Last year I purchased mirrored goggles over tinted, which helped with the sun a little bit, but the glare from the sun on the water at turn two was terrible. I honestly had no idea that polarized goggles even existed!
Opening the box...
*They are very comfortable on your face and are very adjustable so you have a lot of control over the fit.
*They have 180 degree vision! Once you wear goggles that have 180 degree vision, you will NOT go back to traditional goggles. Having 180 degree vision means being able to see your competitors in the water, and it means having much more awareness of the "objects" that swim along with you. It might take a time or two to get your eyes adjusted to the "bend" in objects, but it is totally worth it! The eye piece is large, so you can see everything!
*The lights in the gym don't exactly produce a "glare" on the water, however I did notice a difference in being able to read the numbers on my watch. Having tried polarized sunglasses, I can see the difference between a polarized lens and a lens that is not polarized. I'm excited to see how the water "looks" once I get outside with these goggles!
*They are a little bit bulkier than my Aqua Sphere goggles. The color is not really flattering, and there are not any other options. When swimming in the pool, I know my goggles stood out in the crowd! Or perhaps, my hot pink swim cap is what had people looking! (It sure wasn't my form!)
Side by side.....Click on the pictures to see notes!
I would recommend these goggles to anyone who is open water swimming regardless of if you are just swimming for fun, fitness, or competition. Your eyes deserve protection, and these goggles are worth every penny. As for color, you are out there to have fun or compete, it's not a fashion show! I can easily look past the color if it means I can see better and have great eye protection. Good job, Finis!!