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2016-06-16 8:19 PM


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hello, i have to wear hard contact lenses, cant see without them. what goggles do you guys use that actually work. thanks


2016-06-16 9:14 PM
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The google that don't leak on you. Everyone is different. In my case, the only ones that don't leak are the mask styles. I like Aqua Sphere Vista and Seal. I can press them on my face without the strap any they will stay put for a good 30 seconds. When on properly, I can do 5000 yards and not have to touch them once. But again, that's me.

Try them on without the strap around your head. They should stay for a few seconds at least. If they fall off immediately they will likely leak when worn. I only tried the Vista out of frustration when everything else just fell off. Find a good store with lots of options and just keep trying.

Good Luck.
2016-06-16 9:33 PM
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I'm partial to tyr special ops. Not too big. Not too small. But goggles are likes saddles. Very personal. Go to sporting goods store and try them on. Like other poster said they should stay put for a few seconds
2016-06-16 10:02 PM
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2016-06-16 11:49 PM
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... are the ones that fit your face.   Really takes trial and error.   I am partial to speedo vanquisher altho I recently tried Roka at a demo day and they were nice too



2016-06-17 7:20 AM
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I wear hard contacts too.  However, that doesn't mean that we have the same face.  I went to the shop and did the suction test.  See if they stay on without the strap.  I walked away with two pairs of Aqua Sphere Kaiman.  Amber and clear lenses.

2016-06-17 7:29 AM
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thanks guys, i will go to some stores and look. appreciate it.
2016-06-17 11:53 AM
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... are the ones that fit your face.   Really takes trial and error.   I am partial to speedo vanquisher altho I recently tried Roka at a demo day and they were nice too

^^^  This.  I can't stand the "inside the eye socket:" ones like the vanquisher, and my wife and daughter love them.  I wear TYR Nest Pros exclusively.

2016-06-17 2:50 PM
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I like Aquasphere Kayenne's. I wear contacts also these have worked great, they give you a large field of vision yet are not too big. I've been in some pretty rough swim starts and they have stayed on my face well after being kicked etc. on the head and face area.
2016-06-17 3:02 PM
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2016-06-18 9:58 AM
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Originally posted by reecealan

I like Aquasphere Kayenne's. I wear contacts also these have worked great, they give you a large field of vision yet are not too big. I've been in some pretty rough swim starts and they have stayed on my face well after being kicked etc. on the head and face area.
I have both the Kaiman and Kayenne from AquaSphere. Both work well, but I like the Kayenne better because it is a larger field of vision and because the parts that contact your face seem to be softer. I do not wear contacts, so I can't help you there. I have a wide face and a big head...I wear 7-3/8" baseball hats.

If you are Amazon Prime you can get either in two days with free shipping.

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2016-06-20 11:49 AM
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2016-06-20 11:57 AM
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I have been using Zoggs Predator Flex. I find them more comfortable than traditional swimming goggles (e.g. speedo).
2016-06-20 12:00 PM
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Originally posted by TriTampa2

I'm partial to tyr special ops. Not too big. Not too small. But goggles are likes saddles. Very personal. Go to sporting goods store and try them on. Like other poster said they should stay put for a few seconds


Uhm....thanks!

I've been using cheapy clear Speedos (I swim a lot indoors). The strap broke while standing on the beach ready to go in last year at Muncie. Fortunately, the 'break' was in the extra part of the strap...but I've been using them since. I have a backup pair of one of my son's. I really wanted something dark as at some point you're staring directly into a rising sun several times a year.

Looked up reviews for these on Friday knowing I was going to do an open water practice swim on Sunday. Bought some on the way home.

Loved them. They did not fog (granted, it was hot out and the water was like bath water), but they remained "crystal clear" through just about two miles. Nothing will work looking directly into the sun, but it definitely helped all the way around the circuit. Loved 'em.

So far, I'm willing to say it's the second best value buy I've made in this racket. Second only to the $3 clearance race belt.
2016-06-22 4:29 PM
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I've used the Kaiman and Kayenne and they were great initially. The farther that I swim the more I get a HA and they start leaking where the lens goes into the plastic frame (not where the goggles actually seal not my face). I just switched to Roka and am happy with them. No leaking and no HA. The most important thing is to get a pair that fit your face and are "comfortable."


2016-06-22 8:11 PM
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I don't get those huge goggles that people wear, completely unnecessary and they look so stupid.
2016-06-22 10:06 PM
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I am huge fan of Aquasphere Cayenne small-fit. Those work for me, but like others have said, goggles are very specific.
2016-06-22 10:12 PM
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I think it really depends on your head and face shape/size. The only kind of goggles that have consistently worked for me have been the Speedo Futura Biofuse. They aren't marketed as "open water" goggles, but the lenses come in different shades (tinted, blue, clear, polarized) so they are good for different open water conditions as well as the pool. They come in "men's" and "women's" models that differ a bit in size profile, as well as a "junior" model (which fits me, too--woman with fairly small head and big eyes). Regardless of gender or age, you might want to try the different models in some brands to see what works best. Many triathletes rave about Aquasphere (Kaiman and Kayenne) but I have never had much luck with them.

The only "Open Water" type goggles that have worked for me have been BlueSeventy's Hydra Vision. 'I've scored a few pairs as race prizes or at race expos, but have a hard time finding them locally either in Saigon or Oregon--would need to order them online. They feel weird (eyes are a bit too far apart for my face) and not super-comfortable, but the seal holds (in some cases for years) and I have worn them for most of my ocean tri swims. Like the Futura, they come in several different lens colors, including yellow, which is really useful in low light conditions.
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