Customisable (Fan, Timer etc.)
Difficult Lens Changing System
Ok, well where do I start? I'll tell you where, let's start with the box. One thing I noticed when the box arrived was just how small it was and how light the box was! I'd already tried a friend's pair and decided to buy some on that alone, but I wasn't prepared for what I received in the post! I had to open the box quickly just to check the goggles were in there because you see I was used to the big display cases of the Events as they were the only other pair of goggles I had bought!!
Once you open the sleek, customary Dye packaging, emblazoned with the words '20% lighter', you're greeted with the beautiful looking goggles. The contents are pretty standard- Goggles (fitted with Hi-Def lens), Visor, Bag and manual. However, the fun starts when you put on these goggles and use them for the first time!
One thing that hits you when you adjust the various straps (chin/head) to your liking, is just how comfortable this mask is. It really seems to slide on and off with such ease to the point that you hardly notice you're wearing them, which ultimately is what you want. As well as being very comfortable, these goggles are extremely light which again adds to the illusion of not wearing anything. Owning a pair of Events (which are also considered to be quite light), I found these goggles to be even lighter, however, don't quote me on that!
Another advantage to these goggles is just how breathable they are. Compared to other goggles that I've tried these seemed to be one of the most breathable masks i've used! Another neat feature is the ability to use a fan and/or game timer. Although I haven't bought or used the game timer, I have made excellent use of the fan. As well as keeping me slightly cooler, the fan also acts to help keep the lens from fogging up.
There are a few disadvantages with these goggles:
1. Lens changing is difficult- Not really a problem for me as I haven't needed to change the lens, the Hi-Def suits me just fine!
2. Slightly left vulnerable around the chin/neck area- It has been mentioned in a previous review so I thought I better reiterate it here. Although the neck are is slightly exposed, I've yet to be hit there and TBH this is not really the function of the goggles. They are meant to protect your eyes and if you want your neck protected then you should buy a separate neck protector. Saying that, I've yet to receive a blow to the neck area since using these goggles, touch wood!
3. Price- Well the old adage 'You get what you pay for' really rings true here. These are probably the best goggles on the market today and you have to pay a premium for that!
Having tried most of the best brands and top models, I decided to purchase these goggles. Why? Quite simply, they're the best on the market today.