Finding the right pair of goggles is not always easy. Depending on where you swim, how often and the conditions on the day, there will always be a goggle or range of goggles which would work better for you than others. This guide will help you to make the right choice when buying goggles and allow you to get the most out of your time in the water.
Main Types of Goggle
A goggle's profile is how far the goggle sticks out from the swimmer's face. A low profile goggle sits right on the eye socket, therefore reducing drag and enhancing the feeling of freedom in the water. Rounded lenses also provide fantastic visibility in both the pool and in open water. Although the smaller sealing gasket will produce greater pressure around the eyes in comparison to a standard goggle or mask, they will remain comfortable for long durations in the water. A great training goggle for advanced/competitive swimmers.
The larger gasket provides a fantastic seal around the eyes to prevent any water leaking into the goggles. It also helps reduce pressure around the eyes for a comfortable fit, perfect for those longer sessions in the pool or open water. Extremely comfortable and easily adjustable, these goggles would be great for an entry-level or intermediate swimmer.
Standard Zoggs Goggle Features
To start, Zoggs goggles come with the following features as standard (minus a few select models):
FogbusterTM offers extra moisture control for real clarity of vision, and a stress-free swim.
As well as the standard UV360, we have introduced UV400 maximum protection which blocks 99%-100% of the sun’s harmful rays (UVA/UVB). This is standard on all goggles.
CURVED LENS TECHNOLOGY (CLT)
CLT offers you swimmer 180 degrees peripheral vision and crystal clear clarity.
Zoggs goggles are offered in a number of different lens types. The illustrations below show how selecting the right lens type can improve your clarity of vision and reduce glare.
Photo-chromatic lenses react to the sun’s rays and tint according to the light conditions. The titanium coating provides added protection from reflected light reducing glare and improving visibility both outdoors as well as indoors.
Smoke Polarized lenses, ideal for high-level light and especially in direct sunshine, reducing glare and reflections of the sun.
Ideal for direct sunshine and bright conditions, reducing glare and reflections of the sun, perfect for swimming outside.
CLEAR VISION (CV)
Amplify light in low-level conditions and reduce the sun’s glare providing excellent clarity and vision
Designed to offer medium protection against the sun and bright light making it ideal for outdoor use. A practical solution for changeable conditions and everyday training.
Frames & Seals
Air filled gaskets, made from high-quality silicone, provide a “cushioned” seal which gives an “Almost not there” fit with significantly reduced marking around the eye.
ULTRA – FIT
Ultra Fit is the latest and most exclusive gasket that Zoggs has on offer. The patented design applied to Predator has been developed to give the lightest and most comfortable goggle in the world. The contoured J-gasket allows less pressure around the eye socket for the “almost not there” feel, and is 15% lighter than the previous Predator model.
Ultimate frame technology, for enhanced frame flexibility offering a super comfortable fit for all faces.
Our unique hypo-allergenic Soft-Deal + liquid silicone gaskets for an ultralight face contouring second skin fit and comfort. Made from hypoallergenic liquid silicone.
Unique Biotech frame technology, a durable long lasting frame with soft silicone gaskets offering a super comfortable fit.
Straps & Adjustments
Our split yoke straps are made using high-quality silicone, making them strong, durable and comfortable. This strap type is featured on many of our goggles.
Our quick adjust system is fast and secure, the easiest way to get just the right fit.
Our double bands headstraps also feature an easy adjust system, made using high-quality silicone for comfort and durability.
Side slide adjust clip featured on entry level goggles.
Easy adjust for a secure and comfortable fit.
PULLEY ADJUST SYSTEM
New pulley system exclusive to Predator for a secure and even fit.