Tuesday, May 11, 2010

TIPS: Make your goggles last forever (or at least not get scratched in your gym bag).

Sable Water Optics Competitive

I got a really nice pair of very expensive Sable goggles a few months back. A friend had a few pairs and let me have a pair at wholesale (a review is in the works). They are still the most expensive goggles that I have ever owned. They come in a nice plastic case that keeps the lenses from getting scratched. This container is a great idea. I have always just thrown my ‘ordinary’ goggles in the back seat of the car or in a gym bag. After a few weeks the lenses always get scratched or damaged.

Goggle container

I would not say that I am a pack rat but I do like to look for secondary uses for disposable items. With that thought in mind I have kicked the diet soda habit. However, I have replaced the soda with a diet kool aide or some variation of flavored water. I dilute the power so that it only has a minor taste. I hope to eventually just drink plain water. But until I am able to completely taper off of this stuff I have amassed a collection of these kool aide cylinders.

Diet drink powder container

But, they just so happen to be the perfect carrying case for goggles. Scratches no more!

Cool cheap goggle container!


KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I'm going to start calling you MacGyver from now on. You got all the cool tricks and tips. I love this idea. I throw my goggles in my swim bag. Although they are cheapo's, they work like a charm and want to keep them around for a while. I have lots of those containers too. Thanks!

Jon said...

Once I find a pair of goggles that don't leak and fit perfectly, I try to use them for as long as possible before I have the dreaded decision of replacing them and hoping that the new pair is as good as the old pair. Cool idea for a container! Thanks for sharing!

Xavi Garcia said...

Good one...!

cheers from TOkyo!


Dave said...

great tip...if I ever start swimming...which will probably happen at some point...

Jon Gilchrist said...

NICE job macgueyver!!!!

lindsay said...

very resourceful!