Foam vs Silicone

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Jeff Nelso » Thu, 28 May 1998 04:00:00


Are the pricy silicone goggles any better than foam goggles?

I'm asking because I went out and bought some silicone
goggles for my first pair, using the naive logic that
the more expensive product should be better.  This is the
first time I've used goggles in a long time since I don't
do much lap swimming, and I'm really not happy with them.

Is there any tried and true way of finding good goggles?

                        - Jeff

 
 
 

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Byro » Fri, 29 May 1998 04:00:00

I've found the foam speedo sprints work the best for me. Silicone didn't
do so good for me
Byron,

Quote:

> Are the pricy silicone goggles any better than foam goggles?

> I'm asking because I went out and bought some silicone
> goggles for my first pair, using the naive logic that
> the more expensive product should be better.  This is the
> first time I've used goggles in a long time since I don't
> do much lap swimming, and I'm really not happy with them.

> Is there any tried and true way of finding good goggles?

>                         - Jeff


 
 
 

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Fred » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00

I have found that goggle preference varies about as much as people do. I tried
to take other's advice, to no avail, and ended up finding my favorite type of
goggles through trial and error.
               Steve Fredericks
               Oceanside, CA

 
 
 

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Edward M. Power » Sat, 30 May 1998 04:00:00



Quote:

goggles?

>I have found that goggle preference varies about as much as people do. I
tried
>to take other's advice, to no avail, and ended up finding my favorite type
of
>goggles through trial and error.
>               Steve Fredericks
>               Oceanside, CA

Go to a crowded practice and swap goggles with people during warmup.  This
way you can try a variety without having to buy them first.

Ed Powers
Greater Columbus Masters wants YOU!

 
 
 

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Greg Smit » Sun, 31 May 1998 04:00:00

I personnally like the swedish master goggles-no pad at all, and CHEAP.
They work great, last longer, are lower profile than any padded gogles
and I haven't noticed any worse "scars" around my eyes following a work
out.

 
 
 

Foam vs Silicone

Post by Michael Ede » Sun, 31 May 1998 04:00:00

I definitely have to agree with Greg.  I must also not that the vast
majority of the people I swim with use some type of gasketless goggle.
Also, be forewarned, most people take a while to get used to such a goggle
(they can hurt a bit at first).  Should you fall into this category I would
suggest bringing two pairs of goggle to practice, wearing the swedish one
only as long as comfortable.

Quote:

> I personnally like the swedish master goggles-no pad at all, and CHEAP.
> They work great, last longer, are lower profile than any padded gogles
> and I haven't noticed any worse "scars" around my eyes following a work
> out.