2018 Changes to Size Small (Wide)
February 01, 2018 Written by: Aiden Doane
A few changes to announce in the new year!
Firstly, the name of the size Small goggle has changed to "Small Wide." This might be a little confusing but it will all make sense once we launch ALL of the new sizes! More on that to come.... So, 2017 size Small goggle is now called the Small-Wide in 2018.
Next up, let's talk about ventilation foam. The ventilation foam is the covering around the venting of the goggle. This allows for air flow inside the goggle while still protecting against dust and debris. We've seriously upgraded the ventilation foam for 2018 to a more durable mesh laminated. No more easy tears and holes - your pup can rip through the bushes with no fear.
This next change solves many of the fit issues with small pups. We made the foam that runs around the edge of the goggle and cushions on the face lower profile. We call this the edging foam. In 2017, the edging foam was nearly 10 mm and composed of three different materials laminated together (high density NBR, soft open cell foam, and fleece). In 2018, we removed the soft open cell foam, leaving only the high density NBR foam and fleece. This cut the thickness down to 5mm. The soft open cell foam on the 2017 model was not as durable or long lasting as the NBR. We found that it tended to break down and tear. Removing it has made the product much more durable. Also, the lower profile edging provides more room around the lower eyes of the small dogs. This will be much more comfortable for dogs such as Boston Terrier, French Bulldogs, and Shih Tzus.
If you've got any questions about the difference between these two models, feel free to get in touch with us (firstname.lastname@example.org). We're always happy to help with sizing, fitting or training tips.