2020 GEAR GUIDE – BEST SKI GOGGLES

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. Get into the best goggles for winter 2020 and you’ll be on your way to all-mountain glory

Bloc Fifty Five

£85

With magnetic lens switch technology and a choice of two lenses, the Fifty Five has you covered for all conditions. With anti-fog lens, UV protection and four potential frame and lens colour combos, you can hit the mountain with clarity and style.

Bloc Sixty Five

£85

If you’re into panoramic views and wide peripheral vision then the Sixty Five is the Bloc goggle for you. The 10 magnetic contact points make switching out the Sixty Five lenses a super rapid process and they come with the usual protection you’d expect from a top goggle, aka dual-vented anti-fog lens, helmet compatibility, max UV protection and adjustable strap.

Bollé Laika

£108-£189

A super-cool high-end women’s-specific option for the sisters of shred! With its smaller fit, this stylish spherical lensed goggle with wide field of view is jammed full of top eyewear tech including anti-scratch, anti-fog lenses, venting, triple layer face foam, UVA/UVB protection and a siliconised strap. There’s a whopping 10 combos to choose from including a primo model with a Phantom+ photochromic polarised lens for ultimate clarity on the mountain.

Bollé Nevada Signature Series – David Wise

£159

With US Olympic freestyle skier David Wise’s stomp of approval (like what we did there?) you can rely on these camo-style cylindrical frame goggles to be straight out of the top eyewear drawer. Featuring Bollé’s highest quality photochromic Phantom lens, these anti-scratch, anti-fog goggles come with primo venting, a siliconised strap and a heap of other top tech.

Cébé Exo OTG

£149

Prescription glasses wearers – this one’s for you! The multi-award-winning spherical Exo OTG has been designed specifically to accommodate folks who need to wear glasses on the mountain. These ingenious goggs come with two magnetic lenses with anti-fog, anti-scratch tech, triple-density face foam and a silicone strap.

Cébé Fateful

£89-149

If you’re looking for XXL vision then get your eyes into the Fatefuls this winter. With minimalist design, this ventilated anti-fog, anti-scratch spherical lens offers superb field of vision meaning you can take it all in before you drop in. Available with photochromic NXT lens.

 

Dragon Alliance DX3

£55

New for this winter, this affordable, medium-fit cylindrical lens goggle comes with all the top tech we expect from the Dragon crew. Features include Dragon’s Lumalens tints, hypoallergenic dual-layer face foam, anti-fog coating, 100% UV protection, and a new frame designed to improve ventilation. Oh and they’re OTG-compatible so glasses-wearers can get on board too!

 

Dragon Alliance PXV

£160

The PXV is Dragon’s top offering, engineered to deliver the widest possible field of view. It’s all down to the curvature of the Panotech toric lens which offers industry-leading panoramic vision. There’s a range of colour and lens combos and they all come with Lumalens tints, frameless tech, armoured venting and triple-layer face foam.

Giro Ella – Hannah Eddy

£180

Take a talented artist, team with an industry-leading eyewear brand, unleash their combined talents on a female-specific premium frameless goggle and this is the awesome result. With cylindrical magnetic Zeiss lenses, these medium-fit frameless goggles are subtly stylish and come with anti-fog lens coating, venting, Expansion View Tech (EXV), and a quick change lens system.

Giro Method

£135

New for 2020, the cylindrical Method comes with strong retro style with a massive modern tech twist. With two Zeiss Vivid lenses, Expansion View Tech (EXV), Evak Vent Technology and triple-layer fleece with microfleece, these goggles combine innovation with comfort and clean design. Fave feature? Adapt strap compatibility, meaning you can change the look of the strap to fit your method and mood.

Julbo Cirius

£195

With their wide field of unobstructed vision, these high-end frameless goggles with cylindrical lens will appeal to big-mountain steep skiers, freestyle fanatics and hard-charging resort rippers who need to be in the moment. Reactiv lens technology adapts to the conditions so there’s no need for multiple lenses and fiddly switches, plus they come with all of Julbo’s top goggle tech including anti-fog coating, dual-layer face foam, air flow venting, silicone strap, 100% UV protection and helmet compatibility.

Oakley Fall Line XL

£170-180

With the best product name in the biz, the new cylindrical Fall Line XL brings a large-sized goggle to the ever-popular Line Series. Optimised for larger faces and max field of view, these frameless goggles come with a primo Prizm lens, Ridgelock Tech for swift and secure lens changes, anti-fog coating, ultra-wide silicone strap and helmet compatibility. Also in XM for medium fit.

Panda Optics RS1

£126

The new RS1 (Race Series 1) from British brand Panda Optics has been designed with ski racers and speed demons in mind. With a magnetic lens changing system and new anti-scratch frame design, the new RS1s are ready to rip in all conditions. Other features include silicone strap, anti-fog tech, triple-layer face foam, helmet compatibility and a bonus low light lens.

Salomon S/MAX Sigma

£165

With two interchangeable spherical lenses, clean design, max breathability and field of vision, the S/Max Sigma has you completely covered for all-mountain adventures. Fit is bang on thanks to Salomon’s Custom ID tech that moulds to each individual’s face and switching lenses is easy as powder pie, even when wearing gloves. Best for medium to large faces.

Scott Vapor

£150

The new medium-to-large fit Vapor is a spherical double-lens goggle that’s all about a fog-free view. With Amplifier lens tech, triple-layer moulded face foam, grippy silicone strap and mega ventilation, it’s an ideal shout for the dedicated first lift skier who likes to charge hard and feel the burn.

Scott Muse Pro

£70

The low-profile fit of the spherical Muse Pro makes it ideal for smaller faces who still want a serious goggle. With dual-layer moulded face foam, OptiView lens, anti-fog lens coating and silicone strap, the Muse Pro packs a decent tech punch into a good-looking affordable package. scott-sports.com

Smith 4D Mag

£260

You know that goggle blind spot between your nose and your pack strap? The one that makes doing up jacket zips or refining any part of your layering system a total nightmare? It’s over folks. The new 4D Mag with Chromapop interchangeable technology features Smith’s BirdsEye lens shape that curves all the way below the regular line of sight, creating a whopping and supremely welcome increase in overall field of vision. Mind. Blown.

Sungod Vanguards

£110

With a lifetime guarantee and a choice of six lens tints with 4KO lens tech, this industry-shaking British/Verbier-based brand offer top-level tech in a totally customisable goggle. With great field of vision and anti-fogging properties, all you have to do is choose your lens, strap and logo online then head out onto the mountain in Vanguard style. Best for medium to large faces.

Sweet Protection Interstellar

£230

Sweet’s very first goggle comes loaded with other worldly tech optimised for freeride fun. Designed to work with Sweet’s helmets, the Interstellar with sculpted toric lens comes with an uber-cool system that means you don’t actually have to touch the surface of your lenses when switching in and out. Other impressive features include the wide field of vision, pressure-equalising Gore protective vents, carbon-enforced frame and enhanced contrast in low light.

Wed’ze G 520 Good Weather

£30

Head out into the sunshine in these great-looking, super-affordable women’s googles from mountain geniuses Wed’ze. With anti-fogging spherical lens, ventilation, 100% UV sun protection, double-density face foam and an excellent field of vision, these goggles offer incredible tech bang for your buck. Also suitable for folks who wear glasses.

Zeal Optics Portal XL

£134-£239

The award-wining Portal just got bigger and better! The new Portal XL is ideal for skiers with larger faces or glasses-wearers looking for max peripheral vision. With optional photochromic and polarized lenses, these anti-fog, helmet-compatible goggles come with 100% UV protection and a grippy strap.

TO READ MORE ABOUT  THESE GOGGLES AND ALL THE OTHER NEW GEAR FOR 2020, GET YOUR COPY OF OUR 2020 GEAR GUIDE – OUT NOW!


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