Alf has always been a fan of Smith ski goggles - but will their latest offering, the I/O7s, cut the mustard?
WEBSITE: Smith Optics
WHAT THEY SAY: "The I/O 7 is designed for optimized performance and perfected fit: single-pivot quick release for easy lens change, AirEvac™ ventilation for fog-free integration with Smith helmets, dual-axis outriggers that pivot in multiple directions to ensure superior helmet integration, and a frame designed for contoured face fit. All this technology is designed around one of Smith’s largest spherical lenses, providing a maximized field of view and 5X™ anti-fog technology. The I/O 7 was designed through a process of reducing elements to only the most essential, so there’s nothing getting in the way of a great day on the mountain."
WHAT ALF SAYS: I should admit a certain bias here – Smith have always been amongst my favourite goggles because they fit my face so well, and the I/O7 was no exception. I found the peripheral vision to be superb and the three-layer face foam is exceptionally comfortable. I also liked the ‘QuickFit’ strap system which has a clip buckle so you can easily get them on and off, particularly when wearing a helmet.