Thursday, 19 July 2012

Rose-tinted goggles

Or perhaps I should say sunflower-tinted goggles. I've been road-testing some new ones, and when I'm wearing them, everything appears so much brighter. They're by Zoggs - not a brand I've tried before for outdoor swimming masks. I've been wearing their Tri Vision mask with "CV lens" for the my last few swims and I love it. CV stands for clear vision, the lenses are tinted and have the most amazing effect, they really intensify the colours around you, everything seems lighter and brighter, which in our climate is a real bonus. Today, swimming in a cave in Torquay, I was convinced I could see a shoal of escaped goldfish; the little fishes looked glowingly orange, but Anna, who I was swimming with, assured me they were actually grey! Still, I'm all for psychedelic swimming experiences, and I've been really enjoying the way these goggles increase the vibrancy of everything I see. The mask has slightly smaller lenses than others I've tried, but I found it a better fit, and so far it hasn't let any water in, or steamed up. I've worn it in the sea twice and the river once. Thanks to Simply Swim for letting me try these swimming goggles.

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