Six Open-Water Goggles
The right mask or pair of goggles can mean the difference between a comfortable, confident and fast swim, and one that is none of those things
Posted: 3 May 2010
by Nicola Joyce
Head Panorama, £18.99
BEST FOR EXTREME CONDITIONS
The Panorama is a full mask that’s perfect for anyone needing more protection than a pair of goggles will give. Using a mask means you’ll feel less exposed to the cold water, which may, in turn, make you feel more confident about getting your head down and going for it.
The clever design of the Panorama means the seal merges into the frame, preventing leaks and offering a comfortable and secure fit. The curved shape gives great peripheral vision and the lenses have been treated to provide anti-fog and UV protection, both crucial for open-water-swimming eye wear.
The mirrored lens is great for cutting glare and making it easier to sight on sunny days. The strap adjustment system makes it easy to tighten and loosen the mask, even while you’re in the water, and the mask comes with a protective pouch.
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