BigEasy® CPR Mask & Belt Pack Combo
Length of ownership: more than 1 year
Pros: I first used the BigEasy as a wavepool lifeguard in the 1990s when it was The Blob under it's original patent. As a current CPR Instructor, EMR/Firefighter, and Backcountry Medicine instructor it is important to have a barrier mask which is effective, easy to use and reliable. I have tried multiple other brands and styles, and they easily deflate in use, the seals between the hard plastic mask and the bladder fail, or they don't fir different faces. None of these are issues with the BigEasy (and it's price point can't be beat). Simply put the hole in the middle over the mouth hole, thrust that jaw up, and tilt that head back, and you're ready to go. BONUS: My BVM connects directly to it so I can keep using it after adjuncts are in place and the BVM comes out.
Cons: It is rather large and needs a hard case to protect it. Guards can do fine in the fanny pack, but it would be better with a hard case (I use a CD case with the guts stripped out).