The properties of the Elastomeric technology first sparked while discussing the pitfalls of recreational Diving with one of our top technical Dive manufacturers. As a Product Manager, I'm constantly inspired by the products I use and see every day. How can they be changed, improved, or extracted into new and better products? In both the Recreational and Technical Dive space, comfort is key. The ultimate challenge in Consumer Product Design is: how do you make equipment comfortable? Specifically for swimming, how do you keep goggles comfortable for an extended peroiod of time, and in extreme conditions? The basic principles of water distrobution in Diving are: the deeper a diver descends, the more water he or she has above them; and thus more pressure is exerted on their body. After testing a variety of Dive masks, and discussing the pros and cons with our manufacturer, we were inspired to merge features from the technical Dive world into the world of traditional Swim Goggles. Specifically, trasferring the ridges from a Dive mask skirt onto the gaskets of a traditional Swim Goggle. These ridges create an accordian effect, that in Diving allows the mask to fit comfortably, rather than collapsing and pushing against the face at deep depths.
The thought: If this works for Dive masks -it would also work for Swim Goggles. And so the Elastomeric collection was born. The first ever goggle gasket with ridges that provide both comfort and stability! The creation of the Elastomeric gasket, allows for the seal to contour to the wearers face; and move fluidly as the facial muscles expand and contract during the breathing cycle.