Find out the pros and cons of the Salomon X Max goggles in our review
Salomon X Max goggles RRP £200 (180 with photochromic lens)
The X Max comes with a category 3 ‘black’ lens for bright conditions and a spare rose coloured lens for cloudy weather, along with what Salomon call an ‘instant lens change system’ – maybe it was me, but I found it a tad fiddly and difficult to change the lens without getting fingermarks on it. That said two lenses does give added versatility to the goggles, and the more expensive photochromic lenses make lens changes unnecessary.
A soft, flexible membrane between the face foam and the outer frame allows the frame to adapt to the shape of your face, which makes for a very comfy pair of goggles as well as providing excellent peripheral vision; this is further helped by the spherical lens, which performs in a similar way to the human eye, apparently. The NXT lens (NXT provides super-crisp vision and impact resistance – it’s used in the windshield of Apache helicopters) also has anti-static, oleophobic and hydrophobic coatings plus anti-scratch properties and good air flow in what are, overall, a very fine pair of ski goggles.
FOR Very comfortable, great vision
AGAINST Changing lenses could be easier