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Smith I/O X Elite Turbo Fan Goggle

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    22 Reviews


    Vision rules.

    Welcome to the next evolution of over-the-glasses snow goggles. The Smith I/O X Goggle combines the latest frameless styling with every anti-fogging technology in its arsenal, including the redesigned Elite Turbo Fan. That means your goggles don't fog and your glasses don't fog so you can see all the ladies checking out your fancy modern style. It also means you won't spend another season slamming into trees. The folks at the local ER will miss you.

    Proposition 65 Warning for California Consumers: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and/or birth defects or other reproductive harm.

    • Silent 2-speed anti-fog fan for the ultimate in fog-fighting
    • Medium to large fit for medium to large faces
    • Quick release lens system for easy changes with no scratches
    • Spherical Carbonic-X Lens for clear, distortion-free optics
    • 5X anti-fog inner lens stays clear even during a backcountry hike
    • QuickFit Strap Adjustment system makes it easy to fix the fit on the fly
    • Patented Vaporator lens technology with Porex filter eliminates water vapor before fog can form
    • Ultra-wide silicone backed strap is comfortable and won't slip off your helmet
    • 3-layer DryWix foam for all-day comfort and moisture management
    • OSD2 and eyeglass compatible
    • Includes microfiber goggle bag with replacement lens sleeve
    • Includes 2 mirror lenses
    • Item #SMI0910

    Tech Specs

    Spherical Carbonic-X
    Interchangeable Lens
    flexible polyurethane
    Eyeglass Compatible
    Face Size
    medium to large
    Recommended Use
    skiing, snowboarding
    Manufacturer Warranty

    Tech Specs

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    Not A Fan

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    The I/O X Elite lives up to the Smith reputation only when it comes to the frame, strap and lenses - the fan is an absolute embarrassment. I have given these goggles 10 days of use over my glasses in the more common mountain conditions. I love the goggles except for two items that I think are deal breakers. The first is the fan, DO NOT BUY THIS GOGGLE FOR THE FAN. The cable between the battery pack and the frame is constantly coming unplugged and the fan regularly stops running even when all connections seem correct. The fan apparatus is simply far too sensitive for a piece of athletic equipment. The second item is the lens exchange. It gets a little easier after you have done it five or six times and watched the Youtube videos, but conditions change unexpectedly and it needs to be easier to accomplish quickly on the mountain.

    Fan stopped working after one day

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

    I had read the reviews noting problems with the fan. Then I saw a post from Smith saying this was fixed. I called Backcountry to ensure this was true and was told the goggles I was purchasing were the updated version. Worked great on first day of skiing this year last weekend. Skied yesterday; fan worked in AM, not PM. Changed batteries -- still no fan action. Disappointed. The goggles are excellent otherwise but the extra money for the fan system that seems to still be a problem is not okay.

    Works OK

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    I will have to say this is my first pair of goggles so I don't have anything to compare them to, however, I really like the fit of the goggles and the darkness of the lenses. And I really like the fan when it works. I have had the cord pop out a couple of times but my biggest issue with the fan is that it doesn't work when it is cold. I was out in temperatures anywhere from the mid teens to low 30s and the fan didn't work reliably in any of these temperatures. I will have to try some lithium batteries because I have to wear glasses (which the goggles fit over fine) and the tend to fog up without the fan running.

    IOX has Been Fixed

    • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

    I am the sales rep for Smith Optics. I want you as a consumer to know that the problems that we have had with the IOX Turbo have been resolved. The biggest issue was the cord from the battery to the fan were detaching. This has been fixed. Please remember that Smith has a lifetime warranty for manufacturers defects. If you have a defective pair of Smith goggles, send them to:
    Smith Warranty
    Freeport Ctr Bldg F-13
    Clearfield Utah 84016
    You should have them back within a week. Get it done soon and you will be shred ready when the snow flies!

    What fan?

    • Familiarity: I've used it several times

    Rather annoyed with my purchase of these goggles. I should have listened to the reviews, but took a chance. The fan just flat out does not function. It starts, it stops, it just doesn't work. I do like the goggles, as I'm utilizing the Smith ODS2 for my prescription, but should not have spent the extra money on the turbo fan.

    Who Needs a Fan.

      Bought this about a month ago and have used the past three ski weekends. Have had problems with my glasses fogging up. Tried various OTG goggles and even regular goggles with prescription inserts and nothing worked. So far, they've worked great. The fan won't work at cold temps without lithium batteries, but to my surprise they've been working great even when I don't turn the fan on. In fact, I haven't bothered the last 3 ski days. Makes me wonder if I should have bought the version without the fan.

      Horrible investment.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Quite possible the worst pair of goggles I've owned.

      The fan flat out does not work. I can't overstate that point. Either it does not function at all and when it does it is horribly under-powered and moves very little air at all.

      They are NOT OTG goggles. They are large goggles that may or may not be able to fit over your glasses.

      The lenses are as soft as I have ever used. I am pedantic about respecting and looking after lenses because I use them daily after dark, scratches on lenses are magnified at night. Even a gentle contact with the sleeve of a shell jacket is enough to scratch these.


      Great set of goggles

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

      These goggles work great for wearing glasses underneath and not fogging up even when you get a face full of powder. I'm not sure why everyone is having trouble with the battery pack unplugging. I have an XL K2 helmet and my cord has not come close to being unplugged when stretching them over my helmet. Maybe they have changed their design as i've only had these for a month. Overall I think they've been a great buy and hope to use them for many seasons to come.

      Great when they work

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      the good: easy to switch lenses, comfortable, fit well over my helmet and glasses.
      the bad: whats with the batteries and the battery pack connections? the most success i've had is to not overly stretch the goggle strap when putting them on and to use energizer ultimate lithium batteries which work well in cold temps.

      when the fan works, the googles are awesome.

      Great Goggle for Sale Price.

      • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

      Really like these googles. Coming with two lenses is fantastic. I ski a lot in the cascades and the blue sensor mirror works great in the low light. The red sense is great for bright sunny days. For ski touring I have no complaints whatsoever. The fan keeps the fog out after you've been hot and sweaty on the uphill skins. I used them once in heavy snow for the uphill and they were great even in a high sweat activity. My only complaint is that when I wear a helmet for resort skiing, when you stretch the strap to move the googles from face to helmet or vice versa it tends to unplug the battery pack from the fan and you are left trying to feel your way around to get it plugged back in. Not sure I would have paid full price but definitely worth the sale price of ~$175

      Read the reviews before you buy

        The battery pack connection KEEPS unpluging EVERY time you pull the goggles over your helmet.
        Fan stopped working one the first day of using ,also switch was a bit strange to work out but after reading reviews got that sorted. Goggles themselves were perfect to fit over my glasses and even though the fan was not working had no fogging problems.

        How do these get 5 Stars???

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        They simply DO NOT work with a helmet. The battery pack connection on them is a terrible design that unplugs EVERY time you pull the goggles over your helmet. Not to mention the connection stopped working after one day, now they are completely useless. They fog up immediately on storm days without the fan working. Overall...Great google...Terrible execution. If the battery pack connection was designed correctly they would be awesome. These are going back to Smith for a refund.

        Great fan and frame, lens not so good

        • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

        The fan does a good job and is very quiet. I've had trouble with them turning off, but I suppose I have a bad switch. With Smith's warranty, I am confident this will get fixed. My complaint is the Smith lens. The photochromic lens does not have enough VLT range (50%-20%). In bright sunlight, they hurt my eyes. In low flat light there is not enough contrast. Their sunlight lens works well in sunlight, but at no other time. Their low-light lens is just adequate. I compare their lenses to the Zeal lenses which are all polarized. The Zeal photochromic range is 45%-12%. Ski with them both and you can tell the difference. Now if I can install a micro fan into the Zeal frame.....

        So I just got a pair of these Smith IOX...

        So I just got a pair of these Smith IOX Turbo Fan goggles in the mail and the instructions say 1st button press turns fan on and to high mode, 2nd button press to low fan mode, and holding the button for 3 seconds resets and turns off the fan. Im assuming that means with button presses you could switch between low and high mode and hold the button to turn off? My goggles don't act that way, 1 button press goes high, 2nd low, and 3rd button press turns them of, and 3 second hold doesn't do anything. Is this a defect of my goggles or is this how they all work?

        Any idea when this goggle will be...

        Any idea when this goggle will be available??

        Best Answer

        Hey there! Thanks for your question. It's really hard to give a date of when the item will be available for purchase again on the site. Please check back around September 1st for a better estimate, we hope to have the item back in stock in early September. Hope this helps!

        Is the turbo fan removable?

        Is the turbo fan removable?

        the fan itself is not - integrated into the frame. However, if you wantted(say to shave weight or what not when not needed), you could remove the battery back from the strap and disconnect it from the google. The fan is virtually weightless and tiny. The battery pack is where all the weight and bulk is (and even then, it isn' t much - just two AAA's)