It can keep the sun in the dark and show you the light.
The Zeal Optics Eclipse Goggle with Polarized Photochromic lens is smarter than you are—it always knows which lens tint is right for the light. Photochromic technology allows the lens to automatically adjust its tint to match the light conditions, and the polarized lens coating takes the bite out of harmful glare. Drop into the park, some powder, or a few slackcountry runs while wearing this wide, comfortable goggle, and never look back.
- Photochromic polarized lens automatically adjusts the tint in changing light conditions, which means it performs incredibly well in all types of light
- In-mold lens design reduces bulk, and the pivoting strap attachments make it ideal for use with a helmet
- Anti-fog coating is guaranteed to never wear off, and top vents help with airflow
- Spherical lens provides superior peripheral visibility and light refraction
- In-mold lens design reduces overall bulk and weight
Share your thoughts
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
i have a big face so i know for a fact that they fit comfortably on me and i have a pretty sick view of the field but i have not tested them out on snow yet for the polarization and Photochromic test although in the dark its pretty clear to see things in my opinion and does well in the sun! personally i love them because they aren't some waky cool looking color for the lens which i wouldn't really care for because i would hate to see everything in blue or red or whatever and they come in some dark black or brownish color which doesn't throw me of my game haha but if you want a sick goggle with polarization and not changing the lens then get them if your not into polarization then get the anon m2! if i wasn't for polarization i would get the m2!
in the darker days wouldn't the polarized...
in the darker days wouldn't the polarized goggles make clarity not as good as a clear or yellow lens? i know they can adjust but how much and as i said in dark days when glare isn't there would i able to see less with polarized while the tint is low or adjusted
The polarization only block reflected light interference and can only help make the image more clear. Its the photochromatic capabilities that change the visual light transmission(VLT). For this lens the VLT is from 18% -43% which will allow more light than your standard rose lens but not as much as a yellow of clear lens. I don't know if I would recommend this lens for night riding but for overcast days these goggles will work fine.
Zeal Eclips SPPX
I took the plunge and purchased these and used them at Mt Baker in late March.
It was snowing most of the time I was there and on day one it was as wet as I have ever been but these goggles didn't fog up and offer the best view I have
experienced in my ski career. I gave them to the others in my group to try
and they all agreed they were outstanding. I wasn't aware of the lens changing density but I could always see perfectly so I am sold on these things.
Strap hinge broke right out of package!
The plastic hinge that holds the strap to the goggle seems to have a quality issue. One side broke as soon as I stretched the band to get ready to try it on. The plastic on that hinge seemed very brittle & flimsy, prone to the breakage that I observed. The hinge on the other side is identical, but seemed a little less brittle. This does not seem to be an isolated incident from a quick search online.
Are these SPPX?
Are these SPPX?
Yes they are, I guess SPPX is the old name for these lenses. Now they call them Automatic (nicer name for photochromic I guess) Polarized. Just bought the 2014 model in the Zeal store in Boulder yesterday and they're really nice. Major difference between the way the 2013 model fit my face and the 2014 though. The 2013s pinched my nose shut entirely while the 2014s are some of the most comfortable goggles I've tried on.
Very comfortable fit for a regular to smaller face. Forms well to my helmet and holds on tight! Great lens clarity and the transition in given lighting is AWESOME!
Are these the 2013 model?
Are these the 2013 model?
Yes they are
- Gender: Male
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
The lens is nice, the photo chromatic does work in many varied lighting situations. Scratches very easily and fogs, if that fog freezes hope you brought another pair of goggles.
The frame material is light but almost to light. It does not provide a rigid frame so if you grab the middle with one hand you will pop out the lens almost every time. I may have used and abused the lens but the frame issue has been there since day 1. All and all I would save some money and go with the link http://www.backcountry.com/zeal-link-sppx-goggle, the rigid frame is definitely the way to go.