The Barracuda B300 Optical Goggles utilize a renowned positive pressure system to remain comfortable for hours on end.
Great Training/Race Day Pair
The Barracuda B300 Optical Goggle is a popular pair for high-level athletes. Indoor competitive swimmers love their streamline feel and leak proof frame, and triathletes love how comfortable the goggle remains after hours of use. Like other Barracuda goggles, the B300 Opticals feature the patented positive pressure system. This technology allows the frame to match the bone structure of the face for a better fit. A better fit requires less strap tension and powerful suction. The positive pressure system allows swimmers to wear the pair for extended swims without leaving dreaded ‘raccoon eyes’ behind.
The B300 Optical Goggles are able to produce unbeatable underwater clarity because of their well-designed and highly developed lenses. The lenses are made from optically perfected CR-39 plastic - that used in prescription eyeglass lenses. This material not only does a great job of keeping things clear while in the water, but is also extremely lightweight and scratch resistant. To keep things as clear and fog-free as possible, use the Barracuda Defogger solution in conjunction with the B300 Optical Goggle to keep fog at bay. If you swim in conditions where fog is always an issue, you might want to try the Barracuda B300 Fog Resistant Goggles. They feature the same great characteristics as the B300 Opticals, but have the added benefit of built-in fog resistant lenses.
Stylish and Comfortable
The B300 Optical Goggle features a foam-covered gasket that not only completely seals out water, but also remains soft against the delicate skin around the eyes. Yet even with the soft foam, the goggle’s frame is able to wrap around the face for a streamlined, stylish look. The goggle’s double strap helps keep the goggle in place and stays put during starts, turns, and strong finishes. If anything should ever happen to your B300 Optical’s strap, Barracuda has you covered with their Replacement Strap. It is able to fit the Barracuda B300, Medalist and Standard goggles. And while the durable goggle can withstand rough water and hours upon hours of use, the Barracuda Goggle Repair Kit can help you fix and mend most issues that may arise. The Kit is available for the Barracuda’s Standard, Medalist, and, of course, B300 goggles.
The AquaGear Opinion
Testers in the AquaGear pool are always happy to try out Barracuda goggles because they love the soft feel of their positive pressure system. The B300 Optical Goggles were found to be one of the best options for reducing suction marks, or ‘raccoon eyes’, around the eyes. Testers thought that they would be great for recreational and lap swimmers, but would suit the rougher waters of the open ocean as well. The goggle’s foam gasket is able to withstand the punishment that open water can put on swimmers. But, no matter where or how long you swim, the B300 Opticals are sure to remain extremely comfortable.
The Bottom Line
If you need a goggle that can keep up with your endurance swims, then you need the durable, yet comfortable, Barracuda B300 Optical Goggle.
Bob P. from Carmel, IN
I have owned several pair of these over 30 years of swimming. I use them in practice, and in competition. While I have used others, none are as comfortable as these, especially in distance events. They stay clear; do not fog up, ever! They offer great peripheral vision as well. I highly recommend them.