Best Ski Goggles 2023
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 2023
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 Adapt 2
Glade Adapt 2
The Glade Adapt 2 needs no introduction. Widely considered the best goggle on the market today, this goggle has won just about every award in the industry including Ski Magazine's Best Overall Goggle, Freeskier's Editor's Choice award, Outside Magazine's Best Goggle, and Blister Gear Review's 'Best Of' award, to name a few. At only $150 this goggle is truly a steal. One thing to note: Glade seems to sell out of this goggle every season so your choices may be limited depending on when you are looking to purchase.
The Glade Adapt 2 comes standard with anti-fog treatments, an anti-scratch lens with 100% UV protection and a wide range of vision. Still, instead of providing multiple different lens options with varying VLT percentages, the photochromic lens can give you anywhere from 30-84% VLT as it adapts to whatever light conditions are present.
With that signature clean and simple Glade look, to Adapt 2 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.
Again, it’s doubtful you’re going to find too many photochromic ski goggles at this price point with such a great look and these features. Anything within the near vicinity of $150 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.
Price: $180.00Buy Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: $229.95Buy Now
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.
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.
With 22 styles to choose from, the Dragon PXV2 can accommodate pretty much any taste. Interchangeable lens systems offer even more styles.
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
Price: $200.00Buy Now
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.
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.
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.
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.
Price: $250.00Buy Now
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.
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.
Seven total color choices make style options somewhat limited with the Julbo Aerospace goggles, but the options that do exist all look rather nice.
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.
Price: $180-$240Buy Now
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.
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.
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?
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.