The Best Long Distance Swim Goggles

The Best Long Distance Swim Goggles
Athletes and outdoors enthusiasts like to mix it up a bit, to incorporate some time in the water, for instance, into their athletic routines. Whether swimming in a lake, river or (indoor or outdoor) pool, having swim goggles that fit right and keep your eyes clear of water is important to a successful swim experience, especially when you will be wearing the goggles for long periods of time, like for long-distance swimming.

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Swim Goggles

Aqua Sphere is a well-known swim equipment provider offering a broad range of eye protection, or swim goggle, options. It is definitely worth exploring their website and reviewing all the different types of goggles they make in reaching a selection. The Aqua Sphere Kayenne Swim Goggles ($24.95) are recommended for long-distance swimming, and include features like 180-degree visibility, a one-touch quick-fit buckle, stabilizing nose bridge, anti-fog and scratch-resistant lenses and 100 percent UV protection.

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 Goggles

Speedo Vanquisher 2.0 goggles come in several different styles, all costing between$15 and $20. Vanquisher 2.0 goggles feature an ultra-low profile, which offers up to 25 percent more peripheral vision than the original Vanquisher goggles. They also come with UV protection, anti-fog lenses, and with 100 percent poly vinyl chloride (PVC) construction, making them environmentally friendly. The soft silicone eye seals increase comfort and ultra-mirrored coating helps to even further reduce glare.

Original Swedish Goggles

Original Swedish goggles are considered the most popular goggles among competitive swimmers, and come in a ready-to-assemble racing design with a smooth seal and shatter-resistant lenses. They also have a unique, multi-adjustable string nose bridge and a double-banded head strap for added strength. And they only cost around $5. These small, sleek and comfortable goggles are often imitated, which is a sure sign of their high performance quality.

Article Written By Ariel Phillips

Ariel Phillips is an editor and writer living in Portland, Ore. He has written for "n+1 Journal" and "The Rumpus Magazine," among others. He maintains an interest in a variety of subjects, including art, culture, the environment, media, the sciences and sports. He earned bachelor's degrees in art and philosophy from the University of California, Santa Barbara.

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