I was given a pair of the new Aqua Sphere Kayenne Polarised goggles from the team at Aqua SphereUK to test towards the end of the season with London Triathlon being a great opportunity to try them in anger.
The new goggles come in at a RRP of £31.99 and have many new features. They have the new curved lenses for better view as well as a more comfortable no pinch Latex free seal and easy fit side buckles.
I do love the fact that the Aqua Sphere goggles come in a hard case as it means they can live in my swim bag without fear of them being bent or creased when other things are stuffed in. They look smart and sleek and i love the black frames with a little colour splash (mine are yellow)
Initial fit felt good, i did notice the vision was very good and the lens kept everything crisp and clear even with the polarised lenses. I was keen to get these into open water to see how they perform in the sun and glare. Luckily my training over the summer is done in Exeter Universities Outdoor pool so i had lots of opportunity to try this in a pool as well as Lake, sea and river.
The polarised lens do a great job in the sun and reduce glare and allow you to retain good vision. The reduction in glare came into it’s own both on London Tri race day but also on training swims in the sea on sunny days, It really makes sighting much easier. I found the goggles were really good for not fogging up even on max effort sessions.
Although they are polarised i have had to use these at times in the indoor pool and found that they vision was still good making these a good option for a 1 goggle fits all for the Triathlete.
Goggle fit relies allot on your face shape but i found these goggles fitted really well and didn’t need to be super tight to stay leak free. They were really comfy on my nose and i found them really easy to adjust. They feel secure and don’y move, even with dive entry.
I chose to use these goggles for my London Triathlon. Even with losing my cap on the swim i found these stayed securely on my head (i wear my cap over the top) and i had no issue with fogging on the 1500m dockland swim. As mentioned before with no glare issues it made sighting easy and quicker too.
So as the season comes to an end and the sunshine starts to disappear these are still the goggles i go for on my training swims. They have lasted well, still looking brand new. I feel these will last well even when being used in chlorinated pools and salt water due to their build quality and materials.
What would i change??? Maybe some different colour choices but apart from that, Nothing!!