Smith I/O Goggle
Awesome goggles by Smith Optics
These goggles are simply awesome, put them on your short list. I was looking for a goggle/helmet combo and bought the goggles discounted in store. My other options were Giro and Salomon but having tried the goggles I opted for the Smith I/O due to comfort, look and quality. I then matched up the goggles with the Smith Vantage helmet which is superb. I have just returned from a week's skiing in France and used the goggles/helmet combo everyday. In the past I have been a sunglass skier but not anymore. The goggles performed brilliantly in intense sunlight as well as low light conditions. I experienced no fogging enjoying absolute clarity 100% of the time with no distortion. The level of comfort from the goggles was simply excellent. I am now a complete convert to the goggle/helmet combo and I am absolutely delighted with my purchases. Smith Optics offer brilliant products that perform great, look good and are a joy to own.
07 April 2014
Great vision. Easy to use. Just what is needed. It was a pleasure to use these very good goggles. Whatever the conditions they performed well.
25 March 2014
Great goggles, extremely comfortable, would recommend
I bought these goggles to go with my Smith Holt helmet, with which they match perfectly. The goggles are really comfortable, and the foam creates a good 'seal' around your eyes. The field of view is pretty good cause they are almost completely rimless.
The two lenses are really good, one for high intensity light, and one for when it's a bit clouded over. However, although they are quite easy to change once you get the hang of it, you probably wouldn't want to do it half way up a mountain as it can be fiddly. The lenses are also quite prone to fingerprints (its easy to forget that there is no rim when you go to take them off and touch the edge of the lens).
The build quality is good, can't complain. The strap has an anti slip stripe on the inside so that the goggles grip the helmet, which means they don't ping off the helmet when you lift them up.
Overall I would recommend them, because most importantly they look fantastic!
28 January 2014
Great goggles, fit well, easy to change lenses
I am really happy with these goggles. They fit well, are very comfortable and being able to change the lenses makes them very adaptable for a variety of different light conditions. I only had one problem with them fogging when it was really cold and low light and I had a neck warmer right up to them - they fogged a little when i breathed out but it cleared almost straight away.
The lenses are not difficult to change, once you get the hang of it it can be done even with gloves on. I would definitely recommend them to other people. On low light days last week (my first week skiing with them) I definitely had the best visibility of our group of about 6 people.
26 January 2014