Gear Review: BlueSeventy Goggles
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No longer a wetsuit-only manufacturer, BlueSeventy has set out to be a complete swimming brand with the introduction of some new goggles.
First up we have the Nero Rzr, which is a pool-specific goggle aimed at the speed freaks. This goggle is lightweight and has a very snug, racy fit. The goggles have a double strap to ensure they stay put and three different nose bridges for that perfect fit.
When BlueSeventy first started manufacturing goggles they created the Element. The goggle remains structurally unchanged but does come in a “hey look at me” orange color, that will make you easy to spot at your next Masters swim. BlueSeventy recommends this goggle for both open water and pool use.
Along with the Element, it released the Vision goggle, which is designed to be the distance goggle with all-day comfort. Like the Element, the Vision remains structurally unchanged but is now available in different colors and lens options.
Another new kid on the block, the Hydra Vision, may just be my new favorite goggle. The Hydra Vision is designed for open-water swimming and might be the perfect triathlon goggle. The Hydra Vision is comfortable enough for a 2.4-mile swim but still retains its racy feeling. Best of all the goggle has a very wide field of view, which will enable you to see that heel coming towards you noggin during your next race. Not to mention it comes in some pretty sweet colors and lens options.
Last but not least we have the Siren, which is a womens-specific open water goggle. The Siren, much like the Hydra Vision has a racy feel but will provide all day comfort. Much like their womens-specific wet suits, BlueSeventy has designed these goggles to fit the smaller faces of our women athletes.