Our kit expert Alf Alderson finds that Salomon's latest offering, the XT-one has a great field of vision in his latest kit review.

PRICE: £100

WEBSITE: Salomon

WHAT ALF SAYS: One of the first things you’ll notice when you slip on the Salomon XT-one is the excellent field of vision it offers, along with the great clarity of the lens; I’m actually typing this whilst wearing them … really!

The goggles have been designed specifically to offer a combination of anatomical fit, wide field of vision, and visual acuity. This is partly due to the minimalist frame design, which as well as being very effective is also very stylish.

The XT-one is actually based on an earlier Salomon model with small but noticeable improvements based on feedback from athletes and consumers. These include an extension of the lateral field of vision, and articulated frame and face foam at key areas of the face for a better and extremely comfortable fit, especially for medium to large faces; also note that the XT-one offers an OTG (over the glasses) fit.

My test model came with an attractive blue category 2 lens although this can be changed, but it’s not the easiest of operations. The lens offers 100 per cent UV protection and is anti-scratch. Finally the XT-one is, of course, helmet compatible, with a wide strap offering good security through generous use of silicon strips.

FOR: Great looks, great comfort

AGAINST: Lens changing not the easiest

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.