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Give fog the Turbo Fan finger.
The Smith Phenom Turbo Fan is a favorite of frontside and backcountry badasses alike—just ask super-hucker Eric Hjorliefson and countless professional mountain guides if you don't believe us. Patented Vaporator technology takes care of fog before it can even form, while the 2-speed microelectric Turbo Fan (powered for 50 hours by a single AAA battery) spins silently, pulling air across the Carbonic dual-spherical lens even when you're standing still. Pro skiers and boarders use it, the U.S. military helped develop it, and Smith is the only one to offer it.
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- Silent 2-speed anti-fog fan for the ultimate in fog-fighting
- Medium fit for medium faces
- Spherical Carbonic-X Lens for clear, distortion-free optics
- Patented Vaporator technology keeps lens clear even during a backcountry hike
- QuickFit Strap Adjustment system makes it easy to fix the fit on the fly
- Ultra-wide silicone backed strap is comfortable and won't slip off your helmet
- Dual layer DryWix foam for all-day comfort and moisture management
- OSD2 and eyeglass compatible
- Includes microfiber goggle lens bag
- Item #SMI0916
- Q & A
Does not fit glasses
- Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions
Smith labels these as "glasses compatible" but they do not fit my small glasses. I bought them specifically because of the fan feature and won't be able to try it because they smush my glasses into my face.
I purchased these for a ski trip to wolf creek, I was very disappointed! The 1st day they worked great the 2nd day the fan stopped working since I wear glasses I could not see at all. It was an epic powder day, I had used the goggles for 4 hours total. I had to send them back to Smith, Backcountry.com would not exchange them. I spoke to Smith today (after being delivered 1 wk ago) & was told they are being repaired. I feel that since they were brand new they should have been exchanged! I will not purchase Smith in the future.
Go-to on stormy days, always
- Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
As a photographer with a lot of stop-and-go, and as a generally hot-and-steamy person, I can't live without these on storm days. The smallest bit of moisture in any other goggle used to fowl up my day. I have used the turbo-fans for YEARS now, maybe 5 or 6 years at this point? And I can ski all day, no problem.
The batteries last a surprisingly long time, too.
Also, I would always recommend skiing with a helmet to begin with for safety, but you will get even more performance out of these goggles with a helmet vs a hat.
Smith Phenom Turbo Fan Goggle
Rock The Fan!
I use these when its dumping outside or my heart rate is up and I need a goggle on. The noise when in the "ON' position isn't noticeable unless it is silent. But when in the "HIGH" position to clear up any fogging the noise is more noticeable, but not too bad. When wearing the goggles, always have them in the "ON" position , then when you experience fogging, move to the "HIGH" position and the fog will dissipate. over all I am a huge fan, but I have had to remember that in given situations (when overhead blower drowns you, you get lost in the white room, your hear rate is through the roof) any and every goggle will fog a bit.
worth the extra change
- Familiarity: I've used it several times
I've spent prob 1000$ over the past 10 years looking for a goggle that wouldn't fog on a storm day
I've stopped looking after using these goggles
what are the VLT for the available lenses?
Red Sensor Mirror = 55%
Blue Sensor Mirror = 60% (my favorite for low light conditions)
RC36 = 36%
Ignitor Mirror = 35%
If you have anymore questions feel free to send me an email or call my direct line!
Are these compatible with Smith's Variant...
Are these compatible with Smith's Variant brim helmet? Seems the fan in the middle of the top part of the frame will create a gap between top of goggle and the helmet?
The Smith Variant Helmet and the Smith Phenom goggle aren't just compatible, they fit like they were made for each other. Since they are both Smith products... I guess they kinda were.
Is it possible to remove the lens if it...
Is it possible to remove the lens if it gets scratched or if the weather changes from sunny to cloudy (or vice versa)? If so, how easy is it to swap out lenses?
Yes you can swap out lenses with this goggle. I can't say exactly how easy this one is to switch out since I have never used it. But Smith goggles in general are very easy to swap the lenses on. Hope this helps!
I've swapped lenses once on these goggles. Doable but not something I would want to do on a regular basis.