Nowadays there are so many god damn goggles out there. Oakley, Anon, Electric, Von Zipper.. so many brands with so many goggles, how do you know which pair to choose? Most of the time it all depends on the fit for your face and whether or not the goggles are “helmet compatible”. I’ve tried a ton of goggles over the past few years and I think I might have found a winner.. at least for me. Smith makes a model called the Phenom, which really kills it. The Phenom is part of Smith’s Spherical Series and is a leader when it comes to optically true vision. The Phenom’s lenses have something called “TLT”, which allows for distortion free vision. You know how old goggles used to magnify shit and it always took a bit of time to adjust what you’re seeing? Well the TLT gets rid of that. This goggle also feature something Smith calls the “Porex Filter”. This allows any moisture that might build up between the lens to air out, thus making it hard to fog. A God sent on those stormy days when everything seems to fog up on you. The Phenom is compatible with most helmets out on the market, but works really well with all of Smith’s helmets (surprised?). When you combine this goggle with Smith’s helmets like the Varient Brim, the air flow through the goggle and helmet work together to eliminate any chance of fogging. Another cool feature that you really only see on Smith’s goggles is the buckle on the strap. This is nice to have for fit adjustments, especially with helmets. You don’t have stretch your goggle straps every time you put your goggles on and keeps the strap nice and tight. There are a ton of lenses for the Phenom, so pick your poison when it comes to those. A great all around lens is the Sensor Mirror. Check out your local ski/snowboard shop for these goods, or log on to Smith’s website.
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