With an excellent seal, superior comfort, minimal fogging, simple adjustments, and minimal visual distortion, these classic yet thoroughly modern goggles are tough to beat.
*At the time of publishing, the price was $33.
Unveiled in 2010, Aqua Sphere’s Kayenne goggles come in both adult and child sizes. We were impressed with the Kayenne’s durable frame, proprietary silicone eyecup, on-the-fly adjustable strap, and remarkably scratchproof and fog-resistant lens. Perfect for competition, an hour of lap swimming, or a week in the sand and sun of the Caribbean, the Kayenne represents a technical step up from competing models.
The Aqua Sphere Moby Kid features a super-soft silicone frame and eyecups; a flat, distortion-free, fog and scratch-resistant lens; and wide, easily adjustable straps that don’t tangle hair but spread wide in the back to help the goggles stay in place. The Moby Kid also seals tightly on a variety of small faces, especially on very young swimmers, and we found that the pair remained comfortable during even our longest forays in the pool.
The Speedo Hydrospex goggles come in adult and child versions. They aren’t as easy to adjust as some of our other picks, and they don’t offer the panoramic field of vision of their spendier brethren. But if you’re looking to swim only occasionally, or if you simply need a good, no-frills pair of goggles, the Hydrospex is a reliable, comfortable, fog-free option that won’t break the bank. The flexible nose bridge works on a variety of face types, while the eyeglass-quality Lexan lens remains clear and scratch resistant and prevents fogging like a champ.