Monday, May 27, 2013

Aqua Sphere Kaiman Review

I was looking for that perfect swimming goggles. Before I go on, is there such a thing as "perfect"? No. There isn't, but Aqua Sphere come close to it. Over the years, I've owned no less than 10 pairs of goggles, each claim to outperform the other one and only do be disappointed after the first use, or they became unusable after the third application. There are mostly due to the goggle not able to seal properly or fogged up too easily. 
I first heard of Aqua Sphere back in 2007 when I was searching for the perfect pair. It never came my way until Mid 2012 when a friend offered me to buy if off him as it was wrongly "bought". 
Someone's mistake was my goldmine. This Aqua Sphere became mine at price below buying price. Putting it on the first time, i immediately noticed the good fit. In fact, adjusting was super easy. just need to push the side button while pulling the loose straps and you are done! No more tugging, adjusting etc.
Press the Aqua Sphere side button to adjust. Easy!
The seal of this pair was good. No instances that I had water seeping in over the past 8 months of usage. The fit stayed true as the whole goggle was made of Silicon rubber (except the hard plastic adjustment button). But as expected, the lens started to fog up since I last used it for Xterra Malaysia.
Kayenne Sitting Pretty On My Head
I will next try to apply some anti-fog liquid and see if it will help prolong the service life of his goggle.
Verdict
Good investment and inexpensive considering the service it puts me through over the period of ownership (about 8 months, 3 races and many times of swim). 

Editor's note: I mistaken this for Kayenne when it should be Kaiman. Thanks to a friend on Twitter for point this out. Appreciated it!

For another review, check out my buddy Isaac Loo's write up here : http://isaacloo.wordpress.com/2013/01/30/swimming-goggle-kayenne-aqua-sphere/

8 comments:

  1. From my experience, nothing works better than spitting into your lenses and rubbing the spit around just before you enter the water. Don't have to spend on anti fog. If you don't mind looking a bit uncivilised spitting into your goggles, that is haha

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    1. I've been doing that Kev. ;-) Uncivilised brutal approach is what most of us does!

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    2. Uncle Chan taught us during the Tri Clinic to put a little bit of fresh water into each side so as you swim and move, the water would continuously wash off the fog

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  2. Couldn't agree more about these goggles - spot on. As for the spitting, is there any other way haha In fact I was told by Steve Lumley to use toothpaste but I don't always have toothpaste but I do always have spit haha

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    1. Uncle Chan taught us during the Tri Clinic to put a little bit of fresh water into each side so as you swim and move, the water would continuously wash off the fog

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    2. Yes, that could work too...tried it, but it's tricky...

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    3. Tried that too Simon...and i ended up teary eyed...haha...

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