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Choosing the right Goggles for you

by Zone3

Goggles; they’re tough, they give us ultimate visibility and they protect our eyes, and they are perhaps the unsung heroes of the water world. Whilst tri suits and wetsuits get all the glory, the humble goggles are most certainly an essential part of the kit that every swimmer needs. So, choosing the right ones for you, your style or your event is vital; It’s time to get geeky about goggles and find the right ones for you.

Features to think about…

Not all goggles come in the same fit or style, or a built for the same purpose. You should ensure that your goggles don’t compromise on comfort, visibility or performance, for whatever you may use them for. Two of these features are explained below:


Every pair of Zone3 Goggles is designed with comfort in the water in mind. You shouldn’t have to struggle with your goggles during your swim; de-fogging, clearing water, enduring pain around the eyes and uncomfortable straps, these issues should be a thing of the past. We use ultra-soft silicone that is gentler on eye sockets and thoughtfully designed shapes for an even better fit to help reduce those annoying “you’ve been swimming haven’t you?” red suction marks that appear around the eyes. The flexibility and softness of the Zone3 Goggles also minimises the risk of serious injury in case of any accidents during a swim; whether in the pool or open water.

Fog-free as standard

Put the DIY de-fogging techniques and myths behind you. You don’t need toothpaste, shaving cream, baby shampoo or saliva anymore; every pair of Zone3 Goggles are designed with an Anti-fog coating and UVA protection so you can rest assured that your eyes are safe, clear and protected during every swim whether you’re inside or out. Plus you will be totally free of irritation caused by overzealous shaving cream application! When you choose Zone3 Goggles, you choose kit you can rely on so you can save your time, energy and focus for when it counts, for every breath and to hone every stroke.

Which Zone3 Goggles are best for you?

Attack: For open water & pool swimming

The Attack Polarized Goggles have been built for every swim. Whether it’s in the pool or open water, they’re suitable for low and bright light conditions whilst offering a reflective lens so you can stay focused and avoid eye-contact during group swims or training. They also feature a curved lens for optimum peripheral vision whilst also maintaining a stylish, low-profile design.  Discover the Attack Goggles with Photo-chromatic Lens If you love the sound of the Attack Goggles with their curved lenses and optimised visibility and you love open water or outdoor swimming you will love the innovative Grey/Black Attack Photochromatic Goggles; with patented photo-chromatic dye, the lenses automatically lighten or darken when exposed to UV rays. So no matter what the conditions when you start, these goggles will adapt their tint accordingly and ensure optimum protection and ultimate visibility until the finish. 

Vision Max: For open water

If all-around visibility and comfort is what you’re looking for, you’ll love the Zone3 Vision Max Goggles. They offer 190-degree panoramic vision, unique curved lens, and low-profile mask design for reduced drag and light blue lens for optimised visibility in open water. Ideal open water goggles for swimmers looking for an alternative shape and seal; the Vision Max Goggles suction further away from the eye socket and have a wider seal that secures itself to the bridge of the nose.

Volare: For performance and racing

Available in Green with Petrol lenses and Red with Silver Mirrored lenses The award-winning Volare Goggles are green, mean racing machines with petrol mirrored lenses and ultra low-profile design. Despite their compact, low-profile and hydrodynamic design that has been built for action, they offer fantastic visibility, comfort, and customisation; They have a twin adjustable head strap and interchangeable nose pieces to ensure the best fit with zero leaking. In 2017, they won the 220 Triathlon magazine’s ‘Best on Test’ award with an all-mighty 92% rating. In 2018 they have already won Triathlete magazine’s ‘Best in Class’ award. So if it is performance you’re after, the Volares are winners.

Vapour: For style and comfort

The Vapour are Zone3’s best selling goggle; award-winning in design and ultimate in all-around visibility and protection. Available in metallic gold, silver and blue, they feature curved lens technology for optimum vision, polarized lenses to suit indoor and outdoor swimming and adjustable straps for maximum comfort. These are perfect for the swimmer who loves to mix things up without the need to change their goggles.  Discover the Tim Don signature Vapour goggles  A limited edition design, with Tim Don's signature on the side of the goggles, the Tim Don Vapours are a must-have for any triathlete inspired by his story.

Venator-X: Performance in the pool and open water

Whether you’re training or racing in the pool or open water, the Venator-X goggles will help you to excel equally in both. Its flexible build optimises its fit for a variety of face shapes and sizes, ensuring a distraction-free and comfortable performance. Its variety of range options means that the Venator-X is the goggle you can rely on regardless of weather or water conditions.

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