Our kit expert Alf Alderson reviews Anon's latest offering - the M3 Goggles - which have a fantastic magnetic lens removal system.

PRICE: £190


WHAT THEY SAY: "The M3 goggle combines 18 rare earth magnets at 9 points of connection, each with a pull force of 2.75 lb."

WHAT ALF SAYS: The M3 is a seriously funky item – it features 18 rare earth magnets at nine connection points on the frame which literally allow you to change the lens without taking the goggles off; simply pull off on lens and replace it with the other which just snaps into place. Brilliant.

It also features Anon’s MFI Technology (Magnetic Facemask Integration) by which four magnetic connection points allow you to seal the supplied MFI facemask to your goggles at a snap, and again this can be done without removing the goggles. Also brilliant…

The magnets have a pull force of 2.75 pounds each so you’d need to have a pretty serious wipeout for the lens to actually come off, and the M3 comes with a spare lens, so if you’re not going for a photochromic lens goggle this is about the easiest way there is of having access to lenses for most light conditions.

There are stack of other features including venting around the entire perimeter of the lens along with anti-fog treatment, so fogging should never be an issue; a low profile frame with forty per cent thinner face foam for an excellent field of view; lenses which thin towards the edges for improved peripheral vision; and OTG (over the glasses) capability as well as helmet compatibility.

Oh, and they also look great…

FOR: Superb lens changing system


This originally appeared in the October 2016 Issue of Ski+board - click here for a link to the online version.

Alf Alderson is an award-winning freelance ski journalist who will be working on gear reviews throughout the 2016/17 season for the Ski Club of Great Britain.