AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Nicholas Chon » Sun, 21 Apr 2002 22:46:40


Has anybody tried the AquaSeal mask and found it to be better than ordinary
goggles?
Also, has anybody tried one of those anti-fog sprays for goggles and found
them to work, or is spitting in your goggles still the primo way to anti fog
them.
 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Mark Cathcar » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 04:22:36

Quote:
> Has anybody tried the AquaSeal mask and found it to be better than
ordinary
> goggles?

Vision was great, needed anti-fog spray to stay clear. However, I could NOT
ever find a good seal(no pun) and gave up using them.

Quote:
> Also, has anybody tried one of those anti-fog sprays for goggles and found
> them to work

Never spat in my goggles, I have more respect for my eyes... I use the small
speedo spray. Spray, rinse the spray around the inside for 30-seconds and
strangly enough, rinse with cold water and leave to dry. Works for me!

++Mark.

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Vincent Cha » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 05:51:51

Along the same lines, what do all those people with contacts do about
swimming? I fear getting water in my goggles (happens often enough to me)
while I swim and getting it behind my contacts.

--Vincent

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Ding » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 07:54:41

I've used AquaSeals for several events last year - I think they're great!
Unlike Mark, I couldn't get a good fit with any of the googles I tried
(Speedo, Tyr, lane4, etc) and tried the mask out of desperation...  the
result was superb: clear vision in the water, ease of sighting the marker
buoys, and a fantastic view of my competitors (you know - that guy next to
you who keeps swimming left and right who you want to watch out for!)  I
didn't have any trouble with fogging: you put the mask on dry and seal it to
your face and I had a consistently clear view.
Just my $.02
all the best... good racing!
--

Remove the ref to the vile spiced ham product to reply!


Quote:

> > Has anybody tried the AquaSeal mask and found it to be better than
> ordinary
> > goggles?

> Vision was great, needed anti-fog spray to stay clear. However, I could
NOT
> ever find a good seal(no pun) and gave up using them.

> > Also, has anybody tried one of those anti-fog sprays for goggles and
found
> > them to work

> Never spat in my goggles, I have more respect for my eyes... I use the
small
> speedo spray. Spray, rinse the spray around the inside for 30-seconds and
> strangly enough, rinse with cold water and leave to dry. Works for me!

> ++Mark.

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Chris MacAski » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 14:51:09

Quote:

> Unlike Mark, I couldn't get a good fit with any of the googles I tried
> (Speedo, Tyr, lane4, etc) and tried the mask out of desperation...  the
> result was superb...

What Dingo said.  My experience exactly.  I have a rather outstanding,
so to speak, nose.  Nothing fits except the mask and not a drop gets
in.  When I remove them there's a big sucking sound.  And the view
they provide is unsurpassed.
 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Tom Henderso » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 20:54:19

Quote:


>>Unlike Mark, I couldn't get a good fit with any of the googles I tried
>>(Speedo, Tyr, lane4, etc) and tried the mask out of desperation...  the
>>result was superb...

> What Dingo said.  My experience exactly.  I have a rather outstanding,
> so to speak, nose.  Nothing fits except the mask and not a drop gets
> in.  When I remove them there's a big sucking sound.  And the view
> they provide is unsurpassed.

That's funny. The bug sucking sound doesn't start for me until I begin
running.
 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Cary Purd » Mon, 22 Apr 2002 22:05:12

Quote:

> Has anybody tried the AquaSeal mask and found it to be better than ordinary
> goggles?

I believe the same rule of thumb used for goggles also applies to the Seal mask;
i.e., you need to try them on.

My experience was that they sealed fine.  However, they seemed to ride very high
up on my cheek bones and I didn't like they way the felt/fit.  I would say that
the field of vision seemed much better with the Seal mask.

Happy trails,
Cary
--
Cary Purdy

http://members.tripod.com/ccpurdy

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Vincent Cha » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 12:03:41

I went to Costco today, and threw in $20 (after rebate) for these things.
Mine came with some strapped-sunglasses made for aquatic sports (i.e.
boating, surfing, skiing).

The Seal has to be, by far, one of the best sealing goggles I've ever had.
The range of vision is also great, and barely (by about 5-10 or so degrees
to either side) limiting. I put them on after I got them, strap in front,
and they wouldn't come off. Very nice. I'd say that being manufactured in
Italy contributes to the quality. The strap adjusters are standard, like
those on a pair of Speedo goggles. I was slightly afraid of breaking them
off, due to the design of the lock, but I found that it only took slight
pressure to allow the strap to be adjusted. I will admit, however, that the
positioning of the mask on the cheekbones did take a few minutes to get used
to. (And I haven't even worn them in the water. =]  )

The sunglasses, "Spray Shield," were rather nice. They fit very well to my
face, and the strap ensures that they don't fall off. The *** grips for
the temples are akin to the placement of earsocks on Oakleys, but they felt
a bit too long. The lenses are large, and the 'intake vents' ensure that no
fogging occurs. The strap is rather simple, being a nylon strip with a
moving adjuster. (It's something like the strap to a duffle bag.) I found
that the *** adjuster did not slide out of place while the glasses were
being worn, but it was VERY easily adjusted when I needed to take off the
glasses. I'm going to wear them while I bike (and did today, during my
workout).

Altogether, I'm very pleased with my purchase, and I encourage others to get
these.

--Vincent

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Jason O'Rour » Tue, 23 Apr 2002 17:55:46


Quote:

>Has anybody tried the AquaSeal mask and found it to be better than ordinary
>goggles?
>Also, has anybody tried one of those anti-fog sprays for goggles and found
>them to work, or is spitting in your goggles still the primo way to anti fog
>them.

For those of us used to diving masks, goggles are awful.  The seal mask
gave me just as good a view, though once water gets in, the fogging never
seems to stop.  

--
Jason O'Rourke www.jor.com

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Mort » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 02:56:17

The Zura Attack goggle has just as good visability as the Seal Mask,
doesn't leak, doesn't fog, doesn't look so damn goofy, and costs less.
 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Jason O'Rour » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 05:19:22

Quote:

>The Zura Attack goggle has just as good visability as the Seal Mask,
>doesn't leak, doesn't fog, doesn't look so damn goofy, and costs less.

Less than $20?

And the seal only looks goofy to you non divers.  All goggles look goofy to me.
--
Jason O'Rourke www.jor.com

 
 
 

AquaSeal Mask/anti-fog goggles

Post by Bill Walla » Wed, 24 Apr 2002 08:08:49

Link???
Quote:

> The Zura Attack goggle has just as good visability as the Seal Mask,
> doesn't leak, doesn't fog, doesn't look so damn goofy, and costs less.