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    Mask-style goggles with dark lens?

    First time poster -- please let me know if this has been asked before!

    I have been swimming in Masters for about 6 years, and have been using the Aqua Sphere Vista goggles, which are larger mask-style goggles, because they fit my face better than the traditional smaller goggles.

    I frequently have the sun in my face when swimming. And unfortunately the lenses are not very dark, especially since they got rid of the darkest lens (see the green ones in the linked picture).

    Can anyone suggest alternative goggles in this style, which are available with the darker lens?

    Thanks in advance!

    Picture of goggles:
    https://www.dropbox.com/s/1r8vxokm0k...02.47.jpg?dl=0

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    Re: Mask-style goggles with dark lens?

    I have used the Aquasphere Vista sport swim mask for years. The Vista with the black silicone rubber seems to have darker lenses than the “smoke” lens on the Vista with the clear silicone. Maybe it’s just because the black silicone blocks more light than the clear silicone.
    But they’re hard to find. I located this link but it’s in the UK.

    https://mytriathlon.co.uk/aqua-spher...les-dark-lens/

    Dan
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    Re: Mask-style goggles with dark lens?

    I got some TYR Special Ops 2.0 goggles for open water/triathlon swims. They have transition lens which work great for early morning swims when it's transitioning from dark to light.

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    Re: Mask-style goggles with dark lens?

    It looks like SwimOutlet.com has some AquaSphere goggles with darker/polarized lenses. It depends on how dark you need them to be.

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    Re: Mask-style goggles with dark lens?

    Thanks for the responses -- I will check out the sites and models you mentioned.

    Dan, I think you're right about the dark silicone making the difference!

    Sadly, the ones on the site you found appear to be out of stock currently. Funnily enough, I did order my last pair of the dark ones from the UK (via Ebay).

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