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When you think Blue Seventy, chances are you first and foremost think ‘wetsuit’ rather than ‘goggles’. But the American company were the official goggle brand for 2008’s FINA 10km Marathon Swimming World Cup. Yep, they know a thing or two about the open water.
The Hydra-Vision is a nice bit of kit; super-light and low-profile, it quietly concentrates on all the important bits. Like all the goggles on test here, it has curved lenses to give greater all-round visibility and clarity in open water.
The mirrored lenses offer great anti-fog properties; the split strap ensure that the goggles will stay on in even the roughest of swims; and the clever push-button design makes for very easy adjustments to the strap.
But the one thing that the Hydra-Visions have over their ?rivals is they’re supremely lightweight. They have a barely-there quality, which makes a real difference to the way you feel ?when you wear them in the water.