It is important for every swimmer to find the right swimming goggles as they affect not only the swimmer’s overall performance but also the enjoyment each swimmer takes out of doing their regular laps.
There are, of course, different types of swimming goggles for different types of swimmers. New swimmers usually prefer goggles that are comfortable and don’t get in the way too much. Experienced swimmers, on the other hand, prefer goggles that reduce drag while enhancing performance.
All swimmers, however, enjoy quality swimming goggles above else. Let us then find out what the top 10 best swim goggles on the market are. Mind you, that we have put together this list based on not only the quality of the goggles but also based on how popular they are worldwide.
10TYR Tracer Racing Metallized Goggle
The TYR Tracer were designed with the racer in mind, so they are built to cut down on drag as much as possible. They fit directly into the eye socket and are not rough on the eyes as they have some soft silicon material. They also come with various nose pieces to allow swimmers to pick the best fit. The TYR Tracer offer excellent peripheral vision, which is ideal for competitive swimmers.
9Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle
The Kayenne offers standard protection against UV and it provides a great leak resistant formula, as well as a foggy treatment underwater for a long period of time. It has an adjustable strap and has a 180 degree visibility. The nose bridge is stabilized and the goggle is available in only one color-gray. The reason why there are viewed as top notch is due to the increased visibility the offer.
8Speedo Speed Socket Swim Goggle
The Speed Socket is ideal for competitive swimmers. They have an ultra low profile design. This ensures minimal drag through water. The Speed Socket fits directly into the eye sockets, thanks to the soft silicone gaskets. The fit is so comfortable that the goggle cannot come off as you compete. Each pair comes with multiple size nose pieces allowing for a customized fit, a feature that is increasingly popular nowadays.
7Aqua Sphere Seal Mask
The Aqua Sphere Seal mask is a cross between a goggle and a snorkeling mask. It has a larger profile when compared to most goggles. It however does not cover the nose like a mask. It provides fuller face coverage. The seal mask makes a great seal between the goggle and the face. It is ideal if you swim in turbulent waters. The mask is available in the original as well as XP seal versions.
The TYR Swimple are extremely easy to use. So easy to use, in fact, that they are available in only one size – for kids. They have a solid nose piece and soft silicone gaskets which make them easy on a child’s eyes. They are also available in fun colors. Adjustment is easy with the adjust release button, but you wouldn’t expect much more from kids goggles anyway.
The Speedo Hydrospex are ideal for children and beginning swimmers. The goggles are very comfortable, easy to use, and also quite light as far as weight goes. Adjustment is very easy, thanks to the back strap and the speed fit clip. They have wide gaskets and a solid nose piece that does not allow for adjustments. They come in adult and junior sizes, as well as in a wide array of colors.
4TYR Technoflex 4.0 Performance
The TYR Technoflex is ideal for the youth and beginning swimmers. They have a solid nose piece and easy adjust fit clips on the sides. They have soft silicone gaskets which make them easy on the eyes, simultaneously, they allow for clear vision in water. Like most high-end swimming goggles, the TYR Technoflex are available in a variety of colors to choose from.
3?Speedo Swedish Two-Pack Swim Goggle
Swedish goggles are ideal for experienced and competitive swimmers who are looking for a custom fit. They have a very clear view and promote an excellent field of vision. One takes some time to get used to them. They are completely assembled by the user and lack soft cushioning for the eye. Hard plastic eye pieces fit into the eye socket. The goggles come in a 2-pack as seen in the image above (deal available only on amazon).
2Aqua Sphere Kaiman Goggles
Kaiman goggles are ideal for open water and adult recreational swimmers. They have a 180 degree visibility and are very comfortable. They have easy-adjust buckles for a perfect fit. Their gaskets are extremely soft. They have a wider shape thus they fit more around the eye. The nose bridge, made from silicon is not adjustable. It is however, soft, thus comfortable for a wide range of nose types. This type of goggles are available in both small and full size models, for both children and adults.
The Vanquisher line has a wide ranging appeal, a popularity reflected by its sales. The goggles are ideal for both competitive and recreational swimmers aged 13 and up. They have soft gaskets that fit comfortably around the eyes. Each pair comes with a set of 4 nose pieces, allowing each swimmer?to choose?the?right fit. The goggles fit directly in the eye socket rather than around the eyes.
There are Speedo vanquisher swim goggles for women, men and juniors. There is also a newer version of these popular goggles – the Vanquisher 2.0. This newer version retains all the high-end qualities of the Vanquisher while being somewhat lighter overall.