REVIEW: Blue Seventy Hydra-Vision
Because of Blue Seventy's Hydra-Vision low profile fit, it offers a great cross-over between the pool and open water swimming.
With an emphasis on creating comfortable goggles for triathletes of all types (short and long course), Blue Seventy has established itself as a primer triathlon brand for some of the world’s best triathletes. Canadian Lionel Sanders is one of their athletes that consistently podiums at the long-course distances.
One of Blue Seventy’s most popular pieces of equipment is the Hydra-Vision goggle. Built with the latest soft frame technology, you’re able to get a snug fit with excellent visibility. Having yet to dip my toes into Ontario’s open waters, I found the Hydra-Vision Polarized goggle to be an excellent cross-over for the pool and lake. Its low profile and curved lens provide excellent comfort, fit and visibility.
Featuring a frame-integrated strap adjustment system, adjustments are effortless. Despite being a small feature, getting goggles that are easy to put on and take off, and stay in place are important. When doing my sessions, I found I could easily adjust the tension in the straps without difficulty. .
The polarized version of the Blue Seventy Hydra-Vision goggle is optional. However, it is ideal for those planning to swim in open waters. In a triathlon, lighting can cause problems with sighting, but with polarized lenses, the glare and reflection of the sun can be cut down.
With its unibody nose bridge, which is integrated into the frame, I found the fit to be very comfortable. Its exceptional fit may also be due to the latest HDR TPR materials used throughout the product. Because of Blue Seventy’s Hydra-Vision low profile fit, it offers a great cross-over between the pool and open water swimming.
The Blue Seventy Hydra-Vision Polarized has an MSRP of $44. Without polarized lenses, Hydra-Vision goggles have an MSRP $35.