The Seaview 180° SV2 represents Wildhorn’s commitment to constantly innovate and expand boundaries. The SV2 drastically improves breathability, enhances the viewing area and adds several quality features to create an unmatched snorkeling experience. We heavily focused on airflow to maximize safety. With over a year and a half of design and engineering behind the concept, as well as 8 rounds of prototyping, testing and fine-tuning, the SV2 is primed and ready to launch Wildhorn and the snorkeling adventure experience to the next level.
PLEASE NOTE: The swimmers shown in our video are experts. This is a surface snorkel mask not intended for serious free diving. (kind of like the old "this car commercial was filmed in a closed course with an expert driver :) )
Kickstarter backing will help fund final tooling, sizing molds and other design adjustments to ensure that the product is completely dialed in for the best possible experience for our customers. Funds will also help to cover first round production costs to meet the demand for this innovative new product.
MAXIMUM FRESH AIR INTAKE
Our patent pending Flowtech™ system provides natural breathing through both your nose and mouth. Traditional snorkel masks only allow for one constrained passage way for air through the mouth. Flowtech™ has two chambers and 4 intake valves to allow air to circulate in and out freely. This creates airflow with less resistance and more fresh air circulating through the mask. More fresh airflow and better circulation means less fogging, better visibility and more confident breathing. The benefits of our innovative Flowtech™ system ultimately result in a much more enjoyable and safer snorkeling experience.
Commitment to Safety Testing
The SV2 provides unmatched design and performance enhancing the snorkeling experience on every level. Improving the overall usability and performance of your snorkeling mask not only makes your snorkeling experience way more enjoyable, but much safer as well.
We conducted computational fluid dynamics testing on the SV2 model to measure airflow resistance and CO2 buildup. The results show airflow resistance that is well within EN250 work of breathing standards. Low resistance airflow allows fresh oxygen into the mask at high rates and provides a comfortable breathing experience. This airflow, along with 5 one-way check valves, reduces and keeps CO2 levels well within safe limits. We continue to test using more instrumentation as they become available to us.
We set out to make a product that would revolutionize the snorkeling experience. We have spent the last year and a half meticulously designing, developing, testing and engineering the SV2. After over 18 months of research and dozens of prototypes, we are ready to introduce the SV2 to the world. Below are just a few initial sketches, renderings and prototype samples...
OUR FIRST FULL FACE SNORKEL MASK IS CURRENTLY #1 ON AMAZON.
In just over two years, we’ve established the Wildhorn brand as one of the fastest growing outdoor/adventure companies in the industry and have become a top seller in the outdoor segment on Amazon. Wildhorn Outfitters helped to pioneer the full-face snorkel mask revolution with our original Seaview 180° which quickly became the #1 seller on Amazon in the category with currently over 1,500 5 star reviews.
THE MOST UNIQUE, HIGH PERFORMANCE SNORKELING PRODUCT EVER.
The next generation launching first on Kickstarter, the Seaview 180° SV2 simplifies and improves the snorkeling experience on every level. Our goal with the SV2 was to improve fit, maximize breathability, improve usability and create a unique, stylish form and finish. Our product team boasts 20+ years of design and production experience. We started from the ground up by identifying and understanding all issues related to each problem through studying consumer feedback from our current Seaview model, testing new concepts, snorkeling with prototypes and meticulously modifying and adjusting to make the ultimate snorkeling performance product.
3 AVAILABLE SIZES FOR A PERFECT FIT.
To determine your mask size simply measure from the bridge of your nose to the bottom of your chin.
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The Seaview 180° SV2 is in the final stages of the design process. We're currently testing prototypes and making final adjustments to 3D modeling files to prepare for tooling. Kickstarter backing will help fund final tooling, sizing molds and other design adjustments to ensure that the product is completely dialed in for the best possible experience for our customers. Funds will also help to cover first round production costs to meet the demand for this innovative new product.
Risks and challenges
The biggest design problems to solve for SV2 was to improve fit, increase breathability, improve usability and implement Wildhorn design into its form and finish. We started from the ground up by identifying and understanding all issues related to each problem through testing, snorkeling, modifying and dissecting current designs.
One of the most significant improvements for SV2 is our “Flowtech™ Maximum Air Intake System,” which greatly improves air intake and exhaust. When designing this system, we wanted to bring the air intake and exit points closer to the user’s mouth, so that we could open up constriction points and increase airflow. We achieved this by putting the snorkel tube on the side of the mask, rather than the top like other snorkel masks. This allows us to use bigger air channels, better exhaust management and have the shortest air path to the user's mouth. The obvious part about this design change is that it looks closer to a traditional snorkel tube. This makes its form familiar, yet refreshing and new. We also took great care designing the shape of the snorkel tube, giving it a geometry that allows for optimal height out of water while swimming and viewing.
SV2 also has an incredible fit that is noticeable as soon as you put it on. This is because it was designed using digital headforms representing average head sizes in each respective size. Once made in 3D, we tested with actual prototypes and fine tuned our fit with user feedback.
The Seaview 180° SV2 is in the final stages of the design process. We're currently testing prototypes and making final adjustments to 3D modeling files to prepare for tooling. Kickstarter backing will help fund final tooling, sizing molds and other design adjustments to ensure that the product is completely dialed in for the best possible experience for our customers. Funds will also help to cover first round production costs to meet the demand for this innovative new product.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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