Lomo Vigour Polarised open-water swimming goggles reviewed
At just £15 can these open-water goggles from Lomo deliver on performance as well as price?
The Vigour from Lomo display plenty of similarities with Aqua Sphere’s Kayennes, which isn’t such a bad thing when they’re one of the classics of the open-water goggle genre.
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Comfort and suction from the substantial gaskets of the Vigour is long lasting in the water, and the split strap adds to the secure feel. The polarised lenses and anti-fogging properties produce effective enough visibility for wintry outdoor swims in Portishead lido, while peripheral vision is aided by the curvature of the lenses.
Where they fall down compared to the Kayennes (and why we’d rather spend £8 more) is in the cheap-feeling adjustment mechanisms, which give us some durability concerns, although the included hard case is welcome for longevity.
Verdict: Comfy cut-price contenders, yet concerns over the fit mechanisms 83%
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