A good time on the mountain starts with the right gear. Though snow goggles may not seem as important as boots and boards, the right pair is invaluable. This key piece of equipment keeps your vision clear and, ultimately, if you can’t see—you can’t ski or ride.
If you’re in the market for a pair of quality snow goggles, we’ve highlighted some of the top models this season. You can’t go wrong with these top five picks.
Venting technology, triple layer face foam and a durable frame round out Bollé’s Gravity goggle. A quality, no frills model, it will hold up in the toughest conditions. You’re not likely to find another pair of goggles with this kind of quality at this awesome price point.
The Linx goggle can handle any amount of powder in comfort and style. OptiView lenses paired with 3-layer foam and a top of the line air management system mean these modern-looking goggles will keep any powder hound comfortable all day. The big frameless look is sleek and stylish, coming with the added bonus of a wide frame of view—and it’s pretty tough to beat the price.
Oakley is well-known for their classic heavenly fit and performance that’s out of this world—the Canopy follows their long-standing trend. The wide lens goggle offers a great field of vision, UV protection, glare reduction and moisture wicking fleece lining to top it all off.
Smith Optics I/O7
From the makers of the very first rimless interchangeable-lens goggle in the world comes their latest improvement: the I/O7. Named for the seven years of innovation that went into the design and construction, this minimalist goggle is packed with the features you need, minus the frills. Two lenses, a quick lens release system and three layers of foam make this a great option for any skier or rider.
Brand new this winter, Nike Vision has come out with a goggle collection featuring three stunning styles and a special partner—Transitions® Optical. The Transitions lenses are available in The Command in Black/Volt (pictured bottom right) and Khyber in Volt (not pictured) and they are among the most advanced lenses on the mountain. Created specifically for snow sports, the lenses adjust with weather conditions to give you the best possible view of the mountain regardless of changing conditions. These comfortable goggles also feature a generous field of view, 100 percent UV protection and anti-fog technology.