>I was wondering if anyone had used those goggles that don't have
>any foam at the edge to seal them? I think they are referred to
>as "swedish" goggles, and I have seen some of the swimmers in the
>olympics using them. Do they generally work well, or fill up
>all of the time?
I got a pair of these goggles a few years ago (for use in every-day
swimming), and I love them! Before getting them, I had used goggles
with silicone seals, and the ones with the neopreme type foam. By far
the "Swedish" style is the best!
Advantages I can think of:
(1) No leaks, period! The design creates an extremely powerful
suction which never leaks.
(2) The nose-piece that holds the goggles together isn't one of those
weird plastic pieces with regularly spaced notches that never exactly
fit right. Instead, a piece of string is provided which you can
adjust to your own needs. Then, you cover it with a small piece of
(3) The small size of the goggles is the most comfortable of all
goggles I have used.
(5) The head-strap can be configured to have one or two straps behind
your head. I use the two straps method, one high and one low.
(6) Inexpensive. I think I paid $3 for mine.
Anyway, I hope this is the sort of information you were looking for.
I swear by these goggles and will never go back to the traditional
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