These are the Arena Cobra Core, they are one of Arena’s flagship goggles. They are a pair of racing goggles, but also comfortable enough for practice. With a super minimal/sleek design, they have soft eye cushions in an oblong, oval-like shape while the strap is flat all the way around your head. They are comfortable and won't pull on your hair or cause any other type of discomfort. The goggles won't leak during practice or diving. Compared to the Cobra Ultra, the Cobra Core has a thicker eye gasket allowing for more comfort especially for people who have longer eyelashes. With the thicker eye gaskets, they comfortably fit a wider range of face shapes but are still not ideal for deep eye sockets and larger nose bridges.
The curved lens expands the lateral vision which then improves your peripheral vision. With the mirrored pair that I tried (the first picture), they were quite dark so they would be great for outdoor use in the sun. However, they were slightly too dark for indoor use, but they do come in many different colours that would be good for either indoor or outdoor use. They do not sell any goggles that come with a prescription.
They retail for $45 for non mirrored pairs and $50 for the mirrored pair, the price is more on the premium side but they are high-quality goggles.
Comfort - 4/5
Design - 4/5
Peripheral - 4/5
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2 447:47 AM Feb 7, 2019
As the first goggle review I thought it would be appropriate to review the goggles that I personally use everyday.
They are the yingfa Y570AFM they are a great pair of training goggles, they have a minimal design with a thinner eye socket cushion but still very comfortable in my opinion, but I have been told by friends with high nose bridges and deeper eye sockets that the nose piece digs into their nose so watch out for that.
The straps are flat and wide around the Crown of your head and circular around your temple, they don’t move and the goggles won’t fall off during practice or dives.
The goggles have a solid field of view, they provide some peripheral vision and a good amount of vision above and below you.
Even though they are mirrored it doesn’t make your surroundings dark like traditional mirrored goggles so I wouldn’t recommend them for swimming in the sun.
They are very cheap at around 10-15$ a pair but they are hard to find but there are a pair of goggles made by a company called vorgee and their goggles are called the Vorgee Missile. They have subtle differences even though the design is virtually the same, the straps are the same design but the straps are stretchier and the silicone eye seals are softer as well otherwise the goggles are the same. They retail for 27.26$ on their website.
Comfort - 4.5/5
Design - 4/5
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