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See them (if they can keep up).

The Giro Onset Goggle has the widest peripheral vision of any goggle today, so you'll be able to see if your buddies are gaining on you. Chances are they won't be—with the Onset's spherical dual lens and Carl Zeiss optics, your hawk-like sight will have you going Mach 5.

  • Super Fit large-size adult frame to suit a wider face shape and size
  • EXV expansion view, the widest peripheral vision of any goggle today, for optimal on-hill awareness
  • Vented True Sight spherical dual lens with anti-fog coating to increase air volume, eliminate fog, and provide superior optics
  • Helmet-compatible design, for simultaneous eyeball and head protection
  • Triple-layer face foam with microfleece facing for exceptional comfort and fit
  • Optics by Carl Zeiss Vision, of international renown

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5 5

OH MY GOD.

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

Okay, take this review with a grain of salt, because I've had my old goggles since Junior High. And I'm now 35. So these were bound to be a pretty huge upgrade. But...

HOLY CRAP. These are really nice.

They're super expensive, and I felt a bit silly spending that much money when I'm sure you could get something perfectly serviceable for less than half the price. But I splurged, and I'm happy about it.

First of all, they don't hurt my face. At all. My other goggles hurt my nose by the end of the day, which was lame.

Second, they really do have an amazingly large viewport. Or rather, you don't really see the goggles at all. You just see the world around you. I put back on my old goggles, and I felt like I was driving a tank or something.

Third, these didn't fog up. Not once. My old goggles ALWAYS fogged up. Now, maybe that has to do with the fact that I got a new helmet too. It has a "stack vent" system that's supposed to help goggles not fog up. So that could be a factor.

Fourthly, they fit in my helmet and didn't ride down on my face or force my helmet to ride up on my forehead.

Fifthly, they look freaking awesome. I feel like a fighter pilot or something.

Do pay attention to the "lens tints" thing. I really wanted the cobalt blue lens, but I chose Amber Scarlet because I wanted a good all-day, variable-conditions choice. I'm really happy I did- a darker lens would have been too dark. These were just right. I wasn't blinded in full sun, and I could still see where I was going in overcast afternoon conditions.

Stoked.

5 5

Room With a View

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

This is really a great goggle. I love everything about them. It's basically like skiing without goggles since the field of vision is so big. They have a very comfy fit with or without the helmet. I haven't had any issues with fogging. I mainly ski with the Persimmon lens. I can't be bothered switching things around. This tint work great in all conditions and most importantly it allows you to see the terrain in difficult or flat light conditions. I got mine on Sturtevant's because of the free shipping to Canada. P.S. Backcountry should really revise they shipping policies

Thumbs up for me.

Room With a View

What's the best lens here for high sun? ...

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What's the best lens here for high sun? I ski at Taos, and it usually only snows at night (really), and the days are blinding.

Best Answer Responded on

Your going to want to go with Black Limo or Loden Yellow for the darkest lens that will perform best on those really bright days, You could also get away with an Amber Scarlet lens so its going to be a more universal lens.

5 5

Huge Field of Vision

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

Great goggle. Big field of vision and a good overall size. For how much vision you have the goggles aren't bulky or oversized like some you'll see. The goggle sits quite close to your face and the vents and foam has been well placed. Don't tear up when you're hauling ass and don't fog up when you're hiking back up. I got a couple different lenses and they've been super good. Black Limo tint is definitely the best looking. I've used these goggles with the Giro Montane, Shiv and Edit helmets and its a good close fit with all 3. Frameless design is awesome for wiping snow off of the lens. No build up in the corners, you'll appreciate it on a pow day.

Huge Field of Vision
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!

5 5

Great goggles

  • Gender: Male
  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I have been pairing these up with the Giro Montane helmet this year. The lenses are really crisp and clear, any condensation is quickly cleared, and the view is un real.

I have tried the oversized goggles like the EG2's, IOX, and others, but they all seem to have drawbacks either in fit or upward/downward vision.

Giro has found a way to make a great goggle that has excellent peripheral along with upward and downward vision. You definitely forget you are wearing these goggles.

Once you master changing the lenses it takes about as much time as a pair of Smith IO's. Replacement lenses are now available and easier to come by. The Loden Green is a great everyday lens, followed by the Perssimon Boost for storm days.

The only drawback is in the packaging. I have had 2 pairs of the Amber Scarlet lenses now, and both times the lens protector leaves a permanent mark once removed.