Ski Club took Bollé’s Nevada goggles for a spin over a week of varied riding to assess the performance of the Phantom lens
Bollé says these goggles have “the perfect combination between style and technology” and this certainly seems to be true in terms of aesthetic. The cylindrical lens has a slight retro aesthetic, but the high-tech feel and rimless design keep the overall look up to date. Straight out of the box the goggles felt light and modern with the minimal look which is right on trend and matching up nicely to most ski outfits and styles, from piste lover to all mountain charger to powder hound.
Trying the goggles on for the first time, they felt exceptionally comfortable, fitting my face seamlessly with the new Instinct MIPS helmet also from Bollé. Others that tried the goggles on also commented on the comfort of them, with the frames and comfortable triple-layer foam accommodating a decent range of head and face sizes.
Over a week of riding in the Tarentaise which ranged from blasting pistes to boot packing through fresh snow, I never once felt the need to remove the goggles due to any kind of discomfort. This is thanks in part to the fantastic fit and padding but also the patented Flow-tech ventilation. Subtle vents on the face of the goggle and various vents built into the frame kept my face cool and the double lens fog-free. The only time I encountered any kind of fog was after the goggles had been on my forehead while I had not been skiing, but I was impressed by how quickly the goggles cleared when I hit the slopes.