Price – £9.99 – £10.99
The team at Aqua Sphere have just sent me a new pair of goggles to test as they know I do love their goggles! As I train in their MP EXCEED on a weekly basis I was a little worried how I may find their latest product as this is aim at the other end of the market.
The Kameleon will be released in January and is their new entry level goggle and will come in Men, ladies as well as a kids’ version and they will be offering choices of lenses and frame colours to please everyone.
Although this is far cheaper than the EXCEED they boast some of the same technology. The vision is great as they have the same style of curved 180 lenses with UVA/UVB protection of their other models.
The fit was good (Goggles fit however is subject to face shape!) and I have not had any leakage problems. The soft gasket makes them comfortable to wear and the simple back of the head buckle for adjustment made them easy to fit. They have a single head strap which may not be to your liking but I found this not to be an issue.
I have used these as part of my normal training, this includes long swims, speed sets as well as lots of other drills that I’m forced to do! I have not as of yet had issues with fogging as they have an anti-fogging coating on the lenses.
The thing I like about AquaSphere goggles is the fact they come in a box. My goggles get thrown in my swim bag and left from session to session. The box is sturdy and protects them from getting damaged and an added extra to what already is a great product.
So if I had the choice between the MP’s or the Kameleons obviously I would choose the MP but they cast nearly 5 times more than the Kameleons. The fit and design does not put the Kameleons in the same bracket as other ‘budget’ goggles that you can buy at this cost and would be a great option for the occasional swimmer or a spare pair for a keen swimmer. This would be a great option as a clear/indoor pair if you wanted to get a more expensive mirrored/polarized racing/outdoor pair.