Goggles Review: Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor
Zoggs’ Predator Flex Reactor Swimming Goggles are the world’s first swimming goggles that automatically adjusts to changing sunlight.
After using the Predator Flex Reactor, I found myself using it for the next 3 weeks in every swim. Needless to say, I was quite happy with its performance.
The best thing about these goggles is, as mentioned, the photochromatic sunlight changing lenses for high level light, especially direct sunshine, as well as low level light. It’s the first swimming goggles to use the same technology that is used in shades.
Prior to using Predator Flex Reactor, I used to choose between two goggles: one tinted and the other clear. I was never quite happy with any of the two as one was too dark and the other too bright. I needed something in between.
With the Predator Flex Reactors changing lenses, I didn’t even have to worry about this even as the weather changed from sunny to cloudy to even stormy (such is life nowadays with climate change!) These goggles adjusted its tint on its own and allowed me to swim with perfectly clear vision.
The Predator Flex Reactors also has Curved Lens Technology which provided 180 degree undistorted peripheral vision. It took me a couple of workouts to get used to the curved lens, but once I got the hang of it, the lenses provided better vision.
In terms of comfort and fit, I couldn’t complain. The Predator Flex Reactor has a 4 Flexpoint™ technology for enhanced frame flexibility that provides a comfortable fit. It has a super soft silicone seal that molds to the countour of my face.
Its frame was bigger than I usually wear but this kept the goggles secure along with the silicone straps. Perfect for racing where there’s greater chances of the goggles getting kicked and displaced.
Lastly, the goggles came with their own goggles case. Hey, these little things count!
The goggles’ lenses are impregnated with Fogbuster™ for fog free swimming. But, based on my experience, the goggles fogged up almost every single time I used it. No worries though as fog can be easily solved by you-know-what.
The silicone straps could’ve been more secure as these hung loosely on both sides. I also wish they came in another color; I’m just not into green.
These goggles are quite pricey at P3,500, but, for those who have no concerns over budget, then it is actually worth it.
THE VERDICT: THUMBS UP
In summary, I highly recommend the Zoggs Predator Flex Reactor because of its unique photochromatic sunlight changing lenses, curved lens technology, and its superior comfort and fit. Fog and strap issues were minor problems. I can’t wait to test these goggles in an open water swim race!
– Zoggs’ Predator Flex Reactor Swimming Goggles are currently available in one color (as seen in photos above)
– Price: P3,500
– Available in Chris Sports (Glorietta, SM Mall of Asia, SM North Edsa, SM Megamall, Robinson’s Ermita and Ayala Cebu), Toby’s Sports (Alabang Town Center, Glorietta, SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia), Planet Sports Rockwell, The Brick Multisport Store, and Sprint Multisport Shop.
The product was given to me for product review. My opinion and views on the product were not, in any way, influenced by any one.