Gear up for the slopes with the best snow goggles of the 2023-2024 season! With snow goggle design and technology improving every year, it can feel hard to keep up. We’ve done the vetting for you and are bringing you our top 7 picks for this year.
This list has been hand-selected by seasoned optical experts who are also nuts about snowboarding and skiing—so you’ll get honest feedback from gearheads just like yourself! Plus, it’s our job to stay on top of the latest and greatest snow gear. Our picks here are based on a rich understanding of the tech and history behind each model, as well as real life experience with them.
Get up close and personal with our best snow goggle list in our video below! Otherwise, read on for details and specs.
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Best Snow Goggles for 2023-2024 Video
Picking the Best Snow Goggles
Best Snow Goggles for 2023-2024
SMITH 4D Mag
Anon M5 MFI
ZEAL Optics Cloudfall
Oakley Line Miner L
Anon WM3 MFI
SPY Marauder Elite
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Before we get into each model, we started with a baseline of quality features that set them apart from the crowd. Each of our picks (except one) in our best snow goggles list has:
- Face Foam: Triple layer, moisture-wicking, antimicrobial face foam molds comfortably to your face and stays fresh through cold and heat.
- Two Lenses: One for low light and another for variable or sunny conditions. (Exception: Oakley Line Miner)
- A Lens Change System: We love a quick and efficient lens change system, whether by levers, magnets, or sliding mechanisms.
- Proprietary Lens Tech: Several brands have expert-designed lens technology and signature tints. They enhance color separation and clarity to keep your eyes rested and your reflexes sharp for hours on the mountain.
- 100% UV Protection: A goggle must! This is like sunscreen, but for your eyes. The snow reflects light and amplifies the sun’s rays.
- Mold Injected Lenses: Quality manufacturing processes result in the best, clearest optics with sturdy construction and little-to-no distortion.
- Helmet Compatibility: Our snow goggle picks are the right size, shape, and fit to blend with a range of helmet brands.
- Strap Security: Silicone lining on the inside of each strap keeps your goggles firm and secure against the back of your head or helmet.
- Rx-ability: Each model is 100% prescription-friendly with our prescription goggle inserts! We’ve got an insert to match any goggle brand and model on the market.
For the most part, the more features a snow goggle has, the higher its price will be. If you’re in the market for a new pair and looking to be a bit more cost-efficient, we’ve got you! Check out our videos on the Best Snow Goggles under $150 and the Best Snow Goggles Under $100. Otherwise, here are our best snow goggles for this season in no particular order!
Since its debut in 2019, SMITH’s 4D Mag has been a consistent favorite for a lot of reasons, but a big one is its BirdsEye Vision. This takes a regular toric lens shape and curves it at the bottom, similar to how an infinity pool rounds off at the edge. This brings it about 50% closer to your cheekbone than most snow goggles, increasing your lower field of view by 25%. While you might notice some distortion if you look directly at the curvature, you’ll immediately feel the difference in your expanded peripherals. This puts your skis or board in view so you won’t always have to tilt your head downwards.
Along with its BirdsEye Vision, SMITH ChromaPop™ lens tech is among the best. As one of the first color-boosting lens technologies on the scene, ChromaPop™ adds amazing depth and contrast to your run. It’s still one of the most straightforward systems and the easiest to understand when choosing a tint for your surroundings. The same is true for the 4D MAG lens change system. Swapping lenses is easy, and locking mechanisms on either side of the goggle will give you peace of mind with added security.
The Anon M5 MFI is easily one of the most innovative selections in our best snow goggles lineup. This thing comes loaded with tech—from its Magna-Tech lens quick-change system to its Magnetic Facemask Integration (MFI). But the most attractive feature on the Anon M5 is its lens shape, which is the first of its kind: the flat toric. Imagine a cross between a cylindrical and toric lens that has the same horizontal curve, but strikes a vertical curve that’s right between the two. So you get the maximized vent volume of a toric shape to deter fogging, with the spacious field of view from a cylindrical shape. It’s the best of both worlds! For more info on the M4 vs. M5, check out our blog on the Best Anon Goggles.
If you want a super secure and easy lens change system, it’s hard to beat Anon’s Magna-Tech. Part of what makes it so intuitive is that it’s fully magnetic, with 18 rare earth magnets between the lens and goggle chassis. If you’re worried about your lenses popping out without levers or locks, you shouldn’t be. Anon updated their magnet strength by 50% for each magnet, with a 71% total boost in lens retention pull strength. It requires a bit of elbow grease, which is the only reason we didn't score its lens change ease a 10/10.
It’s only their sophomore year in the snow goggle game, but you’d never know it by the 100% Norg. This goggle was a winner out the gate. The big feature that sets the Norg apart from the rest is its 3DPlane™ Molded Lens Technology. Instead of the chassis framing the lens, the lens completely encases the chassis. This gives it a true “infinity pool” effect with impressive structural stability. The Gravit8™ lens change system keeps it firm and secure, yet swapping lenses is still a piece of cake with its incredibly flexible carrier. It’s one of the most comfortable goggles you’ll wear.
100% HiPER™ lens technology is now optimized for snowy terrain and is available in 17 different tints. The Norg also comes with a bonus lens inside a cloth bag that stacks right on top of the other lens to act as a protective layer. If you’re looking to branch out and try a new brand this season, don’t sleep on 100%!
The best snow goggles keep you focused on the mountain, and that’s what the Zeal Cloudfall is about. To start, Zeal carries Maui Jim’s reputation for offering the most refined optical experience, which is saying a lot. The Cloudfall doesn’t just come in a range of lens tints—it’s available in three lens types: Optimum for contrast boosting, Optimum Polarized for spotting ice and hardpack, and Optimum Polarized Automatic+ for one lens to match any light condition. Zeal’s polarization is second to none, and your eyes will thank you for it on bluebird days. If your goal is to be ready for anything, the Cloudfall will get you there.
Similar to the SMITH 4D Mag, the Cloudfall is equipped with frame technology to increase your peripherals, known as Observation Deck Technology (ODT). This mimics the forward tilt of an air traffic control tower for a greater top-down view. While it has more chassis material and face foam on the bottom than the 4D Mag, the Cloudfall’s spherical lens shape eliminates distortion. The ODT, shape, and rimless design combine to boost your vertical peripheral by 20%. The one potential drawback? Zeal’s Rail Lock System uses a combination of magnets and sliding mechanisms to swap lenses, which can be a little tricky while they’re on your face. But you might love the added security of the locks. Either way, the Zeal Cloudfall is an excellent choice on many fronts.
As the only pick on our best snow goggles list without a bonus lens, the Oakley Line Miner more than earns its spot in every other way. Talk about premium features without the premium price! The main attraction is the Line Miner’s outstanding peripheral views, which are due to its classic cylindrical shape and flexible O Matter™ chassis that sit close to the face. You won’t have to worry about fogging problems, because the extra lens height and superb venting keep your view free and clear. The Line Miner is one of two fully-rimmed goggles on our list, which also makes it one of the most durable.
While it isn’t as quick or intuitive as the other lens change systems in our list, you can swap lenses on the Line Miner—they’re just sold separately. On the bright side, this also brings the cost down a bit. Keep in mind that most of Oakley’s PRIZM lens tints are versatile and work for a mix of cloudy and sunny conditions! We recommend the Inferno Iridium for brilliant color contrast in variable light conditions. With small to large sizes, the Oakley Line Miner gives you the most bang for your buck.
With all of the goggles on our list being unisex, the Anon WM3 MFI is a snow goggle designed with women in mind. From the smaller fit to the colorway options, the WM3 offers a different aesthetic.
First, let’s note that it comes equipped with all of the same tech as the Anon M4 and M5: Magna-Tech lens system, PERCEIVE lenses, and Magnetic Face Integration (MFI). In contrast to its unisex counterparts, the WM3 is a full-rimmed snow goggle with a low profile cylindrical lens. The chassis and lens shape make it less bulky for those with smaller facial features, so it doesn’t protrude as much as medium to large fit goggles. If you fall between a medium and small size, the WM3 may be a great fit for you!
Anon’s WM3 MFI also stands out on the mountain with unique colorways that break from many of the unisex designs. If you’re looking for a smaller goggle with big style and performance, we recommend the Anon WM3.
No list of the best snow goggles would be complete without SPY, and the Marauder Elite was an easy choice for us. If we had to choose its best feature, we’d say it’s a toss up between the Marauder Elite’s anti-fog tech and its Deadbolt™ Lens Change System. SPY’s RISE™ Ventilation System creates a vacuum effect that draws hot air up through the subframe vents, and its moisture-wicking Dri-Force™ fleece eliminates sweat before it builds. Throw in SPY HAPPY™ lens technology and a rimless design, and boom—you’ve got stunning optics with crystal clarity.
SPY’s Deadbolt™ Lens Change System uses a combination of magnets with locks on either side of the chassis to create a sturdy, clean seal against the elements. This fuels your runs with total confidence, so you can “plunder pow in peace,” as SPY says. If you want to be absolutely sure that your lens isn’t going anywhere during a tumble, you’ll love this lens change system. For a snow goggle to match your audacious spirit, we recommend the SPY Marauder Elite!
This blog is about the best snow goggles, but SportRx offers a whole lot more to help you get the most out of your 2023-2024 snow season! Whether you have questions about any of the performance features here or you want to know more about Rx goggle inserts, reach out to our Sports Opticians! No matter what you’re looking for, we live for finding solutions. Contact us for the best one-on-one, personal assistance with finding your snow goggles.
Don’t forget that every order is backed by our See Better Guarantee. That means you can try your new goggles out for 45 days—yes, take them on the mountain! If you’re not totally satisfied with them, simply let us know. We’ll either exchange them for a better pair or refund you in full. At SportRx, you’re never stuck with anything you don’t love.
Happy snow goggle shopping!