Monday, March 18, 2013

Nootca Eleven goggle review: Lava Magazine

A review from Lava Magazine: Link

Key phrase in this review that jumped out: "I found that I could see just as well with them as with my larger-framed goggles."

There is a lot more information in this review that reveals real world experience and the thought that goes into designing these goggles. 

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Friday, March 8, 2013

Swim Goggle Clarity by Nootca

What makes a Nootca goggle different than any other goggle?  Clarity.

The image above is the first Nootca 5 swede lens from the mold during development. The lens was sent to me for approval almost a year ago today.  

The main thing to notice in the image is the straight lines of the paper when looking through the sidewall and front window. These lines will give away any distortion in the lens by wavering or becoming unfocused.  It’s this test that can determine the clarity of the swim goggle.  This lens mold went through another round of polishing before it was approved. 

We have been told the goggle has panoramic vision.  Whether it’s the Nootca 5, eleven or 207 this is our goal.  

Edit:  What does an approved lens look like?  

Approved Nootca 5 Swede lens 4/12/1012

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Nootca Silicone Swim Cap

The swim cap was an easy decision for Nootca to add to the line. Next to the goggle, a swim cap is the most common item in a swim bag.  As with all Nootca products the silicon cap started with a new mold and a couple ideas on how to create a better fitting cap.   The biggest issue we wanted to resolve is the feeling that the cap is sliding off as soon as you place the on your head.  Swimming laps, stopping to adjust your cap every few minutes is a perfect way to lose focus.  This has been designed to stay in place until the end of your training with short or long hair.  Read about more benefits on our site: Nootca