Alf puts a pair of goggles from one of the new kids on the ski goggle block - Panda Optics.

PRICE: £85

WEBSITE: Panda Optics

WHAT THEY SAY: "The entirely frameless allows widest angle of vision and snow to flow away from goggles rather than building up around frame."

WHAT ALF SAYS: Panda is a new(ish) British company producing a small range of decently priced goggles with interchangeable lenses.

They come with a mirrored chrome grey polarised lens with uv400+ protection, and a maize yellow HD low light lens - changing the lenses is a bit fiddly, and you’ll probably end up with a few fingerprints on them, but these can easily be cleaned off with the soft microfiber bag that comes with the goggles.

Both lenses feature ‘Guma’ technology which absorbs and/or distributes any fog, whilst lens vents also help ventilate the goggles. You get a pretty good field of vision as the Funnel is frameless, which also allows snow to flow away from goggles rather than building up around the frame.

The Funnel's rotatory ‘wide-rig’ strap attachment allows for a good fit round helmets, and the double buckle strap can be easily adjusted, whilst the triple wave silicone grip secures the goggles firmly once they’re on.

A useful feature for a lot of skiers – especially older ones – is that the Funnel has an OTG (over the goggle) fit. They also come with a lifetime warranty, and a twenty-day return policy, and pretty much everyone we showed the Funnel to liked them so you may start seeing a few more Panda faces around the slopes over the coming seasons…

FOR: Good price; can be worn with glasses

AGAINST: Changing lenses is a bit fiddly

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.