Open your eyes.
You can keep pretending that you can see just fine while you stumble down the mountain half-lost in a blur of glare, or you can finally get with the program and wear the Smith I/O Interchangeable Polarized Goggles. While the straightforward look of these slick shades might make you think they're just for style, these goggles are loaded with the kind of high-tech wizardry you need to keep your vision clear in extreme environments.
- Seamless helmet integration makes your helmet and your goggles one streamlined unit
- Spherical Carbonic-X lens with TLT optics are individually molded to offer you a clear, distortion-free view
- Polarized lens filters out horizontal glare to protect your eyes from getting fried by the light bouncing off of the snow
- Vaporator Lens Technology uses a Porex filter and a silicone seal to adjust to air pressure and prevent fogging
- Quick-release lens system lets you swap out lenses at lighting-fast speeds
- 5X anti-fog inner lens has a hydrophilic, micro-etched surface to stop fog before it can even start
- Nearly frameless design throws down with wide, unrestricted peripheral vision
- Triple-layer DriWix face foam with fleece lining creates a smooth seal with your face and is insanely soft
- Ultra-wide silicone-coated strap with QuickFit strap adjustment holds these goggles to your head
- Microfiber goggle bag has a replacement lens sleeve safely get your goggles to and from the mountain
- Comes with one additional replacement lens
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Great optics and color but watch the fit
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
i use them with the variant helmet and they really do integrate well. they have a good seal and great optics. mine came with the blue sensor (dark days) and the red sol-x (sunny days). i think they all come with some choice similar to that. i find it easy to swap out lenses and that once in they actually keep out snow (rare in both cases). definitely the best googles i've ever owned.
but watch the sizing. i was going to buy the i/ox (larger version) until i tried them on. they gapped around my nose which would have caused problems. they also make an i/os (small) so go try them on.
Smith I/O Interchangeable Goggle - Polar
Heli-Ski in the Chugach!
- Gender: Male
I'm a fan of these for two reasons. First, they are the first goggles whose interchangeable lenses I can actually interchange without frustration and/or damage. Second, they fit my face very well. (I'm not sure how to quantify that unfortunately....) So, I have a bin full of googles. These are the ones I use.