Some Mighty Fine Goggles

Goggles are indeed an essential for a day of skiing. We like these six pairs.
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Giro Root
The Root’s spherical lens (which is curved to improve peripheral sight) comes with fog- and scratch-resistant technology for clear vision. The fixed outriggers offer ace helmet compatibility—not surprising given Giro’s helmet-making history. [$119;]

POC Lobes
With sleek Swedish design, the Lobes’ enormous lens delivers a wide-ranging view. A fog-fighting sheet of cellulose lines the lens, which is finished with a polycarbonate layer that protects against scratches if you get clotheslined by a branch. [$150;]

Scott Tuxedo
The new Tuxedo graphic dresses up Scott’s time-tested Alias frame. The cylindrical lenses protect your eyes from the glare but also get the job done in low light. Slanted antifog vents keep your view clear. [$100;]

Spy Apollo
The Apollo’s newly designed curved lens adds side vision while maintaining a low profile. Futuristic hinges allow the outriggers to rotate 360 degrees and fit easily around a hat or helmet. The vents built into the goggle’s roof keep snow out. [$220;]

Bollé Fathom
Though the Fathoms can be outfitted with prescription lenses, they’re not as nerdy as they sound. They have a form-fitting, psychedelic frame and an amber lens that helps you see on overcast, flat-light days. [$89;]

Smith Phenom
A plastic buckle on the strap and pivoting outriggers make the Phenom especially helmet-friendly. It comes with vents that open and close to prevent fogging, a flexible, Gumby-like frame, and a spherical lens. [$130;]


Scott USA teamed up with Los Angeles-based artist Mike Stilkey and Nelson, British Columbia-based artist Chelsey Freyta to produce two super-stylie versions of Scott’s Fix and Aura goggle lines each. Stilkey is known for his mixture of ink, colored pencil, paint and lacquer. His scenes are humanistic fairy tales with an air of mystery, wit, and contemplation. Freyta’s illustrations depict weird environments that are fantastical and slightly deranged. The goggles will be available for the 2010/2011 season. See the next four slides for a closer look at these artist’s creations. []

Scott USA Artist Series Goggles

Scott USA unveiled its new line of Artist Series goggles at the SnowSports Industries America show in Denver last month. We got a sneak peek.

Goggles 2010

Essentials: Goggles

Helmet compatibility, easy-to-change lenses, and fog resistance are just a few of the qualities we looked for this year. Here are our favorites for the 09/10 season.