Beginner Triathlon Gear Checklist

  • By T.J. Murphy
  • Published Feb 27, 2013
  • Updated Jan 29, 2015 at 6:17 PM UTC
Photo: John David Becker


The key: Wide peripheral view and glare reduction are great bonus features, but a strong and reliable seal is paramount. Pick them for “function over form,” recommends super-swimmer  and pro triathlete Sara McLarty.

Find yours: Try them on. Goggle comfort and performance is all about fit, and there’s no way to find your perfect match browsing a website. Go to a store and press the gaskets against your face. If they seal without wrapping the band around your head, they’re likely to keep water out.

RELATED – Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Goggles

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