Alf tests the great value Bloc Equaliser ER5 goggles - which come with two interchangeable lenses.

PRICE: £80


WHAT THEY SAY: "New for winter 16 the Bloc Equaliser is a performance snow goggle with interchangeable 2 lens technology helping you to adapt to changing light conditions, maximising performance."

WHAT ALF SAYS: The Equalisers are good value, versatile goggles since they have interchangeable lenses, of which you get two as standard along with two cloth cases – one for the goggles and one for the spare lens.

They come with a ‘brown revo blue’ category 3 lens for bright sunlight and a category 2 lens for poor light conditions, and changing them is quick and easy. You simply release two small catches on either side of the top of the goggles, push down on a small button beneath the catch and the lens falls out; to install a new lens, just push it into the frame and push the catch back into place.

You do need to touch the surface of the lens to do this, but fingermarks can quickly be removed with the cloth lens bag. The Equalisers have anti-fog double lenses, with the outer constructed from high impact resistant polycarbonate, and they sit inside a frame that is helmet compatible and offers good peripheral vision (it’s designed for medium to large faces).

The frame has a soft, warm and comfortable triple-layer, moisture wicking, insulated fleece lining. In addition, the strap is really easy to adjust, making for good-value, all-round goggle for most conditions.

FOR: Two lenses as standard = good value

AGAINST: Lenses can become smeared when changing them

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.