2014 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Goggles

TYR Polarized Special Ops 2.0

$30, Tyr.com
The draw: Glare-defeating optics

Sighting becomes easier and peripheral vision opens up with the Special Ops 2.0. These provide a more mask-like feel than other goggles in this roundup. With a relatively long nosepiece and eye gaskets that extend higher than some other goggles, these are clearly made to stay in place—and that’s just what we discovered during open-water tests. The polarized lenses block any reflection that might otherwise disrupt your swim rhythm.