-- Product Review --
We first discussed this review project on July 20th with the CS email Representative, Angela, for the GogglX Swimming Goggles (http://GogglX.com) and I received them in my mailbox on July 29th in an appropriately sized shipping box with no additional or unnecessary packaging. The style I chose was: black with silver frame and the black-gold strap.
These are the best goggles I have seen on the market – with anti-fog coating on the inside of the high-density polycarbonate lenses, 100% UV protection, and 2 elastic-like rubber (or perhaps silicone) headband straps that are easily adjusted …but be careful that you don’t stretch it and let go or you’ll hurt yourself. They were a little tight when I first tried them although I didn’t notice right away, as I was too excited to get in the water… also, the lenses have very comfortable elastomer-foam cushioning gaskets. I swam with fins on for a good 20 minutes and truly enjoyed the experience. I especially liked that whenever I popped my head up to check on Dave and the dogs on the beach, there wasn’t any glare involved – these things act like sunglasses. It was interesting to view the different perception through the glasses, looking at the lake bottom was like being in a bowl but as you swam closer to the edge of your vision the bowl shape continued. It wasn’t all that noticeable, however with the rocks and such on the lake bottom I could see it more easily than a person would in a commercial pool. These high-quality goggles would make it through surfing, water park and water ski activities but were divine for my weekend lake therapy… no matter how clear the water is or how choppy the waves are. You may even find them useful for backyard water gun fights.
The 2 head straps are easily adjustable to fit the size and shape of the head, securely fastening the goggles leaving you with both comfort and confidence. While this does come with interchangeable nosepieces (small, medium and large) I kept the medium one that it came assembled with on.
I absolutely loved these goggles – and fully intend to purchase a pair in a few days for my husband to use as well, although Dave will likely want to switch over to the large nosepiece.
*Instructions for changing the nose piece (medium is already installed on the goggles) http://gogglx.com/blog/2015/02/25/swimming-goggles-how-to-change-nose-piece/
Maintenance is simply to rinse with cold water after use, dry in a shaded area, avoid storing or drying in direct sunlight, store in a cool dry place (consider re-using the case and plastic lens cover included in the packaging). Don’t rub the inside of the lenses, but you can wipe them gently with a soft cloth designed for cleaning prescription eyeglasses and sunglasses.
The product appears to have been made from very high quality materials.
The goggles are FDA approved and have passed safety certifications. The company is very proud of their product and offers a no risk, hassle free, 12-month, 100% money back guarantee.
One of the perks with these goggles is their size (150 X 42 X 47 mm.). The hard, clear plastic case (182 X 54 X 52 mm.), which has a strong lid and durable hinge, really can fit into a shirt pocket, and can safely store in any glove box or RV or boat storage box.
You can find these unisex goggles in several styles to suit your personality: blue, pink, black with gold strap, black with silver frame and a black-gold strap, and black with a white strap.
Canadians can get them on Amazon.ca for only $23.26 (Canadian)
Or go to Amazon.com where they have a list price of $19.22, but are currently on sale for $17.97 (US).
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