fact the first item I've ever had to return to Amazon purely for being of such disappointing quality. In fairness, I have to say that they refunded me without hassle.
My daughter found the mask very uncomfortable to wear, and I found it hard to adjust, and difficult to even put on in the first place since the straps are soft plastic rather than rubber and have almost no stretch to them. The "easy adjust button" mentioned in the instructions appeared to be absent; either that or it was so hidden that we couldn't find it despite much patient experimentation.
The breathing tube is short which, combined with the curved design, means that the open end is only just above the water when in use. This in turn means that the slightest swell, even in the local pool, can result in a nasty inhalation of water.
All in all a very disappointing purchase, and the last time I will take any notice of rave reviews for any product, especially those which award five stars.