- Written by Dan Graham
Vorgee are a brand I was not familiar with until they sent us a goodie bag of goggles. That have swooped in from the land of swimming; good old Oz. I guess if anyone is going to be able to keep the salt from your eyes then it is going to be a team from a huge great big island!
These goggles are the Vorgee Voyagers in pink with mirrored lenses. They came in a hard plastic case that is meant to be the container that they sleep in when they are not on your face. I like that as my goggle collection live in the bottom of my swimming bag or the glove box or anywhere else hostile for delicate important things.
They retail for about £15 and in short they are great value for money. They are a single a piece with flat lenses which I love. I have a high bridge on my nose so all the goggles with a hard nose bit that joins the sides together leaves me with a big ugly mark. The silicone that they are made from is not the softest, so you have to be careful to get them not to overlap your hat or they might leak; but that is something I would expect from any goggle.
The strap is lovely too as it is an infinitely adjustable with a very slick looking gizmo at the back that lets you tighten them and loosen them without having to faff too much. It is a single strap looped double so you can get each strap just where you want it.
The lenses I had were mirrored and pretty dark so nice for outdoor swimming in the summer. They have not fogged at all so far, using the low tech spit method! As they have a large-ish eye piece they have a good chance of fitting the masses, even if the silicone is not super soft. I have tried to pull them apart and pop out the lenses but I can’t- so they are pretty tough!
All in all I would say these are cracking goggles for the price point, as were the others that they sent me. These may not have been the most expensive of the lot we tried, they were my tops.
The Vorgee Voyager are currently available in blue, black, pink, purple, aqua, silver, light purple, navy, and clear blue. You will be sure to find a set that match whatever it is you match your goggles with.... hair for example!
I hate to say it, but these are not going to be become my tippy top favourites, as I still sleep with my polarized predator flex under my pillow, but they are second - and much cheaper! Thank you Vorgee.