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Choosing your Roka Goggles

Too many types of goggles and not sure which one to get? We broke it down for you!

So... Roka has 4 models of goggles:

4 Roka Goggles Models

Frame Size

The size of the goggles frame matters because everyone has different eye socket sizes. Understanding your eye socket size will allow you to find the right goggle fit for your eye socket. For example, although Roka F2 and R1 has the same frame size, F1 suits someone with a circular eye socket while R1 suits someone with an almond shaped eye socket.

Although finding the right size for your eye socket should be the priority, you may also wish to consider the purpose of the goggle. If you enjoy minimal drag underwater, a smaller frame goggle like Roka F1 will do just the job. Similarly for large frame like Roka X1, although it might increase drag in the water, it provides more comfort and wider vision underwater.

Model Frame Dimension Size

F1

38mm (W) x 28mm (H)

Small

F2

44mm (W) x 33mm (H)

Medium

R1

44mm (W) x 33mm (H)

Medium

X1

53mm (W) x 44mm (H)

Large


Lens Colour

While some will choose lens colours based on aesthetics reasons or just to match their with their swimming outfits, do you know that different colours are meant for different purposes too? Roka goggles offer 10  different colours for you to choose from for each model.

Clear

The most straight forward colour that you can find on a goggle. A clear goggle is suitable if you wish to maintain the same colour vision with or without goggle.  It is usually suited for sheltered area.

Clear Mirror

Clear Mirror

Similar to clear, mirrored lens add on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation. This is also good for morning light.

Light Grey

Grey

While maintaining the natural colour, light grey is also great for transiting from dawn to morning light. It is also good for urban background.

Grey Mirror / Arctic Mirror

Grey Mirror

Similar to grey, mirrored lens add on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation.

Light Amber

Light Amber

Amber is always great for low light situations. It is also suitable for mist, fog or hazy days. Not only that, amber enhances red and orange colour, which is to spot guiding buoys in the water.

Amber Mirror

Amber Mirror

Similar to amber, mirrored lens add on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation. This is also good for morning light.

Cobalt

Cobalt

Cobalt is great for ocean swim as it enhances the contrast. It will also help to enhance green and yellow items in the vicinity.

Cobalt Mirror

Cobalt Mirror

Similar to cobalt, mirrored lens add on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation. 

Vermillion

Light Vermillion

Just like amber, vermillion is also suitable low light conditions. It is best used with green background.

Vermillion Mirror

Vermillion Mirror

Similar to vermillion, mirrored lens add on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation.

Jade Mirror

Jade Mirror

Similar to all other mirrored lens, it adds on additional protection in reducing glare and make it suitable for direct sunlight situation. Because of the greenish nature, it enhances yellow and orange items in the vicinity. Green colour is also friendlier to the eye in the long run.

Technologies

Like all products that have their own unique selling point. Roka also have their own technology. Roka R1 is equipped with RapidSight™ to provide wider angle of vision than other goggles brands. It is also coated with anti-scratch coating to prevent scratches from debris in open water and hydrophobic coating to reduce drag and providing better vision.

Other Components

The design of the goggle nosebridge piece and goggle strap play an important supporting role to the goggle as well. Without them, a good frame and coloured lens will be useless. So, do take note of the adjustability and find one that makes you comfortable while wearing them.

Summary

So now you know which size and colour suits you the most, choosing goggles isn't that hard at all. Start choosing your goggles now!

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