From peripheral range to construction, when it comes to goggles there’s a lot to consider. So to help you choose the best goggle for your needs, we’ve created the easy-to-follow guide below.
For The Competitive Swimmer:
Competitive swimmers need streamlined, racing goggles that will help to enhance performance. When looking for a competition goggle, consider important factors like design, gasket construction, peripheral range and nosebridge options. A racing goggle should be low profile, supply a wide range of vision and provide a snug fit in the inner eye socket.
For The Non-Competitive Swimmer:
Are you using goggles to workout or crosstrain?
If so, you’ll want to look for goggles that are durable by nature. Basic training goggles should be comfortable and easy to wear. Opting for a goggle with speed adjust technology or a simple release button will ensure quick head strap adjustment. Also be sure to look out for gaskets that provide a watertight seal and molded cushioning.
Are you using goggles recreationally to swim at a pool or beach?
If so you’ll want a goggle with a unibody construction. This type of goggle has a fixed nosebridge and is therefore designed to comfortably accommodate various face shapes.
For The Triathlete Or Open Water Swimmer:
If you’re a triathlete or choosing to take your swim training outdoors you’ll need to pay specific attention to the type of lenses your goggles include. Depending on your specific needs and preferences, photochromic lenses are an ideal option because they are designed to transition in response to changing light conditions. Polarized lenses are also great because they are constructed to provide clarity, optical precision and comfort by filtering out 99.9% of surface glare.
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