Gear Review

2 5

Good fit and field of view, but they fog

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

Took these to Beaver Creek and Vail. Fit was great with a good field of view. Good integration with the Giro Montane helmet (I read Big Red's review before I picked the combination).

Day 1 - warm, sunny day on the slopes. They worked great.

Day 2 - Colder and snowing. Started fogging up on the first ride up the lift. Got progressively worse, quickly.

Took them off and realized that they were fogging between the lenses, so no way to even wipe off the condensation and keep going. It was so bad that I wound up picking up a pair of Smith I/O goggles as a replacement to get back on the mountain. Paying resort prices for a replacement was not fun.

Sigh. I guess I will have to try out Backcountry's return policy.

Responded on

aevp332085 - Any luck with a return of these and a new pair? I just got a pair too and was super happy until I discovered water between the lenses. I'm back on my old pair as you say, completely terrible.
Would love to know if it's worth trying another lens or just switching back to the Smiths until Giro figures this out.
Thanks!