Gear Institute Expert Test Menu

Snowboard Goggles

Smith Vice

91

2013

Smith Vice

Smith's Vice will compete with (and likely perform superior to) any goggle in its category.

Oakley O2XL

88

2013

Oakley O2XL

Oakley produces a solid goggle in the O2XL in an affordable price range.

Zeal Tramline

88

2013

Zeal Tramline

You will likely be happy with the Tramline, especially if you splurge for the exceptional Automatic lens.

Scott LCG

87

2013

Scott LCG

Scott's LCG is very comfortable eyewear.

Optic Nerve Boreas

81

2013

Optic Nerve Boreas

Optic Nerver's Boreas is value-priced, although at the expense of some features.

POC Retina Big Goggle

77

2013

POC Retina Big Goggle

POC has a great concept with a frame that is medium-sized on your face but fits an oversized lens in a slim frame. The problem is that the lens is so close to the face that it fogs easily and, despite its great clarity, also scratched far too quickly.

Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggle

87

2013

Oakley Airbrake Snow Goggle

A very good goggle that stands out for its versatility in varying conditions. The lenses didn’t fog and provided great optics, and changing lenses was insanely easy. The main drawback was its limited peripheral vision.

K2 Photometric Goggle

84

2013

K2 Photometric Goggle

This is a solid showing for K2s first goggle, providing good but unexceptional performance—but a great value. It is a base-model goggle without the features of higher-end models but provides good visibility in a stylish package.