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Zoggs Phantom Tinted Goggles

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Manufacturer: Zoggs / Type: Goggles

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      04.08.2012 20:28
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      Alright goggles but definitely nothing amazing

      I like to swim regularly and I usually go to my local pool about three times a week. When I decided to buy some new goggles I just chose from the selection on sale at the pool as it was more convenient than going to a sports shop. They only had a few diferent varieties available, all from Zoggs. These were the cheapest adult goggles available, costing me £12.50, so I thought I would give them a go. I have since seen that they are available for £8.25 from Ocado, reduced from £11.00, so it is definitely worth shopping around if you want to buy these goggles.

      The goggles are one size fits all and they are suited to both males and females. They are intended for anyone from the age of 14 years upwards. The look of them is quite plain and simple, with blue lenses and a blue strap.

      The strap is a soft and flexible silicon, meaning it easily stretches or relaxes to fit the size of your head and not much adjusting is required. I have not needed to fiddle around with them as they just easily stretch into place and fit me well. For someone with a small head, such as a small 14 year old, it might be necessary to tighten them and you can do this quite easily with the quick adjust strap mechanism. You can only lose a couple of inches on each side by doing this, so a very small teenager might still be better off in a children's pair.

      These goggles are quite comfortable to wear for short swims, but if I wear them for a slightly longer period of about an hour, a few times they have left me with awful suction marks where the suction seals have been pressed around my eyes. Obviously I really didn't like this at all as it takes a good few hours for these marks to disappear and it gave me a nasty looking red ring.

      You would think that if the suction was so strong as to leave a mark on my face, it would stop all trace of water getting in and therefore eliminate all fogging on the lenses. Sadly this is not the case! These goggles supposedly have "FogbusterTM anti-fog lenses - for fog free swimming" but I can't really claim that I completely agree. I have found that they do fog up after a while to some extent every time, and on a few occasions they have fogged up really badly and completely obscured my vision so I had to take them off and try to clear it a bit before putting them back on. They can withstand a short swim of about 15 to 20 mins with no fog whatsoever, but any longer and I will start experiencing a few issues.

      These are wide vision goggles with blue tinted lenses and I would say until they start to fog up the visibility is good.

      They seem quite durable as I am not particularly careful with them when throwing my swimming bag down or leaving these goggles lying around. The lenses are a strong plastic and the strap seems very tough and flexible, and I have not yet seen any signs of wear. I have been using them for a few months so far.

      Overall they are definitely not amazing goggles but I think they are alright for the price. In my opinion they are definitely better for quick swims rather than wearing for long periods, as after a while they will start to fog up and leave a mark on my face! I usually swim for an hour each time, so this means I just put the goggles on top of my head for a lot of the time while doing breast stroke where I am not putting my head underwater, and then place them over my eyes when needed, as I like to give myself a break from them.

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