The crystal clear and comfy Aqua Sphere Kayenne Ladies/Small wins our goggles of the year award

Our Gear of the Year awards celebrate the finest triathlon gear we’ve tested over 2013. While some old favourites still shine though, innovative new tech has also come to the fore over the last 12 months, so we’ve rounded up the products that have made testing a genuine joy and we think will make you love swimming, cycling and running even more.

Best goggles

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Ladies GOTY

Aqua Sphere Kayenne Ladies/Small

Then: At the start of the year, we were stunned by the clarity and amazed by the field of vision the Aqua Sphere Kayenne Ladies  offer despite a fairly small frame. The flexibility of the frame, quick-fit strap and soft gaskets made getting a comfortable fit a breeze. Read the full Aqua Sphere Kayenne Ladies review in our goggle shootout.

Now: With superb leak-free performance and incredible optics, this scaled-down version of the Kayenne has remained our favourite throughout the year’s training and racing. Available in both the women’s version (pictured) and the ‘small’ model for men.