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Anyone tried swim goggles?

Postby spork » Mon Aug 06, 2007 7:01 am

I've tried a few different types of sunglasses without much luck. Anyone tried swim goggles for kiting? I'm really just looking for something to protect my eyes from the UV.

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Postby maartenvg » Mon Aug 06, 2007 9:26 am

Yes, I did when I first started out. I used the Swedish goggles from Speedo. They come in different colours, but I used the reflecting ones. They protect your eyes from UV light. Very good for protecting your eyes from spray as well. Swedish goggles are not comfortable for everyone though. As a swimmer I would suggest to use the Speedo Speed Socket goggles. They come in a reflecting colour as well, and they fit much more comfortably than the swedish goggles.
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Postby pebbles » Mon Aug 06, 2007 11:09 am

Try some of the stuff from Wiley-x. I have some that have either earpieces or a strap. Also, nice gaskets and polarized.

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Postby Kosh » Mon Aug 06, 2007 3:53 pm

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Using someone similar to those. Works fine and quite cheap (Payed 40 € for mine)

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Postby spork » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:07 pm

Like I said, I've tried several glasses. Not interested in trying anymore. Just wondering if anyone's tried swim goggles and whether there's a problem with them.

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Postby Bullroarer Took » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:24 pm

As a former swimmer and polo player I wouldn't. You have to keep them from fogging up, and even the anti-fog goggles don't do that well. (But spitting in them does.) If you have an impact to the eye area, goggles can make a bad situation worse. I use H2Optics.

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Postby Thump » Mon Aug 06, 2007 4:24 pm

Fogging is sometimes an issue, but a new pair should have a good anti-fog coating on them and last for quite a few sessions. Also, kinda cool to be able to check out the reef (down in the tropics) after a crash.

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Re: Anyone tried swim goggles?

Postby SeaHyde » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:13 pm

spork wrote:I've tried a few different types of sunglasses without much luck. Anyone tried swim goggles for kiting? I'm really just looking for something to protect my eyes from the UV.
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Postby breathe » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:25 pm

I have tried swim mask like these and they have worked quite well. You just need to get a clip to connect them to your shirt so that they don't get lost in a big crash.

http://www.swimoutlet.com/Swim_Masks_s/323.htm

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Postby Mug » Mon Aug 06, 2007 6:28 pm

there's nothing wrong with the Oakley goggles, actually I use these to suspend an old pair of glasses for my blind ass. By the way does anyone know of a way to reduce fog on prescription glasses, thats the only thing that sucks about cold water.


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