I have been swimming with the Speedo Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Goggles for a few years now and I want to share my honest experience of using these swimming goggles.
To be upfront, these are my goggles of choice and the ones I swim with every day. They have never let me down and are perfect for fitness pool swimming.
Although I have a range of swimming goggles that I have tested, the Speedo Unisex Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Swimming Goggles are my favourite.
In this review, I will cover the features of these goggles in great detail and help you decide if they belong in your swim bag, answering the following commonly asked questions.
- Are they comfortable?
- Do they fog up easily?
- How long do they last?
- Are they suitable for small faces?
- What is the best lens colour to get?
- Do they leak?
- Are they suitable for outdoor swimming?
- Would I recommend these to my best friend?
|Swim Goggle Feature||Rating||Comments|
|Comfort||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||These are very comfortable goggles. The large “flexiseal” design results in a soft rubber cushion feeling around the eye socket.|
|Fog Protection||⭐⭐⭐⭐||These are good at fog protection, but be patient. Like all goggles, allow the temperature of the water to match the temperate of the goggles and your face before you feel the anti-fog protection properties.|
|Durability||⭐⭐⭐⭐||Long-lasting. Expect at least three months of daily swimming before an upgrade is needed.|
|Leak Protection||⭐⭐⭐⭐||The “flexiseal” design offers good leak protection and a fit suitable for a range of face types.|
|Strap Design||⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐||A split strap design is secure and feels very comfortable.|
Are The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Comfortable?
The Speedo Futura Biofuse Flexiseal are very comfortable goggles. Of all the goggles I have ever tried, I have found them the most comfortable of all.
A design feature of the “Futura Biofuse Flexiseal” range is the large and soft rubber sealing gasket.
This creates a soft and comfortable seal, keeping water out of the goggles. As this is large and soft, it creates a very comfortable pair of goggles, which is perfect for long pool training sessions.
Do The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Fog Up Easily?
These goggles are fitted with anti-fog protection. This means that there is a thin anti-fog film on the inside of the goggle lens, which stops them from fogging up.
Goggles fog up because there is a temperature difference between your face and the water. Just like a foggy car window on a cold morning, until the temperature differential is balanced, there will be some fog on the inside of the glass.
Therefore, if you jump into the pool at first, these goggles will fog. After a couple of lengths, the fog will clear and you will be able to enjoy a long “fog-free” swim.
Try to avoid wiping the inside of the goggle lens with your fingers, as this will remove the anti-fog film protection.
How Long Do The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Last?
As a general rule, you can expect to get at least three months of regular swimming from these goggles before you notice decay in performance.
I swim with these goggles every day, so they are exposed to a chlorinated pool for 45 minutes every day.
I have found that after three months at this level of swimming, the fog protection is not as effective and the flexiseal gasket tends to get water marks and an aged look.
A daily rinse in clean water keeps these goggles in good shape, but three months of regular swimming will lead to an upgrade.
Are The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Suitable For Small Faces?
I have found the Speedo Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Goggles good for small faces.
I consider myself a small-face swimmer and these goggles feel good on my face. (You may consider yourself a small-face swimmer if you find goggles feel too big or “stick out too far” from your face)
These are identical to the adult Speedo goggles, but are slightly smaller, making them great for smaller faces.
- Great for small adult faces
- Very comfortable
- Good anti-fog properties
What Is The Best Goggle Lens Colour To Get?
The swimming goggle lens colour you choose depends on the lighting conditions of your swimming environment.
I swim in a public swimming pool with little natural light, therefore I have chosen the clear lens option for the best visibility in dark conditions.
I have covered the basics of goggle lens colour and how to choose the right lens colour for your swimming conditions in this article, “How To Choose The Best Swimming Goggles? (Handy Tips)“
Do The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Leak?
Because of the large and soft gasket on the Speedo Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Goggles, they are not prone to leaking.
To ensure that swimming goggles do not leak, it is important to have a very good gasket design, which these goggles have.
The gasket should create a light suction around your eye sockets, which prevents leakage.
To check this, gently press the goggle lens to your eye socket. The goggles should lightly “suck” and stay in place for a few milliseconds. This airtight seal shows a good fit and a reduced probability of water leakage.
Are The Speedo Futura Biofuse Goggles Suitable For Outdoor Swimming?
Although I have tested these extensively in the pool and can testify that they are fantastic swimming pool fitness goggles, they are also suitable for outdoors.
If you are choosing these for outdoor swimming, I recommend purchasing the polarised option, which are these: Speedo Unisex’s Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Polarised Triathlon Swimming Goggles
A polarised lens will reduce glare from the sunshine on the water, making swimming outdoors on a sunny day far more comfortable.
To learn more about polarised swimming goggles and what this means, check out this article, What Are Polarised Swim Goggles?
Would I Recommend These To My Best Friend?★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Yes, I would absolutely recommend these to my best friend.
Searching for swimming goggles can be a complex and confusing thing. With so many options, it is very hard to tick all the boxes.
The great thing about the Speedo Futura Biofuse Flexiseal Goggles, is that they already tick so many boxes so the chances of getting it right the first time is greatest with these goggles.
From good anti-fog protection properties to excellent anti-leakage seals, I am a big fan of these swimming goggles and they would be the first pair I would recommend to my family and friends.