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Speedo Biofuse 2.0 goggles review

With a choice of colours and lenses as well as a competitive price point, how do the Speedo Biofuse goggles 2.0 stack up for triathlon?

Man wearing the Speedo Biofuse 2.0 goggles
Credit: Steve Sayers

Over the years the Speedo Biofuse range have made a few appearances in 220. Here, I’ve got the latest update version 2.0 of the classic goggles (£24/$35).

First, it’s worth just explaining the product range a bit. The version here are tinted but without any added features on the lenses like mirroring or polarisation.

These more basic versions are available in three versions. Black with smoked lenses (as here), blue with blue-tinted lenses and red with clear lenses.

On the plus side, for swimmers who don’t want to wade through a load of choices and specs every time they replace their goggles, this makes the buying choice pretty straightforward. Smoked for open water, blue for cutting harsh glare (mainly in the pool) and clear if you don’t want a tint at all.

Product shot of Speedo Biofuse 2.0 goggles
Credit: Steve Sayers

Beyond this model, things get a little more complex. There’s also a women’s range in a slightly smaller frame size and a range of different coloured frames and tints (pastels feature heavily here).

There are also mirrored options (£32.50/$40) and a polarised option (£40/$55). For my money and with triathlon in mind I’d be more likely to explore one of these options. Mirrored or polarised lenses generally do a great job of blocking glare and increasing clarity under water.

How we tested the Speedo Biofuse 2.0 goggles

Like all goggles, these were put through their paces in a number of different environments. They were tested in a lake in the UK in clear, fresh water, as well as in a lake with less visibility. We also swam in them in the sea in Portugal in sunny conditions. The goggles were assessed for fit, clarity, comfort, additional features and styling/design.

Smoked lenses

Man wearing the Speedo Biofuse goggles
Credit: Steve Sayers

For the purposes of this review though, it’s the black frames with smoked lenses that are up. These are a unisex option so shown on our Content Editor Rob here, though I did the testing.

Despite not being female-specific, they were no worse for that. The wide oval gaskets were soft and gave a good fit without water ingress, while the one-piece design with integraated flexible nose bridge made them feel like they would last well.

I liked the chunky side buttons, which made adjustment on the fly simple, while the split strap kept them in place well. As ever I question how often you would need to adjust your goggles mid-swim, but if you do find you need to often, these ones make it easy!

In open water

First, the shape. The polycarbonate lenses give a good range of vision and hit a nice balance between being large enough to give good visibility without being huge.

The smoked tint here did a decent job of knocking the glare off on a bright sunny swim, albeit without the enhancement of some of the mirrored and polarised options on test. If you just want to dampen things down a bit though, they’ll do the trick.

I didn’t have any issues with fogging, either, which is a key thing to look for in open-water goggles.


Man wearing the Speedo Biofuse goggles
Credit: Steve Sayers

The Speedo Biofuse 2.0 are a solid choice at a price point which is accessible for most triathletes. The lenses did a good enough job and features like the split strap, soft gaskets and easy-adjustment buttons are welcome.

They do lack a little pizzazz (technical term!) though and in a market where so much is available, we’re not sure these would be the best choice for racing.

Handily though, there is such a wide range of lens options that if you like the fit and feel, there is something available which will suit the needs of the triathlon swim a little more closely.

Still looking for the right goggles for you? Here’s our guide to the best swimming goggles for triathletes.

220 Triathlon Verdict

Solid goggles that feel like they’ll last, but for our money, we would like a bit more for race day. Score: 78%


  • Solid, durable design
  • Choice of lenses
  • Decent price point


  • Basic tint
  • Unexciting looks

Speedo Biofuse 2.0 specs

Case included:Yes
Lens options:Grey, blue or clear
Frame colours:Black, blue or red
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Helen has been 220's Editor since July 2013, when she made the switch from marathons to multisport. She's usually found open-water swimming and has competed in several swimruns as well as the ÖtillÖ World Series. Helen is a qualified Level 2 Open-Water Swim Coach focusing on open-water confidence and runs regular workshops at the South West Maritime Academy near Bristol. She is also an RLSS UK Open Water Lifeguard trainer/assessor.