WHAT ARE THE BEST VALUE GOOGLES?
It doesn't matter if you spend a little or a lot on goggles, they areone of the essentials for skiing and snowboarding. They offer eyeprotection from the wind, cold, snow and UV light and can also be veryfashionable. If you're heading up to the snow for the first time andneed some help choosing your first set of goggles or you just need a newset, check out this range of goggles from cheapest to mid-range forthose people on a budget or not looking to spend a lot.
BEST GOOGLES UNDER $50
BEST GOOGLE BETWEEN $50 - $100
Dragon DX and DXS $70-$80(depending on lens colour)These two models from Dragon are definitely for those with a smallerface size. Think big kids, teenagers and smaller faced ladies. Thisyear, the DX and DXS features Dragons Luma Lens technology that willhelp optimise and improve visibility in a range of conditions.
BEST GOOGLES BETWEEN $100 - $150
Giro Semi/Dylan(Same model, different names) $139Giro have nailed this category with their Semi/Dylan model. A siliconebead on the strap, a spare lens for cloudy conditions and a great mediumface fit so just about anyone can wear it comfortably, especially with ahelmet. This is a great one for teens and it's also the same shape asthe Blok but slightly smaller.
Electric Charger and Charger XL$109-$119The Charger was new for Electric last year and was an instant hit forus! It has a big frame and fits with most helmets meaning just aboutanyone can wear it comfortably. Silicon bead on the strap, a dual ventedlens and an anti-fog treatment are also featured on this goggle. Thedifferent price point is due to the $109 model having a broze lens whichis a great all-rounder and the $119 model has a broze lens with asilver coating, making it slightly better for sunny days than thecheaper option.
Electric EGV $159 - $169(depending on lens colour)Another model from Electric but this one has a spare lens! In a classicretro shape, the EGV has a lens for both sunny/day and cloudy/nightconditions. The lenses on this model also feature front venting, makingthem highly ventilated so a good match for people who wear helmets.There is also a kids version of this goggle for $60 and it only comeswith the one lens.
BEST GOOGLE BETWEEN $150 - $200
Smith Squad and Squad XL$159 - $199It comes in a wide variety of colours and is a great option for teensand people who need a good, lower priced goggle without compromising allthis new lens technology. The Squad has a Chromapop lens for sunnyand/or all conditions and a spare yellow lens for cloudy days. Chromapoplens technology is a lens coating that helps your eyes recognisecolours faster and also optimise that colour to increase clarity. Asianfit also available.
Giro Blok$169A bigger version of the Semi and Dylan from Giro is the Blok goggle.This model has been carried over for a few years due to its popularityand also the fact that its comfy! This year the Blok features the Ziesslens technology called Vivid that uses a pink base tint to offset thatharsh blue light on the snow. Asian fit also available.
Anon Relapse$199The Deringer makes it in with a $199 price tag, but for good reason. Ithas two lenses and a magnetic face mask included! This model is also anOTG and one of the better fitting ones. So if you wear glasses and don’twant to break the bank, this model from Anon might fo the trick. Theyalso make a ladies version which is slightly smaller called theDeringer. Asian fit also available.
Oakley Line Miner$199The Line Miner is one of the only models on this list to feature aninjection-molded lens which makes it stronger and more opticallycorrect. Not to mention the use of Prizm lens technology which controlslight transition better to maximise contrast and enhance visibility. Itsalso an OTG which means people who wear glasses could wear this goggle(if it fits them and their glasses).
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