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We tested more than 30 goggles with the Outdoor Swimming Society in the pool and outdoors to bring you our pick of the best goggles for outdoor swimming


Zoggs Predator Ultra

Zoggs Predator Goggles Image

£22-28 zoggs.com

Comfort: ****

Vision: ***

Security (do they stay in place): ***

Adjustment: **

Style: ***

Our testers said: 

"Very comfy even on narrow nose bridge." 

"Good. Bit different, look nice on." 

"Shark attack!" "Lovely lens colour." 

"Copper lens option turns the water to blood." 

"Narrow face favourites." 

Lens options: Clear/blue/black, polarized, copper polarized, mirrored 

Women's fit? No


Roka X1

Roka X1 Goggle

£17.46 roka.com 

Comfort:***

Vision: ***

Security: ***

Adjustment: *

Style: ****

Our testers said: 

 "I back-flipped in and the goggles stayed on." 

"Comfortable, clear vision."

"Hardly knew I was wearing them. Good visibility." 

"I looked like a bi-plane pilot." 

 "Very novel design."

Lens options: Various colours and mirrored options 

Women's fit? No


Arena Cobra Tri Mirror

Arena Cobra Tri Mirror Goggle

£38 solosports.co.uk 

Comfort:****

Vision: **

Security: ***

Adjustment: ***

Style: ****

Our testers said: 

 "Fit comfortably without pinching." 

 "A favoured style but limited side vision." 

"Comfy and clear." 

 "Everyone looked great in these." 

"Comfier than expected." 

"Look very nice for polarised goggles." 

Lens options: Black or silver mirrored 

Women's fit? No


Dhb Fury

Dhb Fury Goggle

£12 wiggle.co.uk 

Comfort:***

Vision: ****

Security: ***

Adjustment: **

Style: **

Our testers said: 

"Fantastic peripheral vision." 

 "Comfy – dived in and they stayed on." 

"Really comfy and stylish." 

"Survived test dives." 

"Wouldn't suit wider faces." 

"Beautiful visibility." 

Lens options: Mirrored 

Women's fit? No


Aqua Sphere Kayenne

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Goggle

£22.99-£29.99 aquasphereswim.com 

Comfort:**

Vision: ***

Security: **

Adjustment: ****

Style: **

Our testers said: 

"Polarised lenses made swimming more fun." 

"Really comfy. Stayed on when I did a back flip." 

"Great peripheral vision. Feel as though a kick in the face would be absorbed fine." 

Lens options: Dark, clear, polarized, mirrored 

Women's fit? Yes, and small fit


Vorgee Stealth Mark II

Vorgee Stealth Mark Ii Goggle

£25 mailsports.co.uk 

Comfort:***

Vision: **

Security: ***



Adjustment: **



Style: **

Our testers said: 

 "Perfect fit, good vision, no fogging." 

"Good fit but hard to adjust." 

Lens options: Mirrored, black 

Women's fit? No


Swans SR-2M

Swans Sr 2 M Goggle

£24.50 swansuk.co.uk 

Comfort:***

Vision: ***

Security: ***

Adjustment: ***

Style: ***

Our testers said: 

 "Super vision." 

"Don't fit close-set eyes." 

 "Style is very much personal taste." 

Lens options: Mirrored 

Women's fit? No


Lomo Vector

Lomo Vector Goggle

£10 ewetsuits.com 

Comfort:***

Vision: ***



Security: ***



Adjustment: *



Style: ***

Our testers said: 

"Loved these. Good all rounder." 

 "Nice to swim with." 

"Comfy, good vision." 

"Good adjustment but not great style." 

Lens options: Black 

Women's fit? No


Finis Surge

Finis Surge Goggle

£38 finisinc.com 

Comfort:***

Vision: ***

Security: ***

Adjustment: ***

Style: ***

Our testers said: 

"Great adjustment." 

"Fantastic! I am keeping these." 

"Good vision under the water." 

"Great plastic box for storage." 

"Good rims." 

Lens options: Polarised 

Women's fit? No


Aqua Sphere Vista

Aqua Sphere Vista Goggle

£26.99 aquasphereswim.com

Comfort:***

Vision: ***

Security: ****

Adjustment: **

Style: **

Our testers said: 

"Comfortable but secure." 

"I feel like Gertrude Ederle." 

"Good vision." 

Lens options: Clear, black, blue 

Women's fit? No


Zone3 Vapour

Zone3 Vapour Goggle

£29.50 racezone3.com 

Comfort:***

Vision: ***

Security: ***

Adjustment: ***

Style: ***

Our testers said: 

"Comfortable and secure." 

"You feel like a serious swimmer wearing these." 

"Very soft rims." 

"Looks sexy with my wetsuit." 

Lens options: Mirrored polarized 

Women's fit? No


Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo

Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo Goggle

£18.99-£22.99  aquasphereswim.com

Comfort:****

Vision: ***

Security: ***

Adjustment: ***

Style: ***

Our testers said: 

"Good clarity." 

"Classic – great shape." 

"Super comfy."

Lens options: Clear, black, mirrored 

Women's fit? Yes, and small fit



Lomo Shark

Lomo Shark Goggle

£10 ewetsuits.com 

Comfort:***

Vision: ****

Security: ***

Adjustment: ****

Style: **

Lens options: Clear 

Women's fit? No

Main image credit: Tim Bridges

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