Find the perfect goggles!
Find the ultimate goggles!
Having the perfect goggles is like having a superpower; you can see perfectly underwater and the glasses feel like part of your own body. However, finding your perfect glasses can take some effort. These are the things you want to know when you start your search for the perfect goggles.
Goggles come in many different shapes and styles to suit the needs of different types of swimmers. Prices may vary depending on model and functionality. Here are some tips to consider when making the right choice.
Z I C H T B A A R H E I D
Most goggles have an oval lens that you can see through. That's fine if all you need to do is look straight ahead. But if you're swimming in open water, you probably want to wear something that won't block your "blind spots." Then make sure that the glasses of the swimming goggles slope slightly on the side, as you can see with these goggles. This also creates a view to the sides!
C L E U R
Swimming goggles with tinted or mirrored lenses help in both cases to protect your eyes against (bright) light, such as with these glasses. Light is filtered through the color or mirror. This way you can continue to watch underwater undisturbed. If you only swim in an indoor (and relatively dark) pool, the color of the glasses doesn't matter. Also in this case you can opt for colored or mirrored glasses, but transparent glasses can be worn just fine!
N E U S B R U G
In general, standard fitness goggles are made of 1 piece of material without an adjustable nose bridge. Due to the flexibility of the material, the bridge of the nose stretches with it. Other goggles have interchangeable nose bridges so you can change the distance between the eyecups to fine-tune the fit. Most glasses with an interchangeable nose bridge come with a standard nose bridge size + 2 other sizes. Some goggles come with even more sizes or even different nose bridge colors, such as with these swimming goggles. This way you can customize your own glasses completely to your liking!
B A N D J E S
When you buy fitness goggles like this, for example for lap swimming, it is fine if your goggles have a single strap. If you do competitive swimming, this can be a disadvantage because the strap can drop down. Double straps can offer the solution in this case; You wear the lower strap in the usual place and the upper strap as high as possible. This prevents the glasses from sliding down!
O M V A N G G L A Z E N
Some goggles have small eyecups that fit better in your eye sockets. Because these goggles are very small and are, as it were, pressed "in the face", the goggles are a lot more streamlined and give little resistance in the water, such as these swimming goggles. These types of goggles are often worn by competitive swimmers and are less comfortable to wear for long periods or to use for training. Then there are also goggles that are a lot bigger that fit more along your forehead and on your cheekbones, as you can see with these glasses . These goggles are often worn during training or job swimming. The glasses sit comfortably on the face and there is less chance of circles on the face.
T E S T E N O P E E N L E K V R I J E P A S V O R M
Glasses can only be leak-proof if the frame forms an airtight seal on your face. Everyone has a different face. Your swimming buddy's goggles that seem to be completely leak-free can therefore leak with you!
You can check the fit of goggles by trying on goggles dry. Stick the glasses on your face, without the strap, and press hard. The picture below shows how to do this. If the glasses stick to your face for a few seconds, you know the glasses have a good fit.
W E E S Z E K E R V A N J E B E S L I S S I N G
Then it's up to you to decide what you're comfortable with. If the bridge of the nose cuts into your nose, or if the glasses are uncomfortably tight on your eyes, then they are not glasses you will enjoy. Anything that doesn't feel right when you try it on will feel even worse after a long workout. Swimmers who prefer small, tightracing goggles often use comfortable goggles for daily swimming training.
D I V E R S E C A T E G O R I E E N
During your search for the right fit, you can also take a look at other categories. It can happen that as a woman you may need a men's size, or vice versa! In addition, there are also people with a narrow or smaller face. In this case, children's glasses can sometimes be the solution!
B E S L A G E N G L A Z E N
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