Swimmers, can you recommend me non-leaky goggles (!)

(17 Posts)
Takver Sun 03-May-15 10:23:32

Currently have Aquasphere eagle (I think - I've tried a couple of different sorts of aquasphere ones). They're fine when you put them on dry, but as soon as the seal gets wet, I find they leak. Would love to know what other people find good. TIA!

Takver Sun 03-May-15 12:47:45

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ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 03-May-15 12:53:51

Watching with interest - I have never managed to find a leak free pair.

Takver Sun 03-May-15 20:08:51

Maybe the answer is that there aren't any!

PacificDogwood Sun 03-May-15 20:12:01

Well, I used to swim competitively and have tried many, many goggles in the last 40 years and I have given up sad

They ALL leak IMO. I just swim without - I'd rather have red eyes from treated swimming pool water than great big panda eyes from over-tightened goggles.

I'd be delighted if somebody came on this thread with The Holy Grail of Goggles grin

hellhasnofurylikeahungrywoman Sun 03-May-15 20:16:19

Both kids swim competitively and say that not all goggles leak but it is all down to the individual fit and the goggles you choose. DD is 24 but still wears junior sized goggles as she has a small face. DS wears speedsockets from Speedo and has not had a problem with them. Both of them find it can be how you put goggles on and the angle of the strap that affects watertightness too.

EBearhug Sun 03-May-15 20:16:19

I have Speedo ones, though I can't tell you the model. I've been wearing them for a while, and there have been several adjustments of the strap - they appear, in the last month, to have stopped leaking, which probably means the elastic's about to go entirely or something...

I usually need to adjust the nose bit on new goggles, so they're the right distance for my eyes (they're usually set too wide.) And then you need to get the straps tight enough so that water doesn't get in, but not so tight that your eyes bulge like a frog... And sometimes, they seem to sit right and sometimes they leak for every length.

I think I would agree that if you can find a leak-free pair, it's a rare, rare thing indeed.

(Also, I predict that in my next session they're just going to fill right up on every length...)

velmadinkly Sun 03-May-15 20:32:03

I have worn for years speedo mariner goggles. They have an adjustable nose strap and I would just set the bridge as fulky out on one side ans on the middle setting on the other side. They worked for years with no real problems, however my last pair, have not really worked right well.

I got a pissed off and ended up buying some decathlon's Nebaiji xbase goggles and with no fiddling or adjustment of the nose piece, they've not leaked the once. I just had to slacken off the head strap a bit. They only cost £2.99 as well, compared to the £10 of speedo mariner's. The one very minor issue is that the decathlon goggles are supposedly antifog, but after only a few swims the anti fog is not as good, i can still see ok, but a bit foggy, whereas the speedo goggles antifog works very well for along time.

That being said, I will now continue buying the decathlin goggles.

Takver Sun 03-May-15 20:47:42

£2.99 sounds good. The aquasphere ones are pretty good for a while, but they're also expensive - maybe the way forwards is cheaper ones and replace them more often.

PippiLicious Sun 03-May-15 20:50:27

I use aquasphere. I take part in triathalons and they are the only ones that work for me but lots of my fellow triathletes swear by other makes. I think it depends on the size/shape of your head.

Ludways Sun 03-May-15 20:59:00

I've always used Speedo, I've had loads of different models over the years but have aquapulse at the moment. It's all about getting the nose width correct and the suction right, do not over suction as that's as bad as not enough, as you'll pop the vacuum as soon as your face moves. I find it has less to do with the strap tightness.

spottymoo Sun 03-May-15 21:01:20

dd wears TYR competition goggles has never has problems with leakage they about £50 a pair though

MrsNutella Sun 03-May-15 21:02:04

I used to swim a lot and zoggs were my favourite.
Best thing to do is go to a sports shop and squeeze them onto your face to see if they fit your eye socket. They usually tell you to do this with masks and I just adapted that for finding the right goggles smile. I also liked the double strap, I could wear them a little bit looser (I don't think wearing them tighter prevents leak, rather the opposite) and spread the two straps really wide apart.

For anti fog I usually just spit in my goggles another stolen diving tip looks a bit gross but it works!

ItsAllGoingToBeFine Sun 03-May-15 21:03:03

I do buy ones that suction onto my face when dry - doesn't work when wet though sad

sleepwhenidie Sun 03-May-15 21:05:29

For anti fog get a teeny drop of baby shampoo and rub inside lenses, rinse before using. Repeat when it wears off - takes a while. smile

rootypig Sun 03-May-15 21:05:32

You want a pair of mask type goggles, like Speedo Rift. Because the seal doesn't go along the eye socket 1. they're not going to leak and 2. they won't trash the skin round your eyes and leave you with red rings post swim.

SwanneeKazoo Sun 03-May-15 21:06:46

I've had several pairs of speedo biofuse and none of them have leaked.

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