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180-degree panoramic vision
Anatomic lens shape for water-tight fit
Ultra-soft, 100% Softeril gasket for comfort and leak-resistant seal
Curved lens and integrated strap loop enhances hydrodynamics
Easy-adjust head strap
Aqua Sphere K180 Goggles - Smoke Lens
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UPDATE 22 OCT 2015: I wrote this review before it was being marketed as a Michael Phelps goggle, but I did see him start to use the K180 when he switched sponsors. Nonetheless, I still love these goggles as they are the only ones that fit me comfortably and seal for an entire swim session without leaking.
I did my best to conduct research into the release dates for Aqua Sphere's goggle offerings, but couldn't find much information from them other than inquiring directly. The Kayenne looks to have been first released in May 2009 with the K180 coming out in October of 2011 or early 2012. The Kaiman is obviously much older than the Kayenne, with a release date of around 2000. The Mako was released in 2005. The Kaiman Exo is supposed to be the latest, but other than the Exo material, i couldn't tell a huge difference from the original Kaiman.
From all of the fitness magazines and online sources, the Kayenne has been highly recommended for triathlons and...
I swim laps 2-3 days a week for about 45 minutes in an indoor lap pool. I had previously only worn speedo goggles sold at Costco that come three pair to a pack. They were okay at first but became uncomfortable as I wore them in and they started leaking. This took about 4 months. In order to keep swimming I knew I needed to invest in some good swim goggles. I did quite a bit of research online and read a lot of Amazon reviews. I heard a lot of good things about the aquasphere brand but wasn't sure what profile I wanted. I ordered two different profiles, one larger like the Kaiman/Kayenne and a smaller profile like the K180. I am very happy with both profiles. I actually ordered the K180 and the K180+ (which is exactly the same but a tad smaller for women). I have only worn the K-180 so far and I really like them. They are comfortable and fit close around the eye socket but not so close like the really tiny competative ones. The nose bridge comes in three different sizes and the medium...
I've tried my share of different goggles. Mainly Speedo and TYR. These are by far the best goggles I have ever had. They hardly fog, are very very comfortable around my eye sockets (no nasty bruises or tenderness!), and very clear. The strap is easy to adjust and these goggles come with three different nose pieces (s, m, l). I've used these for multiple, 2 hour long swim sessions and they have worked wonderfully so far. These could definitely be sold at a higher price, so for only $20 this is totally a steal! Definitely buy these!
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