We review the Zoggs Predator Flex triathlon goggles in our long-term test
Zoggs Predator Flex Goggles
The Predator Flex from Zoggs have been around for a few years now and we’ve done hundreds of swims in them. Striking the perfect balance between the simplicity of pool goggles and the practicality of an open-water tri-mask, the Predator Flex has become a perennial favourite thanks to its flexible nose bridge and frame, which means it fits most faces and stays comfortable even during iron-distance swims.
Visibility is superb with none of the ‘tunnel vision’ effect the compromises some goggles and the range includes a wealth of different lens configurations, from various tints to mirrored and even polarised lens options, the latter of which cuts down sun glare, making outdoor swimming in bright conditions a breeze.
Used two to three times a week in the pool, plus extra open water sessions and events, our pair lasted an impressive two full seasons without problems before any random leaks appeared to compromise dependability for racing. The anti-fog coating also remained in place for a long time, despite the – not recommended – wear and tear from chucking them into kit bags rather than slipping them into the soft pouch provided.