A few weeks ago, I visited sports retailer Decathlon to stock up on some swimming gears. One of the items I got is a pair of goggles from their in-house brand, Nabaiji. Here’s my review.
I knew I needed to get new swimming goggles when the ones I used kept leaking no matter how many adjustments I made. But since I only swim for recreation and fitness, I only needed the basics.
Nabaiji is the swimming and aqua sports brand of Decathlon. As far as their swimming goggles is concerned, they do offer a lot of options but what caught my attention is their ₱200 100 XBASE model. I admit it took me a while to decide if I would get it as I was coming from a much more expensive brand but in the end, practicality set in—if it wasn’t that good then I would only lose ₱200!
It was a big adjustment for me the first time I put it on. My former goggles have translucent gasket while the Nabaiji XBASE is solid black so it felt like I was looking through a telescope. Nonetheless, it didn’t take long until I got adjusted to my new field of view. The gaskets did not leak even with minimal adjustment and it stayed fixed during my swim.
- Price (₱200)
- Good fit
- Good leak resistance
- Field of view
Overall, I find the Nabaiji XBASE an excellent product for its price. For ₱200, it’s very difficult to complain. I suggest though that you avoid adjusting it as it can be quite a challenge, especially when you’re already wearing it. If you’re the person who always breaks or looses their goggles, or is just looking for something basic without breaking the bank, I can recommend the Nabaiji XBASE.
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