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I’m a regular open water and pool swimmer and have been for years. In my time at DIVEIN so far, I’ve tried hundreds of pairs of swimming goggles – some exceeding expectations and others falling short. Finding a pair that doesn’t leak or fog up, or both is a constant struggle.

I always thought, wouldn’t it be great if someone could just make a pair for me that would fit perfectly and last forever?

Enter THEMAGIC5.

The THEMAGIC5 Swimming Goggles provide a bespoke ideal fit customized to your facial contours in order to maximize comfort and a leak-free experience.

It’s more expensive than the average pair of goggles. Significantly so. We tested some to find out their worth.

Let’s ‘dive in’ to this review.

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy:

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    Bespoke fit - no other pair like yours in the world
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    You don’t get marks around your eyes
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    Tinted/Mirrored Lenses provide UV protection for sunny days
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    Very easy to don and doff with stretchy strap
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    Anti-fog technology applied internally
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    Leak free as custom fitted to your face
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    Low profile for enhanced performance
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    Angular diamond lens allows for peripheral vision
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    Additional nose bridges to maximize comfort
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    Fit Guarantee provided with all pairs
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    Super easy scanning process with app

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markStrap is unnecessarily long but can be cut
  • check-markHave to doff in order to adjust straps
  • check-markAnti-fog doesn’t work well in colder conditions
  • check-markLonger delivery time as every pair is custom made

Where to buy:

Magic5 Swimming Goggles Product

TheMagic5 Swimming Goggles

Specs & Features

  • Material: Polycarbonate frame with silicone gaskets
  • Internal anti-fog coating
  • Angular wide peripheral vision
  • Range of clear, tinted and mirrored lenses
  • UV protection (Except for clear goggles)
  • Removable nose bridge
  • Size: All (Custom Fit)
  • FINA Approved
  • Fit Guarantee Provided
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Magic5 Swimming Goggles Review

Review

A set of goggles can make or break a swim. When you’re racing for the win or just trying to unwind with an open water dip, the last thing you want to be thinking about is constantly readjusting to clear your lenses, let the leaky water out and relieve your eye sockets of that unrelenting squeeze.

Here at DIVEIN, we’ve tested hundreds of goggles over the years and, for better or worse, we’ve adopted some pretty high expectations for these products.

I was recently asked to take a look at the bespoke goggle manufacturer, known for securing a $1,000,000 deal with Mark Cuban and Robert Herjavec on ABC’s Shark Tank. As you can imagine, this was a welcome opportunity to try out something that was new to me, and indeed many other swimmers out there.

Magic5 Swimming Goggles Front View

First, let’s have a look at what you need to do before the goggles even arrive at your door. This is a 3 step process:

1. The Purchase

Take some time to look through all the options that exist on THEMAGIC5 website. You’ll find an assortment of options, including mirrored, color tinted, smokey and clear lens goggles. There are also some really stylish limited edition products on there and some decent bundle deals.

Once you’ve made your payment you’ll receive an email containing a link to the scanning app, taking you to the next step in the process.

2. The Scan

You’ll get a link for both IOS and Android devices for a downloadable THEMAGIC5 app. The app will prompt you to scan your face in a number of ways to ensure all contours are captured, at which point you’ll be able to link your scan to your order.

Magic5 Swimming Goggles The Scan

3. Delivery

The company uses your scan details to customize your selected swimming goggles in their factory in North Carolina and is then shipped out. If you live in the US you can expect your order to arrive within 10 days. Depending on your location elsewhere in the world it could take up to 3 weeks.

Alternatively, you can download the app, scan your face and see what the goggles will cost. Price will start around $60 and go up. There are also bundles that can make sense.

Features

Once the goggles arrived, I couldn’t wait to try them out so I picked up one of the four cases I ordered and went on down to the beach for a feature test.

It’s worth mentioning here that the manufacturer does provide two hints of caution before you get in the water. The first is that you should avoid wiping the inside of your goggles with your fingers as it rubs off the anti-fog treatment. The second is that you should avoid tightening the straps too much.

Heeding this advice, I did my first swim with THEMAGIC5 swimming goggles.

Honestly, I was super impressed – seldom do I get to try out a new pair of swimming goggles and enjoy a dip without fogging, without leaks and without black eyes. It’s safe to say that THEMAGIC5 has come up with an impressive product.

There are a number of features that make this so.

Magic5 Swimming Goggles Features

Soft Silicone Gaskets

Their comfort level is the first thing you notice. Unsurprisingly, they are incredibly comfortable to wear as the custom-fit technology shines bright. This was especially noticeable when swimming at speed or when swimming down into the water as there was no observable squeeze and no pressure points around the eyes.

In addition, they don’t leak at all as they are made precisely for your facial structure. As someone with an eyebrow piercing and relatively high cheekbones, most ‘one size fits all’ goggles don’t fit snuggly and will almost always leak unless the strap is tightened to a point which I’m sure is just unhealthy.

If you find that the fit isn’t as expected you can try swapping out the nose bridge with any of the extras that are provided in your case. If that doesn’t work then the manufacturer offers a refund/replacement policy covered by their fit guarantee.

Magic5 Swimming Goggles Soft Silicone Gasket

Long Stretchy Straps

THEMAGIC5 swimming goggles boast a very simple, easy-to-don and easy-to-doff strap system. Two very lengthy straps meet in the central buckle where adjustments can be made.

While they are super stretchy and comfortable, this reviewer found that adjustment could be made more simple by taking the adjustment capability to buckles in the sides so that the user doesn’t have to remove the goggles in order to adjust. Having said that, once you set the lengths you desire, the strap will not move.

A final comment on the straps is that they are a bit too long. Understandably, this is a feature that caters to people with long hair or bigger heads. But for the average size head, they seem to dangle at the back and can be a little distracting.

Of course, there are easy ways to deal with this such as cutting them down or simply tucking them in as I have done in the picture above.

Magic5 Swimming Goggles Long Stretchy Straps

Angular Diamond Shape Lens

The lenses on these goggles are a feature that THEMAGIC5 should be proud of. Having tried two mirrored lens goggles and two clear lenses, it can be confirmed that the quality does not wane for each of the products.

The angular diamond shape feature can be quite dizzying on first use if you are not used to this style of lens as you end up seeing double. However, especially for competitive pool swimming, they can be incredibly helpful as this feature lends itself to a wider peripheral vision – allowing you to see where your competitors are in adjacent lanes without having to spend energy turning.

As far as clarity is concerned, these lenses provide an optimal crystal clear view of your surroundings, backed with an anti-fog treatment that allows the user to swim without having to swipe away the condensation. Having used this in both cold and warm water, I can say that the anti-fog worked fantastically in the latter of the two.

Submersion into colder waters (50℉) however, wasn’t as triumphant. To be fair, I’ve never come across a pair that has truly refrained from fogging up at those temperatures – it’s simple physics I suppose…

Price/ Quality Ratio

THEMAGIC5 swimming goggles are unquestionably performance-driven, enabling a leak-free, fog-free, and (in most cases) squeeze-mark-free experience. However, they come at a hefty price of at least $60 per pair. Bundles are also available which reduce the price per item.

Despite the fact that this product is undoubtedly deserving of the hype, it remains to be seen how many swimmers are prepared to pay this much for a single pair of swimming goggles. Mark Cuban is on board, so we’ll give this innovative company the benefit of the doubt. Especially, given our positive experience testing this product.

Do we recommend it?

While I had some very minor comments on these goggles, I must say that, overall, I’m a new superfan. I would recommend THEMAGIC5 to anyone and everyone. As they say on their website, they hope to provide “professional quality for everyone” and I can sincerely say they have stuck to their gun on this one.

Related Reviews

Our Overall Review

We have thoroughly tested - and read reviews from other experts and users. In summary, this is what we think:

4.8

Reasons to buy:

  • check-mark
    Bespoke fit - no other pair like yours in the world
  • check-mark
    You don’t get marks around your eyes
  • check-mark
    Tinted/Mirrored Lenses provide UV protection for sunny days
  • check-mark
    Very easy to don and doff with stretchy strap
  • check-mark
    Anti-fog technology applied internally
  • check-mark
    Leak free as custom fitted to your face
  • check-mark
    Low profile for enhanced performance
  • check-mark
    Angular diamond lens allows for peripheral vision
  • check-mark
    Additional nose bridges to maximize comfort
  • check-mark
    Fit Guarantee provided with all pairs
  • check-mark
    Super easy scanning process with app

Reasons NOT to buy:

  • check-markStrap is unnecessarily long but can be cut
  • check-markHave to doff in order to adjust straps
  • check-markAnti-fog doesn’t work well in colder conditions
  • check-markLonger delivery time as every pair is custom made
FAQ

Frequently asked questions

How to stop swimming goggles from fogging?

The most effective approach to maintain your goggles fog-free is with anti-fog spray, which is offered by a number of goggle manufacturers. Spray the anti-fog solution into your goggles before each competition or workout, then rinse them. The spray will temporarily support the silicone coating and stop fogging. However, some higher priced devices will come with lenses that have an anti-fog coating, saving you a ton of time and trouble.

Read this article to learn more about what to look out for when buying swimming goggles.

Is it good to wear goggles while swimming?

Wearing goggles is the simplest way to protect your eyes from the chemicals in the pool or saline water. They can also shield you from the germs and algae that are common in freshwater environments and can result in illnesses and blurred vision.

Read this article to learn more about what to look out for when buying swimming goggles.

Are tinted swimming goggles better?

One goggle tint won’t work in every condition a swimmer might face in the water, unless they typically swim indoors. For people who swim inside, outdoors, and in open water, eye fatigue and the effects of glare can lead to problems with eye health. If you swim in open water, the open air, or both, you must have a pair for each situation.

Glare can be avoided with a basic smoke color tint, but polarized lenses completely eliminate solar glare and protect the eyes from damaging rays.

Read this article to learn more about what to look out for when buying swimming goggles.

What is the average price for swimming goggles?

Swimming goggles typically cost around $50 USD, with costs ranging from $30 for entry-level models to more than $100 for top-of-the-line models. The primary determinants of a goggle’s price are the brand, model, material, and lenses.

Read this article to learn more about what to look out for when buying swimming goggles.

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