Whether you are a frequent swimmer who can always been found in the deep end of a pool, or you swim on a more casual basis, you need a decent pair of swimming goggles.
The best swimming goggles will fit tightly around the eyes and should not fog up or leak water. You should also be able to adjust them and those that swim outdoors often might prefer swimming goggles with UV protection.
Many swimming goggles are unisex so where applicable, we have listed whether they are specifically for men or women.
Aqua Sphere Seal XP2 Swimming Goggles – from £10.99
A really comfy fit here that comes with 100% UVA and UVB protection, which makes them ideal for outdoor swimming. They are curved for a better fit around the eyes and come with clear lens that provide great vision. The lens are anti-fog, scratch-resistant and leak-resistant and feature an easy-fit buckle system and a strengthened frame.
TYR Nest Pro Goggles – £13.65
No latex in this pair of swimming goggles so if you are allergic or simply don’t like the feel of it then this is a good fit for you. The lens come with embedded anti-fog so you don’t need any anti-fog spray to clear them. Lovely wide field of vision and a smaller frame which would suit children or anyone with a petit-sized face. Apparently the frame was inspired by Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Bird Nest stadium.
Speedo Women’s Futura Biofuse 2 Goggles – £14.42
Especially design for women, this soft-framed curved pair of swimming goggles fit comfortably around a woman’s face. The frames are made from a gel-like material that feels super-soft on the skin and this pair feature a push adjustment system which makes them easy to fit perfectly. Particularly good in low light and outdoor swimming.
Aqua Sphere Kaiman Exo Swimming Goggle – £14.95
A strong but comfortable pair of swimming goggles here that feature an innovative EXO-core bi-material frame. The lens are anti-fog and scratch-resistant and provide 180-degree field of vision. No latex, the straps are made from soft silicone which is also adjustable.
Orca Killa Vision Goggle – £15.00
These swimming goggles are really good for long distance swimming, thanks to the ergonomic fit and design. You get a super-wide field of vision with no leaks and customers love the fact that they are so easily adjustable. Some say the nosepiece can dig in slightly but for the price these are outstanding swimming goggles.
Swans SR2 Mirrored Goggles – Blue / Silver – £20.28
Good all-rounder pair here that would suit lots of different types of swimming, from outdoors, to lowlight, long distance and training. Lovely thick and soft silicone gasket is super-comfortable and you get four different size nosepieces so you can get the perfect fit for your face. They come with a two-strap design for stability and the lens are anti-fog and come with UV protection.
Zoggs Predator Flex Polarised Ultra Goggles – £27.00
You get glare-reducing polarized lens with this pair that come with maximum UV protection, so they are perfectly suited for outdoor swimming. Hugely popular in Australia, these are a comfy pair that fit nicely on the face with not much adjusting needed. Not the fanciest pair we have seen but they do the job.
Arena Cobra Ultra Mirror Goggles – from £28.82
If you miss scuba-diving in tropical waters where the ocean looks turquoise then you should know that these swimming goggles have a yellowy/green tint that makes everything look like you are swimming in the Med. You get five interchangeable nosepieces and a two-strap design made from silicone. No leaks from this pair and great panoramic vision.
MP Michael Phelps XCEED Swimming Goggles – £29.99
If Olympic swimming champion recommends a pair of swimming goggles then we take notice. Olympic champ Michael Phelps has put his name to this pair which come with anatomical gaskets so you get a really comfortable fit, there’s a low profile strap that grips well and the ergonomic design is easily adjustable. The lens give a wide field of vision and you also get an interchangeable nose grip that gives a better fit.
Speedo Fastskin Elite Mirror Goggles – £31.12
Described as the ‘fastest and most hydrodynamic goggle ever’, these swimming goggles are worn by top athletes and are designed for racing, thanks to the hydrodynamic design which works to minimise drag in the water. Lovely wide panoramic lens so you can see other swimmers coming up alongside you, secure grip with a 3D goggle seal that means no leaks and no marks on the face either.