Best Ski Goggles 2021

Best Ski Goggles 2021

Are you in the market for some new ski goggles? There are ton of different options to choose from, and most of them are pretty great at doing what they’re intended to: protecting your eyes and giving you the clearest, widest range of vision possible.

 However, the best ski goggles for you aren’t necessarily the priciest or the most feature-packed ones on the market. The goggles you’re looking for are going to be based on your specific needs and your particular taste.

To help you find the perfect pair of ski specs, we’ve created this comprehensive guide to the best goggles on the market. It includes some of the most well-regarded brands around, as well as some feisty up-and-comers that offer high-quality, affordable products that are good enough to rival the industry giants.

Whether you’re in need of anti-fog, photochromic, over-the-glasses, Asian fit, or frameless goggles — or you’re simply looking for the best bang for your buck — we’ve got you covered.

Best Ski Goggles for 2021/2022

You can’t predict the weather or the light conditions on the mountain, so your best bet is to come prepared with goggles that can help you see when the available light is at a minimum. These are our picks for the best ski goggles this season.

Overall Winner: Glade Challenger

Glade Challenger

Glade Challenger

$99.99

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The Glade Challenger goggles check pretty much all the boxes in the battle against fog. Anti-fog coatings? Check. Great ventilation? Check. Fog-defeating double lens system? Check. Yeah, you’ll definitely be seeing the slopes clearly with these!

Features

The Glade Challenger’s lenses are anti-scratch, 100% UV-protected, and available in multiple VLT options. They real so made with a wide design in order to enhance your peripheral vision. They even include a microfiber carrying case.

Style

These goggles may not come in the wide variety of color and strap options that some others on this list offer, but their overall design is beautiful, so you won’t be sacrificing much for all of the great features, especially at this price point.

Affordability

We thought we were impressed with the palatable price tag on the Smith Squads, but these goggles almost make them look overpriced. If you’re looking for anti-fog goggles that are also anti-overdraft, you’ve found your selection in the Glade Challengers

Spy+ Marauder

Spy+ Marauder

Price: $180.00

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These goggles offer a different kind of versatility:  Changeable lenses. Instead of a single photochromic lens that can adapt to various light conditions, the Spy+ Marauder goggles give you the option to switch your lenses out in order to meet the conditions you’re presented with. It even comes with a free bonus lens so you won't have to shell out more money to be able to see in low light.

Features

The Spy+ Marauder lenses are anti-fog, anti-scratch, and100% UV-protected. The goggles are made with a patented ventilation system.Moisture-wicking face foam makes your skiing experience as comfortable and fog-free as possible.

Style

Spy+ is known for its wide array of styles and its bold strap designs. They don’t stray from that reputation with their Marauder goggles. They offer 12 different styles for you to choose from. You can choose to keep things clean and simple, but Spy+ is more suited to those who like their gear to have a lot of character.  

Affordability

The Spy+ Marauders are not the cheapest option on the market, but it’s important to remember that they have changeable lenses, sothey can serve as your low-light goggles or your bright light goggles. This makes the higher price point seem a bit more palatable.

Smith Squad

Smith Squad

Price: $110.00

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Two of the most important factors to consider when you’re looking for ski goggles with the ability to fight fog are ventilation and anti-fog coating. With the Smith Squad goggles, you get both of those features at an undeniably agreeable price point.

Their Cylindrical Carbonic-x lens is designed with built-in airflow technology that allows the goggles to breathe away all of that hot and humid air. The Fog-x inner lens prevents any of the hot air that manages to stick around from fogging up your goggles.

Features

Dual-layer moisture-wicking face foam makes for a dry and comfortable experience while also helping to prevent fogging. The set comes with a free replacement lens and a microfiber goggle bag, too. The Smith Squad goggles are designed for perfect compatibility with Smith ski helmets, so if you already own one, these are definitely the anti-fog goggles for you.

Style

The Smith Squad goggles are available with seven different lens colors and three different strap colors, making for a total of 21 combined unique looks. Not a bad selection if you’re trying to match your goggles to your other snow gear.

Affordability

Perhaps the most enticing aspect of the Smith Squad goggles is that they ring in at a reasonable $110, so your efforts to combat lens fog won’t necessarily break the bank. All of those features and color options at that price point are a steal in our book.

Dragon PXV2

Dragon PXV2

Price: $229.95

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Dragon offers some of the finest premium ski goggles on the market. The PXV2 are what they call the “goldilocks goggs” of their lineup, which means that they offer a perfect balance of everything you’re looking for in a ski goggle.  

These goggles also offer changeable lenses, so the impact of their higher price point is softened a bit by the fact that you can use them in any light conditions.

Features

The Dragon PXV2 lenses are ionized, anti-fog, anti-scratch, hydrophobic, oleophobic, and 100% UV-protected. They offer LUMALENS® color optimization designed to provide improved visibility in all light conditions.The goggles have a triple-layer face foam with fleece lining to provide supreme comfortability.

Style

With 22 styles to choose from, the Dragon PXV2 can accommodate pretty much any taste. Interchangeable lens systems offer even more styles.

Affordability

You may have noticed that the Dragon PXV2 is loaded with features, including some that no other selection on this list can offer. Well, that’s because these goggles are premium, which means that they come at a premium price point.

The cost may knock them off of your list all by itself, but if you’ve got the extra money to spend, you’ll get a product that’s absolutely worth your while.

 

Oakley Flight Deck

Oakley Flight Deck

Price: $200.00

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Oakley is a world leader in eyewear of all kinds, so you can reasonably expect that their ski goggles are of a certain quality. Their Flight Deck goggles do not disappoint.

With an F3 anti-fog coating, face foam with a moisture-wicking fleece lining, and a patented design that conforms to your face in order to keep harsh weather out, you can expect these goggles to avoid lens condensation all day long.

Features

The lenses on the Oakley Flight Deck goggles are not only anti-fog -- they’re also impact-resistant, interchangeable, and able to offer protection against UVA/UVB rays and harmful blue light. They’re even available with optional Prizm Lens Technology and glare-reducing Iridium lens coating.  

Style

The Flight Deck goggles earned their name because the design was inspired by the visors on the helmets of fighter pilots. In other words, they look really cool. They come in ten different colors, butt he interchangeable lens options open the door for even more customization.  

Affordability

The Oakley brand generally features a somewhat hefty price tag, and the Flight Deck goggles are no exception. However, it’s important to remember that premium price points generally come with premium quality products. The Flight Deck goggles are no exception there, either.

Julbo Aerospace

Julbo Aerospace

Price: $250.00

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The Julbo Aerospace goggles have something that makes them stand out from any of the others on this list (and probably from any other anti-fog goggles on the market). Their Superfood System allows you to push the lens forward in order to provide greater ventilation and prevent fogging whether you’re going up or downhill.

This unique anti-fog property, combined with an anti-fog coating and a ventilated lens and frame, makes these goggles condensation’s worst nightmare.

Features

These goggles offer a minimalist frame, which means that they’re mostly made of lenses, giving you as wide of a field of vision as possible. They also sport dual-density foam for incredible comfort and shock absorption. The lenses are photochromic, which means that they adapt to light conditions in order to give you a crisp and clear view of the slopes, regardless of the weather.

Style

Seven total color choices make style options somewhat limited with the Julbo Aerospace goggles, but the options that do exist all look rather nice.  

Affordability

With a price tag of $250, these excellent anti-fog goggles will certainly cost you. Again, that is the price you pay for premium quality. If you’ve got the money to spend, you won’t be disappointed with the product.

Smith I/OX

Smith I/OX

Price: $180-$240

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Smith Optics is always in the conversation when it comes to a “best of” list for ski goggles of any kind.

Whether you’re looking for the best flat-light goggles, the best women's selections, or the best in any other ski goggle subgenre, you can find a selection from Smith that looks and performs better than most.

When it comes to OTG goggles, we had to go with the SmithI/OX. These things are packed with features and they look incredible, proving that you don’t need to sacrifice much at all to get a pair of glasses-friendly goggles.

Other Features

The Smith I/OX comes with a 5X anti-fog lens, which uses tapered lens technology. The lenses are also interchangeable, so you’ll never have to worry about changing light conditions ruining your run. The goggles have a frameless design, which provides a tremendous field of view that won’t be a challenge to enjoy, especially considering how comfortably your glasses will fit.

Style

We absolutely love the way these OTG goggles look. They have a simple, clean style that feels classic. The straps and color options are some what limited, but there is still something for everyone. Who said you’d have to compromise style for the sake of eyeglass accommodation?

Affordability

Smith Optics is known for offering great selections for low prices, but these OTG goggles are a bit of an exception. The price range for the IO/X runs anywhere from $180 to $240. They’re not the cheapest selections out there, but then again, they’re also not the most expensive.

 If you’re willing to spend the extra bucks to keep your glasses safe and fog-free, consider these goggles.

Glade Adapt

Glade Adapt

$129.99

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Different weather conditions call for very different eyewear. Should the weather decide to shift in the middle of your day, it can really derail your plans if you don’t have the proper gear. With photo chromic lenses, though, you never have to worry about what mood Mother Nature is in at any given moment. The problem is that photo chromic technology can get pretty expensive. That’s why we love the Glade Adapt. Photochromic tech on a great pair of goggles at a crazy affordable price is not something you see every day.

Features

The Glade Adapt offers the same anti-fog, an anti-scratch lens with 100% UV protection and a wide range of vision as the Challenger. Still, instead of providing multiple different lens options with varying VLT percentages, the photo chromic lens can give you anywhere from 30-84% VLT as it adapts to whatever light conditions are present.

Style

With that signature clean and simple Glade look, to Adapt is another pair of beautifully designed ski goggles. The range of options is not tremendous, with three different lens colors and two different strap colors available, but the available options all look great.

Affordability

Again, it’s doubtful you’re going to find too many photo chromic ski goggles at this price point with such a great look and these features. Anything within the near vicinity of $100 is a good deal, and with lenses that adapt to various light conditions, you’re saving even more money by ridding yourself of the need to buy extra pairs of goggles.

Dragon Lumalens

Dragon Lumalens

Price: $70.00-$249.00

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Does that price range seem a bit strange? Well, that’s because the Dragon Lumalens isn’t a single pair of ski goggles -- it’s an a patented photochromic lens that the company uses in a number of their products.

 Sure, we’re bending the rules here a little bit, but trust us: This lens needed to make this list!

 It uses color-optimized lens technology to give you an ultra-HD view, no matter what light conditions you’re working with. Not only that, but it enhances color, improves your depth perception, and reduces eye fatigue. We told you it was an awesome lens!

Other Features

The Dragon Lumalens is hydrophobic (water-resistant), oleophobic (resistant to oil, dirt, and dust), scratch-resistant, and ionized for enhanced glare reduction. It is available on a variety of Dragon ski goggles, so the frame and strap features will depend on the selection you make.  

Style

Again, the style will vary depending on the type of goggles you choose, but Dragon always makes a stylish product. We personally love thePXV2, which comes in 15 different color options. In any case, you’re bound to find something you like.

Affordability

If you’re interested in a pair of photochromic Dragon ski goggles that use Lumalens technology, then your budget shouldn’t really be an issue. There are Lumalens goggles available at pretty much every price point.


Bolle Tsar with Phantom+

Bolle Tsar with Phantom+

Price: $110.00-$180.00

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The Phantom+ lens is another photochromic wonder that we had to mention. This incredible light adaptive lens utilizes four different technologies to give you a sharp, clear view of the slopes, no matter what the weather and no matter what the light conditions might be.

Of all the Bolle products that use the Phantom+ lens, we prefer the Tsar. Read on to find out exactly why.

Other Features

The Bolle Tsar offers an anti-fog, anti-scratch, UV-protected double lens with a beautifully broad field of view. There’s also plenty of ventilation to keep you cool and your view fog-free. They’re even equipped with an outrigger to ensure a firm and comfortable fit.

Style

The Bolle Tsar has a beautiful overall design, but it only offers six different color choices. We personally like all six of them, though, and knowing that they’re all sporting that incredible Phantom+ photochromic lens makes them even prettier.

Affordability

Prices range on the Bolle Tsar from rather affordable to the lower side of the higher-end, meaning it’s a great pick for budgets of all kinds. It’s hard to argue with that range of features within this price point.


Outdoor Master Pro

Outdoor Master Pro

Price: $99.99

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It used to be that interchangeable lenses were a feature limited to the higher-end ski goggles. Still, as the technology has developed and gotten cheaper, the option to swap out lenses has started to become available at a more reasonable price point. That’s probably the most attractive feature of the Outdoor Master Pro, but it’s not the only one worth mentioning. Read onto learn more.

Features

On top of a magnetic frame design that allows you to swap out your lenses to adjust to changing light conditions, the Outdoor Master Pro also offers anti-fog coating, anti-scratch coating, and impact resistance. The polarized HD frameless spherical lenses allows for a tremendous field of view with zero distortion, and they are 100% UV400 protected.

Style

There are twenty-two different colors to choose from, and the option to swap out lenses makes the Outdoor Master Pro the most versatile budget goggles on this list. The one catch may be that you might not be too into the spherical lens look, but once you throw them on and see what they can do, you may very well have a change of heart.

Affordability

When you consider that these goggle frames can accommodate a variety of different lenses, it’s hard to argue that the Outdoor Master Pro isn’t the best deal on this list. Instead of purchasing multiple pairs of goggles, you just need to have multiple lenses, which are more affordable. If you’re looking to tackle all kinds of light conditions, go with these goggles.


Smith Optics’s Best Ski Goggles

Smith Optics’s Best Ski Goggles

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Smith Optics has a huge array of different ski goggles to choose from, so narrowing it down to just three won’t necessarily do the brand the justice it deserves. It will, however, give you a decent idea of what they’ve got to offer. If you’re interested in these, then go ahead and take a look at their full catalog.

Squad

You can find ski goggles from Smith Optics that push all the way up into the $300 range, and you can find ones that are as cheap as $40. We like the Squad model a lot because it’s right around the middle ($110). You’ll be getting plenty of necessary features, but you won’t go broke along the way.

Skyline

The Skyline model looks stunning and performs equally well. It has all the features you need, including anti-fog coating, triple-layer moisture-wicking face foam, and awesome Chroma Pop technology. They’re a great option for anyone in need of medium or Asian fit goggles.

I/O MAG

The I/O Mag is one of the most popular goggles around. You’ll often find them on best of 2021 lists, including some of ours. They’re just a fantastic pair of goggles. Highlights include their quick-use magnetic lens change system and their patented ChromaPop tech, which is designed to sharpen contrast and make visual details on the trail pop.


SPY+ Cadet

SPY+ Cadet

Price: $45-$50

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To sum this selection up in one word, we’d probably have Togo with “versatility” or any comparable synonym. The SPY+ Cadet goggles give you all of the expected safety and comfort features of a kid’s ski goggle, but many more style options than most other selections can hold a candle to, and some that you may not even have known existed. So if aesthetics are a big priority for you, then these goggles are most likely just what you’re looking for.  

Safety

SPY+ is among the most popular brands in skiing and snowboarding, and for a good reason. They do not skimp on the features. The Cadet goggles are distortion-free, anti-fog, anti-scratch, and 100% UV protected. They offer great clarity while also protecting your child’s eyes from strain and fatigue. They also fit well with ski and snowboard helmets of all kinds.

Comfort

The patented Intron face foam on the SPY+ Cadet is ergonomic and covered with fleece, giving a snug and cozy fit while also wicking away moisture that can cause fogging on the interior of the lenses. As another fog prevention measure, they’re outfitted with a Scoop ventilation system that offers enough airflow to keep you dry while still staying warm.

Affordability

These are the most affordable glasses on our list, and it’s not because they’re made cheaply or lacking in features. We may have said that the Giro Grade is potentially the list-topper in the bang-for-your-buck category, but these glasses most definitely give them a run for their money. Highly affordable goggles from a highly reputable brand. It’s hard to beat that.

Style

The style category is where the SPY+ Cadet goggles really stand out. They come in various colors and designs, including some fun straps that range from sleek and elegant to glitter and unicorns to pizza and french fries. Perhaps the coolest aspect of these goggles, though, is the interchangeable lenses. Very few ski goggles offer the option to match your lens color to whatever outfit you might want to wear that day. That’s a big reason why these goggles are on this list.

 No matter what brand or style of goggles you go for, your child will appreciate all the benefits ski goggles offer, such as increased contrast, protection from the weather and debris or snow, and reduced glare. Using eyewear on the slopes also protects your young skier from harmful UV and UVB rays.


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