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    Goggles

    About time for me to stock up on some goggles again. I've worn Swedes since high school but I'm looking for something that might be more robust - Swede straps start falling apart pretty quick and they aren't very fog resistant.

    Anything out there that's Swede-ish but a bit more sturdy?

    Or maybe I should just go to the swim shop and try some on... I need to go fit for a nicer tech suit for Nationals anyway, ain't spending money on something I might not be able to squeeze my thighs into.
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    Re: Goggles

    I'm a swede lifer. I still wear them for practice and sometimes meets. Although the straps wear out fairly regularly, I think the cost makes up for it. I've worn two other types of goggles during competition: Vanquisher 2.0 and Fastskin 3.0. I only started wearing those because swedes don't stay on my face when I wear a cap, regardless of how tight I make them. I never wore a cap when I was younger, but I kept my hair much shorter and/or shaved it. I've never had goggles that did a great job with fog, these two included. The straps are certainly better on the Vanq and FS. But, I still like the swedes because my peripheral vision is the best in them.
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    Re: Goggles

    Vanquisher 2.0 are my years long choice. I used to wear contacts and the swedes made the pop out sometimes.

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    Re: Goggles

    Quote Originally Posted by JPEnge View Post
    About time for me to stock up on some goggles again. I've worn Swedes since high school but I'm looking for something that might be more robust - Swede straps start falling apart pretty quick and they aren't very fog resistant.

    Anything out there that's Swede-ish but a bit more sturdy?

    Or maybe I should just go to the swim shop and try some on... I need to go fit for a nicer tech suit for Nationals anyway, ain't spending money on something I might not be able to squeeze my thighs into.
    I like the Sporti Antifog Swedes in Amber, better than the original Swede because of the silicone padding and the antifog works pretty well, though I probably donít swim as hard as you to really test its limits:

    https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/sporti-...P&item_pagerr2


    The bungee cord it comes with isnít very elastic. However with a more elastic bungee and the silicone, no leaking or mashing into eye socket to prevent leaks.

    The Vanquishers are nice but side visibility is not good; they have facets etched on the side of the lens.

    i think these look really cool but wow are they are expensive

    https://www.swimoutlet.com/p/mp-mich...5/?color=50207

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    Re: Goggles

    That's funny, I think the MP and fancy Fastskin goggles and the like look hideous! I guess I'm kind of minimalist equipment-wise. Id be more than happy going to a championship meet with an FS1, new smoke tinted Swedes and a latex cap.

    I may just go with Swedes again, as a backstroker with an occasional problem swimming straight, any loss of peripheral vision can potentially be catastrophic :P

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    Re: Goggles

    Oh, well I think they look nice on Michael Phelps... not a look for everyone and they wouldnít work for me either.

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    Re: Goggles

    Check out the goggle review we just did in SWIMMER: http://www.usmsswimmer.com/201801/sw...wm.17jf.lr.pdf

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    Re: Goggles

    I have used the speed sockets for a while. I got the new 2.0 version in the spring. I found the gasket has worn out pretty quickly.

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    Re: Goggles

    The FINIS Dart is an excellent minimalist goggle. It's essentially swedes, but has silicone straps. Come in a teeny box ready to assemble.

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