Hello, snow fans! Today, SportRx is talking about the top 3 best Zeal goggles for the 2021–2022 season. These Zeal Optics goggles will have you shredding in style, seeing clearly on the descent, and enjoying the ride. So strap in and let's get into the lineup!

Table of Contents

A. Video Review
B. What to Look for in Zeal Optics Goggles
C. Best Zeal Ski & Snow Goggles of 2021–2022
1. Lookout
2. Beacon
3. Portal
2020–2021 Lineup
D. Prescription Goggle Inserts Online at SportRx

Video Review

What to Look for in Zeal Optics Goggles

When shopping for Zeal Optics snow goggles, designs may vary, but they all share one main goal: giving you the best view to enjoy the ride. Let's quickly review how Zeal integrates impressive snow technology into their goggles to achieve just that.

Frame Technology

Here are a few key features we find in all Zeal snow goggles:

  • Triple-layer face foam creates a plush seal around your face to keep nature's elements out.
  • No-slip straps feature a beaded silicone coating to keep your goggles exactly where you put them.
  • Wide field of view to ensure you have the best vision when carving out your lines. This is achieved through lens shapes or specific snow technologies, which we will call out according to the goggles below.

Lens Technology

At the heart of all Zeal ski goggles, we find lens technology. Designed to give you the best view possible, Zeal understands how clear vision is the key ingredient to a smooth ride. Here are a few ways we're guaranteed clear vision with their lens tech:

  • Contrast enhancement created by Zeal's color filtration system to give you greater clarity and detail.
  • Everclear anti-fog coating resists fogging for double the industry standard.
  • Permashield Hardcoat is UV cured to the lens to withstand scratching and increase lens longevity.

Want even more information about Zeal lens technology? Visit our in-depth Zeal Snow Goggles Lens Guide.

Best Zeal Optics Ski & Snow Goggles of 2021–2022

Time to get into the goggles!


Introducing the Lookout, a new standout Zeal Optics goggle for the '21/22 season. Combining two favorite Zeal snow technologies, the Lookout features Observation Deck Technology and a patented Rail Lock System. Observation Deck Technology expands your vertical view by 20% while the Rail Lock System guides, slides, and locks the interchangeable lenses securely in place.

And it doesn't stop there. The Lookout goggles feature upper and lower venting for a fog-free ride, no matter how much you break a sweat. The triple-layer face foam also wicks away moisture so you can fly down the mountain with clear vision and comfort.

Zeal Optics Lookout snow goggles in dark night black with polarized jade mirror shield lens.

Zeal Lookout in Dark Night with Polarized Jade Mirror Lens

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Zeal Lookout Key Features

  • Cylindrical polycarbonate lens reduces distortion while providing superior optics
  • Observation Deck Technology expands vertical vision by 20%
  • Rail Lock System guides, slides, and locks interchangeable lenses in place
  • Comes with bonus lens: Persimmon Sky Blue
  • Available with prescription insert at SportRx


While the Zeal Lookout features Observation Deck Technology, we've got to give credit where credit is due — the Beacon.

The Beacon was the first ever Zeal Optics goggle to boast this impressive lens technology. Its unique tilted cylindrical lens paved the way to this season's goggles with a greater field of vision. The Zeal Beacon features a partially rimless design that blocks direct light, which can create glare. What does this mean for your ride? No glare and better optics.

As for the lenses, there's no shortage of options! If you're on a budget, the Beacon with a mirror lens made our lineup of the Best of Ski & Snow Goggles for Under $150! If you've got a bit more room to play, there are also polarized and transition options available.

Zeal Optics Beacon ski snow goggle in black with alchemy mirror lens.

Zeal Optics Beacon in Dark Night with Alchemy Mirror Lens

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Zeal Beacon Key Features

  • First Zeal Optics goggle to feature Observation Deck Technology
  • Cylindrical polycarbonate lens is tilted to increase field of vision
  • Interchangeable lens system allows you to always get the perfect level of tint & coverage
  • Available with prescription insert at SportRx


Unlike the previous two Zeal Optics goggles in our lineup, the Portal features a spherical lens. Curving both vertically and horizontally, you'll achieve enhanced peripheral vision in a clean, rimless design. This increased volume also reduces distortion and glare, while the Everclear coating prevents fog.

The real standout feature of the Zeal Portal? It's Rail Lock System that allows you to easily swap the lenses on the fly. And what's even better is this goggle comes with a bonus lens in Persimmon Sky Blue!

Zeal Optics Portal snow goggle in dark night black with phoenix red orange mirror shield lens.

Zeal Portal in Dark Night with Phoenix Mirror Lens

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Zeal Portal Key Features

  • Spherical polycarbonate lens enhances peripheral vision
  • Rail Lock System guides, slides, and locks interchangeable lenses in place
  • Comes with bonus lens: Persimmon Sky Blue
  • Available with prescription insert at SportRx

Best Zeal Optics Goggles of 2020–2021

Want even more Zeal ski & snow goggles recommendations? We've got you covered with our lineup from the previous season. You may recognize a few!

Zeal Portal

A medium fit, the Portal is a tried-and-true Zeal model that we've loved for a couple of seasons now. It has all the features you'd expect from a high-end snow goggle combined with a spherical lens shape for superior optics.

Zeal Portal Snow Goggles

Zeal Optics Portal Snow Goggles in Fern with Polarized Dark Grey + Persimmon Sky Blue Lens

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Zeal Beacon

Another quality snow goggle from Zeal, the Beacon is similar to the Portal but its main discerning feature is that it has a cylindrical lens rather than a spherical one.

Zeal Optics Beacon snow goggles

Zeal Beacon in Fern with Automatic+ GB Lens

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Zeal Hatchet

Last but not least on our list, the Zeal Hatchet is essentially a cylindrical version of the Portal. Tyler points out that some people might be biased against cylindrical lenses because in the past they didn't have very good optics. But thanks to new technology, cylindrical goggle lenses are molded to their shape and provide much more accurate vision. Whether you choose spherical or cylindrical lenses, you're sure to have a great goggle this snow season.

Zeal Optics Hatchet Snow Goggles

Zeal Optics Hatchet in Dawn with Polarized Jade + Persimmon Sky Blue Lenses

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Prescription Goggle Inserts Online at SportRx

Need prescription Zeal goggles? We have Zeal prescription inserts readily available to match your goggles with a seamless fit and superior optics. When you shop with us, you’ll find video guides and tooltips throughout the build process as you customize your perfect Rx insert. An answer to all your questions is at your fingertips, and if you want to chat with an expert, contact us. We’ll put you in touch with one of our friendly in-house opticians who can help you build your prescription Zeal Optics goggles.

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