HOW TO BUY POOL GOG­GLES

Wa­ter­tight is a good start, but there’s more to buy­ing a good pair of gog­gles than meets the eye. Here’s what to look out for…

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GAS­KET

Eye rings are of­ten the bane of the swim­mer so the gas­ket, or seal, is an im­por­tant con­sid­er­a­tion in gog­gle buy­ing. The trick is get­ting, as touted by this pair, a com­fort­able seal that won’t leak after ex­tended pe­ri­ods in the pool.

NOSE BRIDGE

A well-fit­ting pair of gog­gles is es­sen­tial for a good swim, so look for ad­justa­bil­ity op­tions in your per­fect pair. While many a nose-bridge is built in, with th­ese gog­gles Speedo of­fer a trio of po­si­tion op­tions via their three re­mov­able nose bridges.

STRAPS

For per­son­al­i­sa­tion, the strap is the most com­mon can­di­date and its ad­justa­bil­ity is a must. Speedo skip ratch­ets and of­fer a duo of sim­ple mech­a­nisms on a twin-strap to help them stay put. There are also guide­lines so you can re­mem­ber your pre­cise fit.

LENSES

Ad­vance­ments in lens qual­ity means more choice, so look for the pair to match your swim needs. Speedo’s ‘smoked’ lens colour is great for out­door pool swim­ming, while the anti-fog prop­er­ties are an ad­di­tional must in the pool, too.

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