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The Von Zipper El Kabong Goggles have an interchangeable lens system that's so quick and easy, you'll change your lenses more often than your underwear. Get a glare-cutting, bright-light lens for those bluebird days, and light-emitting lens for gray, flat-light conditions. With the El Kabong, you get a free bonus lens for fun lens-changing from the start. These goggles also deliver a wide field of vision from its spherical lens shape and ultra comfort thanks to a flexible injection-molded, ergonomic frame. Anti-fog and hard-coated lens gives you hassle-free sight, and fleece-lined facefoam feels so good against your skin.

These fast-switch goggles also have a dual-adjustable strap to easily accommodate your thin beanie, thick woolly cap, or helmet. Life is all about options.

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  • Presto Chang-O lens interchange system
  • Thermo-polyurethane frame with triple-density foam
  • Ergonomic, injection-molded frame
  • Spherical dual anti-fog, hard-coated polycarbonate lens
  • Oversized lens with 100% UV protection
  • Maximum peripheral vision
  • Free bonus lens
  • Fits medium to large faces
  • Polar fleece lining on foam
  • Dual-adjustable strap
  • Helmet-compatible
  • Microfiber bag included
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  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

These goggles have great sight and I love the style. But they absolutely lose points via functionality. The straps aren't the most user friendly.. and can cause some ISSUES... meaning they disassemble themselves frequently. Disappointing. Very Disappointing.


  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

used these just a couple times so far and the strap comes off the goggles over and over and over again. the design is faulty and it allows the strap to pop off the plastic hook on the goggle whenever you are putting them on/taking off/adjusting. I have to carefully put my helmet on with the goggles already on it and I've only used it a few times! At this point cannot return these so I will have to deal with it. NEver buying these again I was expecting more from almost a $200 pair of goggles. I will however say that except for the always popping band, the goggles do work well and don't fog. Unfortunately I cant enjoy as much as if they stayed on lol


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

Look good thats about it. Both lenses had water in between the lenses by the end of the day. Straps kept popping off the goggle when putting on, clear lens kept popping out from the frame on the nose, (unlike the tinted lens which stayed in just fine). Water/ice seemed to just get caked on outside of lenses no matter how well you'd wipe. I've had von zippers before and never had so many issues.

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

These goggles just turned up in the post and look killer. They fit pretty well but are a little loose around the nose (might just be my face size) Looking forward to winter so I can try these out.

Review After Using

    Outstanding field of vision, comfortable, but most importantly no fogging whatsoever. I prefer to wear a buff pulled up over my nose but this was impossible with all previous goggles as they would fog instantly, not the El Kabong's. At first the Presto-Chango system was more like Frustrato-Chango but it only took a few times to get the system down and swap these lenses out pretty quickly. Like Jacob mentions above this system is very solid with no gaps. Oh yeah, and as these fit great with the K2 rival pro per my original just-received-in-the-mail-got-all-torqued-up-and-put-on-my-goggles-and-helmet-and-walked-around-the-house review.

    When I purchased these I was hemming & hawing about the El Kabongs or the I/O's, since it seems everyone and their mother has the I/O's and I generally attribute the widespread popularity of a product to its value...that, and marketing. I loaded the I/O's in my cart and just as I was about to click complete purchase I had a flashback to when I was but a child and my father instilling in me one of life's great lessons on following the masses, "Son, if everyone was getting their dong's pierced would you?" No, I wouldn't, and that's why I purchased the El Kabong and couldn't be happier.

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    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    With Utah's variable conditions, I love having the convenient quick change system of the El Kabong's. I don't think it is the fastest lens change system in the game, but it seems like the most solid. I've noticed a lot of gaps and fogging from other seamless frames and quick change systems, but Von Zipper's has a great seal and I've never had an issue with fogging.

    Besides that, I love the sleek look and field of vision you get. They are not too oversized once on your face, and the clarity and peripheral view is deceivingly huge. For a slim look with an epic view, I'd highly recommend the El Kabong's.

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    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I rode the El Kabong goggle about half the time last season and quickly fell in love with the sleek frameless design and styling. All El Kabong goggles come with a Yellow replacement lens, and swapping out the lenses is a piece of cake. Just push the buttons on the side and PRESTO you are done. I wear this with the ProTec B2 Helmet and it fits great. No gaps.

    Overall the El Kabong is a great goggle for anyone looking to add a little style to their tech kit.

    Heyo, what spare lens comes with the black...

    Heyo, what spare lens comes with the black satin / black chrome? Thanks!

    hey bud, what spare lens comes with the...

    hey bud, what spare lens comes with the goggles, i would possbly like the nightstaker blue. cheers trent

    Can I buy the Quasar Chrome lenses as an...

    Can I buy the Quasar Chrome lenses as an extra pair?

    Hey ! Can I buy the frostbyte lime goggles...

    Hey ! Can I buy the frostbyte lime goggles with the gold chrome lens instead of the quasar chrome lens ? Ty

    How does this goggle compare to the Skylab...

    How does this goggle compare to the Skylab in size and field of vision? Compared to the Smith I/O? Compatibility with K2 Rival Pro helmet?


    Henry- These will have about 20% more vision than the Skylab, but they aren't that much bigger in size. The El Kabong is basically a rimless version of the VZ Feenom and will fit just like the Feenom. They are slightly larger than the Smith I/O and should fit just fine with most helmets. Hope this helps.

    I've got a Bern helmet with a brim, think...

    I've got a Bern helmet with a brim, think these bad boys are too big to fit well? I've had EG 2.5s that worked perfect, but they are pretty flat on the top.

    Similarly shaped to the Smith I/O and EG2s, I do not recommend using the with a brimmed helmet, I have seen people do it with all three models but its just not comfortable and you can never really habituate to having them one your face. If you are dead set on wearing one of these fish bowl style goggles (personally I love the added range of vision and the over all look) then I suggest upgrading to a brimless helmet in the near future as well.

    which bonus lens comes with these? assuming...

    which bonus lens comes with these? assuming a low light lens but theres different kinds...? looking at the frostbyte/black chrome model

    Do these goggles fit snug on the Smith...

    Do these goggles fit snug on the Smith Holt helmet?