Two new polarized goggles take the glare out of your open-water swims.
During races with varying light conditions—for instance, going straight into the sun one direction and not on the way back, or racing with a moving cloud cover—polarized lenses can reduce glare and keep your line of vision to the buoys clear. Both Aqua Sphere and Blueseventy have added polarized lens options to their most popular open water frames.
Available in a bronze or smoke-colored polarized lens, the curved, wide lenses of the comfortable and light Hydra-Vision make sighting a cinch. Blueseventy also offers a $30 mirrored version and $25 non-mirrored clear or yellow option.
The Kayenne, which is also sold in a mirrored version for $40 and clear or dark version for $28, has a streamlined design, wide field of vision and quick one-touch buckle adjustability. (Also available in small and women’s sizes.)