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FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel

FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel

FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
FINIS Swimmer's Snorkel
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Features

  • First center-mount snorkel created and patented by FINIS and designed specifically for swimmers
  • Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flipturns)
  • Comfortable mouthpiece made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone
  • Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit
  • One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece

Description

Finis created and patented the first ever center-mount snorkel designed specifically for swimmers. The Finis Swimmer's Snorkel provides swimmers the ability to focus on stroke technique without the interruption of turning your head to breathe. By eliminating the need to breathe, swimmers can relax in the water, maintain body alignment and improve stroke efficiency. The snorkel allows you to maintain proper body alignment and head position, which lets you modify strokes, to improve technique and efficiency. It also comes with a comfortable mouthpiece, made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone. Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit. One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flip turns). The adjustable head bracket is easy to work and the center-mount design is hydrodynamic for reduced resistance. The contoured tube hugs the swimmers profile for maximum efficiency. Less Thanfont color="#C15977"Greater Than DIVE PINK & FIGHT BREST CANCER! For every Pink Snorkel $3 will be donated to fight breast cancer. Less Than/fontGreater Than


Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 8.3 x 2 inches ; 12.3 ounces


Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


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Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN: B004O6ECL4


Item model number: 1.05.009.50


Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,483 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,160 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #20 in Soil Test Kits


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Features

  • First center-mount snorkel created and patented by FINIS and designed specifically for swimmers
  • Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flipturns)
  • Comfortable mouthpiece made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone
  • Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit
  • One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece

Description

Finis created and patented the first ever center-mount snorkel designed specifically for swimmers. The Finis Swimmer's Snorkel provides swimmers the ability to focus on stroke technique without the interruption of turning your head to breathe. By eliminating the need to breathe, swimmers can relax in the water, maintain body alignment and improve stroke efficiency. The snorkel allows you to maintain proper body alignment and head position, which lets you modify strokes, to improve technique and efficiency. It also comes with a comfortable mouthpiece, made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone. Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit. One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flip turns). The adjustable head bracket is easy to work and the center-mount design is hydrodynamic for reduced resistance. The contoured tube hugs the swimmers profile for maximum efficiency. Less Thanfont color="#C15977"Greater Than DIVE PINK & FIGHT BREST CANCER! For every Pink Snorkel $3 will be donated to fight breast cancer. Less Than/fontGreater Than


Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 8.3 x 2 inches ; 12.3 ounces


Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN: B004O6ECL4


Item model number: 1.05.009.50


Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,483 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,160 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #20 in Soil Test Kits


Shipping

This product includes free shipping to all US addresses.


Delivery

Unless otherwise stated above, most products arrive within 2-3 business days. Larger items may take 6-9 business days. Tracking information will be automatically provided as soon as your order ships.


View our full shipping policy here.

Returns

This product can be returned within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. Please visit our returns center to begin a return.

View our full returns policy here.

Features

  • First center-mount snorkel created and patented by FINIS and designed specifically for swimmers
  • Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flipturns)
  • Comfortable mouthpiece made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone
  • Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit
  • One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece

Description

Finis created and patented the first ever center-mount snorkel designed specifically for swimmers. The Finis Swimmer's Snorkel provides swimmers the ability to focus on stroke technique without the interruption of turning your head to breathe. By eliminating the need to breathe, swimmers can relax in the water, maintain body alignment and improve stroke efficiency. The snorkel allows you to maintain proper body alignment and head position, which lets you modify strokes, to improve technique and efficiency. It also comes with a comfortable mouthpiece, made with a soft and flexible medical-grade silicone. Adjustable head bracket makes for quick strap adjustments and universal fit. One-way purge valve allows water to flow out of the tube without entering the mouthpiece Stays in place for freestyle, butterfly, and breaststroke (including flip turns). The adjustable head bracket is easy to work and the center-mount design is hydrodynamic for reduced resistance. The contoured tube hugs the swimmers profile for maximum efficiency. Less Thanfont color="#C15977"Greater Than DIVE PINK & FIGHT BREST CANCER! For every Pink Snorkel $3 will be donated to fight breast cancer. Less Than/fontGreater Than


Product Dimensions: 17.1 x 8.3 x 2 inches ; 12.3 ounces


Shipping Weight: 13 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)


Domestic Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.


International Shipping: This item can be shipped to select countries outside of the U.S. Learn More


Shipping Advisory: This item must be shipped separately from other items in your order. Additional shipping charges will not apply.


ASIN: B004O6ECL4


Item model number: 1.05.009.50


Customer Reviews: 4.5 out of 5 stars1,483 customer ratings


Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,160 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See Top 100 in Patio, Lawn & Garden) #20 in Soil Test Kits


abunda_amazon_reviews I was locked up in the situation where I needed to do more swimming to improve my body condition but because of the later I couldn't complete a lap in the pool without having to stop struggling for air. I got this product after a friend hinted me to look for a swimming snorkel. Today I went to the pool for the first try. I did around 10 whole laps and was able to hit my muscle limitations instead of my breathing. Here I am struggling to keep my arms in level with the keyboard as I type. At last sore muscles because of lots of swimming. This is huge progress. Let's talk the good things: A) Non-stop breathing while swimming for out of shape newbies. B) The pipe somehow stays out of the water. Despite not looking long enough (see attached image). I guess I'm not placing my face down enough to get the pipe in the water like other reviews described. C) The head band is adjustable both in diameter and highness. Large enough for my big head. I'm that kind of person that can't find caps/hats in stores that fits. D) The mouthpiece have a couple of pieces to bite so the snorkel stays firm in the mouth (see attached picture). Now, the less pleasing part: A) The front part of the headband that touches the forehead could use softer materials. Its all hard plastic (see attached image). B) This is not specific for this product but it is something to consider for first time snorkel users: you're sucking air from inside the water that is under higher pressure than the outside. So, the air naturally is forced out of the higher pressure zone (your lungs) to the exterior. You will be fighting that force that initially wouldn't be a problem but after 5-10 minutes you might start feeling it. Again, if you're in bad shape like me. People with stronger lungs that exercise often might not even notice it. C) Another thing not specific to this product: it is common that you will need a nose guard. I was struggling with it. It is clearly stated in the product packaging that "some swimmers might need a nose guard".;;Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Huge success: 1st time use review from a newbie;;Jorge Urdaneta;;;I took swimming lessons in 2016 and finally am swimming at age 64! I can tread water too! The thing I simply could NOT master was the breathing rhythm, which impeded my getting from one end of the pool to the other. I read the reviews on this snorkel and tried it for the first time today. Made it from one end of the pool to the other! I was SO proud of myself. I've read that some swimmers may need a nose guard, but I did not. I initially practiced with the snorkel and a float board, going from one end to the other with my face in the water and breathing through my mouth only. I got a little water up my nose once, at the very start. After that, it was like riding a bike, and I let the float board go. If you enjoy swimming, but have trouble with the breathing rhythm as I did, I highly recommend this device!;;Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Finally swimming laps!;;RickG;;;This version with the water vent at bottom is key and better than the longer hooked one supposedly for freestyle (the Finis Freestyle Snorkel) without the water vent at bottom. I swim freestyle 40 laps at a 25 meter pool (2.0 km total), and this center snorkel lets me maintain my breathing rhythm, habitualized and unchangeable apparently from 20 years of jogging. My recent FAI injury forced me to change from jogging to swimming, to keep the pressure off of my injured femur head to pelvis socket joint. The longer Finis Freestyle Snorkel wouldnt be as good, since it doesn't have the water vent at bottom, and this is long enough to keep my head down in good form. I barely break the water surface apparently so I recommend too the Finis Snorkel Dry Top to keep the water out. With a nose plug, I inhale AND exhale through the snorkel, and now it's quiet enough to listen to tunes from a waterproofed iPod Shuffle from Underwater Audio. This set up with the waterproof Galaxy Gear Fit2 Pro (lap counter, heartrate monitor, swim analysis in the Samsung Health app is all killer. This set up changed my life and I can't say enough about how good it ALL is.;;Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Great for runners getting into lap swimming;;Baltimore MacCallister;;;Add me to the chorus of voices who gasped and sputtered their way to the wall in exhaustion before discovering the miracle snorkel cure. I literally took it out of the package, slid it over my head, and promptly swam a half mile. The first few laps were a little disconcerting, to be sure (I did not use a nose clip), and for most of the swim I was focused on the breathing. By my second swim I figured out the rhythm of breathing out through the nose and in through the snorkel in concert with my stroke. By the third swim I was completely focused on my stroke mechanics and oblivious to the fact that I was even breathing. I have had no issues with water getting in, even when swimming with a crowd in a choppy pool. I didn't try any flip turns, as if I would even begin to know how to do that. My wife thought the forehead piece was somewhat uncomfortable, but I have a hard head and didn't notice a thing (I tend to focus on more elemental things, like not drowning). The only negative is my throat gets dry - haven't figured that out yet, short of stopping at the wall for the occasional gulp of water.;;Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;Miracle in the pool - I can now swim laps.;;M. G. McCartney;;;Oh swimmers snorkel, where have you been all my life??? This device has totally changed my lap swimming experience. I feel like Dory the fish and I can Just Keep Swimming lap after lap after lap. I get so much more exercise in the pool thanks to using the snorkel. My teen daughter thinks I look like a dork but I got over that pretty quick as soon as I tried it out. If you're considering a snorkel for lap swimming, just get one. You will love it (and if everyone else uses them I won't be the only weirdo at the pool using a snorkel that all the little kids point at). I did think it was hard and uncomfortable on the forehead at first, but once I got in the water I realized I could really loosen the strap a lot so it didn't put pressure on my head. The strap just needs to be tight enough to keep it from moving back and forth in the water. Turns out that it doesn't need to be tight at all. It's easy to purge if needed, but I rarely find any water gets in there. I'm so glad I finally got me of these after years of contemplating it (I'm cheap). Totally worth the money.;;Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017;;5.0 out of 5 stars;;I love this snorkel!!!;;KA

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Delivery

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Returns

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Top Amazon Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jorge Urdaneta - Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
Huge success: 1st time use review from a newbie
I was locked up in the situation where I needed to do more swimming to improve my body condition but because of the later I couldn't complete a lap in the pool without having to stop struggling for air. I got this product after a friend hinted me to look for a swimming snorkel. Today I went to the pool for the first try. I did around 10 whole laps and was able to hit my muscle limitations instead of my breathing. Here I am struggling to keep my arms in level with the keyboard as I type. At last sore muscles because of lots of swimming. This is huge progress. Let's talk the good things: A) Non-stop breathing while swimming for out of shape newbies. B) The pipe somehow stays out of the water. Despite not looking long enough (see attached image). I guess I'm not placing my face down enough to get the pipe in the water like other reviews described. C) The head band is adjustable both in diameter and highness. Large enough for my big head. I'm that kind of person that can't find caps/hats in stores that fits. D) The mouthpiece have a couple of pieces to bite so the snorkel stays firm in the mouth (see attached picture). Now, the less pleasing part: A) The front part of the headband that touches the forehead could use softer materials. Its all hard plastic (see attached image). B) This is not specific for this product but it is something to consider for first time snorkel users: you're sucking air from inside the water that is under higher pressure than the outside. So, the air naturally is forced out of the higher pressure zone (your lungs) to the exterior. You will be fighting that force that initially wouldn't be a problem but after 5-10 minutes you might start feeling it. Again, if you're in bad shape like me. People with stronger lungs that exercise often might not even notice it. C) Another thing not specific to this product: it is common that you will need a nose guard. I was struggling with it. It is clearly stated in the product packaging that "some swimmers might need a nose guard".

5.0 out of 5 stars
By RickG - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
Finally swimming laps!
I took swimming lessons in 2016 and finally am swimming at age 64! I can tread water too! The thing I simply could NOT master was the breathing rhythm, which impeded my getting from one end of the pool to the other. I read the reviews on this snorkel and tried it for the first time today. Made it from one end of the pool to the other! I was SO proud of myself. I've read that some swimmers may need a nose guard, but I did not. I initially practiced with the snorkel and a float board, going from one end to the other with my face in the water and breathing through my mouth only. I got a little water up my nose once, at the very start. After that, it was like riding a bike, and I let the float board go. If you enjoy swimming, but have trouble with the breathing rhythm as I did, I highly recommend this device!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Baltimore MacCallister - Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
Great for runners getting into lap swimming
This version with the water vent at bottom is key and better than the longer hooked one supposedly for freestyle (the Finis Freestyle Snorkel) without the water vent at bottom. I swim freestyle 40 laps at a 25 meter pool (2.0 km total), and this center snorkel lets me maintain my breathing rhythm, habitualized and unchangeable apparently from 20 years of jogging. My recent FAI injury forced me to change from jogging to swimming, to keep the pressure off of my injured femur head to pelvis socket joint. The longer Finis Freestyle Snorkel wouldnt be as good, since it doesn't have the water vent at bottom, and this is long enough to keep my head down in good form. I barely break the water surface apparently so I recommend too the Finis Snorkel Dry Top to keep the water out. With a nose plug, I inhale AND exhale through the snorkel, and now it's quiet enough to listen to tunes from a waterproofed iPod Shuffle from Underwater Audio. This set up with the waterproof Galaxy Gear Fit2 Pro (lap counter, heartrate monitor, swim analysis in the Samsung Health app is all killer. This set up changed my life and I can't say enough about how good it ALL is.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M. G. McCartney - Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016
Miracle in the pool - I can now swim laps.
Add me to the chorus of voices who gasped and sputtered their way to the wall in exhaustion before discovering the miracle snorkel cure. I literally took it out of the package, slid it over my head, and promptly swam a half mile. The first few laps were a little disconcerting, to be sure (I did not use a nose clip), and for most of the swim I was focused on the breathing. By my second swim I figured out the rhythm of breathing out through the nose and in through the snorkel in concert with my stroke. By the third swim I was completely focused on my stroke mechanics and oblivious to the fact that I was even breathing. I have had no issues with water getting in, even when swimming with a crowd in a choppy pool. I didn't try any flip turns, as if I would even begin to know how to do that. My wife thought the forehead piece was somewhat uncomfortable, but I have a hard head and didn't notice a thing (I tend to focus on more elemental things, like not drowning). The only negative is my throat gets dry - haven't figured that out yet, short of stopping at the wall for the occasional gulp of water.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By KA - Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017
I love this snorkel!!!
Oh swimmers snorkel, where have you been all my life??? This device has totally changed my lap swimming experience. I feel like Dory the fish and I can Just Keep Swimming lap after lap after lap. I get so much more exercise in the pool thanks to using the snorkel. My teen daughter thinks I look like a dork but I got over that pretty quick as soon as I tried it out. If you're considering a snorkel for lap swimming, just get one. You will love it (and if everyone else uses them I won't be the only weirdo at the pool using a snorkel that all the little kids point at). I did think it was hard and uncomfortable on the forehead at first, but once I got in the water I realized I could really loosen the strap a lot so it didn't put pressure on my head. The strap just needs to be tight enough to keep it from moving back and forth in the water. Turns out that it doesn't need to be tight at all. It's easy to purge if needed, but I rarely find any water gets in there. I'm so glad I finally got me of these after years of contemplating it (I'm cheap). Totally worth the money.

Recent Reviews


5.0 out of 5 stars
By Jorge Urdaneta - Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
Huge success: 1st time use review from a newbie
I was locked up in the situation where I needed to do more swimming to improve my body condition but because of the later I couldn't complete a lap in the pool without having to stop struggling for air. I got this product after a friend hinted me to look for a swimming snorkel. Today I went to the pool for the first try. I did around 10 whole laps and was able to hit my muscle limitations instead of my breathing. Here I am struggling to keep my arms in level with the keyboard as I type. At last sore muscles because of lots of swimming. This is huge progress. Let's talk the good things: A) Non-stop breathing while swimming for out of shape newbies. B) The pipe somehow stays out of the water. Despite not looking long enough (see attached image). I guess I'm not placing my face down enough to get the pipe in the water like other reviews described. C) The head band is adjustable both in diameter and highness. Large enough for my big head. I'm that kind of person that can't find caps/hats in stores that fits. D) The mouthpiece have a couple of pieces to bite so the snorkel stays firm in the mouth (see attached picture). Now, the less pleasing part: A) The front part of the headband that touches the forehead could use softer materials. Its all hard plastic (see attached image). B) This is not specific for this product but it is something to consider for first time snorkel users: you're sucking air from inside the water that is under higher pressure than the outside. So, the air naturally is forced out of the higher pressure zone (your lungs) to the exterior. You will be fighting that force that initially wouldn't be a problem but after 5-10 minutes you might start feeling it. Again, if you're in bad shape like me. People with stronger lungs that exercise often might not even notice it. C) Another thing not specific to this product: it is common that you will need a nose guard. I was struggling with it. It is clearly stated in the product packaging that "some swimmers might need a nose guard".

5.0 out of 5 stars
By RickG - Reviewed in the United States on February 17, 2017
Finally swimming laps!
I took swimming lessons in 2016 and finally am swimming at age 64! I can tread water too! The thing I simply could NOT master was the breathing rhythm, which impeded my getting from one end of the pool to the other. I read the reviews on this snorkel and tried it for the first time today. Made it from one end of the pool to the other! I was SO proud of myself. I've read that some swimmers may need a nose guard, but I did not. I initially practiced with the snorkel and a float board, going from one end to the other with my face in the water and breathing through my mouth only. I got a little water up my nose once, at the very start. After that, it was like riding a bike, and I let the float board go. If you enjoy swimming, but have trouble with the breathing rhythm as I did, I highly recommend this device!

5.0 out of 5 stars
By Baltimore MacCallister - Reviewed in the United States on September 15, 2018
Great for runners getting into lap swimming
This version with the water vent at bottom is key and better than the longer hooked one supposedly for freestyle (the Finis Freestyle Snorkel) without the water vent at bottom. I swim freestyle 40 laps at a 25 meter pool (2.0 km total), and this center snorkel lets me maintain my breathing rhythm, habitualized and unchangeable apparently from 20 years of jogging. My recent FAI injury forced me to change from jogging to swimming, to keep the pressure off of my injured femur head to pelvis socket joint. The longer Finis Freestyle Snorkel wouldnt be as good, since it doesn't have the water vent at bottom, and this is long enough to keep my head down in good form. I barely break the water surface apparently so I recommend too the Finis Snorkel Dry Top to keep the water out. With a nose plug, I inhale AND exhale through the snorkel, and now it's quiet enough to listen to tunes from a waterproofed iPod Shuffle from Underwater Audio. This set up with the waterproof Galaxy Gear Fit2 Pro (lap counter, heartrate monitor, swim analysis in the Samsung Health app is all killer. This set up changed my life and I can't say enough about how good it ALL is.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By M. G. McCartney - Reviewed in the United States on November 6, 2016
Miracle in the pool - I can now swim laps.
Add me to the chorus of voices who gasped and sputtered their way to the wall in exhaustion before discovering the miracle snorkel cure. I literally took it out of the package, slid it over my head, and promptly swam a half mile. The first few laps were a little disconcerting, to be sure (I did not use a nose clip), and for most of the swim I was focused on the breathing. By my second swim I figured out the rhythm of breathing out through the nose and in through the snorkel in concert with my stroke. By the third swim I was completely focused on my stroke mechanics and oblivious to the fact that I was even breathing. I have had no issues with water getting in, even when swimming with a crowd in a choppy pool. I didn't try any flip turns, as if I would even begin to know how to do that. My wife thought the forehead piece was somewhat uncomfortable, but I have a hard head and didn't notice a thing (I tend to focus on more elemental things, like not drowning). The only negative is my throat gets dry - haven't figured that out yet, short of stopping at the wall for the occasional gulp of water.

5.0 out of 5 stars
By KA - Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2017
I love this snorkel!!!
Oh swimmers snorkel, where have you been all my life??? This device has totally changed my lap swimming experience. I feel like Dory the fish and I can Just Keep Swimming lap after lap after lap. I get so much more exercise in the pool thanks to using the snorkel. My teen daughter thinks I look like a dork but I got over that pretty quick as soon as I tried it out. If you're considering a snorkel for lap swimming, just get one. You will love it (and if everyone else uses them I won't be the only weirdo at the pool using a snorkel that all the little kids point at). I did think it was hard and uncomfortable on the forehead at first, but once I got in the water I realized I could really loosen the strap a lot so it didn't put pressure on my head. The strap just needs to be tight enough to keep it from moving back and forth in the water. Turns out that it doesn't need to be tight at all. It's easy to purge if needed, but I rarely find any water gets in there. I'm so glad I finally got me of these after years of contemplating it (I'm cheap). Totally worth the money.