Swimming Goggles - Don’t buy these ones.
At the end of January, I splashed out (sorry - that’s a really bad pun) on a new pair of goggles. I bought a pair of Arena Cyclone goggles, which are more like a traditional diving mask, but without enclosing your nose. The idea of this kind of swimming goggle is that you get good visibility, and keep the water out of your eyes, without ending up looking like a panda.
After six weeks, my first pair failed, with the silicone gasket splitting along a moulding fault line over the bridge of my nose. So I took them back to the store, where they were happy to replace them with a new pair.
Two weeks later, these developed the same fault, so I took them back to the shop again for a refund.
The fault’s shown here in close up. Basically what’s happened is that in production, the mould design and / or melt temperature has prevented this area from fully bonding, resulting in a weak point right across the high stress line where they go over the bridge of your nose. I checked all the others in the store today, and they were all the same.
So I’d like to retract my earlier recommendation - save your money or buy something else. Just steer clear of Arena Cyclone goggles!