02.What to buy
With the exception of a couple of standout cheapies and the adjustable Eyeline Conquest, the top 10 goggles rated by our trialists cost $20 or more, have moulded frames and are anti-fog. The top scorer is Italian-made Aqua Sphere Kayenne, which is also the most expensive pair on trial ($50).
Our Best Buy is the high-scoring Torpedo Adult Omega, at just $7, available exclusively at Kmart. Its eyecups are made of thermoplastic rubber (TPR) and it scored the highest for watertightness. The other surprise find is the Tyr Stealth 2 ($13), which has silicone eyecups and straps and scored second-highest for watertightness.
All the goggles in our Top 10 list (see table) are anti-fog. Most have silicone eyecups, have moulded or fixed frames and cost more than $20.
Our Top 10 Best Buys
Pictured, left to right: Aqua Sphere Kayenne, $50; Eyeline Conquest, $32; Tyr Nest Pro, $30; Aqua Sphere Mako, $25; Torpedo Adult Omega, $7; Speedo Cyclone, $40; Tyr Stealth 2, $13; Zoggs Phantom, $24; Zoggs Predator, $43; View Imprex, $25.