The design and technology of snow goggles continue to improve year after year. With so many awesome ski and snowboard goggles to choose from it is difficult to narrow it down to just one. There are many things to consider when buying a snow goggle. SportRx is here with all the details on the best snow goggles of 2020 to make choosing your perfect goggle much easier. Not to mention every goggle featured is prescription ready with an insert specifically designed for each frame. Goodbye over-the-glasses goggles. Hello pristine fog free vision!
Best of 2020 | Ski + Snowboard Goggles
1. Oakley Flight Deck
2. Oakley Flight Deck XM
3. Anon M4
4. Smith IO Mag S
5. Smith IO Mag XL
6. Smith IO Mag
7. Dragon PXV
8. Dragon X2
9. Spy Bravo
10. Smith 4D Mag
11. Giro Contact
12. Anon M3
13. Oakley Fall Line XL
Best of 2019 | Ski + Snowboard Goggles
You can’t go wrong with any of the goggles in this guide. Each one has been meticulously analyzed and tested by our SportRx team to ensure you will get the most out of your winter experience. Sunglass Rob and Tyler break down the details of each goggle in the video below.
Knowing what to look for when buying snow goggles is crucial in narrowing down your search. Choosing a lens, finding the right fit, and picking out a colorway are all part of the decision-making process. In the guide below we look at all of these aspects in hopes that you get exactly what you are looking for.
We kick the list off with a tried and true Oakley favorite. The Flight Deck has all the top features to make it everything you need for the snow. The rimless spherical lens imitates the curvature of your eye which gives you better optical clarity so you can look out for other riders and obstacles on the mountain. You will make the most of your view with PRIZM lens technology which enhances color and contrast. The Flight Deck is a large fit but it is also offered in a medium fit, Flight Deck XM. We have a separate review comparing the two goggles if you want to learn more about the differences between the Flight Deck and Flight Deck XM. Both models are available in asian fit.
The Flight Deck XM has all the top features to make it everything you need for the snow, in a mid-size fit. The XM’s rimless spherical lens imitates the curvature of your eye which gives you better optical clarity so you can look out for other riders and obstacles on the mountain. You will make the most of your view with PRIZM lens technology which enhances color and contrast. We have a separate review comparing the two goggles if you want to learn more about the differences between the Flight Deck and Flight Deck XM. Both models are available in asian fit.
The Anon M4 is offered in a toric (semi-spherical) or cylindrical option so you can choose which style lens you like the best. Whichever model you select will come with a bonus lens and Magna-Tech interchange system makes swapping lenses a breeze. Sonar lenses increase contrast and depth perception on the slopes. Anon’s Magnetic Facemask Integration keeps cold air out and protects your face from the elements, reducing your chance of windburn, sunburn, or a snow mustache.
Just like the full size Smith I/O Mag, the Smith I/O Mag S features a lens interchange system that is so quick and easy anyone can do it. Two interlocking mechanisms and magnets hold the lens in place for maximum security. The I/O Mag S comes standard with two lenses; one for low light, overcast days and one for bright, sunny conditions. Chromapop Lens Technology comes with all lenses on the I/O mag to give you the best contrast possible on the slopes. The I/O Mag S is available in asian fit.
Smith has taken the fan fave the Smith I/O Mag and made it in a larger size to fit a wider variety of riders. Just like the OG the I/O Mag XL features a lens interchange system that is so quick and easy anyone can do it. Two interlocking mechanisms and magnets hold the lens in place for maximum security. The I/O Mag SL comes standard with two lenses; one for low light, overcast days and one for bright, sunny conditions. Chromapop Lens Technology comes with all lenses on the I/O Mag XL to give you the best contrast possible on the slopes. The I/O Mag XL is available in asian fit.
The next evolution of the I/O series, the Smith I/O Mag features a lens interchange system that is so quick and easy anyone can do it. Two interlocking mechanisms and magnets hold the lens in place for maximum security. The I/O Mag comes standard with two lenses; one for low light, overcast days and one for bright, sunny conditions. Chromapop Lens Technology comes with all lenses on the I/O Mag to give you the best contrast possible on the slopes. The I/O Mag is available in asian fit.
New frame, new lens, new lens technology. The PXV is built brand new from the ground up with Panotech lens technology. This goggle blends the optics of a spherical lens with the aesthetics of a cylindrical lens. If having two sets of interchangeable lenses isn’t your thing, the PXV is also available with a photochromic lens that will adapt to changing light conditions. Armored venting, increased anti-fog coating, and Lumalens Technology make the Dragon PXV a goggle that can be worn all day long. Check out our full Dragon PXV review.
A rimless frame design with Swiftlock and Lumalens technology make the Dragon X2 a prime candidate for this list. The triple-layer foam is topped with moisture-wicking antimicrobial fleece to keep cold air out and provide a comfortable fit while out on the mountain. This goggle also comes with armored venting to keep snow out and add support to the frame. And to make it even better, a bonus lens is included with your purchase.
The SPY Bravo shares some of the same great features of the Legacy in a medium to large fit. SPY’s lock steady lens interchange allows you to swap out contrast-enhancing Happy lenses. The anti-fog and anti-scratch spherical lens is complemented with triple layer face foam for comfort that is hard to match.
The Smith 4D Mag is a new addition to the SMITH family, here to revolutionize snow sports. An extended downward field of vision lets you see more of the slopes and your outfit due to the lens’ curved bottom. Like the others in the MAG family, you can easily swap Chromapop lenses with the MAG lens changing system in a snap.
Giro has broken into the goggle field with the Contact. Featuring Giros Snapshot Magnetic Lens tech, the Contact is both versatile and easily adapts to changing conditions. With VIVID Lens technology, you can see with greater clarity and when combined with your prescription you’ll be unstoppable.
With a large fit, the Anon M3 are a great addition to almost everyone’s quiver. Anon’s Magna-tech lens changing system allows you to change lenses quickly and easily. Each pair of M3’s come with 2 lenses, one for Low Light and one for High Light. Another cool feature of Anon is the Magnetic Facemask, eliminating the gaps of other systems. No matter what the mountain has in store for you, you’ll be ready to shred the gnar.
Oakley Fall Line XL is inspired by the popular Line Miner but has gone for a rimless design for an expansive view of the hill. XL refers to the frame size. If you love the oversized look or have a big head theses babies are the one for you. Designed for great helmet compatibility, the Fall Line XL fits most snowboarding helmets and when combined with PRIZM lens technology you are in for a killer time chargin’ down the fall line.
Some of last years favorites made it to the 2020 list. If so the product description can be found above on the NEW 2020 List.
Oakley Flight Deck
Oakley Line Miner
The Line Miner is Oakley’s entry piece that is jam packed with technology. The sturdy full frame design is hard to match. The Line Miner has a large to oversize fit, giving you a more expansive view out on the mountain. PRIZM Lens Technology will give you the contrast needed to see all of the details on the slopes. And if you prefer a medium fit, Oakley introduced the Line Miner XM this season. both the Line Miner and Line Miner XM are also available in asian fit.
Smith I/O Mag
Smith I/O X
Smith I/OX in Black with Chromapop Everyday Green Sun Platinum
The Smith I/O X is the largest goggle in the Smith I/O series. This model has a large fit and features an interchangeable lens system with a bonus lens included. Smith’s 5X anti-fog technology is infused on the inside of the lens and will keep you fog free throughout your day. If you are looking for an alternative fit, the I/OX is also available in asian fit.
Anon M4 Toric MFI
If you need a large goggle or dig the oversize look, the SPY Legacy is for you! Happy lens is SPY’s proprietary technology designed to boost contrast while giving you superior optical quality. The Legacy features a spherical lens which increases peripheral view. The Legacy also comes with a bonus Happy lens and is available in asian fit. The silicone-ribbed strap will keep the goggles optically aligned and free from any slipping when you are out on the slopes.
The first-ever cylindrical goggle from Zeal has arrived. The optically tapered cylindrical lens gives you the optics of a spherical lens with a new look. Changing lenses has never been easier with Zeal’s patented Rail Lock System. The lenses slide into place vertically and grab the rail system to guarantee a sealed and secure fit. And if you are building up a sweat hiking the backcountry, you can slide the lens up to let more air in to cool you down. Every pair of Hatchets come with a bonus Sky Blue Mirror lens for overcast or whiteout days.
Prescription Ski and Snowboard Goggles at SportRx
If you want to know how to choose the right lens type , take a look at our How to Choose a Snow Goggle Lens Guide. All the goggles featured above are compatible with prescription inserts. Wearing eyeglasses underneath snow goggles is a thing of the past, and the friendly opticians at SportRx are here to answer any question you may have. Simply Contact Us and we can get started on finding you the styles you want in the fit you need.